CMPS 1023-H1: Introduction to Computing

Fall semester 2003

Instructor: Dr. Nelson L. Passos
Office: Bolin Science Hall 126B
Office phone: 397-4129
E-mail: nelson.passos@mwsu.edu
Office Hours: MW 8:30 - 12:00 am
R 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Class Hours: TR 9:30 - BO 320

Course Description:

Study of topics related to the modern use of computers, including history of computing, computer hardware, types of computers, socioeconomic impact, data communications, the Internet and the World Wide Web. Includes a hands-on laboratory in which students are introduced to the operation and application of a microcomputer based word processor, a spreadsheet, and access to the World Wide Web.

Text book:

Computers in Your Future 2004, by Brian Pfaffenberger and Bill Daley.

Lecture Notes:

  • CMPS 1023 part 1

  • CMPS 1023 part 2

  • CMPS 1023 part 3

    Agenda:

    August     September     October     November     December     Grading

    August



    Aug 26- A first look at computers
    Aug 28- A first look at computers


    September



    Sep 1- Labor Day
    Sep 2- Number Systems
    Sep 4- Bits and bytes
    Sep 9- Computer history
    Sep 11- System unit components
    Assignment # 1
    Sep 16- System unit components
    Sep 18- Data representation
    Assignment # 2
    Sep 23- Input
    Sep 25- Input/output
    Assignment # 3
    Sep 30- Storage devices
    Term paper assignment


    October



    Oct 2- Storage devices
    Assignment # 4
    Oct 7- Operating systems
    Oct 9- Operating systems
    Oct 14- Review
    Oct 16- Test # 1
    Oct 21- Applications an overview
    Oct 23- Computer networks
    Oct 28- Computer networks
    Oct 30- Phone system (chapter 10)


    November



    Nov 4- Internet
    Nov 6- Internet
    Assignment # 5
    Nov 11- Web an overview
    Nov 13- Security
    Assignment # 6
    Nov 18- Security/Encryption
    Nov 20- Review
    Nov 25- Test # 2
    Nov 27- Thanksgiving Holidays


    December



    Dec 2- Encryption
    Dec 4- Review
    Dec 11- Finals (8:00 am)


    Grading


    Tests: 15 % (each)
    Final Exam: 15 %
    Assignments: 10 %
    Term paper: 10 %
    Class Participation: 5 %
    Lab: 30 %

    E-mail address:

    nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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