BO Room 320 MW, 8:00 & DB Room 306 F 8:00
This course is designed as a first course in computing and is intended for non-CS majors. The intent is to provide a broad-based knowledge of computers, their applications, and their intrinsic roles in major areas in contemporary society. The lab provides extensive preparation in MS Office.
Text: 1. (online) Emerge with Computers Version 3.0 via CLMS Printed Access Card, Baldauf
2. (online) SAM 2010 ATP, v 2.0, Course Technology
3. (optional) Picture Yourself Learning Microsoft Office 2010, Koers
Software: SAM 2010 ATP Assessment, Training and Projects v2.0 for Microsoft Office 2010. The SAM access code is bundled with the CLMS Emerge access code for the required e-textbook at the MWSU Bookstore – and is cheaper than buying them separately. All training and testing will be administered through the SAM and Emerge websites; therefore, it is not possible to pass this course without purchasing the access codes. Used access codes will not work with this software.
Additional Material: A USB stick will be necessary for saving lab documents. Avoid using a U3 Cruzer stick as these do not always work in the labs.
Lecture Exams (3) 30%
Lab Exams (3) 30%
Group Project 10%
All assignments and tests will be submitted through Emerge (lecture portion) and SAM2010 (lab portion).
Assignments will be accepted late up to one week after the due date with a penalty of 5 points per day.
Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar and the MSU Undergraduate Bulletin for university policies on academic dishonesty, class attendance, student rights and activities.
Disability Policy: In accordance with the law, MSU provides academic accommodations to students with documented disabilities. Students with disabilities must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided. The DSS office is located in Clark Student Center, Room 168, phone 397-4140.
Counseling Center: MSU offers personal, group, career, and academic counseling. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free services by contacting the Counseling Center:
Corner of Hampstead and Louis J. Rodriguez Drive, 397-4618, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Content: The material includes text reading assignments, lectures, videos, and homework. Students are responsible for all material regardless of attendance. The lab is a required portion of the course.