Computer Concepts and Applications

Course Details

Course Number: 1013  Section Number: X40

Summer II 2013

Location: Online

Classroom Number: Online Course

Days & Times:

Online



Course Attachments

Textbooks

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Tina Johnson PhD   
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Course Objectives
  • Gain factual knowledge of computers and the associated terminology
  • Learn the basic principles of the discipline of computing
  • Obtain hands-on experience with MS Office 2010
  • Demonstrate the ability to use computers in both a business and personal setting
  • Awareness of current events and social impacts of computing
  • Utilization of the Internet for research and reporting of information

Course Expectations
  • MS Office 2010 – this is installed on MSU labs.  You will be at a disadvantage if you do not have this version of MS Office.
  • Emerge V 3.0 and SAM 2010 – Purchase the access codes for these web sites at the MSU Bookstore.  It is REQUIRED.  Without it you will NOT be able to access the course.  However, this is all you need.  All materials, including the textbook, are available electronically via these sites.  (Once opened, you cannot return the access code.  Once you register at the web site, it cannot be used by another student.  If you drop the course, the access code will be available for use for the next semester only.)
  • Blackboard – The MSU Blackboard site (from which you obtained this document).  Logins to this site throughout the semester are not necessary.  All work will be completed and submitted through Emerge and SAM.
  • Your email account – An email account is REQUIRED and it is recommended that you check it often for additional information.

Grading Standards

3 Concept Exams                                      30%                   

3 Lab Exams                                             30%                   

Assignments  (Email, Projects, Essay)    35%                   

SAM Training                                               5%                 

          


Submission Format Policy

All tests and assignments will be submitted through SAM2010



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

No late work accepted in this course


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection 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 Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

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.


Other Policies

 

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, counseling@mwsu.edu


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.