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Course Section: INFS 205 section 001
Course Title: Introduction to Productivity Applications
Credit Hours: 3
Meeting Time and Place: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4 to 5:15 pm, BA 227
Textbook and Materials:
SAM 2013 (online resource), with text New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course
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
Faculty Contact Information:
Larry Holder (adjunct instructor)
Phone: (731) 881-7890 (Office of Information Technology Services)
Address: 102 Crisp Hall (Computer Center)
Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office Hours (for student visits): Scheduling of appointments is highly recommended.
This class provides an introduction to office applications
with emphasis on spreadsheet and database application skills.
There are no prerequisites or co-Requisites.
Only SAM 2013's online resource is used. Canvas is not used.
Student Learning Outcomes/Objectives:
BSBA Learning Objectives related to the College Mission:
Information Systems 205 does not address BSBA 2, 4.
- BSBA 1 - Develop an understanding of the global aspects of business
- BSBA 2 - Have an understanding of the ethical aspects of business
- BSBA 3 - Demonstrate critical thinking skills
- BSBA 4 - Demonstrate effective verbal and written communication skills
- BSBA 5 - Demonstrate an understanding of the business core
- BSBA 6 - Demonstrate competence in information systems
Course Specific Objectives related to Course Description:
Objectives in INFS 205 are geared to ensure student knowledge in the following areas:
- Provide students an opportunity to apply concepts related to data manipulation through electronic office applications (BSBA 1, 5)
- Ensure student achievement of competence in basic fundamentals and the application of electronic office application skills (BSBA 3, 6)
- Aid in the achievement of computer literacy necessary for continuation in academic studies and/or future employment (BSBA 1, 3, 5, 6)
Email is preferred. Most emails are responded to same day, except weekends.
For technical issues, contact the UTM Help Desk (www.utm.edu/helpdesk).
Course Requirements, Assessments, Evaluations, Major Assignments, and Exams:
- Assignments will contribute to about 80% of the final grade.
All assignments are due by the LAST DAY OF CLASS (prior to Exams), even if SAM 2013 shows a later due date.
Late assignments are not accepted. No extensions.
Complete them early enough to avoid any last-minute issues.
Assignments may be re-submitted up to the maximum allowable attempts, up to the due date/time. Highest attempt counts.
12 Assignments: WORD: #1,2,3. POWERPOINT: #1,2. EXCEL: #1,2,3,4. ACCESS: #1,2,3.
200 Points Deducted if SAM 2013 account is not set up by end of day Friday, September 9.
- The final exam will contribute to about 20% of the final grade.
EXAM IS FRIDAY DEC 9, 12:45-2:45 PM. Adjust your schedule, including work, accordingly. No alternative date/time.
There is no exemption from the final exam.
The final exam will consist of 3 assignments (1 Word, 1 Excel, 1 Access) which must be completed within a
limited amount of time, on a specific exam day.
- There will be no intermediate tests or quizzes.
- Final grade is calculated as total points earned, divided by total points possible.
Apply to scale: 90%=A, 80%=B, 70%=C, 60%=D, 59% and below=F.
- Cheating is not tolerated.
Any submissions flagged as violations by the SAM 2013 system are not accepted.
This class section has been set up to be primarily "online" (working on your own using SAM 2013)
with class time devoted to demonstrating the material and assisting with questions.
Every other class meeting (after the first one) will repeat the prior class meeting material.
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