CIS_1323_Summer-1_2008_Collins

CIS_1323_Summer-1_2008_Collins - CIS 1323 Course Syllabus

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Unformatted text preview: CIS 1323 Course Syllabus TexasStateUniversitySanMarcos DepartmentofComputerInformationSystemsandQuantitativeMethods CIS1323.502IntroductiontoMicrocomputerApplications SummerI,2008 10:00am11:40amMTWHF COURSEDESCRIPTION This course is an examination of technical and nontechnical aspects of microcomputer systems with emphasis on applicationssoftwareanditsrelationshipwithcomputerhardware.Variousapplicationssoftwareincludingwordprocessing, electronicspreadsheets,anddatabasemanagementsystems,graphicsanddatacommunicationswillbecovered. Title Author Publisher PrenticeHall BundleISBN Instructor Office OfficeHours Russell(Russ)Collins McCoy211 MondaythruFriday8:30am9:30am EMail Phone Web rc42@txstate.edu 2453078 TexasStateTRACS ExploringMicrosoftOffice2007 (ExcelComprehensive,AccessVolume1,PowerPoint Volume1andMyITLab) COURSEMATERIALS Graueret.al. 0131355899 Note:"MyITLab"(referredtoabove)isasoftwareaccesscodeandMUSTbeobtainedbyeachstudentonanindividualbasis. Therearenoexceptionstothisrule.Studentsarenotallowedtoshareaccesscodestothissoftware. "MyITLab"willbeusedforsomeorallexams,labsandquizzes,atthediscretionoftheinstructor.Inaddition,MyITLabmay beusedasatrainingvehicle. Othertestingformatsmayalsobeused,atthesolediscretionoftheinstructor. Note:"MyITLab"softwareisbundledwiththetextbooksandthecostisextraifyoudonotpurchasethebookbundle.Ifyou do not purchase the book bundle you are still responsible for acquiring a personal license for MyITLab. (Go to www.myitlab.comtopurchasealicenseifyoudonothaveoneordidnotbuythebundlenotedabove.) Optionalmaterials A256MB(minimum)FlashDriveishighlyrecommendedforkeepingadditionalbackupcopiesofyourassignments,inaddition torequiredonlinebackup(seeAssignments.) CREDITBYEXAMINATIONOPTION Testing Services (phone: 2452276) administers a testout 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 testout exam will be orientedtoOffice2003.BeginningintheFall2008semester,however,thetestoutexamwillbeorientedtoOffice2007. If you are interested in this option, contact the Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (phone:2452291)forfurtherinformation. LEARNINGOBJECTIVES 1. Developproficiencyintheuseofelectronicspreadsheetsasbusinesstools 2. Developbasicproficiencyintheuseofelectronicdatabasesasbusinesstools Page 1 of 5 CIS 1323 Course Syllabus 3. Developbasicproficiencyintheuseofpresentationsoftwareascommunicationtools. SKILLSANDKNOWLEDGEYOUAREEXPECTEDTOBRINGINTOTHISCOURSE Onehighschoolcreditoftechnologyapplications PREREQUISITES None COURSEPOLICIES A.INSTRUCTIONALMETHODOLOGY Instruction formats may include lecture, inclass demonstrations of software, class discussion, videos, and readings relatingtocomputerinformationsystems(includinginternetsources) B.ATTENDANCE Attendanceismandatory.Attendancewillbetakenwithinthefirstfiveminutesoftheclassstarttime.Studentsmust attendthefullclassperiodtobemarkedpresent.Lateentriesorearlyexits(regardlessofreason)willcountasabsences. Requests for absences, for whatever reasons, will be viewed only as a courtesy; never as an excuse for not doing the coursework.Itisthestudent'sresponsibilitytoattendclassandtoobtainanylectureinformation,informationregarding assignmentsandexams,andtoreceivegradedexamsandassignmentspassedbackinclass.Examsandassignmentswill definitely cover material not presented in the text. Unannounced short quizzes may be given during lecture classes. Studentswillnotbeabletomakeupmissedquizzes. C.COURSEREQUIREMENTS Assignments:Therewillbeassignmentsand/orquizzesthroughoutthecourse.Theseassignmentsand/orquizzeswill count 25% of your grade, with all assignments and/or quizzes having a point value. You will be graded on these assignments and/or quizzes with a certain number of points out of those available for each assignment or quiz. Your total points earned for all assignments and/or quizzes out of the total number of points available for all assignments and/orquizzeswillbeyourgradeforthis25%ofthecoursegrade. Assignments, requirements for submission, and due dates will be posted on TRACS as the semester progresses. All assignmentsaredueatthebeginningofclassontheassignedduedate.Studentsarerequiredtosubmitallassignments viatheTRACSassignmentlink.Anassignmentisconsideredlateifitisnotsubmittedanytimebeforetheproject'sdue date.Noassignmentswillbeacceptedaftertheduedate.Assignmentsmaynotbesubmittedviaemailforcreditwithout advancepermissionfromtheinstructor.Quizzeswillnotallbeannounced. Backupcopies:StudentsarealsorequiredtomaintainbackupcopiesofallsoftwareassignmentsusingTRACSDigital DropboxuntiltheendofthesummerIsession.However,assignmentsmaynotbesubmittedviaemailorTRACSDigital Dropboxwithoutexplicitandadvancepermissionfromtheinstructor. Examinations:Therewillbe2majorexaminationsandafinalexam.Allexamsareclosedbookandnotes.Theymay consist of multiple choice/short answer questions or they may be given as handson, online, scenariobased examinations. You must take all three exams and there will be NO opportunities to make up work missed due to unexcusedabsencesfromclass.Lectures,readings,classactivities,demonstrations,andassignmentswillbethebasisfor theexams.Theexaminationsmustbetakenonthescheduleddateandtimeforyoursection.Studentswhodonottake theexamsonthedateandtimescheduledfortheirsectionwillreceiveagradeofzeroforthoseexams.Examsmaytest allmaterialfromassignedreadingsandlectureandpresentationsaswellasallitemscoveredbythecoursehomework projects.Theinstructorwillretainalloriginalcopiesoftheexams.Unavoidableabsenceonanyexammustbedealtwith prior to the exam by notifying the instructor in writing and will be handled on a casebycase basis. The instructor's discretionwilldeterminewhatconstitutesanemergency. MakeupExaminations:Makeupexams,asarule,willnotbegivenunlessastudenthasavalidandverifiableexcuse (suchasmedicalproblems).Astudentwithanapprovedabsenceforamajorexamwillbegivenacomprehensivemake upexamduringthelastweekofclassesinthesemester.Studentscanmakeuponlyonemissedexamination,provided the instructor approves. For an approved absence in the final exam, the student will be given a comprehensive exam beforeorduringthefinalexamweekofthefollowingsemester.Thiswillremovethe"I"fromthestudent'srecord.A gradeofzerowillberecordedforallexamsmissed,includingexamsforwhichneitheravalidnorverifiableexcusewas presented.Usually,onlyextremeemergencieswillqualifyforamakeupexam,providedaverifiablereasonissubmitted Page 2 of 5 CIS 1323 Course Syllabus within a reasonable period of time. The final decision of whether or not to approve a makeup exam rests with the instructor. GradeEvaluation: Gradeswillbedeterminedontotalpointsallocatedasfollows: Component 2majorexams 1FinalExam Computerassignments(labs,quizzes,etc.) TOTAL Gradingscale(oftotalpoints,weightedasshownabove): 90.00%100%oftotalpoints A % 50 25 25 100 80.00%89.99%oftotalpoints B 70.00%79.99%oftotalpoints C 60.00%60.99%oftotalpoints D Below60.00%oftotalpoints Other: Gradedisputes,ifany,mustberesolvedwithinoneweekfromthetimethatthegradesweremadeavailabletothe classbytheinstructor.Allgradesbecomefinalthereafter. All grades are final and extra work will not be an acceptable reason for a change in course grade. Students must completeallexaminationstoreceiveagradeinthiscourse. Thefinalcoursegradeisdeterminedbytheassignmentsandexamsdescribedabove.Noextraworkwillbeassigned oracceptedtoimproveafinalgrade. F D.ClassroomCivility Studentsareexpectedtocometoclasseachdaypreparedtoparticipateinclassdiscussionsandactivities.Ifaclassis missed,itisthestudent'sresponsibilitytogetmissedassignments,classnotes,etc.fromaclassmatebeforethenextclass. Itisexpectedthatallstudentswillpracticeprofessionalbehaviorduringtheclass.Thatincludesbeinginclassontime, being prepared and attentive, respecting others and their ideas, turning off cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices,andstayinginclassuntiltheend(unlessyouhaveanemergencyorhavecleareditinadvancewiththeprofessor). The instructor may take appropriate disciplinary action against violators of classroom civility, including the removal of offendingpartiesfromtheclassandreportingdisruptivestudentstotheDeanofthecollege.Studentsmustattendthe classsectionforwhichtheyareofficiallyregisteredandcompleteallexams,assignments,andothercourseworkinthat section. Failure to attend class regularly will result in students missing inclass assignments and explanations. More informationregardingclassroomresponsibilitiescanbefoundatStudents'ResponsibilitiesonAdvisingandLearning foundathttp://www.business.txstate.edu/advising/policies.htm. E.OTHER I. RetentionofGradedMaterial:Studentsarerequiredtoretainallgradedassignmentsforaperiodofonesemesterto resolve any grade disputes that may arise. Grade appeals will be entertained only if a student is able to produce all gradedassignmentsforverification.Otherwise,theassignedgradewillstand.Gradedisputesonindividualassignments must be resolved within one week of the date that the graded assignment is returned in class. After that time, the assignedgradebecomesfinal.Ifyoudonotpickupyourassignments/examsonorclosetothedaythattheyarereturned inclass,youmayloseyourrighttodisputethegradeorgrading.Studentsareexpectedtokeepcopiesofallcomputer labsondiskorTexasStateTRACSuntiltheendofthesemester. II. UseofTRACS:Assignments,submissionrequirements,duedates,andanyotherannouncementsrelatedtotheclassasa wholewillbepostedtocoursethewebsiteontheTexasStateTRACSsystem.Studentsshouldcheckthecoursewebsite Page 3 of 5 CIS 1323 Course Syllabus on a regular basis, preferably each day, for any new material (projects, assignments, popquizzes, etc.) that may be posted. III. Communication:EMailisthepreferredmethodfornonfacetofacecommunications.Insuchcases,theinstructorwill communicatewithstudentsviayourTexasStateassignedemailaccountsonly.Theinstructorwillsendemailsonlyto your Texas State email account. Emails sent to the instructor should include the words "CIS 1323" in the subject line. Emailswithoutasubjectlinemaybedeletedbytheinstructorwithoutbeingread.Allemailstotheinstructorshouldbe signedattheendwithyourname,notjustyouraccountnumber. IV. FoodandDrink:PleasenotethatNOFOODisallowedinanyMcCoyHallclassroom,anddrinks(inCLOSEDCONTAINERS only)areonlyallowedinclassroomswithoutpoweranddataconnectionsonthetables.NOFOODORDRINKSareallowed inanycomputerclassroom.Thisincludeswater.Thisincludesallfoodanddrinkitems.Pleaseabidebythispolicytokeep McCoyHallagreatplaceinwhichtoworkandlearn. UNIVERSITY/COLLEGEPOLICIES A. DROP:Droppingmeansthatthestudentwillremainenrolledinatleastonehourinthecurrentsemester.A"W"willbe automaticallyassignedifthedropprocedureiscompletedonorbefore5:00p.m.onJune20,2008.Afterthisdeadline thestudentwillbeunabletodropthecourseandwillreceivethegradeearnedintheclass.Itissuggestedthatstudents consulttheinstructorpriortodroppingfromtheclass. WITHDRAWAL: Withdrawal means that the student is going to zero hours for the current semester. A "W" will be automatically assigned if the withdrawal procedure is completed on or before 5:00 p.m. on June 20, 2008. After this deadline,thestudentmaywithdrawupto5:00p.m.onJune26,2008.Thestudentwillreceivethegradeearnedinthe class. B. ACADEMIC HONESTY: Submission of any work for a grade for which unauthorized help has been received is termed academic dishonesty and will be grounds for a failing grade in the course. "Unauthorized" is a term used here to designate stealing, copying (with or without permission), collaboration with other individuals, or sharing programming code outside of sanctioned group activities. Students are strongly encouraged to refer to the Texas State student handbook for policies related to academic dishonesty. These policies may be found at http://www.txstate.edu/academicaffairs/CATALOG/UGCAT9800/ap_hon_regis_leg.htm. This instructor views any such actasaclearviolationofethicalstandardsandwilltakeappropriatedisciplinaryandpunitiveaction. C. HONOR CODE: All students are required to abide by the Texas State University honor code. The pledge for students states: Students at our University recognize that, to insure honest conduct, more is needed than an expectation of academichonesty,andwethereforeadoptthepracticeofaffixingthefollowingpledgeofhonestytotheworkwe submitforevaluation: IpledgetoupholdtheprinciplesofhonestyandresponsibilityatourUniversity. The complete honor code may be found at http://www.txstate.edu/effective/upps/upps071001.html under attachmentI. D. STUDENTSWITHDISABILITIES: Astudentwithadisabilitymayrequireanaccommodation(s)toparticipateinthe course. They must contact the instructor within the first two weeks of the semester. They will be asked to provide documentation from the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at that time. Failure to contact the instructor in a timely mannerwilldelayanyaccommodationstheymaybeseeking.Ongoingcarebyaphysiciandoesnotautomaticallyqualify you as an ODS special needs student. Students are required to file paperwork for accommodations with ODS each semester.Accommodationsgrantedonesemesterdonotautomaticallycarryforwardtothenext.SeeUPPSNo.07.11.01 foradditionalinformation. Page 4 of 5 CIS 1323 Course Syllabus COURSEOUTLINE Note:Thistopicallistisatentativescheduleofcoursetopicstobecoveredduringthesemester.Usethisscheduletohelpyou plan your studies in the course. The list of topics shown is partial. Exams may also include material from assigned readingsandfromlectureandotherclassactivities.Thisschedulemaybechanged,atthediscretionoftheinstructor,as circumstancesdemand.LabAssignmentDueDateswillbeannouncedinclassand/orthroughthecoursewebsite. Date June 2 June 3 June 4 June 5 June 6 June 9 June 10 June 11 June 12 June 13 June 16 June 17 June 18 June 19 June 20 June 23 June 24 June 25 June 26 June 27 June 30 July 1 July 2 July 3 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Topic CourseOrientation MSOffice2007Orientation Excel2007Chapter1:IntroductiontoExcel Excel2007Chapter2:FormulasandFunctions Excel2007Chapter2:FormulasandFunctions Excel2007Chapter3:Charts Excel2007Chapter3:Charts Exam 1: Excel Basics Excel2007Chapter5:DatatoInformation Excel2007Chapter5:DatatoInformation Excel2007Chapter5:DatatoInformation Excel2007Chapter6:DataTablesandAmortizationTables Excel2007Chapter7:DataConsolidation,LinksandFormulaAuditing Excel2007Chapter8:WhatifAnalysis Office2007:AdvancedTopics Exam 2: Advanced Excel Access2007Chapter1:IntroductiontoAccess Access2007Chapter2:RelationalDatabasesandMultitableQueries Access2007Chapter3:Customize,AnalyzeandSummarizeQueryData Access2007Chapter4:(CreatingProfessionalandUsefulReports) PowerPoint2007Chapter1andChapter2:IntroductiontoPowerPoint PowerPoint2007Chapter3:PresentationDesign Office2007:AdvancedTopics Exam 3 (final exam) Permission will not be granted for an early final Page 5 of 5 ...
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