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CSCI 191 v4, 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

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Course Description

Welcome to the University of Mississippiís iStudy course for CSCI 191, a Microsoft (MS) Office 2016 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

SAM 365 & 2016 Assessment, Training, and Projects Instant Access with Access to 1 MindTap Reader for 6 Months, 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-1-337-11393-9

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.

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course, as indicated on the lesson page, two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact date is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint, but not completed by the midpoint deadline, will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

Course Objectives:

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

  • Complete and turn in the textbook module 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 module assignment and a SAM project. All assignments must be completed and submitted on the SAM website. Though not required for this course, if you are unfamiliar with MS Office 2016, 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 14 instructional modules (or lessons).

UNIT
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide to complete the course in one semester
1

Word Module 1

SAM activity (Textbook projects on SAM and SAM project + training)
Week 1
2

Word Module 2

SAM activity (Textbook projects on SAM and SAM project + training)
Week 2
3

Word Module 3

SAM activity (Textbook project on SAM and SAM project + training)
Week 3
4

Word Module 4

SAM activity (Textbook project on SAM and SAM project + training)
Week 4
5
Excel Module 1 SAM activity Week 5
6

Excel Module 2

SAM activity
Week 6
7

Excel Module 3

SAM activity
Week 7
MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must complete all lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint by two weeks after the first day of midterm week.

If you are a full-year UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

Two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact day is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard.

8 Excel Module 4 SAM activity Week 8
Exam 1 Proctored Course Exam
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 8
9
Access Module 1 SAM activity Week 9
10

Access Module 2

SAM activity
Week 10
11
Access Module 3
SAM activity
Week 11
12
Access Module 4
SAM activity
Week 12
13
PowerPoint Module 1
SAM activity
Week 13
14
PowerPoint Module 2 SAM activity Week 14
Exam 2 Proctored Course Exam
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 14
Final Project The final project is your final exam Final Project Week 15

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

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

GRADING INFORMATION:

Categories of Evaluation:

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

  • Textbook Projects on SAM 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 8 have been completed and will cover the MS Word and Excel modules.

The second exam will be given after units 9 through 14 have been completed and will cover the MS PowerPoint and Access modules. 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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