Cuyamaca College

Computer Information Systems

 

CIS 110: Principles of Information Systems
Section: 0505

Fall 2004

4 Units

 

Course Syllabus

 

Instructor:                  Stephen J. Dietrich

E-mail:                        Stephen.J.Dietrich@saic.com or

Stephen.Dietrich@gcccd.net

 

Phone:             858 – 826 – 2303 (SAIC office with voice mail)
                                    619 – 660 – 4000 x3144 (Cuyamaca College – voice mail only)

 

                                   

Semester Dates:                                August 23, 2004 – December 20, 2004

Days/Time:                                         Monday/Wednesday 7:00 PM – 9:50 PM

Classroom Location:                          E-102

Prerequisite:                           None

Recommended Preparation:  None

 

Required Texts:        
Discovering Computers 2005 (2004): Shelly, G.; Cashman, T.; and Vermaat, M.: Course Technology; Boston, MA
 

Microsoft Word 2003 Introductory (2004): Shelly, G.; Cashman, T.; and Vermaat, M.: Course Technology; Boston, MA

 

Microsoft Excel 2003 Complete (2004): Shelly, G.; Cashman, T.; and Quasney, J.: Course Technology; Boston, MA

 

Microsoft Access 2003 Introductory (2004): Shelly, G.; Cashman, T.; and Pratt, P.: Course Technology; Boston, MA

 

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Introductory (2004): Shelly, G.; Cashman, T.; and Sebok, S.: Course Technology; Boston, MA

 

Text Box: Note: Used text books may be available.  Cost of new textbooks is approximately $143.00 (plus tax).
 

 

 

Required Items:

 

Three (3) 1.44MB (high-density) floppy diskettes or one (1) 100MB or 250MB Zip disk,

One (1) three ring (2 inch wide) binder, paper, and pen

Reliable computer

Reliable Internet connection

Reliable email account (Yahoo and Hotmail accounts not recommended)

 

 

Software:       

 

Windows XP:

            Note: Windows XP Professional is available for less than $10.00. See the                     CIS Web Site for details.

 

Office 2003 Professional (which includes Access):

            Notes:

1) The Student and Teacher Edition does not include Access.

                        2) This software is needed to complete class assignments.

3) Academic (full) version available at significant reduction over full street prices

 

 

Course Description:

 

A course to develop basic knowledge of computers and information systems.  The broad overview of topics includes computer organization, hardware and software systems, and application software.  The lab portion of the course will consist of hands-on problem solving using tools such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.

 

 

Course Objectives:

 

Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student should be able to correctly:

 

1.      Compare and contrast computer literacy and information systems.

2.      Explain the components of a computer hardware system.

3.      Analyze the various sizes and types of computers.

4.      Identify the four operations of the information processing cycle: Input, Process, Output, and Storage.

5.      Explain how data are represented and processed within a computer.

6.      Summarize remote and local area networks and other characteristics of data communication.

7.      Differentiate between operating systems and application software.

8.      Demonstrate knowledge of the use and functions of an operating system.

9.      Differentiate between the major functions and characteristics of application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics.

10.  Assess the social implications of computers.

11.  Evaluate employment opportunities utilizing computer technology.

12.  Summarize the function and operation of the Internet and World Wide Web.

13.  Employ a word processing software program to prepare, edit, and print a document.

14.  Use a database program to create, maintain, and extract information to produce a report.

15.  Employ a spreadsheet software program to create a spreadsheet report with appropriate charts.

16.  Use a presentation graphics software program to create visual presentation material.

 

Instructional Facilities:                                  Classroom/computer lab

 

NOTE:   Per college policy, no food or drink is allowed in the classroom

 

Class Schedule:


 

Date

Required Reading, Lecture, and Test Information

Week I  

08/23/04

Introduction, course overview and expectations

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 1: “Introduction to Computers”

Week II 

08/30/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 1

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 2: “The Internet & The World Wide Web”

Week III

09/06/04

9/6 No Class – Labor Day Holiday

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 2

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 3:  ”Application Software”

Week IV

09/13/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 3

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 4:  “The Components of the System Unit"

Week V

09/20/04

Exam 1: Microsoft Word 2003

 

Week VI

09/27/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 4

 Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 5: “Input”

Week VII

10/04/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 5

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 6: “Output”

Week VIII

10/11/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 6

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 7: “Storage”

Week IX

10/18/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 7

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 8: “Operating Systems and Utility Programs”

Week X

10/25/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 8

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 9: “Communications and Networks”

Week XI

11/01/04

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 9: “Communications and Networks” (cont.)

Week XII

11/08/04

Exam 2: Microsoft Excel 2003

 

Week XIII

11/15/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 9

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 11: “Computers and Society, Security, Privacy, and Ethics”

Week XIV

11/22/04

Reading / Lecture: Discovering Computers 2005 Chapter 11: “Computers and Society, Security, Privacy, and Ethics” (cont)

Week XV

11/29/04

Exam 3: Microsoft Access 2003

 

Week XVI

12/06/04

Quiz: Discovering Computers 2005 – Chapter 11

Project Books due (12/06/04)

Week XVII           

12/13/04

Exam 4 (Final Exam): PowerPoint 2003

 December 13, 2004 (7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.)

 

Text Box: NOTE:  Homework and Lab assignment sheets are handed out separately from this syllabus and can also be found on the Instructor’s web page.

 

 

 

Important Dates:

Last Day to add or drop a class without a “W”

09/03/04

Labor Day Holiday

09/06/04

Last Day to apply for “CR/NC”

09/24/04

Last Day to drop

11/11/04

Thanksgiving Vacation

11/25/04 – 11/27/04

Final Exam Dates for College

12/13/04 – 12/20/04

Close of Fall Semester

12/20/04

 

 

Grading

Item

Value

Points Earned

 

Exam I - Word

125 points

 

Exam II – Excel

125 points

 

Exam III – Access

125 points

 

Exam IV – PowerPoint

125 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 1

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 2

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 3

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 4

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 5

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 6

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 7

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 8

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 9

50 points

 

Discovering Computers 2005 Quiz: Chapter 11

50 points

 

Lab: Word                         (3 assignments)

75 points

 

Homework: Word             (3 assignments)

75 points

 

Lab: Excel                         (6 assignments)

150 points

 

Homework: Excel             (6 assignments)

150 points

 

Lab: Access                      (3 assignments)

75 points

 

Homework: Access           (3 assignments)

75 points

 

Lab: PowerPoint               (2 assignments)

50 points

 

Homework: PowerPoint   (2 assignments)

50 points

 

Class Project                              

150 points

 

Participation/Attendance

150 points

 

Total Points Possible      

2000 points

 

Extra Credit

<50 points>

 

 

 

Grade Scale

    Points

Grade Scale

    Points

A

1801+

D

1201 – 1400

B

1601 – 1800

F

Below 1200

C

1401 – 1600

 

 

 

Class Information and Rules:

 

·        Attendance at each session is critical.  The instructor may drop a student for excessive absences - consisting of any 12 hours of non-consecutive class time.

·        Students are expected to be on time for every class.  Late arrivals cause disruptions.  If you must arrive late, please do not disturb others with questions.  If you have any questions about the official attendance policy, please refer to Cuyamaca’s catalog.

·        Absolutely no cell phones or pagers allowed to be used in class.  These devices must be turned off or set to vibrate mode while in the classroom.

·        Student work assignments shall be turned in at the beginning of the class period.  Late assignments and/or makeup quizzes/exams will be accepted only with the prior approval of the instructor.  If you are unable to attend a class session and have an assignment due, e-mail it or make other arrangements to get it to the instructor prior to the class session.

·        Students are responsible for all of the terms and concepts in the chapters covered.  All reading assignments are to be completed prior to the scheduled class session.

·        Assignments may be amended as deemed necessary by the instructor.

·        All students must take the final exam (Exam #4) in order to receive any grade other than an “F”.

 

Class Participation:

Participation includes attendance, punctuality, and contribution to class discussions.  Those students who show innovation, creativity, and demonstrate extra effort will score higher on the participation points segment of the grade.  Those who demonstrate average, active participation and attitude, score accordingly.  Students who disturb or interfere with
the class by inappropriate conversations will also score accordingly.  The participation points are earned (as determined by the instructor) based on the criteria listed above.

 

 

Additional Information:

 

For those students with disabilities, assistance may be available through Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Office.  Please contact them at Room A-03 or via phone at 660-4215 to determine the procedures to obtain assistance

 

 

 

            This Course adheres to the policies outlined in the Cuyamaca College catalogue.  For further information, see Academic Policies stated in the catalogue.

 

 

 

Instructor Information:

 

Education:        University of Phoenix: MS in Computer Information Systems;

  BS in Business, Computer Information Systems

Grossmont College:        AS in CSIS, LAN Specialist

 

Employment:     Science Applications International, Corporation:  11 ˝ years.

                        City of San Diego: 13 years

 

Teaching:          Adjunct Instructor at Grossmont College, Cuyamaca College and Miramar College

                        5+ years teaching Computer Systems at SAIC

                        2 ˝ years In-Service Training Instructor for the City of San Diego