CIS 76 – Page 1 Date Approved: 5/13/94 Date Scanned: 5/5/2005 Date Inactivated 1/25/08 College of the Redwoods CREDIT COURSE OUTLINE DEPARTMENT AND COURSE NUMBER: CIS 76 DEGREE APPLICABLE NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE FORMER NUMBER (If previously offered) CIS 176 COURSE TITLE INTRODUCTION TO THE MACINTOSH LECTURE HOURS: LAB HOURS: 27 Total PREREQUISITE: NONE UNITS: 0.5 Eligibility for: Engl 150 Math 105 Request for Exception Attached CO-REQUISITE: NONE GRADING STANDARD: Letter Grade Only TRANSFERABILITY: CSUS UC Articulation with UC requested Repeatable yes no CR/NC Only Grade/CR/NC Option NONE Max No. Units Maximum Class Size 40 Max No. Enrollments CATALOG DESCRIPTION: An introduction to word-processing, spreadsheets database management systems, and graphic editing software on the Macintosh microcomputer. Students will work in the lab to complete in-class assignments. NOTE: COURSE OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES: List the primary instructional objectives of the class. Formulate some of them in terms of specific measurable student accomplishments e.g., specific knowledge and/or skills to be attained as a result of completing this course. For degree-applicable courses, include objectives in the area of “critical thinking.” (Sample format: “Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to…”) Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: I. 2. 3. 4. use a word processor to produce short uncomplicated documents; use a spreadsheet to set up, modify, and analyze a worksheet; use a DBMS to set up a database and create needed reports; use a graphics editor to create and modify simple computer graphics. COURSE OUTLINE: Mac O/S MS Works WP Super Paint Integration MS Works SS MS Works DB % of Classroom Hours Spent on Each Topic Lecture* Lab* 10% 20% 20% 10% 20% 20% CIS 76 – Page 2 Date Approved: 5/13/94 Date Scanned: 5/5/2005 Date Inactivated 1/25/08 * Each column should total approximately 100%. CIS 76 – Page 3 Date Approved: 5/13/94 Date Scanned: 5/5/2005 Date Inactivated 1/25/08 APPROPRIATE TEXTS AND MATERIALS: (Indicate textbooks that may be required or recommended, including alternate texts that may be used.) Text(s) Title Exploring Microsoft Works for the Macintosh Required ISBN No 0-471-53180-4 Edition ______________(should be the latest, unless otherwise stated.) Author Nanney Publisher John Wiley and Sons Date Published 1991 (Additional required, alternate, or recommended texts should be listed on a separate sheet and attached.) For degree applicable courses the adopted texts have been certified to be college-level: Yes. Basis for determination: is used by two or more four-year colleges or universities (certified by the Division Chair or Branch Coordinator, or Center Dean) OR has been certified by the LAC as being of college level using the Coleman and Dale—Chall Readability Index Scale. No. Request for Exception Attached . If no text or a below college level text is used In a degree applicable course, a Request for Exception form must be completed and a rationale provided. This request for exception will be approved or denied by the Curriculum Committee. METHODS TO MEASURE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT: Please check where appropriate; however, a degree applicable course must have a minimum of one response in category 1, 2, or 3. If category 1 is not checked, the department must explain why substantial writing assignments are an inappropriate basis for at least part of the grade. 1. Substantial writing assignments, including: essay exam(s) term or other paper(s) written homework reading report(s) laboratory report(s) other (specify) _____ If the course is degree applicable, substantial writing assignments in this course are inappropriate because: The course is primarily computational in nature. The course primarily involves skill demonstrations or problem solving. Other rationale (explain) __________________________________________ 2. Computational or Non-computational problem-solving demonstrations, including: exam(s) quizzes homework problems laboratory report(s) field work other (specify)_______ 3. Skill demonstrations, including: class performance(s) other (specify)____ 4. Objective examinations, including: multiple choice completion field work performance exam(s) true/false other (specify) short answer matching items 5. Other (specify) ____________________________________ NOTE: A course grade may not be based solely on attendance. CIS 76 – Page 4 Date Approved: 5/13/94 Date Scanned: 5/5/2005 Date Inactivated 1/25/08 REQUIRED READING, WRITING, AND OTHER OUTSIDE OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS: Over an 18-week presentation of the course, 3 hours per week are required for each unit of credit. ALL Degree Applicable Credit classes must treat subject matter with a scope and intensity which require the student to study outside of class. Two hours of independent work done out of class are required for each hour of lecture. Lab and activity classes must also require some outside of class work. Outside of the regular class time the students in this class will be doing the following: Study Answer questions Skill practice Required reading Problem solving activity or exercise Written work (essays/compositions/report/analysis/research) Journal (reaction and evaluation of class, done on a continuing basis throughout the semester) Observation of or participation in an activity related to course content (e.g., play, museum, concert, debate, meeting, etc.) Field trips Other (specify) ____________________________ COLLEGE LEVEL CRITICAL THINKING TASKS/ASSIGNMENTS: Degree applicable courses must include critical thinking tasks/assignments. This section need not be completed for non-degree applicable courses. Describe how the course requires students to independently analyze, synthesize, explain, assess, anticipate and/or define problems, formulate and assess solutions, apply principles to new situations, etc. Students are required to analyze problems for word-processing, spreadsheets, DBMS, and graphics, plan the solution, key in the solution to the computer, and test the results.