CMPS 1013: Computer Concepts and Applications

Spring semester 2013

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: M     1:00 - 500
  TR    9:00 - 12:00
Class Hours: MW  11:00 - DB 328
 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:

Tentative Agenda:

January     February     March     April     May     Grading

January


Jan 14-

Class Orientation and Overview

Jan 16-

Chapter 1: Computing Platforms

Jan 18-

DB 306:  Lab Orientation - MUST HAVE SAM 2010 ACCESS CODE

Jan 21-

Martin Luther King

Jan 23-

Chapter 2: Hardware & Processing

Jan 25-

DB 306:  Lab Orientation - MUST HAVE SAM 2010 ACCESS CODE

Jan 28-

Plagiarism Lecture

Jan 30-

PowerPoint Introduction / Building a Presentation


February


Feb 1-

DB 306:  Practice Tests - Internet Project Due

Feb 4-

Chapter 3: Acquiring and Licensing & System Software

Feb 6-

Chapter 3: Acquiring and Licensing & System Software

Feb 8-

SAM PowerPoint Project 1 Due

Feb 11-

Computer History

Feb 13-

Lecture Review Chapters 1-3 & Computer History

Feb 15-

DB 306- LECTURE EXAM -

Feb 18-

Chapter 4: Internet Technologies

Feb 20-

Chapter 4: Web Technologies

Feb 22-

SAM PowerPoint Lab Exam, PowerPoint Project 2 Due

Feb 25-

Chapter 4: Web applications

Feb 27-

Chapter 5: Telecommunications/ Infrastructure


March


Mar 1-

Lab

Mar 4-

Chapter 5: Wireless Telecommunications

Mar 6-

Chapter 5: Computer Networks

Mar 8-

Lab - SAM Word Project 1 Due

Mar 11-

Spring Break

Mar 13-

Spring Break

Mar 15-

Spring Break

Mar 18-

Chapter 6: Machine/Network Security

Mar 20-

Chapter 6: Internet Security 

Mar 22-

Word LAB EXAM - Emerge Word Project 2 Due

Mar 25-

Using Excel

Mar 27-

Chapter 7: Digital Media/ Publications and Audio

Mar 29-

Easter Break


April


Apr 1-

Lecture Review Chapters 4-6

Apr 3-

Chapter 7: Digital Media - File Formats

Apr 5-

LECTURE EXAM - DILLARD 306

Apr 8-

Chapter 7: Digital Media -  Photography and Interactive Media

Apr 10-

Issues Chapter 1 : Intellectual Property Rights

Apr 12-

Lab - SAM Excel Project 1 Due

Apr 15-

Issues Chapter 2:  Digital Life

Apr 17-

Big Brother

Apr 19-

Lab - SAM Excel Project 2 Due

Apr 22-

Issues Chapter 4 : Privacy

Apr 24-

Issues Chapter  5:  Ethics

Apr 26-

Excel Lab Exam - SAM Excel Project 3 Due

Apr 29-

Current topic


May


May 1-

Lecture Review Chapters 7, Issues 1, 2, 4, 5

May 3-

LECTURE EXAM - DILLARD 306


Grading


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

 


 

E-mail address:

nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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