Larry Holder's CSCI 201 Course Syllabus for Fall 2014

Section 001 (CRN 41310)

Larry Holder
  Adjunct Instructor
    Computer Science 201
        Department of Computer Science
            The University of Tennessee at Martin

This web page constitutes my official CSCI 201 Course Syllabus,and was last modified (excluding calendar edits and announcements) on November 18, 2014. If you wish to have a printed copy of this syllabus, please print from your web browser. I reserve the right to modify my class policies at any time, and to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. If there are any discrepancies between this syllabus and campus/college/departmental policy, the higher authority takes precedence, of course.

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Basic Course Info

Title: Introduction to Computer Applications

Description: Concepts of computer systems and procedures including software applications, input and output, data storage, communications and networks, Internet and World Wide Web, and operating systems and system software. Emphasis on using integrated software tools on the microcomputer which include word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation graphics, communications, web browsers, electronic mail, personal information management, and multimedia authoring. Credit does not apply to computer science minor requirements.

Credit Hours: 3

Pre or Co-Requisites: None.

Textbook and Materials:
SAM 2013 (online resource), with text New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course (Shaffer/Carey/Parsons/Oja/Finnegan).
See bookstore to purchase an access code and e-book.
Electronic bundle: ISBN 9781285734255: SAM 2013 and e-book
Alternative printed bundle: ISBN 9781285725918: printed text w/SAM 2013

General Course Objectives, Student Outcomes:

The student will:

  1. use the most-up-to-date technology in an ever-changing discipline.
  2. have an in-depth understanding of why computers are essential components in business and society.
  3. understand the fundamentals of computers and computer nomenclature, particularly with respect to personal computer hardware and software, the World Wide Web, and enterprise computing
  4. be motivated to learn through visually appealing and exciting material.
  5. be assisted in planning a career and getting certificated in the computer field.
  6. complete exercises and lab assignments that allow you to interact with a computer and learn by actually using the computer and World Wide Web.
  7. develop strategies for purchasing a desktop computer, a notebook computer, a Tablet PC, and a personal mobile device.
  8. understand the fundamentals of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Microsoft Windows.
  9. complete practical examples using the computer as a useful tool.
  10. use proper procedures to create documents, worksheets, databases, and presentations suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use.
  11. Improve analytical and writing skills using technology.

Course Outline:

I will cover topics in an order that I progressively determine for each class.

Policies (Grading, etc)

"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."
(731) 881-7890 (Office of Information Technology Services)
102 Crisp Hall (Computer Center)
Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scheduling of appointments is highly recommended.