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Professor C. G. Mallonee

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE BALTIMORE COUNTY
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ESSEX


INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS


CINS 101,
Spring, 2007


INSTRUCTOR: C. Gardner Mallonee CLASS:


N302

OFFICE:

N 331




LAB:


N302

PHONE: 410
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780
-
6442


HOMEWORK LAB: N315

OFFICE HOURS: M
--
F 1
1
:10

12:10

E
-
mail Address: Gmallonee@ccbcmd.edu


COURSE DESCRIPTION
:


An introductory course in computers that will introduce the student to the basic Data
Processing/Computer terminology and uses. Laboratory time will be d
evoted to making
the student familiar with the IBM Personal Computer and its software. Students will
complete a number of class workbook assignments in Windows, word processing,
spreadsheets, data bases, power point, and Navigator. Out of class assignmen
ts in several
areas will also be required. There will be one test and a final exam.


Prerequisite:

English 051 and Reading 051


Course Rationale
:


Computer literacy is important because computers are an essential part of our society
today. Being able
to use the computer effectively and efficiently will only make you
more valuable in today’s job market. Therefore, it is very important to have a basic
understanding of computers, how to use a variety of software applications, and be able to
search the Int
ernet. This class will provide practical examples of using a PC that will
increase your productivity.


Course Objectives



Upon successfully completing the course students will be able to:




define basic computer terminology.



identify and describe the comp
onents of a computer system.



explain the role of system and application software within computers.



describe various storage media, including appropriate use and management.



explain the difference and relationship between data and information.



identify th
e usage of emerging hardware and software technologies and how they are
being used to solve problems and create efficiency.

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explain the importance of security and privacy, and compare and contrast various
methods of implementation.



define and differentia
te between the Internet, World Wide Web, Computer Networks
and



E
-
Commerce and discuss how they have impacted individuals lives and society as a
whole.



develop search strategies for extracting information from data sources.



recognize the importance of ti
meliness, authority, validity and relevance, as they
relate to search results.



demonstrate a minimum skill level with major application software such as, word
processing, spreadsheet, presentation, e
-
mail, and database management software.



apply informat
ion literacy skills to prepare course assignments, plan their careers, and
manage lifelong learning.



recognize the importance of computer technology, its’ historical perspective and its
impact on our daily lives.



discuss the impact technology has had on e
thics, diversity and emerging issues in our
global community, in a collaborative group environment.


TEXTBOOKS
:

Concepts Textbook
:

Computer Concepts
, Sixth Edition,
Illustrated Series June Jamrich Parsons and Dan Oja, Course
Technology, Thomson Publishing

Co., 2007.
ISBN 1
-
4188
-
6037
-
9

Lab Manual
:



Microsoft Office 2003
,
Illustrated,
Premium Edition
, Introductory, Bes
keen, Cram, Duffy,
Friedrichsen, Reading, Course Technology, Thomson Publishing
Co., 2007.
ISBN: 1
-
4188
-
6039
-
5

Testin
g



SAM 2003 Assessment and
Training for Microsoft Office 2003
,
version 3.1, Course
Technology, Thomson Publishing Co., 2006.


Supplies:


Disks or flash drive on which to save files These are
available at the Essex Bookstore or any computer supplies house
. These should be
brought to every class.


GRADING
:


Tests





20%



Assignments (Tutorials)



21%



Individual Assignments



11%



Final Exam




25%



C
lassroom Participation/Quizzes

23%



A = 90
-

100



B = 80
-

89



C = 70
-

79



D = 60
-

69



F =

0
-

59

ASSIGNMENTS
:

Tutorial
--
All Exercises Assigned


Individual
--
4 in all

Word Processing
--
2 reports on outside reading to be assigned

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Spreadsheets
--
2 to be assigned



Points deducted for late submission of assignments.


NOTE: Students w
ill be assigned to their own microcomputer.


FINAL EXAM
:

Week of
May 14, 2007
.



Schedule of Readings for Classes

Date



Read


Subjects


Jan 29

Introduction to Information Technology: Essential Concepts




Assn. 1


Unit A


Computer and Internet
Basics

1.

Defining Computer

2.

Examining personal computer systems


Feb

5




Assn. II

1.

Defining Internet basics

2.

Connecting to the Internet

3.

Understanding Word Wide Web basics


Feb 12




Assn. III

Unit B


Computer Hardware

1.

Introducing Storage Technology

2.

C
omparing storage media and devices

3.

Exploring hard disk technology, CD/DVD technology


Feb 19




Assn. IV

1.

Examining input devices

2.

Comparing display devices

3.

Understanding expansion slots, cards, and ports


Feb

2
6




Assn. V

Unit C


Computer Softwa
re

1.

Common Features of Software

2.

Word Processing


Mar 5




Assn. VI

1.

Spreadsheets

2.

Database Software

3.

Specialty Software


Mar 12




Assn. VII

Unit D


Digital Electronics and File Management

1.

Introducing digital data representation

2.

Introducing int
egrated circuits

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3.

Exploring processor performance factors

4.

Introducing computer file basics

5.

Exploring file management


Mar 19



Assn. VIII

Midterm Exam


Mar

2
6




Assn. IX

Unit E


Networks and the Internet

1.

Introducing Networks

2.

Classifying networks

3.

Explori
ng network hardware

4.

Exploring LAN standards

5.

Connecting to the Internet, dial up, cable, DSL, etc.


Apr 2




Assn. X

Unit F


Data Security


1.

Introducing computer viruses

2.

Using antivirus software

3.

Introducing data backup

4.

Using backup devices

5.

Exploring backup
software


Apr 9


Spring Break


Apr 16




Assn. XI

Unit G


The Web and E
-
commerce

1.

Exploring Web technology

2.

Exploring HTML

3.

Using Web browsers


Apr 2
3



Assn. XII

1.

Understanding HTTP and Web servers

2.

Introducing Web page authoring

3.

Introducing Cookies

4.

Introducing DHTML and XML


Apr 3
0




Assn. XIII

Unit H


Digital Media

1.

Introducing bitmap graphics

2.

Introducing vector graphics


May 7




Assn. XIV

1.

Exploring 3
-
D graphics

2.

Introducing desktop video

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3.

Editing and processing desktop video


4.

Mind To
ols for your Future


5.

Pirates of Silicone Valley




May 14

Final Exam

All labs completed


Make Sure You Bring Your Workbook to Class


Do the readings in the lab book before tackling the exercises.

Laboratory Assignments









Assn. I


Introduction t
o the Computer How to turn it on.
How to log in. Basic terminology



Define computers; look at Input, Output, Storage



Explore hardware, data communications and networks



Look at software” Systems and Applications



Windows XP A

Getting Started



As
sn II

Windows XP B

Working with Programs, Files and Folders



Multiprogramming, File Management: Naming, Saving,
Retrieving, Finding




p. 79 Ind. Challenge 3

(make sure your name is on the printout)


Assn. III

Internet A

Getting Started with Internet
Explorer



Navigating, viewing, saving, printing searching.



p. 103 Ind. Chall. 2 #e (
add your name)


Assn. IV

Office 2003

Using Office 2003



Word 2003 A

Getting Started



p. 140 Skills Rev #3, #4 & #5.

Hand in 5e.



FAX to Helen Leclair


Assn. V

Wo
rd 2003 B

Editing Documents



p. 166 Ind. Skills Rev:

Hand in 7c
and

8e.



BAOS 2006 PR

and
Fax about BAOS


Assn. VI

Word 2003 C

Formatting Text and Paragraphs



p. 190
-

Skills Review
Hand in 8g.



Beryl Mountain Economic Development Report



Word 2003 D

Formatting Documents



p. 221 Ind. Chall. 2

Hand in p
(single sided)



Hudson Parking FAQ
.


Assn. VII

Excel 2003 A

Getting Started



p. 246 Skills Review.
Do 3

7. Hand in 7d.



MediaLoft Prague Book Categories


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Assn. VIII

Excel 2003 B

Building and Edi
ting Worksheets



p. 275 Ind. Chall. 2:
Hand in g
.

Beautiful You Salon


Assn. IX

Excel 2003 C

Formatting a Worksheet



p. 299 Skills Review Do 1

6.
Hand in 6g
.



MediaLoft Montreal Quarterly Sales Projection


Assn. X

Excel 2003 D

Working With Charts



p. 324 Skills Review Do 1

8.
Hand in 8g



Software Usage by Departments


Assn. XI

Access 2003 A

Getting Started



p. 365 Skills Review Do 3

8.
Hand in 8c.
Don’t do 8d



page 1 of Agents table
only



Access 2003 B

Using Tables and Queries



p. 391
-
2

Skills Review Do. 4_10.
Print 8b, 9d &10e



Books; Author Price List; Inexpensive Books


Assn. XII

Access 2003 C & D

Using Forms and Reports



pp. 442
-
3 Skills Rev:
Hand in 8b
.



Residential Real Estate Listings

(only page 1)


Assn. XIII

PowerPoint A

G
etting Started


Note that these assignments do
not

require
all

the slides to be printed out. Sometimes they ask for 3 on a page, sometimes 4, sometimes 6. Following the directions carefu
lly




p. 486 Ind. Chall. 2
Hand in 6i

(9 slides per page)



Techa
rt


Assn. XIV

PowerPoint B & C

Creating and Enhancing a Presentation



P 538
--
554 Walk Through
Hand in p #10




EMedia Proposed Marketing Plan


Assn. XV

Integration B

Integrating Word, Access & Excel



p. 462
-
63 Ind. Chall. 3.
Hand in f.



Art’s Sake R
eproductions



Complete all unfinished labs. Complete Unfinished Assignments


Class Notes:
Please note that this schedule is tentative; i.e., it is subject to
change. The number of hour exams is one, with a comprehensive final set for
the week of
May 14,

2007. There exists

the possibility of quizzes at any time;
be forewarned and come to class prepared! Remember that the rule of thumb
in college is two hours of preparation time for every hour of class or laboratory
time. It may be impossible to finish a

given assignment during the school
hours allotted; in this instance you will have to sign up for open lab time on an
individual basis when the PC lab is open.



Lab Times:
PC Laboratory hours: [N315] (Subject to revision)

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Monday

8:30
-

9:30 p.m.



Tuesday

8:30
-

9:30 p.m.



Wednesday

8:30
-

9:30 p.m.



Thursday

8:30
-

9:30 p.m.



Friday

9:00
-

4:00 p.m.



Saturday

10:00


2:00 p.m.


More Class Notes:
Work hard and diligently! What you gain from this
course is directly proportional to the amount of

time and effort you devote to it.
Please read the assignment chapter(s) before coming to class. Be prepared to
ask any questions you might have that come up during your reading. I don't
intend to repeat what the book has said; my lectures will suppleme
nt and
extend concepts presented in the text.


You will need to buy or obtain several 3

1/2 inch diskettes enclosed in a hard
plastic case from the bookstore to save various exercises and make your lab
time more productive. Use High Density (HD) rather th
an Dual Density (DD)
disks. These may be purchased from our bookstore for about $1.00. I can also
sell 3.5" formatted blank HD disks to you at class time. You may also use
flash drive. We no longer support ZIP drives at Essex.


You will be doing labora
tory exercises from your lab manual. Therefore you
should bring this with you every lab day.


Code of Academic Integrity


For the College to make its maximum contribution as an institution of high learning, the
entire college community must uphold high s
tandards of integrity, honesty, and ethical
behavior. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of
constructive service, honesty is imperative. Each student has a responsibility to submit
work that is uniquely his

or her own, or to provide clear and complete acknowledgement
of the use of work attributable to others. To these ends, the following actions are
expected of students:




Complete all work on exams without assistance.



Follow the professor’s instructions whe
n completing all class assignments.



Ask for clarification when instructions are not clear.



Report to the instructor any unauthorized information related to an exam.



Provide proper credit when quoting or paraphrasing.



Submit only one’s own work.


Students w
ho do not accept responsibility for the integrity of their own work will
experience sanctions, including a written reprimand, failure of the assignment, failure of
the course, and/or dismissal from the program. For repeat and extreme offenses, the
College

reserves the right to suspend or expel students.

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Writing Policy


The College recognizes that clear, correct, and concise use of language is characteristic of
an educated person. Therefore, whenever possible, faculty members in all disciplines
should re
quire written assignments in their courses in order to encourage effective writing
by their students. Also, instructors should consider the quality of writing in determining
a grade for a written assignment. Poor writing can be a sufficient cause for a f
ailing
grade on a paper and, in extreme cases, a failing grade in a course.


Weather problems
: If CCBC
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Essex closes for the day, it will be announced over WBAL, WCAO,
WCBM, or the Television stations. You may also call the school at 410
-
682
-
6000 and list
en to the
prerecorded announcement. If we miss a class we will make it up in some way. Your instructor will
provide specifics.


Students are encouraged to seek help from their instructors whenever they encounter
academic difficulty (either during schedul
ed office hours or by appointment). In
addition, the Student Success Centers provide help. For more information, contact:


CCBC Catonsville


410.455.4420

CCBC Dundalk


410.285.9876

CCBC Essex



410.780.6820