College of Business & Technology
Department of Information Systems & Technology
Spring 2021

1. Course Information:
Prefix: IS (Information Systems)
Number: 1003
CRN: Course Reference Number: 30171
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:

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 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:
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:
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 Student Disability Services. Please review the following documents for more detailed information: NSU Student Handbook: Absences, Medical/Emergency Withdrawal, ADA; Faculty 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: 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 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:

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.