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CS 140 Introduction to Computers
Trimble, David


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CS 140 Introduction to Computers

Semester

S1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Trimble, David

Title

Senior Adjuct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MBA

Office Location

Ft. Bliss Campus

Office Hours

Before and After Class

Daytime Phone

(915) 373-9097

E-Mail

david.trimble@park.edu

Semester Dates

Spring 1 -  2013

Class Days

-T-TH---

Class Time

5:00-7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Using Information Technology

Author: Brian K. Williams and Stacey C. Sawyer

Edition: 9e

ISBN-9780073516776

Publisher: Mc Graw/Hill

 

Simnet Online With Quickstart (Custom)(See or call the instructor before ordering this card)

Author: Triad

Edition: 2008

ISBN-10: 0-07-729769-5

ISBN-13: 978-0-07-729769-5

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Custom

Go! With Microsoft Office 2010

Author(s)Gaskin

Edition/Copyright2ND 11

PublisherPearson Custom

TypeSpiral

ISBN-100-558-78367-8

ISBN-13978-0-558-78367-9

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Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
CS140 Introduction to Computers (MGE): This course introduces computer concepts, terminology, and applications to enable students to use computers in their environment and career. This class will feature lectures, written assignments, and demonstrations of computer concepts. The lab will concentrate on hands-on computer lab projects using the dominant Windows operating system and Office applications. Software will include Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Internet browsers. Students will be introduced to the structure and use of personal computer hardware, peripherals, comparison of popular operating systems, recent history of technology and some ethical implications. A test-out option exists for CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of multiple-task, interactive learning based on lectures, reading, exams, dialogue, internet use and research, videos, web site access and academic writing. The instructor will engage each student in lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions in the world of computer science. Learning will take place in a university forum that will stimulate thought and creation of knowledge

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. List basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate a microcomputer.
  6. Use the current Windows Operating System.
  7. Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes, and business letters.
  9. Construct a spreadsheet. (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. Manipulate a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
  11. Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all future classes.
  12. Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. The student will learn terminology by experiencing handling actual computer components in the lab setting
  2. The student will learn basic computer maintenance techniques to keep their computers running effectively
  3. Students will learn how to format a proper APA stylized term paper, by producing a short Technology oriented term paper.
Core Assessment:

 

All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes.  The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a final exam, SimNet CD simulation, and hands-on Office assignments which count for more than 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least ten of the twelve course core objectives.

  1. List basic computer terminology.
  2. Explain the rapid development of computer technology in the last fifty years.
  3. Discuss some of the ethical implications of technology and its uses.
  4. Describe the main parts of a computer system.
  5. Operate a microcomputer.
  6. Use the current Windows Operating System
  7. Recognize other Operating Systems (Mac, OS/2, ME, etc.)
  8. Use a word processing package to write advanced level term papers, resumes,
    and business letters.

  9. Construct a spreadsheet.  (Emphasis on needs of Accounting. Business, Computer Science, and Education students)
  10. Manipulate a database. (Emphasis on needs of Computer Science, Education, and Business students.)
  11. Prepare a graphics software presentation on a beginning level for use in all
    future classes.

  12. Use the Internet and e-mail accounts on a beginning level.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

There will be the following Assessment tools:
Three chapter exams - 20 %
Six Case Study assignments - 20 %
Eight homework assignments - 20 %
One Term Paper - 20 %
One Final Exam - 20 %

Grading:

Each Exam will be 100 points (Total of 300 points)
Each homework assignment will be 100 points (Total of 800 points)
Each case study will be 100 points (Total of 300 points)
Term Paper will be worth 100 points (Total of 100 points)
Final exam will be worth 200 points (Total of 200 points)
Total of 1700 Points
These points will be averaged on a 100% scale with the following letter grade assignments:
89.5-100 = A
79.5 - 89.4 = B
69.5 - 79.4 = C
59.5 - 69.4 = D
Below 59.5 = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions will be assessed a 20% decrease in grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

CLASS POLICIES:

    1. Attendance will be taken each class. (Be sure to call the instructor when you must be absent to obtain an excused absence.) (915) 373-9097, e-mail at david.trimble@.park.edu or through Ecompanion email system.
    2. Assignments or tests turned in, or taken late, without pre-approval will have a 20-point reduction in grade per missed class. The term paper will be assessed a 50% reduction in grade if turned in late. Final must be turned in on scheduled date (no exceptions).
    3. The instructor may provide the class (not individuals) with the opportunity for improving a grade. The timing and method of any “extra credit” is left to the sole discretion of the instructor.
    4. Make-up examinations will be given at a time agreed upon between the instructor and the student. They will be allowed only if the student has a valid (excused) reason for missing the class.
    5. Students caught cheating on assignments, projects, exams, etc., will receive a grade of “F” for that work, and the incident will be reported to administration for any further action. Cheating consists of submitting someone else’s work under your name, obtaining information from someone other than the instructor during an exam, etc.
    6. Regular attendance is highly recommended for this course, as there will be no make-ups for pop-quizzes, classroom based assignments etc. It will be the responsibility of the student to obtain lecture notes for those classes that are missed.
    7. Students who stop attending classes will be issued a final grade of F andare responsible for withdrawing themselves to receive a dropped status.                            
    8. No children will be allowed in the classroom during regular class session.
  1.  I am looking forward to introducing you to the remarkable world of computer science. If you come to class with your minds open and your spirit high, we will have a great semester!

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Schedule


Week 1

Introduction to the course assign email exercise, explain

Homework, case studies and course requirements.       

                Chapter 1 “Using Information Technology” text

                Lecture and discussion (Assign Case study)

Week 2

MS WORD lab assignment (In class)

Chapter 2 Textbook – Lecture and discussion

                Check homework Chapter 1 & 2 due

                Review for Exam #1 Assign Exam #1 (Take home – submit via

                Piratemail by Sunday night - Midnight)

Week 3

Go over Exam #1

Chapter 3 Textbook – Lecture and discussion

                MS Office Word lab

                Check homework Chapter 3 due

Week 4

Chapter 4 Textbook – Lecture and discussion

Check Homework Chapter 4 due

                Exam #2 review (Check parkonline.org under Doc sharing and Exams for exam review)

Week 5

Exam #2 In class exam

Chapter 5 Textbook – Lecture and discussion

                Homework Chapter 5 due

Week 6

PowerPoint demonstration and lecture

Chapter 6 Textbook – Lecture and discussion

                Homework Chapter 6 due

                Exam #3 Preparation (Check parkonline.org under Doc sharing and Exams for exam review)

Week 7

Exam #3 - In class exam

Chapter 7 & 8 Textbook – Lecture and discussion

                Term Paper Due

                Homework Chapter 7 & 8 due

Week 8

Final Exam

Return grades – Makeup work and exams due (This schedule is subject to change by the instructor)

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 11,12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 90% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 70 to 89% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is demonstrated by the student ability to answer more than 60 to 69% of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Synthesis is not demonstrated by the student ability to answer less than 60 of test questions about application of Office software concepts that uses Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer more than 90% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer 70 to 89% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student will be able to correctly answer 60 to 69% of the questions that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. Analysis is demonstrated by the student's ability to compare and contrast basic computer terminology and how it has evolved with current technology developments.  The student does no demonstrate analysis when less than 60% of the questions are answered that compare/contrast basic terminology with current technology.. 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding data that involves ethical uses, implications of technology development, and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts.. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 70 to 89% of the questions regarding data that involves ethical uses, implications of technology development, and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering fewer than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding ethical uses.  implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts Evaluation is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 60% of the questions regarding ethical uses and implications of technology development and evaluation of Windows and Office concepts. 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 70 to 89% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding (a) identification of basic computer terminology (b) comparison of new developments of IT and (c) operation of a microcomputer. 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
4, 7, 8, 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 90% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 70 to 89% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are demonstrated by correctly answering more than 60 to 69% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. Recognition, articulation, and application of concepts are not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 60% of the questions regarding computer applications and operating systems. 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Application is not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
8, 9, 10, 11                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
The student's is able to correctly answer more than 90% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. The student's is able to correctly answer more than 70 to 89% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. The student's is able to correctly answer more than 60 to 69% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products Office Software. The student's is not able to correctly answer more than 59% of the test questions regarding choice of software and constructing products using Office Software. 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
5, 12                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Component skills are not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 90% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 70 to 89% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring 60 to 69% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules Relationship skills are not demonstrated by the student without prompting scoring less than 60% or more on the five SimNet CD Lesson modules 

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