House Bill 2504 Spring 2012 Course Syllabus ITSC-1401-01 - Introduction to Computers
Spring 2012 Course Syllabus
ITSC-1401-01 - Introduction to Computers
|Instructor||Cammack, James E.|
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|Course Description||Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.|
Office 2010 Marquee Series Vista Edition, by Rutkosky, et al, Course Technology,
ISBN # 978-0-76383-771-6 . You will need to have access to a computer running Windows Vista or Windows 7 and that has Microsoft Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2010 installed on it. Microsoft Office 2010 can be purchased at a discount at the following website: http://www.microsoft.com/student/en/us/office/default.aspx
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Should a student be absent for an exam, he/she will be required to take a makeup exam at the instructor convenience. It is the student’s responsibility to schedule the makeup exam. Should a student miss a class, it will be his/her responsibility to make up the work on his/her own time. All projects are due on the date assigned, even if the student is absent that day or prior to the assignment. Late work will not be accepted. The instructor reserves the right to drop you from the class if you miss more than 6 hours of class.|
|Course Grading Scale||90 - 100 = A 80 - 89 = B 70 - 79 = C 60 - 69 = D Below 59 = F|
|Determination of Final Grade||
Assignments 20%, Exams 80%
80% of your grade is determined from tests. 20% of your grade is determined from quizzes, challenges, and other assignments. please note that to pass this class, you must have a minimum of a 70 average on quizzes, challenges, and other assignments.
• Missed Exams: 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. In some cases, the instructor may elect to replace the missing grade with the student’s lowest exam grade. 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 may differ 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 to complete the exam. You will not be allowed additional time you missed for being tardy.
• 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. If you are tardy you should always check with the instructor after class to be sure you are counted present.
• 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. Late homework assignment will not be accepted.
|Final Exam Date||May 11, 2012 - 8:00 AM|
Week 1 Course Introduction, syllabus review, Information Technology Essentials
Week 2 Technology Essentials and Research
Week 3 Sky Drive
Week 4 Web Apps
Week 5 Window 7
Week 6 Internet Explorer
Week 7 Word, Section 1: Creating and Editing a Document
Week 8 Word, Section 2: Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
Week 9 Word Section 3: Formatting and Enhancing a Document
Week 10 Word, Section 4: Formatting with Special Features
Week 11 Excel, Section 1: Analyzing Data Using Excel
Week 12 Excel, Section 2: Editing and Formatting
Week 13 PowerPoint, Section 1: Preparing a Presentation
Week 14 PowerPoint, Section 2: Editing and Enhancing Slides
or Other Technology Topic
Week 15 PowerPoint section 3: Customizing a Presentation
or Other Technology Topic
Week 16 Final Project
|Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates||
***All Assignments for each week are due by 11:55 p.m. on Sunday***
Week 1 – 1/17.12 Information Technology Essentials Hardware and Software Assignments and Activities
Week 2 – 1/23/12 Information Technology Essentials, Assignments and Activities. EXAM.1 IT ESSENTIALS
Week 3 – 1/30/12 Sky Dive Assignments and Activities
Week 4 - 2/6/12 Web Apps Assignments and Activities. EXAM 2 SKY DRIVE.
Week 5 – 2/13/12 Microsoft Windows 7 Assignment and Activities. EXAM 3 WINDOWS 7.
Week 6 – 2/20/12 Internet Explorer Assignments and Activities. EXAM 4 INTERNET EXPLORER
Week 7 – 2/27/12 Word Section 1, Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment
Week 8 – 3/5/12 Word Section 2, Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment
3/12/12 – Spring Break – No Class
Week 9 – 3/19/21 Word Section 3, Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment
Week 10 – 3/26/12 Word Section 4, Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment EXAM 5 WORD
Week 11 - 4/2/12 Excel, Section 1, Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment
Week 12 – 4/9/12 Excel Section 2, Assignment and Activities, Challenge Assignment, EXAM 6 EXCEL
Week 13 – 4/16/12 PowerPoint, Section 1: Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment
Week 14 - 4/23/12 PowerPoint, Section 2: Assignments and Activities, Challenge Assignment, EXAM 7 POWERPOINT OPTIONALLY, may cover other, or additional, technology topics during this week
Week 15 - 4/30/12 PowerPoint, Section 3: Customizing a Presentation, Activity 3.1-3.11, Knowledge Check, Challenge OPTIONALLY, may cover other, or additional, technology topics during this week
Week 16 - 5/7/12 Final Project OPTIONALLY, may cover other, or additional, technology topics during this week
|General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes||
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||none|
|Course Student Learning Outcomes||none|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statue 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 210D, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6251.|
Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester,
by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally.
No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class,
including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or
painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.
Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.
Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.
If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
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minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.
Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.
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Circumstances under which information may be released:
An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of
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to whom the information may be given.
The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.
This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:
|Degree Plan Evaluation||
A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.
All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|
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