CIS 107 Syllabus for Thursday Evening Class

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DELAWARE TECHNICAL & COMMUNITY COLLEGE
COLLEGEWIDE COURSE SYLLABUS
CAMPUS:
Collegewide
DEPARTMENT:
Computer Information Systems
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:
CIS 107 – Introduction to Computers & Applications
INSTRUCTOR NAME: Charles Whealton TELEPHONE: (302) 292-3865 E-MAIL: [email protected]
Note: Email communication is preferable and I'll do everything I can to get back to you within
the day, if you email me prior to 5:00PM. You may also leave me voicemail at the number
above.
PREREQUISITES:
RDG 051 and MAT 012, or equivalent
COREQUISITES:
None
COURSE HOURS AND CREDITS:
3 Credits – 2 Hours Lecture/Week
2 Hours Lab/Week
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is an overview of the computer information systems
concepts. Students will learn hands-on how to use Windows, word processing, spreadsheet,
presentation, and database software. We will also very briefly cover alternatives to the software
above, which you may encounter in real life, as well as discuss other topics relevant to the
computing industry.
TEXT:
Microsoft Office 2007 Windows XP Edition, First Course, SAMS
MATERIALS:
You will need to have a USB memory stick to transfer your
assignments to me. If you are going to miss a class, you will need to
email your assignments to me prior to the start of class.
METHOD OF INSTRUCTION:
Lecture, demonstration, laboratory assignments and
evaluations.
Collegewide Core Course Performance Objectives
The student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of a computer system. (CCC 6; PGC 6)
2. Demonstrate an understanding of a computer operating system software. (CCC 6, PGC 6)
3. Demonstrate an understanding of computer communications in both the Internet and
networks. (CCC 5, 6; PGC 15)
4. Demonstrate an understanding of an information system. (CCC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 4, 5, 6)
5. Use word processing software to create a document. (CCC 6, PGC 6)
6. Design and create a worksheet using spreadsheet software. (CCC 6, 7; PGC 3)
7. Create and use a database. (CCC 5, 6; PGC 4)
8. Create a presentation using appropriate software. (CCC 5, 6; PGC 3)
Measurable Performance Objectives
See Collegewide Core Course Performance Objectives
Evaluation Criteria/Policies
1. Students will demonstrate proficiency on all measurable performance objectives at least to
the 75% level to successfully complete the course.
2. Grade
Point Value
Explanation
A
92
100
Student meets the measurable objectives in an
outstanding manner.
B
83
91
Student meets the measurable objectives in an
above average manner.
C
75
82
Students meets the measurable objectives.
R
0
74
Student does not meet the measurable
objectives.
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on Academic Standing
Policy, Academic Honesty Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities and other policies
relevant to their academic progress.
Tentative Syllabus
Class
Lecture
Reading Assignment Due
(from “Brief Contents”)
Week 1
Introductions, Begin
learning about
computers/networks,
hardware, etc.
EC 1 (Covered in class)
Week 2
Windows Operating System,
Web Browsing, Email (and
alternatives)
WIN 1, FM 1, BEB 1
Homework Due – Page EC
39 (Modified Reality
Check); includes “Free”
alternatives to Windows,
Office, Antivirus, and
Firewall software
Week 3
Office Overview (and
alternatives)
OFF 1
Quiz 1 – Material from
Week 1 and Week 2
Week 4
Word
WD 1, WD 45
Week 5
Word
WD 97, WD 147
Homework Due – Best
attempt at your resume in
Word
Week 6
Excel
EX 1, EX 57
Quiz 2 – Material from
Weeks 3, 4, and 5
Week 7
Excel
EX 113, EX 161
Week 8
Optional Integration (Word
and Excel)
INT 1-1
Week 9
Access
AC 1, AC 45
Week 10
Access
AC 99, AC 153
Week 11
Homework/Quiz/Test
Midterm Examination –
Material from Week 1
through Week 7
No Classes – Spring Break from 03/22/08 - 03/30/08
Week 12
Optional Integration (Word,
Excel, and Access),
PowerPoint
INT 2-1, PPT 1, PPT 41
Quiz 3 – Material from
Week 9 and Week 10
Week 13
Optional Integration (Word,
Excel, Access, and
Powerpoint)
INT 3-1
Homework Due –
PowerPoint presentation on
a subject of your choice,
emailed to me
Week 14
Internet – Creating Web
Pages
WEB 1
Quiz 4 – Material from
Week 12 and Week 13
Week 15
Overflow – Catchup if we
fall behind
Homework Due – Setup
your own web page on the
school's system
Week 16
Final Examination
Final Examination –
Material from the entire
class
Grade Composition:
Midterm (20%) and Final (20%) = 40%, 3 Quizzes (10% each) = 30%, 4 Homeworks (10% each) =
40%, All Tutorials = 10%
Note: The two lowest grades for quizzes, homeworks, or tutorials will be dropped for a total of 100%
Important Notes
Attendance:
In order to facilitate an orderly class, we have some rules to abide by. They’re reasonably simple.
 If you miss 25% of the classes, you will fail the class. If there happens to be a break where the
college is closed (Spring break, for example), that counts as a missed class for everybody and is
one less class you can miss before you automatically fail the course.
 I wll take attendance 15 minutes after class starts, therefore, if you are more than 15 minutes late,
you will be marked as absent from the class.
 Note that if I am teaching the same class on multiple days/evenings, you will be permitted to
attend the same class during the week on an alternate day, with no penalty.
Homework and Other Assignments:
You need to hand in any assignments that are due on the day they are due. If you're not going to be able
to make it to your regularly scheduled class, you still need to email any work due that day to me prior to
the start of the class. Note that emailing me your assignments is the exception, not normal practice.
As a matter of normal practice, you need to obtain a USB memory stick to put your assignments on. I
will collect your assignments from these at the beginning of class. These are very inexpensive devices
and can be purchased at most electronics stores.
Note that additional assignments in the form of tutorials in the book and other assignments I may design
or modify from the book are not included in your syllabus. This is because they may be changed as I feel
is necessary. I may modify the homework grade composition above to include these “additional
assignments”, if I feel it is necessary.
Amount of Work:
Although this is an introductory course, there is a lot to learn and a fair amount of reading involved. You
should do the reading prior to coming to class because we have 4 hours that is split between classroom
lectures and lab work. The less we have to talk in class, the more time we have to get your hands-on work
done.
What You Should Learn:
In closing, I’d like to give you an idea of why you’re in this class. Whether you’re in a CIS, CNE, or
other program, this course is designed to serve as a beginner-level overview of computers and networks,
and to teach you how to use office applications to produce quality work in future courses or at your place
of employment. That being said, you’ll find that we will place an emphassis on learning Word,
Powerpoint, and Excel to create those documents, and on designing web pages in the event you need to
make those documents easily available within the school, your company, or to the public.
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