CSC 101 Introduction to Computers
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|Getting Started with Microsoft Windows XP - 2004 Edition|
Robert T. Grauer and Maryann Barber
Prentice Hall, 2004
Go! Word 2003
Students must be prepared for each class and must bring all necessary materials and computer files. Students not prepared for the class will be asked to leave the class until they are prepared.
While this course is not an English class, all students are expected to be able to express themselves coherently and concisely with the written word. This means all written assignments are to be free of spelling and grammatical errors. All paragraphs should be well thought out and should include unity, coherence, a topic sentence, and adequate development.
A wealth of information on writing good paragraphs, research papers, and more can be found at: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/index.html with specifics for constructing a good paragraph at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/general/gl_pgrph2.html
Always use a spelling-checker and grammar-checker!
The following links provide excellent information on how to read a textbook and other study guides:
P-R-R: How to Read Your Textbook More Efficiently
Study Guides and Strategies - http://www.studygs.net/index.htm
Reading Your Textbooks - http://www.mtsu.edu/~studskl/Txtbook.html
Taking Lecture notes - http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rjh9u/lecnotes.html
Students with DisabilitiesStudents with physical or learning disabilities who may require accommodations are encouraged to contact the Counseling Office. After disclosing the nature of the disability, students are urged to discuss their needs with individual instructors. This should be done at the beginning of each semester. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college officials, will provide assistance and/or accommodations only to those students who have completed this process
In addition, students are expected to read five current computer related article from a newspaper, a magazine, or an online source throughout the semester. A well crafted page, written in the student's own words, summarizing the article and expressing the student's opinion of the article must be turned in to the instructor at the start class when the articles are dues. Please see specifications for article summary for more information.
For purposes of this course, academic dishonesty will include, but not be limited to the following:
The instructor is available via e-mail 24/7 to answer any questions students may have regarding any aspect of this course.
Gateway Community College statement on academic honesty & Classroom Behavior:At Gateway Community College we expect the highest standards of academic honesty. Academic dishonesty is prohibited in accordance with the Board of Trustees' Proscribed Conduct Policy... This policy prohibits cheating on examinations, unauthorized collaboration on assignments, unauthorized access to examinations or course materials, plagiarism, zero tolerance for threatening, intimidating, and violent behavior, and other proscribed activities.
Plagiarism is defined as the use of another's idea(s) or phrase(s) and representing that/those idea(s) as your own, either intentionally or unintentionally.
Missing classes will result in a lower grade or failure of this class.
Assignments are due on the given date, unless arrangements are made in advanced with the instructor. A hard copy (print-out) of all assignments must be turned in during class. If a student cannot attend a class, the hard-copies of any missed assignments must be turned in at the next class the student attends. Late assignments will not be accepted unless arrangements have been made with the instructor. The leading cause of poor grades in this class is the lack of homework!!
There will be three tests and one cumulative final exam. All tests and exams are closed book. Requests to make-up a missed test or exam must be made, in writing or via e-mail, prior to but no more than twenty-four hours after the scheduled time for the exam.
Final grade for this class will be based on the following:
Cellular Phones & Pagers in the ClassroomStudents are hereby notified that cellular phones and beepers are allowed in the class only if they are turned off or turned to silent mode. Under no circumstances are telephones of be answered in class. Students who ignore this policy may be asked to leave class. When there are extenuating circumstances that require a student to be available by phone or beeper, the student should speak to the instructor prior to class, so that together they can arrive at an agreement concerning the devices.
|Last Updated: 9/2/06|