Course
Description &
Prerequisites

This course familiarizes students with personal computer (PC) terms, and the use of Internet applications, and electronic mail applications. Emphasis is placed on the use of PC productivity software (word processing, spread sheet management, file management, and presentation software).

This course is approved for General Education - Computer Competency.

Approved course outline : Outline - March 2014


Course
objectives
  • Employ a PC file system - Windows or MAC OS
  • Employ the internet and related applications as a research tool
  • Use of electronic mail - organizing and sending attachments
  • Create and format word documents
  • Create functional and formatted electronic spreadsheet with graphic
  • Communicate topic through purposeful use of presentation software

Topics
Covered
  • Basic Computer Concepts
  • Operating System - Windows or MAC OS
  • Word Processing - MS Word 2016/2013
  • Spreadsheet Processing - MS Excel 2016/2013
  • Presentation Processing  - MS PowerPoint 2016/2013
  • Internet Searching and Asessing validaty of data found
  • Electronic Mail

Competency by
examination

If you are competent in the topics listed above then you should consider testing out of the course.  You can decide whether you would like to test out just to waive the requirement or test out and received the three credits for the course. 

The information for testing out of the course can be found HERE (contact Prof Meyer for updated exam dates) 

Question should be referred to Prof Meyer: tsmeyer@edinboro.edu


grading
breakdown

Your grade will be based on the following point breakdown.  Each underlined item is a link to further information.

    POINTS
Porfolio    
Computer System - Part A 25 pts
Cover Letter 25 pts
  Resume 50 pts
  Computer System - Part B 25 pts
  Poster 25 pts
  Report - Part A 50 pts
  Excel Exercise: Taxi Log 50 pts
  Excel Exercise: Charting 50 pts
  Excel Exercise: Advanced Functions 50 pts
  Budget 100 pts
  Presentation 50 pts
  Report - Part B 50 pts
     
Exams    
  Exam 1 - Computer & Internet Concepts 50 pts
  Exam 2 - Word 100 pts
  Exam 3 - Excel 100 pts
  Exam 4 - PowerPoint 50 pts
     
Final    
  Part A - Computer & Internet Concepts 20 pts
  Part B - Hands-on Word, Excel, PPT 130 pts
     
Maximum points 1000 pts

"Incomplete" Grades: You may request an incomplete, or "I" grade, only in cases where exceptional conditions beyond your control, such as accidents, severe illness, family problems, etc., have kept you from completing the course. You must alert the instructor to these circumstances as soon as possible--telling your instructor in November that you were sick in September is not acceptable. If your request for an incomplete is granted, you must complete the work for the course within the time limits set by the University.  Unfinished "I" grades automatically become "F". Incomplete grades are not given to students who have simply fallen behind in their work.



Web page
updated
August 1, 2017