Winter 1999 1010 21 6:30 – 8:30 PM M W EAS E133
Instructor: Don Walk
Phone: 425 739 8112, Continuing Education Office Hours: 15 minutes before/after class
SYLLABUS / ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE
Learn IBM PC fundamentals with hands-on experience; overview DOS/Windows, learn simple word processing commands, a spreadsheet program and a database.
This entry level course is designed for students who needs general understanding of basic computing skills on an IBM compatible personal computer. Basic introduction to general application programs under the Windows 95 environment will be taught. This class is not designed for those who wish to pursue a programming degree.
The class is divided into TWO components, the lecture followed by the lab.
The lectures will last about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the topic. The first 5 to 10 minutes of class will be used for a Q & A session to answer any unresolved questions from the previous lab.
The labs will be completed during the remaining of the class period with hands-on instructions. The labs will enable the students to use computing programs in a Windows 95 environment.
An Introduction to PC with Microsoft Windows 95, by Karen A. Deinhard, Catapult
Computer Source, PCI Northwest, Inc., monthly (Optional)
Puget Sound Computer User, KFH Publications, Inc., monthly (Optional)
TWO 3.5” Disks (High Density / Double Side)
Regular and punctual class attendance is highly encouraged. This is a discussion & hands-on class. It is in your best interest to attend. 10 points can be earned for perfect attendance.
Your course grade will be earned through your performance on a homework assignment, lab assignments and the final exam/project.
Home Work Assignments: 1
at 100 points each 100
Lab Assignments: 6 at 100 points each 600
Final Exam/Project: 1 at 300 points 300
Total points 1000
One of things that you will learn while talking DOS is how to copy files. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted files constitutes theft and is strictly illegal.
The computer hardware that you will be using does not eat or drink human food without suffering sever electro-mechanical distress, so remember NO FOOD OR DRINK in the computer labs.
Students are encouraged to open an email account with access to the World Wide Web. This is not required, however, since this is the current trend in computing technology, I will be giving links to net resources that will help you advance your studies in computing.
All labs are due at the end of class. All assigned readings are for preparation of the following class session.
Jan 11 Introduction to Computer Basics
Reading: 1-29, 115-116
Jan 13 Using Windows 95
Lab: Module 1
Jan 18 M.L. King Jr. Day (College Closed)
Jan 20 Working with Windows 95
Lab: Module 2
Jan 25 Working with Documents
Lab: Module 3 (50 points)
Jan 27 Working with Programs
Lab: MS Word (50 points)
Feb 1 Working with Disk
Introduction to DOS
Feb 3 Working with Files
Lab: Module 4
Homework: Working with Files. Due: Feb 17
Feb 8 MS Excel Demo
Lab: MS Excel (50 points)
Feb 10 MS Access Demo
Lab: MS Access (50 Points)
Feb 15 President’s Day (College Closed)
Feb 17 Review
Project: Take Home Final. Due: Feb 22
Feb 22 Questions & Answers Session
Special Topic (TBD)