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CIS_1323_Summer-1_2008_Collins

CIS_1323_Summer-1_2008_Collins - CIS 1323 Course Syllabus...

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CIS 1323 Course Syllabus Page 1 of 5 Texas State University‐San Marcos Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods CIS 1323.502 ‐ Introduction to Microcomputer Applications Summer I, 2008 10:00 am – 11:40 am MTWHF COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is an examination of technical and non‐technical aspects of microcomputer systems with emphasis on applications software and its relationship with computer hardware. Various applications software including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and database management systems, graphics and data communications will be covered. COURSE MATERIALS Note: “MyITLab” (referred to above) is a software access code and MUST be obtained by each student on an individual basis. There are no exceptions to this rule. Students are not allowed to share access codes to this software. “MyITLab” will be used for some or all exams, labs and quizzes, at the discretion of the instructor. In addition, MyITLab may be used as a training vehicle. Other testing formats may also be used, at the sole discretion of the instructor. Note: “MyITLab” software is bundled with the textbooks and the cost is extra if you do not purchase the book bundle. If you do not purchase the book bundle you are still responsible for acquiring a personal license for MyITLab. (Go to www.myitlab.com to purchase a license if you do not have one or did not buy the bundle noted above.) Optional materials A 256 MB (minimum) Flash Drive is highly recommended for keeping additional backup copies of your assignments, in addition to required online backup (see Assignments .) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION OPTION Testing Services (phone: 245‐2276) administers a test‐out option for this course requirement (credit for the course requirement is given but GPA is not affected.) A fee of will be assessed (approximately $85). The test‐out exam will be oriented to Office 2003. Beginning in the Fall 2008 semester, however, the test‐out exam will be oriented to Office 2007. If you are interested in this option, contact the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (phone: 245‐2291) for further information. LEARNING OBJECTIVES 1. Develop proficiency in the use of electronic spreadsheets as business tools 2. Develop basic proficiency in the use of electronic databases as business tools Instructor Russell (Russ) Collins E‐Mail [email protected] Office McCoy 211 Phone 245‐3078 Office Hours Monday thru Friday 8:30 am ‐ 9:30 am Web Texas State TRACS Title Author Publisher Bundle ISBN Exploring Microsoft Office 2007 (Excel Comprehensive, Access Volume 1, PowerPoint Volume 1 and MyITLab) Grauer et. al. Prentice Hall 0‐13‐135589‐9
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CIS 1323 Course Syllabus Page 2 of 5 3. Develop basic proficiency in the use of presentation software as communication tools.
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