CSC 101 Introduction to Computers

Spring 2005

CRN: 4341 - Monday - 12:40pm to 3:35pm - NH Room 137

CRN: 4729 - Tues & Thurs - 12:40pm to 2:00pm - LW Room 147

Instructor: Susan E Traudt
Sue@ttsw.com / Sue@ox.ttsw.com
Connecticut Community Colleges Gateway Community College Student Info System Contact Instructor

Syllabus

Assignments - Monday Class

Assignments - Tues/Thurs Class

Lecture Overviews

Monday Class

Weekly quiz will cover reading from : L&L, Chapter 6 Section 4, Chapter 7 Section 1 - 2, pgs. 255 - 289

All missing homework assignments must be turned in by Monday, May 9

Excel Proficiency Test - Monday, May 9th - Bring your Go! Excel books to class


Tuesday/Thursday Class

Final Exam - Thursday, May 12, 12:40 pm

There is no class on Tuesday, May 10th


Final Exam Questions

Midterm Exam Questions


In the news this week:

4/28/05 - New York Police Blame iPod Craze For Spike In Subway Crime - http://www.wnbc.com/entertainment/4423987/detail.html

4/28/05 - Comcast sued for disclosing customer info - http://news.com.com/Comcast+sued+for+disclosing+customer+info/2100-1030_3-5671438.html?tag=nefd.top

4/28/05 - Microsoft Raises the Speed Limit With the Availability of 64-Bit Editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP Professional - http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2005/apr05/04-25Winx64LaunchPR.asp


Assignments for class this week

Week Fourteen - Monday Class - May 9:

Week Fifteen - Tues-Thurs Class:


Course Description

Introduces the fundamental components common to all computer systems, including a comprehensive overview of contemporary computer terminology and concepts, while utilizing the college computer resources for solving problems. Topics studied include the use of word processing, electronic spreadsheets, Windows, the Internet, and other popular software packages.


Useful Course Links

Search Engines

Computer Technology News


Stumped??

Please remember that I am available 24/7 via e-mail - Sue@ttsw.com

If you wish to talked to me directly, please e-mail me your phone number and the times you may be reached and I will call you.


Older News Articles

4/21/05 - Yahoo turns over e-mail files to dead Marine's family - http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/news-24/1114061688260941.xml&storylist=newsmichigan

4/21/05 - Millions exposed to possible ID theft - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7549496

4/20/05 - Skeletons on your hard drive - http://news.com.com/Skeletons+on+your+hard+drive/2100-1029_3-5676995.html?part=rss&tag=5676995&subj=news

4/20/05 - What can PC makers learn from Apple? - http://www.macworld.com/news/2005/04/19/pcmakers/index.php

4/18/05 - An early peek at Longhorn - http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-5671586.html?tag=nl.e539

4/15/05 - South Park Conservatives: Snapshot of the Culture Wars - http://www.techcentralstation.com/041505D.html

4/14/05 - Getting serious about the war on spam - http://csmonitor.com/2005/0414/p02s01-usju.html

4/14/05 - Polo Ralph Lauren Customers' Data Stolen - http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/050414/data_theft.html?.v=4&printer=1

4/13/05 - Firefox draws 2.6 million surfers in March - http://news.com.com/Firefox+draws+2.6+million+surfers+in+March/2100-1032_3-5669690.html?tag=nefd.top

4/13/05 - File-Sharing Lawsuits Put Focus On Internet2 - http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/wnne/4376846/detail.html

4/10/05 - U.S. blogger thwarts Canadian gag order - http://news.com.com/U.S.+blogger+thwarts+Canadian+gag+order/2100-1028_3-5656087.html?tag=nefd.ac

4/10/05 - Will the Next Version of Windows Be Worth the Wait? - http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/10/business/yourmoney/10digi.html?pagewanted=1&th&oref=login&emc=th

4/8/05 - Is Moore’s Law dead at 40 or is this just a mid-life crisis? - http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/index.php?p=49&tag=nl.e539

4/6/05 - Why Atari 2600 Adventure is such a fun game - http://www.ataritimes.com/features/ataritop20_6.html

4/6/05 - The Ripple Effects of the FEC's Rules on Political Blogging - http://writ.news.findlaw.com/commentary/20050405_hasen.html

4/2/05 - 'Blog Swarm' Stings the FEC - http://nationaljournal.com/about/njweekly/stories/2005/0401nj3.htm

4/2/05 - Can Justice Scalia Solve the Riddles Of the Internet? - http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/dhenninger/?id=110006501

3/30/05 - Nasa to conquer space with swarms of tiny robot pyramids - http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/sciences/story/0,12243,1447846,00.html

3/29/05 - The U.N. thinks about tomorrow's cyberspace - http://news.com.com/The+U.N.+thinks+about+tomorrows+cyberspace/2008-1028_3-5643972.html?tag=nefd.lede

3/29/05 - Court Case Could Rewrite Copyright Rules - http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050329/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_file_sharing_1

3/29/05 - It's not all fun and games - http://southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/03/28/local.20050328-sbt-MICH-B1-It_s_not_all_fun_and.sto

3/29/05 - How safe is online romance? - http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/03/28/local.20050328-sbt-MICH-B1-How_safe_is.sto

3/28/05 - Fastest supercomputer gets faster - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4379261.stm

3/15/05 - Dumb 'Qwerty' Keyboard Finally Getting Smart - http://www.techweb.com/wire/hardware/159900302

3/14/05 - Commodore Makes Comeback with Mpet II - http://www.betanews.com/article/Commodore_Makes_Comeback_with_Mpet_II/1110829274

3/14/05 - Microsoft recruits teddy bear for spy role - http://www.smh.com.au/news/Technology/Microsoft-recruits-teddy-bear-for-spy-role/2005/03/14/1110649129342.html?oneclick=true

3/14/05 - Can Papers End the Free Ride Online? - http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/14/business/media/14paper.html?pagewanted=print&position=

3/7/05 - Web News Grows, Papers Spiral Down - http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/3/6/195811.shtml

3/7/05 - Internet sees increased attempts at identity theft - http://www.etaiwannews.com/Perspective/2005/03/06/1110075789.htm

3/5/05 - 'Blogger fear' in Apple leak case - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4319715.stm

3/3/05 - Court Reverses Ruling Against Microsoft on Browser-Technology Patent - http://www.techweb.com/wire/ebiz/60404826

3/3/05 - China shuts down 47,000 'harmful' internet cafes - http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=235142005

3/2/05 - China charges U.S. monopolizes the Internet, seeks global control - http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/05/breaking2453432.0569444443.html

3/2/05 - With tax prep software, you pay for hand-holding - http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/business/11010289.htm

2/28/05 - iPods turn amateurs into digital DJs - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7027048/

2/27/05 - Bank of America Consumer Data Tapes Lost - http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D88FRM100.htm

2/24/05 - Dell sued for bait and switch - http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/22/technology/dell_lawsuit.reut/

2/23/05 - Cell Phone Virus Strikes Santa Monica - http://www.surfsantamonica.com/ssm_site/the_lookout/news/News-2005/Feb-2005/02_23_05_Cell_Phone_Virus_Strikes_Santa_Monica.htm

2/23/05 - Apple Adds New Models to Popular iPod Line - http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20050223/us_nm/tech_apple_dc

2/19/05 - Tired of TiVo? Beyond Blogs? Podcasts Are Here - http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/19/technology/19podcasting.html?th=&adxnnl=1&oref=login&adxnnlx=1108816562-KJVGF8JuYbKWqWORO4f2wQ

2/15/05 - Blogosphere politics - http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/050221/opinion/21barone.htm

2/14/05 - Resignation at CNN Shows the Growing Influence of Blogs - http://www.nytimes.com/2005/02/14/technology/14cnn.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1108411380-BC+3JWT0aTLeuxpEN+XJpQ

2/13/05 - Robotic ball that chases burglars - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/14/wball14.xml

2/11/05 - Parents Protest Student Computer ID Tags - http://apnews.excite.com/article/20050210/D885RJD81.html

2/10/05 - Microsoft Fesses Up To 16 Vulnerabilities, MSBlast-Level Worm Likely - http://www.techweb.com/wire/security/59302005

2/10/05 - Spyware takes aim at Mozilla browser - http://news.zdnet.com/2100-1009_22-5569635.html

2/10 - Blogger's news on news hits nerve - http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/television/10860903.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp&1c

2/9/05 - Carly Fiorina Steps Down as Chairman, CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Stock Up Sharply - http://info.mgnetwork.com/printthispage.cgi?url=http%3A//ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGB5TV2MZ4E.html&oaspagename=www.tbo.com/ap/story.htm&image=tbologo80x60.jpg

2/2/05 - Bloggers get set for State of the Union - http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/02/02/union.blog/index.html

2/2/05 - Deciding what the password is - http://www.startribune.com/stories/789/5216315.html

2/1/05 - Microsoft kicks off search effort - http://news.com.com/Microsoft+kicks+off+search+effort/2100-1032_3-5557994.html?tag=nefd.top

2/1/05 - HP: We have the next transistor - http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/01/technology/hp_transistor.reut/index.htm

1/26/05 - Microsoft to users: Prove it! - http://money.cnn.com/2005/01/26/technology/microsoft_piracy.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

1/24/05 - The Glitch That (Almost) Stole Christmas - http://www.techcentralstation.com/122804E.html

1/24/05 - Is Google God? - http://www.techcentralstation.com/121604H.html

1/24/05 - Gambling Sites Hedging Bets  - http://www.wired.com/news/infostructure/0,1377,66358,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1


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