College of Business & Technology
Department of Information Systems & Technology
- 1. Course Information:
|| IS (Information Systems)
|| Course Reference Number: 30171
||3 hours undergraduate credit
|| Computers in Modern Society
- 2. Instructor Name:
- 3. Course Delivery Method:
- 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:
- 7. Catalog Description:
This course provides students with fundamental computer skills
needed during and after college. Hardware, software, Windows O/S,
file management, Internet, e-mail, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and
Access are covered in this course. Students will be introduced to the use
of local and wide area networks.
Not open to students who have successfully completed CS 1003 or IS 1133.
- 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
- 9. Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Exhibit proficiency in the use of word
processing techniques to produce professional quality documents.
- Apply basic concepts of spreadsheet technology to create,
and edit worksheets, and, produce charts from worksheet data.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of managing databases:
adding, editing and deleting records, designing and implementing
queries, forms, and reports.
- Generate electronic, professional quality, presentations
using PowerPoint technology.
- Develop working knowledge of the Internet,
including the use of electronic mail, transfer files,
and conduct searches on the Internet.
- Integrate information across applications
using the Windows environment. Recognize the value and ease
of importing and exporting data from one application to another.
- Manage files (copy, move, rename, and delete)
and folders (create, rename, delete) in the Windows environment.
- Strengthen their ability to comprehend
and synthesize information; and improve their writing,
oral, and critical thinking skills.
- 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:
|Exam #4 (Final)
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.
|| >= 90%
|| >= 80%
|| >= 70%
|| >= 60%
|| 60% >
- 14. Class and Instructor Policies:
- COVID-19 Absence Statement:
Students who have a prolonged absence because of COVID-19 illness, who quarantine
because of exposure to coronavirus, or who must provide care for family members who
are sick or quarantined have the responsibility to 1) provide documentation to the
Office of Student Affairs and 2) contact their instructor within 24 hours of the
first missed class meeting to arrange for reasonable accommodations. Students will
not be penalized for non-attendance due to coronavirus-related reasons but still
have the responsibility to make up any missed exams, assignments, homework, etc.
Students who have a temporary or permanent disability that may be impacted by
COVID-19 should contact
Please review the following
documents for more detailed information:
Absences, Medical/Emergency Withdrawal, ADA;
Handbook 10.2.4.a, 10.2.4.b, 10.3.2.
- 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:
Affairs Syllabus Information link
for required information pertaining to:
- Academic Misconduct
- American Disabilities Act Compliance
- Behavior Intervention Team
- Inclement Weather/Disaster Policy
- Release of Confidential Information
- Student Handbook
- Teach Act
- Textbook Information
- Title IX
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 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
Counseling Services for support. Additional
resources are available through the
Pantry (NSU-BA) and
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:
- First, talk with the instructor. If the situation is such that the student is concerned about potential discomfort or retaliation, then the student is welcome to move to the next step and contact the department chair without talking with the faculty member first.
- Second, if the instructor is unable to resolve the issue, the student may talk with the department chair. If the student is uncertain as to who the department chair is, s/he can contact the registrar with the course prefix and number, and that office can provide the information.
- Third, if the department chair is unable to resolve the issue, then the student is welcome to contact
the dean's office.
- Finally, if the dean is unable to resolve the issue, the student may contact Academic Affairs.
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
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:
to completing this course" for assignment due dates.