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Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

ITSC-1401-50 (Personal Computer Hardware)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorSweat, Raymond Titus
Phone(409) 984-6583
E-mailsweatrt@lamarpa.edu
Department
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
E-mail:trahanma@lamarpa.edu
Office
Hours:N/A
Building:Madison Monroe Education (MMED)
Room #:105
Course Information
Course ID #10180
Course Subject-Number-SectionITSC-1401-50
Course TitlePersonal Computer Hardware
Course Description Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.
Course Prerequisites None.
Required Textbooks Rutkosky Marque Office 2010 with CD
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.
Major Assignments ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers Assignments

1.Information Technology Essentials

2.Windows 7

3.Internet Explorer 8.0

4.Office 2010 - MS Word

5.Office 2010 - MS Access

6.Office 2010 - MS PowerPoint

Tentative Schedule:ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers Assignments

Date        Due

(11:55 pm)        Assignment

Week 1

Jan. 18-23        Jan. 23

At 11:55 p.m.        1.        Read Information Technology Essentials chapter in textbook

2.        Read lecture notes on class web site (click Course Content icon / click chapter link / click the Topic Review links

3.        Complete Knowledge Check on p. 28 of chapter and then record your answers on class web site (click Course Content icon / click the chapter link / click the Knowledge Check link)

4.        Complete the Chapter Review (click Course Content icon / click the chapter link / click the Chapter Quiz link)

5.        Review PowerPoint presentation slides if desired

Week 2

Jan. 24-Jan. 30        Jan. 30 at 11:55 p.m.        1.        Read Windows 7 Section 1 chapter in your textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you read them.

2.        Read lecture notes for chapter on class web site.

3.        Complete Knowledge Check at end of chapter and then submit on class web site.

4.        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.

5.        Submit your Skills Review and Skills Assessments following the directions given under the Submitting Assignments icon on the course homepage.

6.        Complete the Chapter Review on class web site

7.        Complete the Information Technology Essentials test by clicking the test icon under the Course Content icon (due Jan. 30 by 11:55 p.m.).

Week 3

Jan. 31-Feb. 6        Feb. 6 at

11:55 p.m.        1.        Read Windows 7 Section 2 chapter posted on the web site, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter.

2.        Read lecture notes on class web site

3.        Complete Knowledge Check at the end of the chapter and then submit on class web site (Course Content icon).

4.        Complete Skills Review and Assessments following the directions in the textbook and the special directions listed under the Course Content icon chapter link on the class web site

5.        Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon and the Submitting Assignments directions from last week.

6.        Complete the Chapter Review on class web site

Week 4

Feb. 7-Feb. 13        Feb. 13        1.        Read Internet Explorer 8.0 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Read lecture notes on class web site

3.        Complete Knowledge Check on p. 12 of the chapter and then submit on class web site

4.        Complete Skills Review on page 12-13 and Skills Assessment on p. 13-14 following the directions in the textbook and the special directions listed under the Course Content icon chapter link on the class web site

5.        Complete My.Lamarpa search assignment (Course Content) and submit answers as directed

6.        Complete the Chapter Review on class web site

7.        Complete Windows 7 test (Course Content icon) – due 2/20 by 11:55 p.m.

Week 5

Feb. 14-Feb. 20        Feb. 20        1.        Read Word Section 1 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Word Section 1 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.        Complete Internet Explorer 8.0 test (Course Content icon) – due 2/20 by 11:55 p.m.

Week 6

Feb. 21-Feb. 27        Feb. 27        1.        Classroom exam over Windows and Internet IE 8.0

2.        Read Word Section 2 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

3.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Word Section 2 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

Due 2/27 by 11:55 p.m.

Week 7

Feb. 28-Mar. 6        Mar. 6        1.        Read Word Section 3 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Word Section 3 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.        Due 3/6 by 11:55 p.m.

Mar. 7-Mar. 11        Spring Break—no new assignments—see e-mail about catch up assignments

Week 8

Mar. 14-Mar. 20        Mar. 20        1.        Read Word Section 4 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Word Section 4 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.        Due 3/20 by 11:55 p.m

Week 9

Mar. 21-Mar. 27        Mar. 27        1.        Classroom exam over Word

2.        Read Excel Section 1 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

3.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Excel Section 1 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

Due 3/27 by 11:55 p.m

Week 10

Mar. 28-Apr. 3        Apr. 3        1.        Read Excel Section 2 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Excel Section 2 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.         Due 4/03 by 11:55 p.m

Week 11

Apr. 4-Apr. 10        Apr. 10        1.        Read Excel Section 3 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Excel Section 3 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.         Due 4/10 by 11:55 p.m

Week 12

Apr. 11-Apr. 17        Apr. 17        1.        Read Access Section 1 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Access Section 1 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.        —due 4/17 by 11:55 p.m.—Note there are two parts to this test

Week 13

Apr. 18-Apr. 24        Apr. 24        1.        Read Access Section 2 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for Access Section 2 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.        Due by 4/27

Week 14

Apr. 25-May 1        May 1        1.        Classroom exam over Access

2.        Read PowerPoint Section 1 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

4.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for PowerPoint Section 1 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

3.         due 5/1 by 11:55 p.m. Note there is only one section to this test—the theory section.

Week 15

May 2-May 6        Note: this assignment is due on Friday, May 6 at 11:55 p.m.—Not Sunday

        1.        Read PowerPoint Section 2 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

5.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for PowerPoint Section 2 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

Week 16

May 7-May 11        May 11

Note this assignment is due on WEDNESDAY—not Sunday as your other assignments were        1.        Read PowerPoint Section 3 chapter in textbook, completing the tutorial exercises as you progress through the chapter

2.        Complete the COURSE CONTENT for PowerPoint Section 3 and Submit the assignment using the appropriate chapter link under the Assignments icon

Final Exam

May 12-16        May 16 at 5:30 p.m.        CLASSROOM FINAL EXAM OVER

ACCESS and POWERPOINT

Discussion Topics MS operating systems, internet,MS offce suite applications and application integration.
Attendance Policy •        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.

•        A makeup exam will be given for only one missed exam

•        You are responsible for completing all assigned homework and for being prepared for each class meeting. This applies even if you were absent for the previous class meeting.

Determination of Final Grade Exams - 80%

Labs - 20%

Final Exam Date May 16, 2011 - 5:00 PM
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Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

90-100A
80-89B
70-79C
60-69D
Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)

 

 Academic Dishonesty

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.

 

 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.

 

 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.

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