TR 8:00 AM
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.
Lab training is through the online system MyITLab, which will be discussed in class.
Lab assignments are done in the lab, deadlines for completion must be met to receive credit.
Training assignments (2 per application) are due by midnight on the Sunday preceding the scheduled MyITLab exam covering this application. Due dates are also shown in the MyITLab software. While the due date precedes the exam date, students are encouraged to continue to review (e.g. practice) the training assignments until the time of the exams. Exam tasks are taken directly from the training assignments and diligent practice of the training assignments correlatse highly with success on these exams.
Laboratory Software:MyITLab. This software keycode is available at the bookstore or directly from the publisher. If you plan on buying your textbook online, you must still purchase a separate copy of the keycode for use in the computer labs. This keycode will also be necessary if you plan on downloading the MyITLab software to your personal computer. Do not attempt to use a used keycode for this software. Validation of the keycode is responsibility of the students.
Assignments will be made as scheduled and are expected to be completed by the specified due date. Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in fundamentals math skills through homework assignments and tests.
Grades will be given to the assignments handed in on time. Late assignments will be accepted until one class past the due date. However, they will have their maximum grade reduced by twenty points. Any assignment turned in after that period or not done will be graded zero points.
Students are expected to attend all meetings of the classes in which they are enrolled. Attendance is rewarded by participation points in the grading criteria. Lab attendance is mandatory and lab assignments will be performed in the lab.
All students should refer to the current MSU Students Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, students responsibilities, rights and activities.
Disability needs: Instructor must be informed if you are a student with a disability and need accommodations for this class.
Cell phones, etc.: Use of any electronic device is not allowed in the classroom. Exceptions must be approved by the instructor.
Student drops: If you wish to drop this course you must first contact your instructor. All students-initiated drops must be processed by March 21, 2011.
Assistance: Please contact your instructor for extra help during this course. This includes class material clarification, expected absences from class due to any personal problem, etc.
Grades will not be posted! Grading system will be discussed in class.
Lecture Tests and Final (3): 10 % (each)
Lab Practice Exams (3): 15 % (each)
Lecture Assignments: 10 %
Lab training: 10 %
Final grading letter: 90 to 100 pts = A, 80 to 89.99 pts = B, 70 to 79.99 pts = C, 60 to 69.99 pts = D, other = F