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Published on November 20, 2008

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Department of Computer Science @ UGA Fall 2008 CSCI 1100: Introduction to Personal Computing Instructor: Full Name Office Address Contact Information (email, office number) Class Times: Tue & Thur: 11:00a – 12:15p Wed: 11:15p – 12:05p Class Location: (Location where class suppose to be held) Office Hours: Wed: 12:05p to 1:30p By prior email appointment Class Web Site: WebCT (you need your UGA MyId to access) Prerequisite No prerequisite Course Objectives: 1. This course will help you to understand the basic working of any computer. 2. The course will help to give you a background to intelligently buy a computer, install software, and create and manage your documents. 3. Emphasize basic software and Internet use, and provide you with proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Office software suite. You will learn how to put up and maintain your personal Web page at UGA. Area of Course This class satisfies the Area D requirement for a 3- hour science or technology course. Course Textbook Technology in action (Complete) second edition, by Evans, Martin, and Poatsky. Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-148904-6 Software Needed OneKey access code for Prentice-Hall Train and Assess IT software. This should come bundled with the text. You will need it to access the lab exercises and online tests. Sharing this code with other students is a bad idea, because only one set of lab test grades will be stored online for each key. Method of Instruction All announcements will be given through WebCT. Course Content:

Week Topic Chapter Homework Due Week 1 Understanding the Parts; taking 1,2 care of your computer Week 2 Application software 3,4 Week 3 Digital Media, Copyrights and 5 other intellectual property issues Week 4 Computer security threats: 5 viruses and virus protection Week 5 Computer Security threats: 5 Trojan horses, spyware, and phishing Week 6 Behind the Scenes: how the 6 CPU works Week 7 Web Authoring: HTTP and 7 HTML Week 8 Web Authoring: HTTP and 7 HTML Week 9 Web Authoring: JavaScript 7 Week 10 Web Authoring: JavaScript 7 Week 11 Information systems analysis and 8 design Week 12 Information systems analysis and 8 design Week 13 Structured Query Language 10 (SQL) Week 14 Behind the Scenes: how 12 networks work Week 15 Final Exam Course Structure: Teaching Assignments Quizzes Midterm Exam Final Exams Course Schedule: This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change: 08/16/08 to 09/28/08 Teaching 10/02/08 Midterm Exam 10/08/08 to 10/23/08 Teaching 10/26/08 Midterm Exam 11/1/08 to 12/1/08 Teaching 12/07/08 Final Exam Grade Allocations: Final letter grades will depend on class standing

Assignments 10% Midterms 40% Online homework 10% Web-page 10% Final Exam 25% In-class participation and 5% attendance: Withdrawals and Incompletes [Instructor’s policy about giving W or WF and also if someone is unable to take the final exam what will be his/her final results be.] Make-up Exams [Policy about the Make-up exams,under what conditions does student will be given the opportunity to take up the exam.] Students with Disabilities Students with disabilities needing academic accommodations should let me know. We will likely have openings for students to take notes for disabled students: these will be announced in class. Academic Honesty The University’s Academic Honesty Policy is in effect. The only academic honesty issues that might arise in this class are cheating during exams or the in-class lab exams. I don’t mind your doing the lab exercises and/or onlne homework in groups, as long as the entire i group understands all the answers. Suspected academic honesty violations will be taken to the academic honesty resolution procedure at the Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office. Penalties can be severe – see

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