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Unformatted text preview: CS 103: Computer Science with Business Problems Syllabus Spring 2011 Instructor Jie(Jay) Tian (Ph.D) Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Room 4325 Computer Science Department New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ 07102 Email: jt66@njit.edu (include “CS103” in the subject line) Office hours: Monday and Thursday, 1:30‐3:00pm, in my office. Also, you can see me by appointment or send me email. Description of Course The course will cover a range of topics in information technology (IT), with applications to business and managerial decision making. Specific topics we will cover include basic IT terminology, networking, HTML, algorithms, computer organization, Excel, databases, and Javascript are also covered in this course. With this course, students will learn how to navigate independently in the worlds of information and technology and how to solve their problems on their own with IT tools in the service of their personal and career goals. Course Webpage http://web.njit.edu/~jt66/103S11/cs103.html All the lecture slides and homework will be posted on the webpage. Much of these will be in PDF format. It requires you to have Adobe Acrobat or Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Be sure to check the course homepage every day since I will update it. Textbook Lawrence Snyder, Fluency with Information Technology & Computer Skills Package 4th Edition, Pearson Education, 2011, ISBN 9780132118866. Tentative Course Outline (by week) Week Topics 1 Defining Information Technology and Exploring the Human‐Computer Interface Basics of Networking HTML Primer Locating Information on the WWW Introduction to Debugging 3 4 5 7 Representing Information Digitally Implications of IT Privacy and Digital Security Spreadsheet 1 Spreadsheet 2 Databases Principles of Computer Operation Algorithmic Thinking Representing Multimedia Digitally Answer the questions 8 12 13 14 15 16 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Reading (Chapter) 1,2 Important Dates Quiz 1(2/2) Individual Presentation(2/14 and 2/16) Midterm (3/2) Quiz 2(3/16) Quiz 3(4/13) Project due(4/29) Grading Your course grade will be determined by homework, three in‐class quizzes, one individual presentation, one group project, one in‐class midterm and a final exam. The homework should be done individually. The individual presentation is 5 minutes for each student. The topic of the presentation needs to be submitted first. Each quiz will be about 20 minutes long, the midterm exams will be 85 minutes long, and the final exam will be 2.5 hours long. All quizzes and exams will be closed book and closed notes. Your grade in the course will be determined by the following breakdown: Attendance 5% Homework 10% quizzes and presentation 15% Group Project 10% Midterms 30% Final Exam 30% Course Policies Punctuality and class attendance is mandatory. If you cannot attend some class, you must contact me beforehand. As a general rule, no makeup exams or quizzes will be given, no alternate dates for exams or quizzes, and no turn in assignments late. Of course, if someone has a legitimate reason (e.g., serious medical problem, conflict with a religious holiday), I will make allowances as long as you provide proper documentation (e.g., a note from your doctor). I will not accept excuses such as having too heavy a workload or having too many exams the same week. Also, I do not give out extra‐credit assignments. For all exams and quizzes, be sure to bring a photo ID. All exams and quizzes will be closed book and closed notes. For quizzes and exams, no one will be permitted to leave the room once an exam has started. If a student leaves before the exam period is concluded, his/her exam will be collected and not be returned. Students with special needs are advised to make arrangements with Disability Services for exam accommodations. Upon getting back one of your exams, any questions about the grading must be asked right after all the answers were discussed. Unless you are otherwise instructed, all portable electronic devices, such as cellphones and laptops, must be turned off during class. Students will be informed of any modifications or deviations from the syllabus throughout the course of the semester. Honor Code Academic integrity and honesty are of paramount importance. The NJIT Honor Code will be strictly upheld, and any violations will be brought to the immediate attention of the Dean of Students. Honor Code violations include, but are not limited to, o o o communicating with others during exams using unauthorized materials during exams copying/giving a computer program from/to another person. ...
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