document may be augmented or modified by your Lab Instructor.
portion of computer science course CpSc-120 is a hands-on
microcomputer applications course designed to familiarize
students with microcomputers and microcomputer applications
software as used in various business, commercial, and educational
settings. To assist in accomplishing our objectives, students
work in a microcomputer laboratory, where they perform hands
on exercises and develop skills with typical applications.
Emphasis will be on teaching the student how to be self-reliant
through on-line help facilities. Mastery of each application
is not expected nor a goal of this course. Rather a general
over-view of how to learn to use the application is
the class will be conducted as a self-paced activity using
a on-line or printed book containing application projects.
There will be little 'lecture' offered during the lab class.
The lab instructor will be constantly available for essentially
individual tutoring. The emphasis will be on becoming self-sufficient.
textbook is go! with Microsoft Office 2003: Brief by Gaskin
... et al. It will be supplied on-line this semester or a
copy can be purchased from the bookstore.
lab will count equally toward the lab average. This consists
of 13 in class labs and one out of class lab, a Web page.
each unexcused absence after the first, the maximum grade
that you can make will be decreased by 11 points. If example
if you had 3 unexcused absences, the maximum you could make
would be a 78.
the end of the semester minimum of the average of your 14
labs and the unexcused absence maximum grade not exceeding
100% will be reported to your lecture instructor who will
average it in with the lecture grades. The lab portion of
Cp Sc 120 should count about 20% of the overall 120 grade.
following policies and procedures are to be followed by all
DCIT's policy on Misuse of Computing Resources.
your computer account and password. If you allow anyone
else to use your computer account, your computer account
will be disabled, and without an account you will not be
able to pass this course.
bring the appropriate text, manual, cd, and diskettes for
saving your data files if required.
may be required to do preparatory work prior to coming to
the lab. This includes reading the relevant material in
the appropriate text or manual, possibly taking a review
quiz, and practicing the lab.
up all paper and other debris from around printers and your
computer before you leave, regardless of whether it is yours
or not. Also, make sure chairs have been pushed back before
you are done with your lab exercises, be sure to exit from
the application and return to the Login screen. Never
Forget To Log Out!!!
food, beverages, or use of tobacco products is allowed in
any of the computer laboratories. Violation may lead to
expulsion from the course.
abuse or mistreatment of any equipment or laboratory support
materials may also be cause for expulsion from the course.
all of your work on a diskette, CD, or on your network drive,
and save all returned lab assignments and other material
until you have received your final grade. This is for your
protection. Be sure to back up any diskette or CD you choose
is a CRIME to copy software from the lab computers to install
on your own or another computer.
department policy on attendance is as follows:
Attendance is required. Roll
will be taken each class.
absences - You are allowed one unexcused absence, on
the second you may be dropped from the course and
would receive an F for the lab if past the drop date.
absences are for the following reasons:
treated by a doctor or at Redfern. Show receipt as documentation
problem of a highly personal, confidential nature. (Written
excuse may be from the Dean of Students or the Counseling
reason with prior approval by instructor.
Field trips for activities for other classes or university
sponsored events are generally excused. The written notice
of your participation in these events MUST be presented
to your instructor after the absense. Failure to do so will
be considered as an unexcused absence. In all cases of excused
absence, a written notification is required, with your name,
student number, class section, date(s), and other particulars
(such as name of doctor). If you write the note yourself,
you are required to sign it, and indicate how the instructor
may obtain confirmation should he or she so desire.
This written notification must be submitted to the lab instructor
within one week of the absence. Failure to submit an
acceptable excuse will result in an unexcused absence and
the appropriate action will be take by the instructor.