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 CSC/ITC 101-01                       Intro to Computer Education                             Fall 2017



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Last revised October 5, 2017

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Proper attire required - please,  no tank-tops.

Course Description

PROFESSOR:  Marek A. Suchenek, Ph.D.



TuTh 8:30 - 9:45 AM

Office hours: (subject to change)

August 21 - December 5, 2017, only, excluding holidays and recess

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OBLIGATORY TEXTBOOK: Beekman, G. and Quinn, M. J.: Tomorrow's Technology and You , 8th Edition (2008) or 9th Edition (2010)
or 10th Edition (2012)
Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Here are links to the companion websites for all three Editions of the text:

REFERENCE: Shelly, G.B., Cashman, T. J.,  and Vermaat, M. E.: Office 2003 Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Premium Edition (2007) Thomson Course Technology.

(The text and the reference are on reserve in the University Library)

LECTURES Each class meeting will begin from a lecture that will cover material from one chapter of the textbook. All slides for the lectures will be posted on class website before the beginning of the class.

will begin right after the lecture.
The students who did not complete their lab assignments in class are supposed to finish them on their own at home or in any computer lab. Lab assistants are available in SCC800. (Visit http://csc.csudh.edu/labs for lab hours.) If you experience a hardware or software problem or the printer is out of paper inform me or a lab assistant.

During the labs the students will acquire practical skills and hands-on experience with using popular application programs. In particular, the students will learn how to:

  • use Windows 7 operating system and its utilities
  • create, edit, and manage files and directories
  • create, edit, and format professionally looking documents under MS Word
  • use spreadsheets to carry on complicated calculations (like mortgage payments scenarios) "with a click of a button" under MS Excel
  • create and edit professionally looking web pages (like resumes or personal portfolios) in HTML format that can be posted on the Internet
  • use databases to store, update and retrieve large amount of data, as well as extract useful information from that data under MS Access with SQL; this may be particularly useful for small business applications
  • design and create professional presentations using MS PowerPoint
  • effortlessly solve and visualize complicated problems from your Math classes.

and more,  like - for instance -

  • how to record one's own music


  • how to turn amateur video clips into a movie like this one:

HOMEWORK will be assigned weekly. The formats of submissions and the due dates will be posted in Homework.

TESTS 11 tests  and 12 quizzes will  be administrated during semester. The tests will be given at the end of each Wednesday/Thursday's class (unless noted otherwise) and cover material discussed in the entire week. Each test requires one scantron form 882-E that you are required to purchase and bring with you to class.

will cover the material discussed in class and assigned as readings, including the contents and the links in the 
Lecture NotesThis exam requires one scantron form 882-E that you are required to purchase and bring with you to class.

The following elements contribute to the total score.

Presence & Conduct       0 - 10 %
Labs & Homework           0 - 10 %
Tests                                  0 - 50 %
Final                                   0 - 30 %
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Total                                   0 - 100 %

Course grade will be determined according to the following schedule.

0 - 45% yield F (failing work)
46 - 50% yield D (barely passing)
51 - 55% yield D+
56 - 60% yield C-
61 - 65% yield C (satisfactory achievement)
66 - 70% yield C+
71 - 75% yield B-
76 - 80% yield B (very good achievement)
81 - 85% yield B+
86 - 90% yield A-
91 - 100% yield A (excellent achievement)

Other grades (e.g. incomplete) will be assigned in cases specified by the university regulations.

is expected and required
regardless whether the roll is called or not. Students who are absent or late during any class are responsible for the material they missed and are likely to lose credit on quizzes and tests.

In order to earn credit, homework assignments must be submitted
no later than at the begining of class on the day they are due. They must be 100% individual work by the student who claims credit for them. No copying from the Internet, textbooks, or work of others and no group collaboration is allowed.

No make-ups will be given. If you expect that you may be late in class then you are supposed to study the material scheduled for that class on your own before you come to the class. See the 
Syllabus for the schedule of material coverage and for your studying responsibilities.


1. A USB flash memory (or similar removable memory compatible with class computers)

2. Stapler

3. Scantron forms 882-E for tests, and final examination.

You are responsible for your supplies.

CLASSROOM DECORUM Student conduct in class is expected to be respectful and appropriate and not disruptive to the learning environment.

Inappropriate or disruptive conduct includes, but is not limited to, coming to class late, leaving class early, talking to other students or walking in front of the classroom while the professor is lecturing, talking on cell phones, texting or using Skype during class, being rude and disrespectful to the instructor or fellow students, reading non-class materials (newspaper, magazines, etc. on line or hard copy) while in class and sleeping.

ELECTRONIC DEVICES NOT ALLOWED IN CLASS: cellular telephones, CD players, radios, iPods, and similar devices are to be turned off while in class. No exceptions.

DRESS CODE Please, dress appropriately for a university class. Tank-tops are not allowed.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Students are reminded of the university policy with regard to scholastic honesty. In this class, submission for credit of any assignment, program, test, or examination that is not the student's original work or contains portions of someone else's work without being clearly and specifically identified as such, as well as cheating on tests or examination, are violations that will automatically yield zero credit for the submitted work and may also result in an F grade in the course or in university disciplinary action, or both.

CSUDH Academic Inegrity policies are listed in the Catalog. You are supposed to know what they are, including definitions of cheating, plagiarism, and dishonesty. A link below has been provided for your conveninece:


STUDENT ACADEMIC APPEALS PROCESS Authority and responsibility for assigning grades to students rests with the faculty. A grade appeal is permitted when a student can show clear evidence that a grade was contrary to procedures as specified in the course syllabus, was based on prejudice, was capricious, or was the result of computational or clerical error. The presumption is that the grades assigned are correct until there is a clear demonstration otherwise. The burden of proof is heavy, and it rests with the student who is appealing.

Students with disabilities who believe they may need an academic adjustment in this class are encouraged to contact Disabled Student Services as soon as possible in order to receive the adjustement they are entitled to.


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