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CSE 1301 Computer Literacy Lecture Section 001 Spring 2008 Mike O’Dell Why are you here? Course Goals Learn what a computer is (and is not), Understand the types of problems suited for computers Learn how to use a computer to solve problems In this class, we will:

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cse 1301 computer literacy

CSE 1301Computer Literacy

Lecture Section 001

Spring 2008

Mike O’Dell

why are you here
Why are you here?

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

course goals
Course Goals
  • Learn what a computer is (and is not),
  • Understand the types of problems suited for computers
  • Learn how to use a computer to solve problems
  • In this class, we will:
    • cover the organization, operation and characteristics of computers; 
    • introduce you to applications of commercial software such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases packages, and communication packages.
  • Learn. Have some fun! Get an A!

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

approach
Approach
  • Self Study (Priority ONE!)
    • assigned reading
    • PowerPoint slides
  • Lectures
    • address/clarify topics from the reading assignments
  • Hands-on learning in the lab
    • Focus: MS Office 2003 Suite of application products

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

textbooks
Textbooks
  • Computer Foundations:
    • Parsons and Oja, New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, 10th Edition Comprehensive, Course Technology, 2008
  • Office Applications and Lab Learning:
    • Beskeen, et al, Microsoft Office 2007 Illustrated Introductory, First Edition, Course Technology, 2007

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

textbooks how we will use them
Textbooks: how we will use them
  • New Perspectives
    • introduction to basic computer concepts
    • understanding computer hardware and software
    • understanding networks and the Internet
    • introduction to information systems and programming
  • Microsoft Office 2007
    • the basis for your lab assignments (your lab book)
    • introduction to the MS Office suite of applications in class

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

lab sessions
Lab Sessions
  • Your labs will be based on exercises from the Office 2007 textbook
    • The purpose of each lab is to give you an opportunity to practice and then demonstrate skills in using these common and important application software
  • Lab assignments will be published on the class website the week before the lab is due.
    • Bring a copy of the assignment and the textbook to the lab session (instructors will NOT provide copies)

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

lab sessions cont
Lab Sessions (cont.)
  • Labs will be supervised and graded by your assigned lab instructor (TA)
  • Missed labs can be made up, with lab instructors permission, at 20% penalty/week late.
  • Lab Sections, Times and Locations
    • Section 002 – M 3:00 to 5:50 PM, 312 Ransom Hall
    • Section 003 – W 3:00 to 5:50 PM, 312 Ransom Hall
    • Section 004 – W 7:00 to 9:50 PM, 312 Ransom Hall
    • Section 005 – M 7:00 to 9:50 PM, 312 Ransom Hall

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

grading
Grading
  • Grades earned in this class are for:
    • Lab assignments (average for 13 labs, weight 30%)
    • Topics exams (2 @ 20% each, weight 40%)
    • (Somewhat) Comprehensive Final Exam (weight 30%)
  • Final letter grades:
    • 90 to 100 is an A (hopefully, most of you!)
    • 80 to < 90 is a B
    • 70 t0 < 80 is a C
    • 60 to < 70 is a D (improbable, but somewhat possible)
    • < 60 is an F (highly unlikely, but humanly possible)

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

grading subtitle how do i earn an a in this class
Grading (Subtitle: How do I earn an A in this class?)
  • Read/review the reading assignments before class
  • Come to class, pay attention and ask questions
  • Complete the lab assignments on time
  • Review the presentation materials and study for the exams (duh!)

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

administrivia
Administrivia
  • The website is the best place to get current information on the class – http://ranger.uta.edu/~odell
  • Email is the best way to contact me – odell@cse.uta.edu
  • My office hours (Nedderman Hall 342)
    • Mon., 10:00AM – 4:00PM (by appointment)
    • Tues., 10:00AM – 4:00PM (by appointment)
    • Weds. & Thurs., 1:30PM – 3:00PM**
    • No office hours on Friday

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

administrivia cont
Administrivia (cont.)
  • Teaching assistants will organize and supervise all lab sessions.
  • TA office hours are as required, by appointment. TA offices are in the Cribbs building.
  • TA’s for this class are:
    • Chih-Yao Hseih, lab sections 004 & 005
    • Jae Sung Choi, lab sections 002 & 003

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

lab coverage
Lab Coverage

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

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Administrivia (cont.)
  • Exams may be made up within one week of the scheduled exam date, provided:
    • you have a valid, verifiable emergency that prevented your from attending the scheduled session, or
    • you made arrangements in advance due to an excusable (by my definition) absence, and
    • satisfactory arrangements can be made by you to schedule the make-up exam with one of the TA’s within the specified one week period.

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

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Administrivia (cont.)
  • Attendance is expected, but…
    • you will not be graded on your attendance in lecture sessions, however
    • it makes me HAPPY to see you in class, and
    • you just might learn something while you’re here!

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

academic honesty
Academic Honesty
  • The College of Engineering Statement of Ethics is in the materials you received today, and is found on the CSE 1301 class web site.
  • It covers ethical behavior in a student role:
    • CHEATING on quizzes or exams,
    • PLAGIARISM, or
    • COLLUSION on any assignment

will not be tolerated.

  • Read, sign and return the document you received in class today

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY

today
Today!

Be sure that you:

  • know how to access the class website to get required materials for the class
  • have a copy of the course syllabus
  • have a copy of the CoE Ethics Statement
  • know your assigned lab section and location
  • ask any questions that may be on your mind

CSE 1301 – COMPUTER LITERACY