CMPS 1013: Microcomputer Applications for Business

Fall semester 2009

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Webpage: cs.mwsu.edu/~passos
Office Hours: W       1:30 - 4:30 pm
TR      9:30 - 12:00, 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Class Hours: MW 11:00 - BO 213
 F      11:00 - DB 306

Course Description:

This course is designed as a first course in computing and is intended for non-computer science majors.  It provides a broad-based knowledge of computers, their applications, and their intrinsic roles in major areas in contemporary society.  The lab provides extensive preparation in Microsoft Office applications.

Text books:

Lecture Notes:

CMPS 1013 part 1

CMPS 1013 part 2

CMPS 1013 part 3

CMPS 1013 part 4

Agenda:

August     September     October     November     December     Grading

August


Aug 24-

Class Orientation and Overview (Computer Literacy)

Aug 26-

Computer History

Aug 28-

LAB 1 - Computer Lab Orientation  and Introduction to Training Sessions (access code required)

Aug 31-

Computer History


September


Sep 2-

Computer components

Sep 4-

LAB 2 - Computer Lab Orientation  and Introduction to Training Sessions(access code required)

Sep 7-

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Sep 9-

Computer components

 

Assignment # 1

Sep 11-

LAB 3 - PowerPoint Training Session

Sep 14-

Computer components

Sep 16-

Internet

 

Assignment # 2

Sep 18-

LAB 4 - PowerPoint Training Session

Sep 21-

Internet

Sep 23-

Ethics

 

Assignment # 3

Sep 25-

LAB 5 - PowerPoint Practice Exam

Sep 28-

Application Software

Sep 30-

Application Software


October


 

Oct 2-

LAB 6 - MS Word Training Session

Oct 5-

System Software

Oct 7-

System Software

Oct 9-  

LAB – Lecture Test # 1

Oct 12-

Computing Alternatives

Oct 14-

Computing Alternatives

 

Assignment # 4

Oct 16-

LAB 7 - MS Word Training Session

Oct 19-

Hardware performance

Oct 21-

Hardware performance

 

Assignment # 5

Oct 23-

LAB 8– MS Word Practice Exam

Oct 26-

Hardware performance

Oct 28-

Hardware performance

Oct 30-

LAB 9– MS Excel Training Session


November


Nov 2-

Network and security

Nov 4-

Network and security

Nov 6-

LAB 10 – MS Excel Training Session

Nov 9-

Mobile Computing

Nov 11-

Mobile Computing

Nov 13-

LAB 11 – MS Excel Practice Exam

Nov 16-

Digital entertainment

Nov 18-

Digital entertainment (S.T.)

Nov 20-

LAB – Lecture Test #2

Nov 23-

System hardware

Nov 25-

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Nov 27-

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Nov 30-

System hardware


December


Dec 2-

System hardware

Dec 4-

LAB - Final Exam

Dec 7-

Finals (11:00 am, room 213, makeup)


Grading


Lecture Tests (2):  10 % (each)
Final 10 %
Lab Exams (3):  15 % (each)
Lecture Assignments: 10 %
Lab training:   10 %
Class Participation: 5 %

 


E-mail address:

nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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