NSU

College of Business & Technology
Department of Information Systems & Technology
Fall 2022


1. Course Information:
Prefix: IS (Information Systems)
Number: 1003
CRN: Course Reference Number: 21391
Credits: 3 hours undergraduate credit
Title: Computers in Modern Society

2. Instructor Name:
Name:     Dr. Bill Rosener
E-mail: rosener@nsuok.edu
Phone: (918) 456-4482 (cell)
(918) 444-2923 (office)
Office Location: 221-D Business and Technology  
Office Hours: Office Hours
Zoom: https://nsuok.zoom.us/j/9184564482
Homepage: https://www.billrosener.com

3. Course Delivery Method:
Online

4. Workload / Credit Hour Statement:
You should plan on a minimum average of 9 hours per week of “time on task.” Time on task includes any time that you spend interacting with course materials and participating in learning activities, including but not limited to readings, projects, assignments, videos, student-student or student-professor interaction, and exams.

5. Class Days / Meeting Times:
Asynchronous learning - you can complete the work on your own schedule.

6. Course Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites:
None

7. Catalog Description:
Students will learn fundamental computer skills needed during their collegiate and professional careers. Students will be introduced to computer information systems using hands-on exercises. Students will explore popular and common software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, Internet browsers, and web development. Not open to students who have successfully completed CS 1003 Computers in Modern Society or IS 1133 Fundamentals of Computer Usage.

8. Course Purpose / Goals:
The purpose of this course is to provide you with the ability to apply microcomputers, readily and comfortably, to common business situations. In particular, the word processing capability will be of immediate use in fulfilling the instructional assignments in other courses at NSU and elsewhere. Spreadsheets can be used whenever you need to manipulate numeric data and produce information that can be both descriptive and predictive. Databases are the textual counterparts of spreadsheet programs. They are used for keeping, analyzing, and presenting lists of textual information. Presentation software will allow you to produce professional-looking presentations.

9. Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students should be able to:

10. Instructional Methods / Strategies:
Instructional training videos will be used to help explain and illustrate some of the assignments in this course. If you would like closed captioning (CC) for any of these videos, please let me know, and I will gladly provide you this service.

11. Learning Outcome Assessment Methods:
    Points
Task #1 10
Class Introduction 10
Assignments 300
Exam #1 20
Exam #2 20
Exam #3 20
Resume 20
Discussion board 40
Exam #4 (Final) 40


Total 480
The point assignments shown above are approximate and the actual point assignments at the end of the semester may vary from the breakdown shown above. Grades are awarded on a total earned basis as a percentage of possible points for the semester.

12. Instructional Materials:
No required textbook.

Students might consider purchasing a USB flash drive (e.g., JumpDrive). These portable storage devices can be very helpful in storing, carrying, and transferring information between home and school. All students are expected to have their accounts on the NSU networks by the end of the first week of the course.

13. Grading Policy / Scale:
Letter grades are assigned at the end of the semester based on the following scale where X denotes your average.

        Your Average     Grade
X >= 90%   A
90% > X >= 80%   B
80% > X >= 70%   C
70% > X >= 60%   D
60% > X   F

14. Class and Instructor Policies:
All work is to be prepared and submitted according to the directions given. Extended illness, injury, or emergency situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis at the professor's discretion.

15. Academic Policies / Required Information:
Please go to the following weblink: Academic Affairs Syllabus Information link for required information pertaining to:

The College of Business and Technology (CBT) Standards of Professional Behavior are designed and established to foster a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment conducive to the preparation of students for success in an increasingly challenging, diverse, and global society. Students enrolled in classes offered by the CBT are expected to behave according to the CBT Standards of Professional Behavior.

16. Student Support:
Students enrolled in postsecondary education are required to self-identify if they would like to request services on the basis of disability. Student Disability Services provides or arranges reasonable accommodations and services to qualifying students. You can learn more here: Student Disability Services

Students who may need assistance accessing sufficient food to eat every day, lack a safe and stable place to live, or who may be experiencing mental health challenges impacting their performance in the course are urged to contact Student Affairs or HawkReach Counseling Services for support. Additional resources are available through the Food Pantry (NSU-BA) and Rowdy's Resource Room (NSU-Tahlequah). An online report may also be submitted through the Report Concern link.

17. Course Concerns or Complaints
Students who wish to express a concern about a course or academic issue are encouraged to follow this process. Students who want to file a course grade appeal should consult the next section. It is important that the student initiate action (not parents, partners, or other relatives) and begin at the faculty or department chair level as most issues can be resolved there.

18. Grade Appeal
A student may petition a course grade change by using the Grade Appeals Timeline and Policy if satisfactory resolution cannot be achieved after informal grade review conferences with the instructor, department chair, and/or Dean’s office. The Grade Appeals Process must be formally initiated with a written appeal to the Dean within four months following awarding of the original course grade. Please contact the dean of the college in which the grade was given for a copy of the grade appeals process and the conditions which allow for the appeal of a course grade.

19. Class Calendar with Assignment Due Dates:
See "Steps to completing this course" for assignment due dates.