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CSCI 191 v3, Microsoft Office Applications Course 

University of Mississippi
Department of Computer Science
3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Melody Xiong

"Melody" Hui Xiong
Office: 216 Weir Hall; University, MS 38677

Contact Information:

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Course Description

Welcome to the University of Mississippi’s iStudy course for CSCI 191, a Microsoft (MS) Office 2013 applications course. You will learn the basic components of the four most popular Microsoft Office programs: Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), PowerPoint (presentation), and Access (database).

Textbook Information:

CSCI 191 TEXTBOOK

New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course

ISBN-13: 978-1-285-16764-0

CSCI 191 TEXTBOOK 2

SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Printed Access Card   

ISBN-13: 978-1-285-42749-2

You may purchase the two as a bundle:

New Perspectives on Microsoft Office 2013, First Course, 1st Edition bundles with SAM 2013 Assessment, Training, and Projects v1.0 Printed Access Card, 1st Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1-285-58060-9

It is your responsibility to order your textbook. Online retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices. Use the ISBN number to make sure you're ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Each unit in this course corresponds to a tutorial in the book, and you will be expected to:

  • Complete and turn in the textbook tutorial assignment which is a hands-on step-by-step approach.

  • Complete a SAM training and a SAM project which will be found on the SAM website.

Note that all units have a textbook tutorial assignment and a SAM project except for the integration units (units 9, 16, and 17), which only have a textbook tutorial assignment. Textbook tutorial assignments must be turned in using the Assignment link provided in each unit. The SAM trainings and projects must be completed and submitted on the SAM website (http://sam.cengage.com/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f). Though not required for this course, if you are unfamiliar with MS Office 2013, it is recommended that you complete the first four sections of the textbook which includes Computer Concepts, the Windows environment, File Management strategies, and Internet basics. It will be assumed that each student knows these features.

Course Outline:


This course consists of 17 instructional modules (or lessons).

Lessons & Exams

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Lesson One

Word Tutorial 1

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Two

Word Tutorial 2

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Three

Word Tutorial 3

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Four

Word Tutorial 4

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Five

Excel Tutorial 1

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Six

Excel Tutorial 2

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Seven

Excel Tutorial 3

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Eight

Excel Tutorial 4

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Nine

Integration Tutorial Session 1

Textbook assignment only

Exam #1

Proctored Course Exam

To be scheduled and completed before proceeding

Lesson Ten

Access Tutorial 1

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Eleven

Access Tutorial 2

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Twelve

Access Tutorial 3

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Thirteen

Access Tutorial 4

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Fourteen

PowerPoint Tutorial 1

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Fifteen

PowerPoint Tutorial 2

Textbook assignment & SAM activity

Lesson Sixteen

Integration Tutorial Session 2

Textbook assignment only

Lesson Seventeen

Integration Tutorial Session 2

Textbook assignment only

Exam #2

Proctored Course Exam

To be scheduled and completed before proceeding

Final Project

The final project is your final exam

Final Project

Grading:

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

Grading Information
Each student's final course-grade shall be comprised of:

Textbook Tutorial Assignments 10%
SAM Trainings and Projects 30%
Exams 40%
Final Project 20%

Both course exams will be given on the SAM website. When setting up your proctored exam, be sure you have access to the internet. The first exam will be given after units 1 through 9 have been completed and will cover the MS Word and Excel tutorials.

The second exam will be given after units 9 through 16 have been completed and will cover the MS PowerPoint and Access tutorials. Study guides and SAM practice exams have been provided for both exams under the Lessons tab on the Blackboard website.

A final project will be given in lieu of a final exam. It is an integration of all four MS applications. This will count for 20% of your overall grade.

Please note: FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

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