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University of South Alabama
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Cis 150 - Intro to Computer Applications
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CIS 150 Introduction to Computer Applications University of South Alabama Summer 2009 Instructor Office Office Hours Phone E Mail Address Web Site Mr Howard Whitston FCW 8 1pm to 3pm MTWRF other times by appointment 251 460 7006 hwhitston usouthal edu http www cis usouthal edu whitston Required Text Exploring Microsoft Office 2007 Volume 1 by Robert T Grauer with Michelle Hulett Cynthia Krebs Maurie Wigman Lockley Keith Mulbery and Judy Scheeren Prentice Hall Publishing 2007 Exploring Microsoft Office 2007 Getting Started with the Online Experience by Robert Grauer and Bob McCloud Prentice Hall Publishing 2007 It is highly recommended that you purchase the NEW textbook package from the USA Bookstore This package will come with the textbook and the required training and testing software with access code If these items are purchased separately as is the case when you purchase a used textbook it may end up costing you significantly more money than purchasing the new package You are required to have a NEW MyITLab Software Package and PIN code as packaged in your textbook purchase If you do not have a NEW and UNOPENED software package and PIN code you must purchase one from the bookstore Required Materials Students are required to have a USB memory stick for keeping up with you lab files The CSCB 115 130 lab computers include USB drives and CD burners You must bring your memory stick with you to every lab class Course Description The USA Bulletin describes This course is designed to provide a broad based introduction to the use of computers to enhance personal productivity Topics to be covered are use of a graphical user interface word processing spreadsheet analysis basic image management related to documents and reports and the fundamentals of Internet publishing Course Goals and Objectives At the conclusion of the semester the students should be able to 1 Identify and use the various components of the windows desktop 2 Identify and use the components of a window 3 Distinguish between folders and documents and understand how each functions 4 Explain the basic concepts of Word Processing 5 Perform basic text editing and formatting in a document 6 Include clip art images tables bulleted lists numbered lists and other advanced formatting in a document 7 Define common spreadsheet terminology 8 Create basic Excel worksheets both from a blank screen and from a template 9 Properly use and create Excel function and formulas to perform calculations within the spreadsheet 10 Build various Excel charts and graphs for inclusion in a spreadsheet 11 Develop an understanding of the Internet 12 Locate topic specific information on the Internet Approximate Timetable of Events Short Term Week 1 PC Components and Concepts Introduction to Windows Common Elements and Internet Concepts Week 2 Internet Concepts Exam 1 Begin Word Processing Week 3 MS Word Concepts Word Processing Project Due Exam 2 Begin Spreadsheet Week 4 Spreadsheet Concepts MS Excel Spreadsheet Project Due Week 5 Final Exam Changes in Course Requirements Since all classes do not progress at the same rate the instructor may wish to modify the above requirements or their timing as circumstances dictate For example the instructor may wish to change the number and frequency of exams or the number and sequence of assignments However the students must be given adequate notification Moreover there may be non typical classes for which these requirements are not strictly applicable in each instance and may need modification If such modification is needed it must be in writing and conform to the spirit of this policy statement Important Dates June 23 June 26 July 6 July 3 July 7 4 59 pm July 20 July 21 24 1st day of Classes for 2nd Term Classes Fall Semester Advising Holiday No Classes Last Day to drop a 2nd Term Class Last Day of Classes for Full Term and 2nd Term Classes Final Exams for 2nd Term and full Term Classes Final Exam Schedule Section 102 Thursday July 23 Grading Projects 20 Exam 1 20 Exam 2 20 Final Exam 25 Labs Participation Quizzes 15 10 30 11 30 A normal grading scale will be used A 90 B 80 89 C 70 79 D 60 69 F 59 Grading Of Projects Projects meeting the MINIMUM specified requirements will receive a maximum grade of 85 Enhancements of the student s choice must be included to increase this grade up to a maximum of 100 Each project is due at the class start time on the due date Late assignments up to one week will be accepted with a 25 penalty Assignments over 1 week late will not be accepted No assignments will be accepted after the last day of classes Attendance Regular attendance is expected and required Cases of illness or emergencies which make it impossible to attend class should be reported to your instructor as soon as possible It is your responsibility to make up all missed work Failure to attend may result in a reduction of your grade by a corresponding percentage if you miss 20 of the class your grade maybe lowered by 20 Attendance will be taken at the beginning of class if you are not in class when attendance is taken than you will be counted as absent for that day YOU MUST BE ON TIME Exams and Labs Training modules and all exams will be conducted through the on line training and assessment program MyITLab In order to be able to complete the lab assignments and exams all students must create a MyITLab account using the access code provided with your textbook package This will be covered in the first lab assignment students must have their textbooks and access code available when completing the first lab assignment In addition to the training modules Practice Exercises from the textbook will be assigned and can be completed during lab periods The lab machines have DeepFreeze implemented on them which means they refresh the machines every time they restart It is VERY IMPORTANT that students work on their own storage devices such as your USB memory stick when working on the lab computers not the lab hard drives This will protect the student from losing their work if the machine shuts down locks up etc Cheating The School of Computer and Information Sciences Policy on cheating is Unless otherwise stated by your instructor all work submitted for grading must be your work This means that the work you submit for grading must be designed and implemented by one and only one person and that person must be you Any deviation from this policy may result in a failing grade for the course for all parties involved This policy applies


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