DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
SYLLABUS FOR CSCI 1003: INTRODUCTION TO TECHNOLOGY
CSCI1003 Take Home Final Exam due on Dec 5th 2015 by 11.55pm Click Here
INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Robert Steven Owor
Friedrichsen, Reding &others. Microsoft Office
Training 2003, Course Technology,
CLASS WEBSITE: http://www.robertowor.com/csci1003
OFFICE HOURS: See http://www.robertowor.com
OFFICE: RHS 343
This is an introductory course on Technology. It covers the fundamental concepts of computer hardware and software, documents, spreadsheets, file systems, computer architecture, local area networks, the Internet and computer security.
(i) To introduce the student to the fundamental concepts of hardware and software
(ii) To enable the student understand and apply computer technology.
(iii) To initiate the student into using computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets,
Simple databases, presentation software, web page design, internet applications and basic computer security.
Successful (C Grade or better) completion of the course enables the student to write and produce professional documents in Word, apply spreadsheets to common numerical tasks such as tabulation graphing as well as simple mathematical and statistical computations. The student will also be able to apply Access Databases to develop simple databases. The student learns how to prepare presentations in Power Point, use electronic mail, and ftp software, anti virus, anti spy ware and software firewalls.
Class participation (In class Quizzes) 10%
3 tests 30%
Home works 20%
Final Exam 20%
A – 90+
B – 80-89
C – 70-79
D – 60-69
Late assignments shall not be accepted except with valid documented excuse acceptable at the discretion of the instructor.
Any student who needs special accommodation should consult the Instructor as soon as possible.
· Basic Computer hardware and its evolution
· Basic Software and its evolution
· Graphical User Interfaces
Assessment: Lab 1
Assessment: Lab 2
Assessment: Labs 3, 4, 5, 6, Homework 1
Major Assessment: TEST NO. 1: Test 1 covers Topics 1, 2 and 3. Study Guide will be provided 1 week before test.
Assessment: Homework 2
· Digital Electronics
· Basic trouble shooting
Assessment: Homework 3
· Introduction to networking
· Networking hardware
· Software for networks
· Network applications
Assessment: Homework 4
Major Assessment: TEST NO. 2: Test 2 covers Topics 4, 5 and 6. Study Guide will be provided 1 week before Test
7. Introduction to the Internet
Assessment: Lab 7, 8, 9, Homework 5
Major Assessment: TEST No. 3: Test 3 covers Topic 7. Study Guide will be provided 1 week before Test.
8. Computer security
Assessment: Lab 10, Homework 6
Major Assessment: Final Exam. Final Exam covers Topics 1 through 8. Study Guide will be provided 1 week before Final.