Introduction to Computers
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Course Information


Lab Exam 

 
  

Midterm Make-Up

 

 

Final

 

 

Make-Up

 

 
Course Description

This is an introductory course that provides literacy on computers, and a general overview of computer and information concepts.Fundamentals and basic concepts of personal computers, data processing, hardware and software organization. Windows environment. Fundamentals of some widely used MS Office programs such as Word, Excel, and Power Point. Introduction to the Internet, sending e-mails. Hands-on experiences for the related topics.
 
Objectives

The aim of the course is to introduce the fundamentals of personal computers, introduction to Windows applications that run with the Windows graphical interface. You’ll achieve computer competency.
 
 

Requirements

The attendance list will be kept for the course / lab and the attendance regulations of university will be applied. If students need any further explanation on objects related to the course office hours should be used.
Attendance to laboratory hours is compulsory. In case of %20 (3 lab session) of absence causes to fail according to the university regulations. It is strongly advised that students do the laboratory work completely.
 
Required Text and Materials

a) Instructor's lecture notes 
b) Text Book: The Exploring Office 2013 Series.

Text Book

 
coverThe Exploring Office 2013 Series ,

Mary Anne Poatsy, Montgomery County Community College

Keith Mulbery, Utah Valley State College

Cynthia Krebs, Utah Valley University

Lynn Hogan, University of Northern Alabama

Amy M. Rutledge, Oakland University

Robert Grauer

ISBN-10: 0133142671 • ISBN-13: 9780133142679

©2014 • Prentice Hall • Unknown / Other, 1136 pp

Published 04/10/2013 • Instock

 

 
 Weekly Course Plan
 

 Week#

 Topics

1

Introduction to computers. Components of a computer system: hardware, software

2

Introduction to Windows operating system.   Desktop. Files and folders: deleting, naming, saving, etc.
Introduction to computer networks, information sources, and fundamentals of HTML: Use of Internet Explorer.

3

Microsoft Office Software: Office 2013 Product, Application Characteristics
Introduction to Word Processing and MS Word: Files and menus.

4

Writing, editing and formatting documents, Moving, copying, undo, etc commands, Case study: Creating a document.

5, 

Formatting paragraphs, Bullet-Numbered lists, Page formatting, Setting Tabs, Searching and replacing text etc.

6

Styles and Working in Long Documents

7

1st Quiz & Lab Exam

8

M I D T E R M

9

Introduction to Spreadsheets and MS Excel.

10

Entering and Revising Data
Creating Formulas to Calculate Values
Perform Calculations on Data
Finding and Correcting Errors in Calculations

11

Looking Up Information in a Worksheet
Creating Dynamic Worksheets by Using PivotTables
Formulas and Constants: Case study

12

Graphics and charts. Case study: Working example

13

2nd Quiz & Lab Exam

14

Introduction to Power Point. Main functions, tool bars and menus.

 
Exams

Exams will be in short answer or multiple choice form, and will cover material from lectures and the textbook. Unexcused absences from exams will result in a score of 0 for that exam. Excused absences must be requested in advance of the in-class exam.
 
 
 
Student Data Disks
 
Word Student Data Disk                 Excel Student Data Disk
 
PowerPoint Student Data Disk
Course Evaluation
Course evaluation will based on performance on exams and quizes.


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