CSI 1002 Spring 2011

Course Syllabus

 

 

Instructor:                  Charles Kwiatkowski

Office:                                    A-330

Phone:                        +1 (815) 408 0876

E-Mail:                       charles_kwiatkowski@ivcc.edu

Web Page:                  www.ivcc.edu/kwiatkowski

Office Hours:             M        2:00 pm - 4:30 pm in A330

                                    T         3:00 pm – 4:00 pm in D109A

                                    W        2:00 pm – 4:00 pm in A330

                        R         3:30pm – 5:30 pm in A330

                        F          By Appointment only

 

Course Description:  A course for business majors planning to transfer to a four-year institution.  Computer concepts; terminology; equipment; systems analysis and design; management information systems, and applications are surveyed.  Business application skills in the microcomputer areas of spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation are emphasized.  Use of e-mail, Blackboard, and the Internet are used throughout the course.

 

 

Textbooks:       The Pearson Custom Program for CIS – IVCC Business Computer Systems and Applications Bundle

                       

Attendance:   In order to simulate the work environment, I expect all students to attend class and to be on time.  There is no such thing as an “excused absence” in this class – you’re either here or you’re not.  Regular class attendance is important and expected for successful completion of this course.  You may expect that attendance will be taken during each class, normally at the beginning.  When your name is called, you are REQURIED to raise your hand for at least 5 seconds and simultaneously say “HERE” loudly.  This is because some of the rooms have poor acoustics and I need to know where you are seated. Students that miss an exam will be allowed to make up the exam ONLY when prior arrangements are made with the instructor.  A 5% penalty will be assessed for the missed exam.


 

 

Cheating:       Policies regarding cheating may be found under the heading of “Academic Integrity” in the IVCC Student Handbook.  Students should become familiar with these policies and abide by them.  Working together on assignments is NOT ALLOWED!!  This includes viewing other people’s work AND letting people view your work. Student peer tutors who are paid by the IVCC Tutoring Office are allowed with my previous permission – provided that they DO NOT do the assignments FOR YOU.  Cheating on an assignment will result in a zero for the first offense and expulsion from the class for the second offense.  The IVCC administration will be notified of the second offense.

When you cheat, you insult my intelligence.

 

Withdraw:     Students need to notify the instructor in order to withdraw from the course. 

The last date for withdrawal with refund for the Spring 2011 semester is Thursday, January 27. 

The last date for withdrawal (without refund) for the Spring 2011 semester is Wednesday, April 13.

Failure of the student to notify the instructor will lead to the assignment of a letter grade at the conclusion of the course based on the work completed and not completed, which is usually an F due to missed homework and exam(s).  Withdrawal from a course will affect financial aid.  Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid office before withdrawing from a course.

 

Grades:          Final grades will be assigned based upon the student’s accumulated points.  Points will be awarded for the midterm exam, the final exam, quizzes, homework, and other classroom activity assignments.   The grade book is kept on Blackboard and can be viewed by you so you know where you stand in the class at all times.  I wait to grade all assignments until the due date has passed.  I try to grade assignments within a week of the due date (I’ll communicate exceptions to this rule via email.)  Letter grades will be assigned using the following scale:

                        A         100% - 90%

                        B         89% - 80%

                        C         79% - 70%

                        D         69% - 60%

                        F          Below 60%

 

Other:            

1.      LATE ASSIGNMENTS.  Each assignment will be given a due date and time.  You MUST turn in the assignment before that date and time.  This semester, I will accept only ONE late assignment ONE day late (One day = 24 hours), only with prior permission.   No penalty will be assessed for this late assignment.  ALL other late assignments will be given a zero.  There are no exceptions.  There are no “acceptable excuses” for late assignments.  Please budget your time so that you are not doing homework at the last minute and you allow “buffer time” for when the technology is not working correctly or other “life emergencies” occur.

2.      Microsoft Office 2007 Professional is used for the assignments in this class.  You may not use any other package or any other Microsoft version to do your homework.  Any assignments submitted using a different package or different version will be given a zero.  MS Office 2007 Professional includes Word, Excel, Access, and Powerpoint.  It is available in all of our open labs for you to use to complete your assignments.  You may purchase MS Office 2007 Professional through our Microsoft Alliance.  A representative from IVCC will email your “bart” account with the details on this.

3.      Students are expected to come to class having read the assigned chapter and the previous class meeting notes.

4.      I do extensive communication via the Internet and Blackboard.  Blackboard announcements and email will be used.  You are REQUIRED to ensure your correct email address is entered into your Blackboard profile. Additionally, you are required to ensure your phone number(s) are correct.

5.      If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability (anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, AD/HD, post-traumatic stress, and others) you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, note taking services, etc...  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu or 224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204. 

 


 

CSI 1002 Topic Schedule

 

Topic(s)

Introduction to the class and course requirements

Introduction to Blackboard

Introduction to IVCC Computer Tools

Chapter 1 Concepts Book – Looking at Computers:  Understanding the Parts p. 1-46

Chapter 2 Concepts Book – Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System p. 47-92

Chapter 3 Concepts Book – The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management p. 93-156

Chapter 1 Applications Book – Creating Documents with Microsoft Word 2007 p. 1-84

Chapter 2 Applications Book – Formatting and Organizing Text p. 85-172

Chapter 4 Concepts Book – Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play p. 157-205

Chapter 5 Concepts Book – Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web’s Resources p. 205-274

Chapter 3 Applications Book – Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data p. 173-284

Chapter 4 Applications Book – Managing Workbooks and Analyzing Data p. 285-368

Midterm exam

Chapter 5 Applications Book – Using Functions and Tables p. 369-45

Chapter 6 Concepts Book – Behind the Scenes: The Internet: How It Works p. 275-314

Chapter 7 Concepts Book – Networking and Security: Connecting Computers and Keeping Them Safe from Hackers and Viruses p. 315-378

Chapter 6 Applications Book – Getting Started with Access Databases and Tables p. 455-550

Chapter 7 Applications Book – Sort and Query a Database p. 551-654

11/11 – Veteran’s Day – College Closed

Chapter 8 Concepts Book – Behind the Scenes: Networking and Security p. 379-426

Chapter 8 Applications Book – Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 p. 655-732

Chapter 9 Applications Book – Designing a PowerPoint Presentation p. 733-816

Final Exam

 


 

Spring Semester 2011 Important Dates

 

 

Thursday, January 13................................................................................ CLASSES BEGIN

Please note: The first day of a class section is the last day to enroll.

 

Monday, January 17 ................................................................. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (College Closed)

 

Thursday, January 27 ...............................................................................Last Day for Refund

 

Friday, February 11 ........................................... Deadline to Apply for Spring Graduation

 

Monday, February 21 ..................................................All President’s Day (College Closed)

 

Friday, March 18 ..................................................... Faculty Development Day (No Classes)

 

Monday - Friday, March 21-25....................Spring Break for Faculty & Students (No Classes)

 

Wednesday, April 13 .............................................................. Last Day for Student Withdrawal

 

Tuesday - Friday May 10-13 ............................................................. Day Semester Exams

 

Monday, May 9 ......................................................................... Evening Semester Exams

 

Tuesday, May 17 ................................................................... Final Grades Due in Records Office at 10 a.m.

 

Friday, May 20 ................................................................................. SEMESTER ENDS

 

Friday, May 20 ................................................................................... Commencement