COURSE:  CS110 Intro to CIS

NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS:   3
PREREQUISITE:  None  

 

 

Semester and year     Fall 2013

Time and day             12 Noon to 12:50 MWF

Instructor                   Gene Marksbury
E-mail                         marksburyg@moval.edu

Office phone              660-831-4620

Home phone                          

Office location           CSC-12

Office hours               See Web page

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 An overview of computer information systems. This survey course introduces computer hardware, software, procedures and systems and human resources and explores their  integration  and  application  in  business  and  other  segments  of  society.  The fundamentals of computer problem solving and programming in a higher level programming language are discussed.  It prepares business majors and others to be intelligent users of computers and to understand the basics of successful computer information systems, programs, procedures, data, people, hardware, programming and applications in society.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—COURSE

 1.  How to use a personal computer and demonstrate the understanding of basic applications.

2.   Learn some of the guidelines for purchasing computer hardware and software.

3.   Demonstrate an understanding of the information processing cycle.

4.   Learn the types of output and the devices that are used to produce output.

5.   Demonstrate an understanding of computer storage operations and the types of auxiliary storage. 

6.   Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology, equipment, and applications related to computer information systems.

7.   Gain an understanding of the principal phases of the information systems life cycle.

8.   Demonstrate an understanding of the process of writing computer programs.

9.   Investigate some of the social issues related to computers.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—GENERAL EDUCATION

N/A

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—DESE

N/A

 

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Exam 1 (Outcomes 1, 2, 3 ,6)

Exam 2 (Outcomes 4, 5, 6, 7)

Exam 3 (Outcomes 6, 7, 8)

Exam 4 (Outcomes 6,8,9)

Plus 1 homework assignment for each of the outcomes.

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION*

N/A

 

REQUIRED TEXT/S

 Discovering Computers 2014. 

Shelly Cashman Vermaat. 

Course Technology/Thomson Learning, 2013.

 ISBN: 9781285161761

 

OPTIONAL COURSE MATERIALS

N/A

 

GRADING POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 Final grades will be determined by the percentage of possible points earned from exams and homework according to the following scale:

 

90% or above             :  A

80-89%                        :  B

70-79%                        :  C

60-69%                        :  D

Below 60%                 :  F

 

Minimum of four exams will count as 60% of the grade with homework counting 30% and class participation the final 10%.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Wk

Topic

 

1

Chapter 1, Introduction

 

2

Chapter 2, Internet and WWW

 

3

Chapter 3, Computers and Mobile devices

 

4

Chapter 4, Applications

 

5

Chapter 4, Applications (cont.)

Exam 1

6

Chapter 5, Safety and Security

 

7

Chapter 6, Inside Computers 

 

8

Chapter 7, Input and Output

 

9

Chapter 7, Input and Output (cont.)

Exam 2

10

Chapter 8, Storage

 

11

Chapter 9, Operating Systems

 

12

Chapter 10, Communication and Networks

Exam 3

13

Chapter 11, Database Management

 

14

Chapter 12 Program Devlopment (Thanksgiving Break)

 

15

Computer Careers ( lecture only )

 

16

Review

 

 

 

 

FINAL EXAM

Thursday Dec. 4, 2013 8:00 a.m. No exceptions!

 

OPTIONAL INSTRUCTOR POLICIES

 No cell phones or other electronic devices that may interfere with the class.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Every 5 unexcused absences will cause a full letter drop in grade.

 

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

It shall be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to support the academic integrity of the institution.  This applies to personal honesty in all aspects of collegiate work, all student records, and all contacts with faculty and staff.  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

It shall also be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to be respectful of the right of other students, staff, and instructors to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere conducive to the educational goals of an institution of higher learning.  Rude or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

 

Student actions that do not adhere to the MVC Student Code of Conduct will be addressed according to College policies regarding academic dishonesty and disruptive behavior.  Students who exhibit dishonest, disruptive, or disrespectful behavior risk suspension or expulsion from the institution.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic integrity is expected and required of all students. Students and faculty are responsible and accountable for personally upholding that integrity. Cheating will not be tolerated, and students found guilty of cheating in any way will be disciplined according to the Academic Dishonesty Policy in the MVC College Catalog.  The following penalties may be applied:

  1. Reprimand.

2.       Requirement that the student repeats and re-submits the same or alternate assignment. In such cases, the grade or mark awarded will be reduced or limited at the discretion of the faculty member.

3.       Completion of the Plagiarism Tutorial found at the student’s Moodle site. (Must be completed  if this is the student’s first plagiarism offense)

4.       A mark of "0" will be given for the assignment with no opportunity to resubmit. This may result in failure of the course.

5.       A failing (F) grade will be awarded in the course.

6.       Automatic failing (F) grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees will be refunded for that semester. This penalty will only be imposed by the student's program division chair or the Chief Academic Officer.

  1. Expulsion from Missouri Valley College, permanently recorded on the student's record. This penalty will result in automatic failing (F) grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees will be refunded for that semester.

 

 

ADA STATEMENT

The College seeks to comply fully with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The ADA Coordinator works with the programs to assist the faculty in understanding and implementing accommodations.

 

Students with disabilities should have documentation of their disability sent to the campus ADA coordinator, Debbie Coleman, 660-831-4170 or colemand@moval.edu , and set up an appointment as soon as they arrive on campus.  Students enrolled in online courses should email the ADA coordinator.  Failure to do so could delay accommodations.  After proper documentation, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate students’ needs.  If you have any questions about how to initiate this process, please contact your instructor.