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Georgia Gwinnett College

The School of Science and Technology

Introduction to Computing

ITEC 1001-02

 Fall 2007

 

Course Information:

Class Time:             Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 9:30-10:45 am

Class Location:        C-1135

Contact Information:

Instructor name:        Dr. Anatoly Kurkovsky

Office Availability:    Mutually agreed time between professor and student by appointment at C-2153

Telephone:                 678 407 5732

E-mail:                        akurkovsky@ggc.usg.edu

 Course description:

Introduction to computers, programming and applications software. Areas of study include: hardware; problem solving; programming; and application packages such as word processing, spread sheets, and data base systems.

Course prerequisites:

None.

 Course goals:.

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Understand the evolution of information technology and future trends.

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Describe the ethical issues surrounding the uses of digital information.

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Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various personal productivity software.

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Understand the functionality and interaction among the main hardware components of a computer and appropriate terminology.

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Acquire basic knowledge of computer security, protection mechanisms and privacy threats on Internet.

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Understand the role of computing tools in supporting collaborative projects.

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Understand the principles of computer networking.

Textbook:

Required textbook:

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Discovering Computers:  Fundamentals . Shelly, Cashman & Vermaat. Fourth edition. Thompson Course Technology. ISBN: 1 4239 1209 8

 Optional textbook:

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Microsoft Office 2003: Introductory Concepts and Techniques. Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Misty E. Vermaat Course Technology. ISBN 10: 0-619-25558-7

 Grading policy:

The final grade will be derived from your performance on the tests, assignments and class participation as follows:

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A=90-100%

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B=80-89%

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C=70-79%

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D=60-69%

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F=59% and below

Examinations:

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Three written tests                    50%

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Assigned projects                      40%

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Class participation                     10%

 Evaluation of your class participation will include:

bulletattendance,
bulletunderstanding of the course material,
bulletresponsibility to answer the professorís questions.

 Final Exam date:

Week of December 10, 2007

 College Policies

Regentís policy statement

The University System of Georgia requires that all students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs in University System institutions (including Georgia Gwinnett College) successfully complete all parts of a competency examination in reading and English composition.  This competency examination is commonly called "the Regents' Test", and it is free of charge.  A student has two attempts to pass this test before accumulating 45 hours of collegiate credit.  Please sign up for the Regents' Test when you enroll in English 1102.  Do this in time to have two attempts before accumulating 45 credit hours!

 Americans with disabilities act statement

If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and require assistance or support services, Please seek assistance through the Center for Disability Services.  A CDS Counselor will coordinate those services.

 Equal opportunity statement

No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age or disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by Georgia Gwinnett College.

 Affirmative action statement

Georgia Gwinnett College adheres to affirmative action policies designed to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and students.

 Academic respect

The college exists to foster educational excellence.  To this end, a classroom atmosphere that supports learning must be maintained.  You are expected to be an active, attentive participant in the class.  You are also expected to abide by class policies and procedures and to treat faculty and other students in a professional, respectful manner.  Specifically you should silence your cell phone, turn off your music and refrain from text messaging or emailing during class.  You are expected to be familiar with the student conduct code published in the Student Handbook.

 Honor Statement

We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate the actions of those who do.

 School of Science and Technology Policies

Attendance

You are expected to attend every class. Failure to attend class will affect your grade. Attendance may be taken by various methods that could include clicker or written quizzes in the first 5 minutes of class, or sign in sheets. This information will be taken into account at the end of the semester when grades are calculated, if you are on the borderline.

 Special arrangements to take a regular exam early must be made in advance in writing.  Early exams are available only at the instructorís discretion and only under extreme circumstances.

 IF an emergency arises and you miss an exam you MUST notify your instructor on the same DAY as the exam. Notification by email, text or phone message is acceptable. At the instructorís discretion, make-up work may have a different format or different content from the regular assignment.  Make-up work should be completed within two days of the original due date.  Work missed due to unexcused absences will be given a grade of zero. 

 Students who never attend a class by the end of the first two weeks of the term will be reported for non-attendance. Students who do not drop a class during the schedule adjustment period and are reported for non-attendance will be automatically dropped from that course.

 If you feel that you are unable to complete your courses due to illness or family emergency, contact the Registrarís Office or the Office of Enrollment Management to attempt to withdraw from your courses without penalty.

 As stated in the GGC Catalog: ďStudents whose absences exceed two-thirds of the total class meetings in a semester may be administratively withdrawn from the course by the instructor. This includes excused and unexcused absences. A student administratively withdrawn from a course due to excessive absences may re-enroll for that course in a subsequent semester during which the course is offered.Ē www.ggc.usg.edu/apply/catalog.php

 Course Changes:

This course syllabus provides a general plan for this course.  The professor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus, including changes to assignments, projects, examinations, etc., in order to accommodate the needs of the class as a whole and fulfill the goals of the course.  Students should check WebCT regularly, as course changes will always be announced and recorded on the course WebCT site.

 Instructor/Course Policies

Some common sense notices

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Please do not be late for classes,

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Please do not wear hats in the classroom,

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Please turn off all cell phones, beepers, pagers, buzzers, and other noisy electronic devices during class time,

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Please do not bring children, parents, friends, etc. into the class,

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Please show common courtesy to your fellow classmates and professor.

Tentative Schedule:

(These dates could be changed depending upon the pace of the course.)

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Start

Ch.

Lecture Topic

Lab & Quiz

Project

Test

1.

Aug 20

1

Introduction to computers

Components, Ethics, Software Categories

Applications in Society

WebCT Vista

Lab 0 and 1

 

 

2.

Aug 27

2

Internet and WWW

Components

Lab 2 or

Quiz 2

 

 

3.

Sep 03

3

Application software

Business

Graphics

Personal
Intro project software

Lab 3 or

Quiz 3

 

 

4.

Sep 10

 

Microsoft Word (MW) Application. Exercises.

Lab MW 1

 

 

Test 1

5.

Sep 17

 

MW Application. Exercises.

Lab MW 2

 

Project MW

 

6.

Sep 24

4

Components of system unit

Hardware

Lab 4 or

Quiz 4

 

 

7.

Oct 01

5

Components of system unit

Input and output

Lab 5 or

Quiz 5

 

 

8.

Oct 08

 

Microsoft Power Point (MP) Application. Exercises.

Lab MP 1

 

 

9.

Oct 15

 

MP Application. Exercises.

Lab MP 2

Project MP

 

10.

Oct 22

6

Components of system unit

Storage

Lab 6 or

Quiz 6

 

Test 2

11.

Oct 29

7

Components of system unit

Operating systems

Lab 7 or

Quiz 7

 

 

12.

Nov 05

8

 

Internet & Collaboration

Devices

Networks

Wireless

Collaboration

Lab 8 or

Quiz 8

 

 

13.

Nov 12

 

Microsoft Excel (ME) Application. Exercises.

Lab ME 1

 

 

14.

Nov 19

 

Microsoft Excel Application Project 2

Lab ME 2

Project ME

 

15.

Nov 26

10

Security & Ethics

Lab 10 or

Quiz 10

 

 

16.

Dec 03

 

Student discussions

 

 

 

17.

Dec 10

 

Final exam

 

 

Test 3

  

ITEC1001 Goals and Outcomes

Course Outcome Goals

General Education Outcomes

Understand the evolution of information technology and future trends

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Demonstrate critical and creative thinking

Demonstrate science literacy

Understand and effectively use information technology

Describe the ethical issues surrounding the uses of digital information

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Demonstrate critical and creative thinking

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various personal productivity software

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Understand and effectively use information technology

Understand the functionality and interaction among the main hardware components of a computer and appropriate terminology

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Demonstrate critical and creative thinking

Demonstrate science literacy 

Acquire basic knowledge of computer security, protection mechanisms and privacy threats on Internet

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Demonstrate science literacy

Understand and effectively use information technology

Understand the role of computing tools in supporting collaborative projects

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Demonstrate critical and creative thinking

Understand and effectively use information technology

Understand the principles of computer networking

Clearly communicate in written and oral form

Demonstrate science literacy

Understand and effectively use information technology

  

ITEC 1001 Assessments

Goals

Assessments

Understand the evolution of information technology and future trends

Coverage across three tests

Describe the ethical issues surrounding the uses of digital information

Test 3

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of various personal productivity software

Coverage across three projects

Understand the functionality and interaction among the main hardware components of a computer and appropriate terminology

Coverage across three tests

Acquire basic knowledge of computer security, protection mechanisms and privacy threats on Internet

Coverage across three tests

Understand the role of computing tools in supporting collaborative projects

Test 3

 

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