Professor: Mr. David Tucker
Office Location: Doucette Hall, Room 203 (3rd office on left)
Office Phone: (814) 732-2550
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Course Web Page:
Note: Check the site frequently for up-to-date information.
|This course familiarizes students with the interaction of computer hardware and
software. Emphasis is placed on the application of microcomputers, the use of
productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet management, file management,
and presentation software), Internet applications, and electronic mail
applications. Students with credit for CSCI 100 may not take this course to
fulfill degree requirements.
- This course is approved for General
Education - Core 7 and the computer competency requirement.
- This course is designed to be a first
course in the use of microcomputer productivity software and a brief
introduction to computer science.
- Throughout the course, the students will be utilizing
the commercially available Microsoft® Office and Microsoft® FrontPage
- There will be a brief overview of the field of Computer
Science and the general topics associated with CS. Throughout the
course we will discuss features of the Windows® operating system.
After the introduction the students will then be exposed to:
- Word Processing
- Presentation Software
- Spreadsheet Software
- Web Page Development Software
|Successful completion of the course will be based upon the following objectives:
- Students will be proficient at
utilizing computer hardware as input and output devices.
- Students will be fluent in terminology
and technical jargon used with respect to computer hardware and software.
- I'd also like the students to be
knowledgeable about what to look for when purchasing a computer system.
- Students will be able to access the
university computer systems.
- Students will be able to navigate in a
graphical operating system, in this case MS Windows XP.
- Students will be able to use a word
processing package to create, edit, and enhance documents.
- Students will be able to demonstrate
proficiency in a spreadsheet package, including generating graphs to answer
questions about data.
- Students will utilize electronic mail
throughout the system using their Edinboro student accounts.
- Students will create a web page using
state of the art WYSIWYG software.
- Students will create a dynamic slide
show using presentation software.
Course texts. - This is optional
E-mail and knowledge/willingness to
learn how to use it.
This could be a show stopper!! Make sure you are comfortable with
e-mail before taking any exam. I require you use the Edinboro
University E-mail. We use this for taking exams.
Schedule of the course can be found at:
Microsoft Office 2010 Plus Edition by Grauer, Publisher Prentice Hall
Assessment and Evaluation:
- Quiz 1 - 5/23/2012
- MS Word Exam - 5/30/2012
- MS Excel Exam - 6/6/2012
- Final Exam - 6/7/2012
|Derivation of Final
Weights for Determining the Final
Homework - 45%
Exams - 55% (Note that the web page project will be counted as an exam grade)
The final score will be converted to a letter grade using the following
90 < score < 100 A
87 < score < 89 B+
80 < score < 87 B
77 < score < 80 C+
70 < score < 77 C
60 < score < 70 D
0 < score < 60 F
If you miss more than 1/3 of the classes (5 days) you will be dropped a letter grade for each additional class
missed. Usually this is not a problem but can be in some extreme
- Incomplete grades will be assigned only
if proper documentation is presented and the student has a passing grade in the
course at the time of withdrawal (very rare).
- Borderline grades will be assigned
at the discretion of the instructor usually based on attendance.
- All assessment
is based on results as it is unfair for the instructor to subjectively evaluate
effort for each student in the class.
- Special Note:
I do not grade on effort or
circumstances, I only grade on results! -- Treat taking this course as you would
a very important job, does an employer pay on effort?
Disabilities Act Statement
Any student who has a physical or learning disability which requires special
accommodations should make an appointment to discuss this with the instructor.
You alone are responsible for your work. Any student found to be cheating
or plagiarizing with respect to any component of the course will be subject to
immediate failure from the course. This course is particularly susceptible
to cheating. Please don't! You are on your honor to turn in
assignments that only you created. In addition cheating does not help you
learn the material & prepare for the exam. You cannot pass this class on
homework points alone!
t is the instructor's intention to provide an
environment that is relaxed and academically stimulating. You will be
encouraged to ask questions and participate in the lecture.
As far as attendance goes, I will take roll and if you haven't missed more than
one week's worth of classes you will receive extra consideration if you fall on
the border when I
determine your final grade. Note that high performance in a any class is linked
with consistent attendance and good effort. I do expect you to attend all
classes and you are responsible for knowing about any announcements or
assignments made during class. If missing a class is unavoidable, the student is
expected to catch up on the lecture notes either from the web or ask a class
mate, there may have been an announcement. As I like to
say - if you are going to take a class then take it, if not then don't waste our
Please do not use office hour time to make-up excessive unexcused absences. This
course is taught in a lecture/laboratory style. While the instructor is
lecturing, it is EXPECTED that no one will be working on the computers. It's
rude and disruptive to both other students and the instructor. Additionally, a
good bit of time may be given for in-class work on the computers. Students are
expected to use this time wisely, while the instructor and lab assistant are
present to assist. Additionally, you should set several hours aside each week
when you can come to one of the labs (or use an adequate home system) to finish
the laboratory problems.
It is imperative
that you gain access to a computer containing Microsoft Office 2010 and allow
yourself some time outside of class to complete your assignments. (The computer
labs have his software)
|Other Class Rules
- No cell phone use during class time
- No facebook use during the class time, before
and after is fine. With the exception of getting photos for your web
page if you want.
- I reserve the right to deduct points from
your overall grade for these infractions.