CMPS 2153: Microcomputer Applications for Business

Fall semester 2007

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: TR 9:00 - 12:00 am
MW 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Class Hours: MW 10:00 - BO 213
 F      10:00 - 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 2153 part 1 (Chapters 1 to 3)

CMPS 2153 part 2 (Chapters 4 to 6)

CMPS 2153 part 3 (Chapters 7 to 9)

Agenda:

August     September     October     November     December     Grading

August


Aug 27-

Class Orientation and Overview

Aug 29-

Introduction to  Computers

Aug 31-

LAB 1 - Lab visit - DB room 306


September


Sep 3-

Labor Day

Sep 5-

Introduction to  Computers

Sep 7-

LAB 2 - Independent lab work

Sep 10-

The Internet and the World Wide Web

Sep 12-

The Internet and the World Wide Web

 

Assignment # 1

Sep 14-

LAB 3 - Computer Lab Orientation  SAM System and Introduction to Training Sessions DB306

Sep 17-

Application Software

Sep 19-

Application Software

 

Assignment # 2

Sep 21-

LAB 4 - Computer  Lab Practice Exam Mandatory DB306

Sep 24-

Components of the System Unit

Sep 26-

Review

Sep 28-

LAB 5 - Independent lab work


October



Oct 1-

Test # 1

Oct 3-

MS Word Exam-Word Practical Exercise - Dillard room 306

 

Assignment # 3

Oct 5-

LAB 6 – Independent lab work

Oct 8-

Exam review - Components of the System Unit

Oct 10-

Components of the System Unit

Oct 12-

LAB 7 – Independent lab work

Oct 15-

Input and Output

Oct 17-

Input and Output

 

Assignment # 4

Oct 19-

LAB 8 – Independent lab work

Oct 22-

Storage

Oct 24-

Storage

Oct 26-

LAB 9 – Independent lab work

Oct 29-

Operating Systems and Utility Programs

Oct 31-

Operating Systems and Utility Programs

 

Assignment # 5


November


Nov 2-

LAB 10 - Independent lab work

Nov 5-

Test # 2

Nov 7-

Excel Exam - Excel Practical Exercise - Dillard room 306

 

Assignment # 6

Nov 9-

LAB 11 - Independent lab work

Nov 12-

Communications and Networks

Nov 14-

Communications and Networks

Nov 16-

LAB 12 – Independent lab work

Nov 19-

Computer Security, Ethics and Privacy

Nov 21-

Thanksgiving Holidays

Nov 23-

Thanksgiving Holidays

Nov 26-

Computer Security, Ethics and Privacy

Nov 28-

PowerPoint Exam-PowerPoint Practical Exercise - Dillard room 306

Nov 30-

LAB 13 - Independent lab work


December


Dec 3-

Database Management

Dec 5-

Database Management

Dec 7-

Review

Dec 10-

Finals (Monday, 4:45 pm)


Grading


Lecture Tests (2):  20 % (each)
Lab Exams (3):  10 % (each)
Lecture Assignments: 15 %
Lab training:   10 %
Class Participation: 5 %


E-mail address:

nelson.passos@mwsu.edu

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