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. Schedules, assignments, etc. can all be found and printed from the course web site.
Follows standard grading policy:
90-100 A; 80-89 B; 70-79 C; 60-69 D; 0-59 F
Internet and Projects 35%
Orientation Exercises 5%
Cengage lecture exams(3) 30%
SAM lecture exams(3) 30%
Projects: All assignments are to be done individually and are due at the beginning of class. Late homework assignments are accepted up to one week only with a penalty of 10%.
Computer Based Training Assignments:: Lab training is through the online system SAM 2010 v. 2.0. Lab assignments may be done on your own time, but strict deadlines for completion must be met to receive full credit. Credit for the training (up to 10 points depending on % of tasks done) will be added to Lab Exams up to 100%.
Computer Based Exams: There will be three on-line exams over the Microsoft application skills covered during the training assignments, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and three on-line exams on lecture material. These timed exams must be taken in the computer lab during the regular time.
Make-up Policy: One make-up exam is allowed per semester. The makeup exam will be provided the week following each exam. This make-up exam session will be held on Friday the week following the exam during class time in the Dillard Building Computer Lab, Room 306. Students must notify their instructor if they will be unable to take the exam at the regular time and plan to attend the make-up exam session.Because students taking the make-up exam will essentially have an extra week to prepare, these exams will be longer and more difficult that the regularly scheduled exams. Students are strongly discouraged from missing the regularly scheduled exams!! If a student misses a makeup exam, he or she will receive a zero for the exam.
Class Participation and Attendance The University expects regular attendance by students in each course. Class attendance is useful to the student as a means of acquiring knowledge and clarification, and is a prerequisite for class participation. Class participation is the active engagement in questions and answers, taking part in analyses of business situations, and contribution of comments in class sessions. (See the MSU Student Handbook Class Attendance Policy.)