Tentative Lecture/Discussion Schedule

Fluency With Information Technology

CS 1000

Fall 2013

 

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Week

Dates

Readings/Lecture Topics

1

September 4

Topics: Course Outline, Textbooks, Objectives/Outcomes, Requirements

2

September 9, 11

Quiz 1

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 1

Technology In Focus 5-Careers In IT

Topics: Careers and Information Technology

Optional Read: Essential Study Skills for Science Students-Chapters 1, 3, 4

3

September 16, 18

Quiz 2

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 3

Topics: How the Internet Works

Optional Read: Essential Study Skills for Science Students-Chapter 6

4

September 23

Quiz 3

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 5

Technology In Focus 3-Operating System Alternatives

Topics: System Software, File Management

 

September 25

Quiz 4

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 4

Technology In Focus 3-Application Software Alternatives

Topics: MS Office GUI, Multimedia Applications, Program Language Generations

Optional Read: Essential Study Skills for Science Students-Chapters 2, 5

5

September 20, October 2

Quiz 5

Read: Technology In Focus 1-The History of the PC

Technology In Action-Chapter 2

Technology In Focus 3-Hardware Alternatives

Topics: Evolution of Computers, Computer Parts, Input/Output, Secondary Storage

 6

October 7

Quiz 6

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 6

Technology In Focus 4-Under the Hood

Topics: Buying/Upgrading Computers

 

October 9

Quiz 7

Topics: Elements of Information Systems, Information Flows in Organizations

Midterm Summary

7

October 14

Quiz 7

Topics: Systems Analysis and Design Phases 1-3

 

October 16

Midterm Exam (Bring your ID to your scheduled Lecture Room for the exam.)

Chapters 1, 3, 5, 4, 2, 6, Focuses 5, 1, 3, 4, Extra Lecture Information Topics,

WMU Mail, WestCat, Internet Explorer 9, Netscape, Windows 7, Word

8

October 21, 23

Quiz 7

Topics: Systems Analysis and Design Phases 4-6

9

October 28, 30

Quiz 8

Topics: Database Benefits, Data and Database Organization, Database Management System Models, Types of Information Systems

10

November 4, 6

Quiz 9

Topics: Programming Steps, Programming Languages

11

November 11, 13

Quiz 10

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 7

Topics: Networking and Security

12

November 18

Quiz 11

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 8

Topics: Multimedia Devises, Emerging Technologies

 

November 20

Quiz 12

Read: Technology In Action-Chapter 9

Technology In Focus 2-Information Technology Ethics

 

November 27

November 28-December 1

No Lecture Classes all Day, Lab Classes held until Noon on November 21

Thanksgiving Recess

14

December 2, 4

Quiz 12

Topics: Ethics, Privacy and Security

Final Exam Summary

15

December 10

Final Exam (Bring your ID to your scheduled Lecture Room for the exam.)

Chapters  7, 8, 9,Focuses 2, Extra Lecture Information Topics,

Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Integration

(From before Midterm) Chapters 3, 6, Extra Lecture Information Topics

(See the Course Syllabus for the scheduled time and location of the Final Exam for your Lecture Session on Page C-5.)