CSCI 103 Survey of Computing

CSCI 103 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Instructor name:
"Melody" Hui Xiong

Office:
216 Weir Hall; University, MS 38677

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Send Email link in the Communications & Tools tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

An introduction to computers and computing, for students with no prior knowledge of computers. Not to be used to satisfy CSCI major requirements. (3)

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Knowledge of the basic concepts and terminology of computer science.
  • Skill in accessing and utilizing the Internet to acquire global information.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 9 instructional modules (or lessons) and 2 proctored examinations.

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Syllabus

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

1

Chapter 1: Using Technology to Change the World

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

2

Chapter 2: Looking at Computers: Understanding the Parts

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

3

Chapter 3: Using the Internet: Making the Most of the Web's Resources

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

 

Technology in Focus: The History of the Personal Computer

Graded Quiz

4

Chapter 4: Application Software: Programs That Let You Work and Play

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

5

Chapter 5: System Software: The Operating System, Utility Programs, and File Management

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

 

Technology in Focus: Information Technology Ethics

Graded Quiz

Mid Course Exam

Proctored midterm exam

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the exam has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course.
The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

6

Chapter 6: Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

7

Chapter 7: Networking: Connecting Computing Devices

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

 

Technology in Focus: Under the Hood

Graded Quiz

8

Chapter 8: Digital Devices and Media: Managing a Digital Lifestyle

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

9

Chapter 9: Securing Your System: Protecting Your Digital Data and Devices

Graded Lab, Graded Quiz

 

Technology in Focus: Careers in IT

Graded Quiz

Final Exam

Proctored final exam

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit
All work must be graded before you will be eligible to test.

Grading:

Scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.