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.