CS 107 Computers and Their Applications

Fall 2006

Buckman Hall 120


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Course Textbooks

 Succeeding with Technology
2nd Edition
Ralph M. Stair, Ken Baldauf
Thompson Course Technology, 2007

 Microsoft Office 2003
Premium Edition
Thompson Course Technology, 2007

Data files for software exercises can be downloaded from:


Course Prerequisites

Students are expected to have had no previous experience.

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
And please visit UNH's CLR, Center for Learning Resources, for additional help - http://www.newhaven.edu/clr/

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 - http://www.utexas.edu/student/utlc/handouts/1422.html
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

Course Objectives

By the end of the semester, students will meet the following objectives:

Course Requirements

Students are expected to attend all classes and to complete all course work in a timely manor. Course work will consist of reading and understanding course materials, completing SAM computer exercises, various teams assignemnts writing short papers on computer related topics. Students are expected to complete textbook readings and any preliminary assignments before attending class.

For more information on the University's course requirement - http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/policies.html#Work

Academic Integrity

Open discussion of ideas among students is encouraged, but each student is expected to do his or her own work. Plagerism, turning in work derived from someone else's work without full attribution of anyone else's work, will result in a failing grade. Two students or teams turning in the same assignment will both receive a failing grade on the assignment. It is the responsibility to each student to protect his or her own work.

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.

For more information on the University's Academic Integrity policy - http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/policies.html#Honesty

Attendance, Assignments, & Exams

Students are expected to attend all classes and attendance will be taken at each class. If a student cannot attend class, it is the responsibility of the student to make-up any missed work. Students missing class are still responsible for any materials covered in that class. A student missing more than four classes will be withdrawn from the course.

Assignments are due on the given date, unless arrangements are made in advanced with the instructor. 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.
Lack of homework is the main reason for poor grades in this class.

There will several small exams and one final exam. All exams are closed book. Requests to make-up a missed exam must be made, in writing or via e-mail, no more than twenty-four hours after the scheduled time for the exam.

Please see - http://www.newhaven.edu/academics/policies.html#Regulations- for the University's attendance regulations.

Grading Standards

Please Note: Percentages may fluctuate slightly

Final grade for this class will be based on the following:

Last Updated: 8/31/06