Students should have one flash disk to store their practices and projects.
This course involves learning basic computer skills: the basic concepts of computer organization, information. It also teaches basic skills and knowledge necessary to office work such as working with documents (MS Word), making computations and statistics (MS Excel), creating presentations (MS PowerPoint) and other skills.
This is a lecture-lab course in which topics are presented by the instructor, examples are explained and demonstrated, and assigned tasks are completed by students both during lab periods and outside of class if it will be given as a homework. Quizzes are given after each main topic finishes, midterm in the middle of the semester and there is a comprehensive final exam which will consist of test and project.
Introduction to computer
1. Basic Concepts
2. Basic mathematical operations
1. Working with text
2. Formatting characters and paragraphs
3. Inserting and Formatting Objects
4. Pictures and Drawings
5. Charts and SmarArt Graphics
6. Working with Long Documents
1. Worksheet and Cell Operations
3. Functions and Formulas
4. Data Processing
6. Extra Options
1. Creating a Slide Show
2. Animations, Sound and Video
3. Delivering a Presentation
Note: Grade policy may vary, if it will be necessary.
Practices will be assigned almost every class period. Each practice will be graded unless there are major errors or omissions and it is returned for correction or completion. Practices with minor detail or other non-conceptual errors will be graded as submitted.
Practices must be submitted until the end of the class unless specifically stated otherwise. If you are absent on the day an assignment is due, it will not be accepted later, unless you have a medical or court excuse. If you have an excuse you must show your practice work next lesson (not later).
QUIZZES: There will be about 4 quizzes after each main topic finishes. There will be NO MAKE-UP QUIZZES - none even later during the same class period. Quizzes will be given only to those students who are present when the quizzes are passed out.
FINAL EXAM: The final exam will consist of comprehensive test and a final project. It will be at the end of semester according to final exam schedule. Final project defense day will be also declared at the end of semester.
There is no grade for attendance, but there are several things that you should keep in mind:
Anyone who hasmore than 20%of absence will automaticallyreceive “F” grade for the COURSE.
Absences for which a medical or court excuse is provided (professional letterhead required) will be recorded and used as an exception.
YOUR IDEAS, EVALUATIONS, ETC.
In general, your ideas, comments, suggestions, questions, grade challenges, etc. are welcome. Your discretion in these matters is expected, however.
You are encouraged to take advantage of instructor office hours for help with coursework or anything else connected with the course and your progress.