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University of California, Santa Cruz
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Cmpe 003 - Personal Computer Concepts
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University of California Santa Cruz Board of Studies in Computer Engineering Personal Computer Concepts Software and Hardware General Information and Syllabus CMPE 003 Spring 2006 MWF 9 30am 10 40am Class room Media Theater M110 Lab room BE 109 Instructor Cyrus Bazeghi E mail cyrus soe ucsc edu Office E2 319 Office Hours MWF 2 00 pm to 3 00 pm and by arrangement Office Number 831 459 2217 TAs John Connors jconnors soe ucsc edu and Colin Tracy ctracey ucsc edu Important Dates Final Exam Tuesday June 13th 7 30pm 10 30pm Midterm Exam Monday May 8th Holiday Monday May 29th Required text book Computer Confluence Tomorrow s Technology and You by Beekman Quinn Pearson Prentice Hall Available at BayTree and at SlugBooks ISBN 0 13 152531 X WWW site and Newsgroup Website http www soe ucsc edu classes cmpe003 Spring06 Check this site often as this is where any assignments handouts lecture notes and test solutions will be posted Discussion forum http apps soe ucsc edu fora Read the discussion forum often as announcements will be made there Feel free to use the forum to chat with other students and to discuss the course Course Description This course serves as an introduction to computing concepts The course is designed to take a student from a beginning level and to look at the major concepts concerning computers including access and using networks hardware and software information and security and reliability concerns Provides an introduction to computers Personal computing is emphasized and students are introduced to word processing spreadsheets database management graphics and programming Covers fundamentals of computing and current and future uses of computer technology PC hardware Windows operating system applications software networking and the Internet and developments in the computer industry Designed for students with little or no experience using computers Course Outline This course discusses fundamental concepts and terminology of hardware software and the Internet from an Engineering perspective The focus is on IBM compatible personal computers running a Windows XP operating system Basic hands on training is provided through lab assignments on 1 2 3 4 5 operating system interfaces internet communication office productivity software web publishing elementary programming NOTE 1 2 You are not allowed to repeat this class for credit If you have more than a little experience with computers this basic literacy class is probably not right for you Consult the CS and CE course offerings for a class that is appropriate for your level and interests Required supplies for the course are 1 2 Two Scantron forms number F 1712 ERI L pink to complete the two exams Two number 2 pencils to use on the forms during exams Students are responsible for bringing their own form and pencil to class on exam days These supplies are available on campus from the Bay Tree Bookstore In addition recommended supplies are 1 2 A USB flash drive to store your project work A cheap pair of earphones with a mini jack connector If you have a portable tape or CD player that comes with earphones those earphones will probably do if they have a mini jack connector These supplies may be available on campus from the Bay Tree Bookstore Off campus you can find such supplies at a drugstore electronics or stationery store Computer accounts Students are required to obtain a computer account login from UCSC s Information and Technology Services ITS its ucsc edu This organization manages campus wide computer resources All enrolled UCSC students are entitled to receive at no additional charge an ITS computer account access to the ITS Instructional Computing resources and access to the ITS Information Resource Center You can access your UCSC email via the CruzMail system cruzmail ucsc edu Lab Sections During these times computer space is reserved for this class TA s will be available to help you with the assignments expand upon class material and present additional material Attendance of the labs is optional though highly recommended A schedule of section times can be found on the class webpage Evaluation Your grade is determined by the following criteria Homework and Labs 40 Midterm Exam 20 Final Exam 40 Letter Grade Numeric Average A B C D F 90 and above 80 89 9 70 79 9 60 69 9 Under 60 Testing Students are required to take examinations on the day and time they are scheduled If special circumstances require a modification to the test schedule this must be worked out in advance with the instructor or the student will need to present a valid excuse from the University If a student misses an exam and is entitled to a make up it is the student s obligation to contact the instructor in order to make the necessary arrangements Hands on Experience It is anticipated that a student will spend at least 2 hours per week in the course laboratory working on the class assignments and reviewing material Assignments lab work In addition to any homework assignment given during class the student must read each chapter of the book prior to the class discussion Following the class a student should reread the material and work with the Checking Concepts and Terms section in the text Skill Drills should be completed as well Any written assignment must be prepared using a word processor no exception this class is about learning to use a computer after all Any handwritten assignment will be rejected DUE DATES All assignments are due on the dates indicated Submissions after the due date will be marked down by at least a letter grade per week late Absence from class does not excuse late submission unless arrangements have been made with the instructor before the day that the assignment is due or an acceptable excuse from the University is provided LECTURES AND EXAMS Exam problems will be taken from the lecture material text book and assignments If you cannot make a lecture make sure you get notes on the material you missed Extra credit for lab lecture attendance You can get extra credit for time spent in sections lecture During lab sections initial the sign up sheet that the TAs will have with them The TAs will cross out your initial if you sign in and immediately leave though During class we will randomly send around a sign up sheet where you can put your name down showing you were present Handicapped or Disabled Students All students that have been officially accepted by the University as a student with a disability should present to their instructor the


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