This course satisfies the Computer Literacy core requirement.
Tuesdays, 9:25am-10:40am or 10:50am-12:05pm
Course Description and Policies
Course Description and Policies
An overview of computer applications including the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database and internet technologies. Students will learn to operate and understand computer hardware, and develop materials for both academic and personal use through software. The role of computers in society and related social issues will be discussed. 1¼ lecture hours per week and laboratory work outside of class. This course satisfies the Computer Literacy core requirement.
HYBRID (HYB) DESIGNATION DESCRIPTION
A hybrid course HYB is a combination classroom/Internet course. You meet in a classroom once or twice a week at a regularly-scheduled time and place, and the rest of the time you work online. Both parts of the course - classroom attendance and online work - are mandatory. You are expected to subscribe to an email discussion list, to communicate regularly with your instructor, and to collaborate extensively with others in your class. To take a hybrid course, you must be able to use your computer to send and read email, to find information on the Internet, and to participate in online discussions. Basic instruction in computers or the Internet will not be provided. Hybrid courses are identified in the schedule with the HYB code.
Here is the IDS 180 Class Syllabus. You may read it here or on Canvas, and/or print it from either location.
Please fill out the "Literati" online survey due by Sunday, September 15, 2013, 1:00pm.
The course is comprised of two areas: (1) computer concepts, and (2) hands-on software application activities covering word processing, presentation, spreadsheets, databases, electronic communication and the internet. Computer concepts are incorporated into each weekly lecture.
This class is conducted in a computer lab and online. Assigned reading, concepts reviews, skill set reviews, AND online tutorials should be done before the topic is covered in class. Class lectures and lab demonstrations are used to reinforce and emphasize parts of the assigned material.
Students may demonstrate competency in Computer Literacy by either of the two procedures below:
Attendance is required. The student is responsible for keeping abreast of all reading assignments and practice exercises, lecture material, and computer assignments whether or not in class. Technology failure is NOT an acceptable excuse for late or missed assignments. The university has several computer labs on campus to use if your personal computers fail or are stolen. If a student must miss class, the student should visit the course website for what to do when absent, and how to obtain the missed assignment(s), if applicable or allowed.
Example of how points will be applied: If a student earns 10 points for attendance for the semester, and achieves an 85 on the final lab project, the grade for the final project will be a 95. Worth attending class for? I thought so.
Using another student's computer files or any portion thereof as your own work is considered cheating. All forms of dishonesty will be dealt with according to the University's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found on Canvas.