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Syllabus

Course:

CS 110 - Introduction to Computers

 

Meets:

Monday, 4:15 – 5:30 PM

Term:

Fall 2002

 

Location:

Hillyer 319

 

Contact Info

Instructor:

Mike Daigle

 

Email:

midaigle@hartford.edu

Phone:

(860) 677-5203 x12

 

Website:

http://uhaweb.hartford.edu/midaigle

 

 

Office Hours:

TBD

Please notify the instructor if you plan to utilize office hours.

Other times available by appointment.

 

Required Materials

Texts

Lecture:

New Perspective Series – Computer Concepts, 5th edition – Introductory by Parsons and Oja, Course Technology, © 2002

Laboratory:

Exploring Microsoft Office 2000 Professional, Volume 1 by Grauer and Barber, Prentice Hall, © 1999

 

 

Accessories

 

You will need to obtain at least 3 high-density diskettes (3 ˝ inch, 1.44Mb) for the files you create, copy, modify, etc.

We will be using the personal computers located in the H319 Computer Lab. All required software is available on these computers.

 

Grading

Grade Breakdown

 

Final Letter Grade Assignment

Lab/homework Assignments

25%

 

A

93+

 

C

73-76

3 Examinations

45%

 

A-

90-92

 

C-

70-72

Final Project

15%

 

B+

87-89

 

D+

67-69

Final Exam (cumulative)

10%

 

B

83-86

 

D

63-66

Class Participation

5%

 

B-

80-82

 

D-

60-62

 

 

 

C+

77-79

 

F

0-59

 

Course Description

Objectives

  • To gain an appreciation of the capabilities and limitations of current computers.
  • To understand the parts of a computer and how they function and operate.
  • To combat the mystique of computers and, hence, to be comfortable talking about and working with them.
  • To become familiar with Microsoft Windows.
  • To learn the basics of some productivity software packages, namely Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • To experience the Internet by exploring the World Wide Web as well as creating your own home page.
  • To read, create, respond to and delete e-mail, using the University’s system.

 

Format

Class periods will typically consist of lecture or hands-on exercises, and sometimes a combination of the two. Computer monitors will be turned off during the lecture period or sessions. Lab exercises will be collected and graded, or checked for completeness. Assignments may build on exercises completed during the lab period.

 

In addition to these lab/homework assignments, there will be three examinations, a final exam and a final project.

 

Policies

  • NO Food or Drink is allowed in the lab.
  • Lab exercises will typically be graded, but may be marked as: complete, partially complete and no credit.
  • Assignments, examinations and papers will be graded for content as well as correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. Work will be returned if deemed unacceptable.

All assignments, lab work and papers are expected on or before the end of class on the due date, unless otherwise noted. Late work will incur a 5-point penalty, for each day that it is late, up to 2 days (or 10 points). There is no guarantee of credit for work submitted more than 2 days late. Late work may be emailed or dropped off (as appropriate) in the Math/Physics/Computer Science Office in Dana Hall (D230). Be sure to have someone in the office date it for you. This office closes at 4:00 PM.

  • Failure to maintain consistent attendance will make it impossible to obtain course objectives and will negatively impact a student’s grade. You are responsible for all material discussed, assigned and submitted in every class.
  • You must take exams, and quizzes, on the day and time that they are scheduled. “Documented” extenuating circumstances may warrant an exception, at the discretion of the instructor.
  • You may discuss an assignment with students and certainly with me, but you are expected to submit your own work on all assignments. Students who submit another person’s work as their own, or who permit their work to be misrepresented for this purpose will receive a grade of zero for the assignment. The students involved will be subject to further disciplinary action.

 

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