DEPARTMENT OF MATH AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY

 

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

 

TEXTS: Friedrichsen, Reding &others. Microsoft Office Training 2003, Course Technology, Cambridge, MA 02124

 

CLASS WEBSITE: http://www.robertowor.com/csci1003

 

 

OFFICE HOURS: See http://www.robertowor.com

 

OFFICE: RHS 343

 

Email: Robert.owor@asurams.edu

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

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.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

(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.

 

EXPECTED OUTCOME

 

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.

 

EVALUATION

 

Class participation (In class Quizzes) 10%

3 tests 30%

Home works 20%

Labs 20%

Final Exam 20%

 

GRADING

 

A 90+

B 80-89

C 70-79

D 60-69

F 59-

 

COURSE POLICY

 

Late assignments shall not be accepted except with valid documented excuse acceptable at the discretion of the instructor.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS

 

Any student who needs special accommodation should consult the Instructor as soon as possible.

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

  1. Essential Computer Concepts

         Basic Computer hardware and its evolution

         Basic Software and its evolution

         Graphical User Interfaces

 

Assessment: Lab 1

 

  1. Computer Software
    • Systems Software
    • Application Software
    • Multimedia
    • Installing and Running Software

 

Assessment: Lab 2

 

  1. Types of Documents, Word-processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation Software.

 

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.

 

  1. The file system and Data storage, primary and secondary storage.

 

Assessment: Homework 2

 

 

  1. Basic Computer Architecture

         Digital Electronics

         CPU

         Memory

         Input/Output

         Basic trouble shooting

 

Assessment: Homework 3

 

  1. Local Area Networks

         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.