NSU   College of Business & Technology
Department of Information Systems & Technology
Spring 2018


1. Course Prefix, Number, CRN, Credits, and Title:
Prefix: IS (Information Systems)
Number: 1003
CRN: Course Reference Number: 30823
Credits: 3 hours undergraduate credit
Title: Computers in Modern Society

2. Instructor Name:
Name:     Dr. Bill Rosener
E-mail: rosener@nsuok.edu
Homepage: https://www.billrosener.com
Office Location: 221-D Business and Technology  
Office Hours: Office Hours
Phone: (918) 456-4482 (cell)
(918) 444-2923 (office)

3. Course Delivery Mode:
  Face to face ___     Blended / Partial ___     Online  ✔ 

4. Class Days / Meeting Times:
Asynchronous learning - you can complete the work on your own schedule.

5. Course Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites:
None

6. Catalog Description:
This course provides students with fundamental computer skills needed during and after college. Hardware, software, Windows O/S, file management, Internet, e-mail, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access are covered in this course. Students will be introduced to the use of local and wide area networks. Not open to students who have successfully completed CS 1003 or IS 1133.

7. Course Purpose / Goals:
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the ability to apply microcomputers, readily and comfortably, to common business situations. In particular, the word processing capability will be of immediate use in fulfilling the instructional assignments in other courses at NSU and elsewhere. Spreadsheets can be used whenever you need to manipulate numeric data and produce information that can be both descriptive and predictive. Databases are the textual counterparts of spreadsheet programs. They are used for keeping, analyzing, and presenting lists of textual information. Presentation software will allow you to produce professional-looking presentations.

8. Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students should be able to:

9. Instructional Methods / Strategies:
Instructional training videos will be used to help explain and illustrate some of the assignments in this course. If you would like closed captioning (CC) for any of these videos, please let me know, and I will gladly provide you this service.

10. Learning Outcome Assessment Methods:
    Points
Initial task* 20
Assignments** 280
Resume project 20
Exam 1 20
Exam 2 20
Exam 3 20
Exam 4 (Final) 40


Total 420
*Obtain space, complete syllabus agreement
**Complete 28 of the 30 assignments. (10 points each)
The point assignments shown above are approximate and the actual point assignments at the end of the semester may vary from the breakdown shown above. Grades are awarded on a total earned basis as a percentage of possible points for the semester.

11. Instructional Materials:
Listed below are some OPTIONAL textbooks that would make a great reference and would help you with several of the assignments; however, they are not necessary to complete this course.

Students might consider purchasing a USB flash drive (e.g., JumpDrive). These portable storage devices can be very helpful in storing, carrying, and transferring information between home and school. All students are expected to have their accounts on the NSU networks by the end of the first week of the course.

12. Grading Policy / Scale:
Letter grades are assigned at the end of the semester based on the following scale where X denotes your average.

        Your Average     Grade
X >= 90%   A
90% > X >= 80%   B
80% > X >= 70%   C
70% > X >= 60%   D
60% > X   F

13. Class and Instructor Policies:
All work is to be prepared and submitted according to the directions given. Extended illness, injury, or emergency situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the professor's discretion.

14. Academic Policies / Required Information:
Please go to https://offices.nsuok.edu/academicaffairs/SyllabiInformation.aspx for required information pertaining to:

The College of Business and Technology (CBT) Standards of Professional Behavior are designed and established to foster a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment conducive to the preparation of students for success in an increasingly challenging, diverse, and global society. Students enrolled in classes offered by the CBT are expected to behave according to those Standards of Professional Behavior. The complete text of the CBT Standards of Professional Behavior may be found on the CBT website at: https://academics.nsuok.edu/businesstechnology/CBT-Standards.aspx

15. Class Calendar with Assignment Due Dates:
See "Steps to completing this course" for assignment due dates.