CIS250_syllabus_Sp09

CIS250_syllabus_Sp09 - CIS 250 - Advanced Computer...

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CIS 250 - Advanced Computer Applications University of South Alabama Spring, 2009 Instructor: Brian Wright Office Hours: By Appointment E-Mail: b.wright@acm.org (Prefered) bowright@usouthal.edu Website: http://cis.usouthal.edu/~bwright/ Required Texts: Exploring Microsoft Office 2007 Volume 1 by Robert T. Grauer with Michelle Hulett, Cynthia Krebs, Maurie Wigman Lockley, Keith Mulbery, and Judy Scheeren, Prentice Hall Publishing 2007. MyITLab Access code: ( this must be purchased separately if a used textbook package was purchased); Note: Access codes set up during Proficiency testing may not be used for course enrollment! Required Materials: Students must bring a USB (flash) drives with them to lab class every day. Software Requirements: This course teaches and requires the use of the MS/Office 2007 suite of applications. These applications are available in the CSCB labs. If students choose to perform some of their work on their own computer, they should purchase this version of the software. All files submitted for grading should be in 2007 format. Prerequisite: CIS 150 with a grade of C or higher (or placement by exam) Note: any student not meeting this prerequisite will be administratively withdrawn from the course. Goals: This course provides continuing coverage of advanced office technologies. Areas of emphasis include: the WWW, searching for and evaluation of information on the Web, developing a visual graphics-based presentation, and data management using a database management tool. Students will be required to complete computer-based labs in these areas. Course Objectives: At the conclusion of the semester, the students should be able to: 1) Identify and use the Microsoft Office common commands 2) Explain the necessary elements of an effective presentation 3) Build and demonstrate a graphics based electronic presentation 4) List the basic concepts involved in a database 5) Create and use a table structure in a Relational database 6) Manipulate and sort data in a database table 7) Explain the concept and need for Referential Integrity and how it is implemented in the relationships between tables 8) Retrieve data from the database tables in various output formats through the use of queries and reports 9) Complete an integrated project that uses the Internet, Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint 10) Evaluate Internet Resources for their reliability and usefulness 11) Share data between applications when another application would support the appropriate action needed
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250 Sp09 - p 2 Policies: 1) Attendance: Full attendance is expected and required. Cases of illness or emergencies that make it impossible to attend class should be reported to your Instructor as soon as possible. Excessive unexcused absences may lower your grade or result in failure of the course. It is the responsibility of the student to notify the Instructor when she/he will be absent or within 24 hours of the missed class if the absence was
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