Dec 09, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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CISS 1020 - Digital Literacy and Applications


Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Computer Information Systems
Assistant Dean: Dr. Vincent Palombo
3 Credit(s)
Introduction to Computers is a course designed to present the basic computer concepts and the Microsoft Office Suite applicable to today’s business world. Areas of concentration include Computer Concepts, Windows, Internet Explorer, E-mail, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competency by interfacing with the Windows operating system and the internet, and to produce electronic presentations, written business documents, electronic spreadsheets, relational databases, and electronic mail. TAG course:OBU003 UG OBU003
2 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Identify hardware and software systems with a focus on personal computers and emerging technologies.

Quiz

Simulation exercise

Weeks 1, 2, 7 and 10

2. Identify the components of a computer system.

Quiz

Simulation exercise

Weeks 1, 2 and 7

3. Demonstrate efficient file management techniques using an operating system’s file management tools.

Quiz

Simulation exercise

Weeks 3 and 10

4. Describe the basic concepts of information systems.

Quiz

Weeks 1, 2, 13

5. Evaluate the current value, the potential value, the limitations, and potential dangers (e.g., violation of privacy, copyright, software piracy, and computer crime) in the use of computers.

Quiz

Simulation exercise

Discussion

Weeks 5, 13 and 16

6. Apply appropriate technology tools and resources to locate and retrieve information from various sources.

Lab

Quiz

Weeks 5 and 6

7. Demonstrate the ability to create documents and manipulate text data using the current available software.

Exam

Problem-based projects

Weeks 4, 8 and 9

8. Demonstrate the ability to organize and manipulate numerical data using the currently available spreadsheet software.

Exam

Problem-based projects

Weeks 11 and 12

9. Demonstrate the ability to create and manipulate simple presentation materials using the currently available presentation software.

Exam

Problem-based projects

Week 14

10. Demonstrate the ability to create and manipulate simple databases using the currently available database software.

Exam

Problem-based projects

Week 15

11. Evaluate the role of information systems in supporting organizational goals.

Quiz

Weeks 1, 2, and 16

12. Demonstrate use of email systems and use proper etiquette and netiquette when communicating electronically.

Lab assignment

Quiz

Week 6

13. Evaluate the ethical, social and political impact of information systems.

Quiz

Paper

Weeks 13 and 16

14. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of computer functions and information systems.

Quiz

Simulation exercise

Weeks 1, 2, 5, 10, 13, and 16

15. Navigate Intranet and Internet applications.

Quiz

Lab

Weeks 5 and 16

16. Recognize fundamental networking technologies (e.g., wireless, cellular).

Quiz

Simulation exercise

Week 13

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 


TEXTBOOK INFORMATION
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