Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ITSC-1401- Section: 74
Introduction to Computers
|Description||Overview of computer information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, and human resources.|
|Learning Outcomes||Identify the components of a computer system; use common applications; explain the impact of computers on society; identify computer careers; identify fundamental programming structures; identify ethical use of computers; and use basic operating system functions.|
Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
Critical Thinking Skills:
Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
Empirical and Quantitative Skills:
Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2016: Brief 1st Edition
by Patrick Carey (Author), Dan Oja (Author), June Jamrich Parsons (Author), Katherine T. Pinard (Author), Robin M. Romer (Author)
Published by Cengage.
Cover Managing Your Files (Pre-section)
MS Word Module 1: 1.1 Creating and Editing a Document
MS Word Module 1: 1.2
MS Word Module 2: 2.1 Navigating & Formatting
MS Word Module 2: 2.2
MS Excel Module 1: 1.1Getting Started with Excel
MS Excel Module 1: 1.2
MS Excel Module 2: 2.1Formatting Workbook Text and Data
MS Excel Module 2: 2.2
MS Excel Module 3: 3.1 Performing Calculations with Formulas
MS Excel Module 3: 3.2
MS Access Module 1: 1.1 Creating a Database
MS Access Module 1: 1.2
MS Access Module 2: 2.1 Building a Database and Defining Table Relationships
MS Access Module 2: 2.2
MS Access Module 3: 3.1 Maintaining and Querying a Database
MS Access Module 3: 3.2
MS Powerpoint Module 1: 1.1 Creating a Presentation
MS Powerpoint Module 1: 1.2
Outlook Session 1
Introduction to Computers Class Schedule
Class # Day Topic/Chapters Covered
1 M Introduction to the teacher and class
2 W Lec: Cover Managing Your Files (Pre-section) and MS Word Module 1: 1.1
Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
3 M Lec: MS Word Module 1: 1.2
4 W Lec: MS Word Module 2: 2.1 Navigating & Formatting
Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
5 M Lec: MS Word Module 2: 2.2; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due
6 W Lec: Finish MS Word and Review for first Test Covering MS Word 2016
7 M Test 1 on MS Word (Modules 1-2)
8 W Lec: MS Excel Module 1: 1.1; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
9 M Lec: MS Excel Module 1: 1.2; Lab: Quick Check due on BB due Sunday
10 W Lec: MS Excel Module 2: 2.1; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due on BB Sunday
11 M Lec: MS Excel Module 2: 2.2; Lab: Quick Check
12 W Lec: MS Excel Module 3: 3.1; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due on BB Sunday
13 M Lec: MS Excel Module 3: 3.2; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
14 W Lec: Finish MS Excel and Review for second Test Covering MS Excel 2016
15 M Test 2 on MS Excel (Modules 1-3)
16 W Lec: MS Access Module 1: 1.1; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due on Sunday
17 M Lec: MS Access Module 1: 1.2; Lab: Quick Check due on BB due Sunday
18 W Lec: MS Access Module 2: 2.1; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due on BB Sunday
19 M Lec: MS Access Module 2: 2.2; Lab: Quick Check due on BB Sunday
20 W Lec: MS Access Module 3: 3.1; Lab: Quick Check due on BB Sunday
22 M Lec: MS Access Module 3: 3.2; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
23 W Lec: Finish MS Access and Review for third Test Covering MS Access
24 M Test 3 on MS Access (Modules 1-3)
25 W Lec: MS Powerpoint Module 1: 1.1; Lab: Quick Check due on BB due Sunday
25 M Lec: Continue MS Powerpoint Module 1: 1.1; Lab: Quick Check due on BB due Sunday
26 W Lec: MS Powerpoint Module 1: 1.2; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
27 M Lec: MS Powerpoint Module 2: 2.1; Lab: Quick Check due on BB Sunday pm
28 W Lec: MS Powerpoint Module 2: 2.2; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
29 M Halloween!
Lec: Finish MS Powerpoint and Review for fourth Test Covering MS Powerpoint
30 W Lec: Begin Outlook Session 1; Lab: Quick Check due Sunday
31 M Lec: Outlook Session 2; Lab: Quick Check and Case Probs. due Sunday
32 W Final Exam Revew and Assignment Make up Day!
FINAL EXAM 5/13 5:30 - 6:45 PM!
|Final Exam Date||May 13, 2019 - 5:00 PM Through May 13, 2019 - 7:30 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Final grades will be calculated according to the following criteria:
Chapter Reviews 20%
Cases Problems 35%
Late penalties will be assessed on all work turned in late, 5 points per day. Upon the 6th day, a grade of ?0? will be assessed automatically.
Professionalism is a combination of attendance and class participation. Each day is worth 10 points @ 30 days a semester totals 300 points.
1. Students may be moved around for the purpose of taking a test.
2. Every student must have a copy of the required textbooks and supplies.
3. Your lowest Exam grade will not be dropped.
4. Grades will be posted on Blackboard.
5. Extra Credit may be assigned at the discretion of the instructor.
6. Student IDs are required to take the first (1st) Exam and must be visible during the test.
7, Late work will be assessed a 5 point penalty for each day late, and a student will receive an automatic "0" on the sixth day.
8. Students are required to read any assigned reading.
9. There is no tolerance for plagarism or academic dishonesty in any form, including unacknowledged or borrowing of proprietary material, copying answers or papers, fabrication, collusion, falsifying documents, using crib sheets, unauthorized help during exams, or passing off someone else's work as one's own.
Student Code of Conduct Statement
It is the responsibility of all registered Lamar State College - Port Arthur students to access, read, understand and abide by all published policies, regulations, and procedures listed in the LSCPA Catalog and Student Handbook.
- It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that his or her name is removed from the roll should he or she decide to withdraw from the class. The instructor does, however, reserve the right to drop a student should he or she feel it is necessary.
- If a student decides to withdraw, he or she should also verify that the withdrawal is submitted before the final withdrawal date.
- The student is also strongly encouraged to retain their copy of the withdrawal form for their records.
- The student is required to turn in any equipment or items that belong to the department. Failure to do so may compromise their standing with LSCPA.
- State laws permits students to withdraw from no more than six courses during their entire undergraduate career at Texas public colleges or universities. With certain exceptions, all course withdrawals automatically count towards this limit. Details regarding this policy can be found in the LSCPA college catalog.
- If you are in a course that is using a specific software, you MUST have the software available to you either on your home computer or you must use the open lab provided in the Gates Library.
- Computer failure, loss of flash drive, loss or corruption of documents, and/or lack of internet access are not acceptable excuses for missed assignments, projects, quizzes, or exams. DO NOT wait until the last miute to complete class work or exams.
The following behaviors will result in the student being asked during class time to cease the action and/or leave the classroom: using cell phones, talking, or keying while the instructor is giving instructions or during class discussions; leaveing class early without informing the instructor; surfing the internet during lecture; and displaying a rude or negative behavior toward the instructor or other students.
E-mail/Voice Mail Etiquette:
Students must use appropriate e-mail etiquette when corresponding with instructor; for example, complete sentences and a full subject line with your name and course name. Voice mail messages should be clearly spoken identifying student's name, course, and any working return phone number.
For each assignment, students must complete the entire lesson (file) on their own. Students are never allowed to use another student's USB or file, only their own unless there is a team assignment.
Students should never lend their file to another student nor should a student have any other student's work in their possession for any reason.
If a student uses another student's files, both students are considered guilty of cheating. I caught cheating, the students will get a "0" on the assignment or project. If a second incidence occurs, both students will be given a final grade of "0" for the course.
1. A student is allowed a maximum of 6 absences and may be automatically dropped from the course on the 7th absence.
2. Three (3) tardies are equivalent to 1 absence
3. A student's grade will drop a full letter grade for every 3 absences.
4. Attendance is defined as actively participating and listening in class.
5. Each class is worth 10 points each with students being graded on their level of participation.
Attendance Scale - (Points)
10 Full Participation
8 Partially attentive, texting during lecture or equivalent activity
5 Coming in late or after lecture, leaving early, and texting/taking calls
3 Working on another class' homework in addition to the other
0 Not in attendance, playing games or viewing inappropriate websites
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
|MyLamarPA||Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLamarPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLamarPA.|
|Other||I will not discuss your grades over the phone or by email. If you want to discuss your grades, you must come to my office, in person.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|