House Bill 2504 Spring 2011 Course Syllabus ITSC-1401-76 (Intro to Computers)
Spring 2011 Course Syllabus
ITSC-1401-76 (Intro to Computers)
|Instructor||Cammack, James E.|
|Course ID #||10175|
|Course Title||Intro to Computers|
|Course Description||Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.|
|Course Prerequisites||POFI 1201 or keyboarding and mousing skills or consent of instructor.|
Office 2010 Marquee Series Vista Edition, by Rutkosky, et al, Course Technology, ISBN # 978-0-76383-771-6
|Learning Objectives||The student will identify the components of a computer system; demonstrate basic understanding of commonly used applications; explain the impact of computers on society; explore computer careers; identify fundamental programming structures; and demonstrate proficiency in basic operating system functions.|
For each section of the book, you will do the following:
1. Read the assigned chapter in your textbook. Most chapters contain a tutorial exercise which you complete as you read the chapter.
2. Read lecture notes for chapter on class web site.
3. Review PowerPoint presentation slides if desired.
4. Complete Knowledge Check at end of chapter and then submit on class web site.
5. Complete Skills Review and Skills Assessments following the directions in the textbook and the special directions listed in the chapter link under the Course Content icon on the class web site.
6. Submit your Skills Review and Skills Assessments following the directions given under the Submitting Assignments icon on the course homepage.
7. Complete the Chapter Review on class web site.
ITSE 1401 Class Schedule, Cammack
Dates and assignments are subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.
Date Day Topic
1/18/2011 Tuesday Class Policy/Introduction/Logon Procedures
1/20/2011 Thursday Information Technology Essentials
1/27/2011 Thursday Exam Information Technology Essentials
2/1/2011 Tuesday Windows 7 Section 1
2/8/2011 Tuesday Windows 7 Section 2
2/10/2011 Thursday Exam Windows 7
2/15/2011 Tuesday Internet Explorer 8.0
2/22/2011 Tuesday Exam Internet Explorer 8.0
2/24/2011 Thursday Word Section 1
3/1/2011 Tuesday Word Section 2
3/3/2011 Thursday Word Section 3 & 4 (selected topics)
3/8/2011 Tuesday Spring Break -no class
3/15/2011 Tuesday Exam Word
3/17/2011 Thursday Excel Section 1
3/24/2011 Thursday Excel Section 2
Note: Mar. 31—Final day to drop or withdraw from classes
3/31/2011 Thursday Excel Section 3 & 4 (selected topics)
Note: Apr. 6—Last day to drop or withdraw from semester
4/5/2011 Tuesday Exam Excel
4/7/2011 Thursday PowerPoint (selected topics)
4/14/2011 Thursday Exam Powerpoint
4/19/2011 Tuesday Access Section 1
4/26/2011 Tuesday Access Section 2
5/3/2011 Tuesday Access Section 3 & 4 (Selected Topics)
5/5/2011 Thursday Exam Access
5/6/2011 Friday Working with Google Docs
5/9/2011 Monday Selected Topics
5/10/2011 Tuesday Selected Topics
May 11-18 Final Exams Final Exam will cover Google Docs and other selected topics
If you are absent and miss an exam, you will receive a grade of zero unless the instructor agrees to give you a makeup exam or make other arrangements. Requests for makeup exams are granted only if you have an exceptional reason for missing an exam--such as a medical emergency or death in the family.
Only one missing exam grade may be made up. All other missed exams will be recorded as a zero. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate arrangements for a makeup. Approval for the makeup should be cleared with the instructor prior to the date of absence. If this is not possible, the student must ask for such approval the first day upon returning to class.
The format of a makeup exam often differs substantially from that of a regularly scheduled exam.
If you are tardy for any exam or quiz, you will be allowed to take the exam or quiz only with the instructor’s approval. If you are allowed to take the exam, you will only have the timeframe remaining in the class available to complete the exam. You will not be able to make up the time you missed for being tardy.
Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the Student Handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty. These policies will be strictly enforced.
You should attend every class meeting. The instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you miss more than 6 hours of class.
Tardiness is not acceptable. You are required to be on time. Once the class is in progress, the instructor reserves the right to deny access to the classroom or impose other penalties.
Missed quizzes will each be recorded as a zero. No makeup quizzes will be given.
You are responsible for completing and submitting all assigned homework when due and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting. No late homework assignment will be accepted.
|Determination of Final Grade||
Projects and Class Assignments, Quizzes 20% (must have 70 average to pass--see Important Notes below)
IMPORTANT NOTES: To pass this class, you must have a minimum of a 70 average on projects, class assignments, and quizzes which the instructor grades. The instructor will determine which projects and class assignments are to be graded. Not every project or class assignment will be graded. However, the student is expected to complete every assignment. On certain projects and class assignments, the project or assignment is expected to be 100% correct when turned in. Therefore, these projects and class assignments typically will not be graded on a “percentage correct” basis, but rather “pass/fall.” The instructor may allow some errors (at his discretion), but, in general, if there are excessive errors, the instructor will assign a fail grade for the assignment.
|Final Exam Date||May 12, 2011 - 8:00 AM|
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