SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 7:55:56 AMCS 105A Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 105ATitle:  INTRO TO MACINTOSH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Macintosh
Last Reviewed:11/25/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled.504 min.Lab Scheduled8.75
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 87.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 105A

Catalog Description:
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Designed as a first course for students with little or no computer experience. Students will explore computer basics in a hands-on environment, using Mac-OS systems. Topics include: the components of a computer system; basic terminology; use of the mouse and keyboard; desktop features; disk and file management; use of word processing, graphics and spreadsheet software to create and print simple documents; accessing the World Wide Web.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Designed as a first course for students with little or no computer experience. Students explore computer basics in a hands-on environment using Macintosh computers. Topics include: computer system components; basic terminology; use of mouse and keyboard; file and disk management; word processing, graphics and accessing the World Wide Web.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the five major components of the conceptual computer,
   describe the function of each and give an example of hardware that
   serves that function
2.  Compare the measures of memory/storage capacity; byte, kilobyte
   megabyte, gigabyte
3.  Distinguish between software and hardware
4.  Distinguish between application and system software
5   Identify three sources of information or assistance available to the
   new computer user
6.  Identify and use the main components of the Mac OS interface
7.  Apply basic file management skills
8.  Create a simple word processing document
9.  Describe and use the standard web browser interface conventions
10. Use a search engine to locate information about computer crime
11. With repetition of this course:
      a. create more complex word processing documents
      b. perform more detailed Internet searches
      c. demonstrate increased facility with computer terminology

Topics and Scope
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1.  Five components of the conceptual computer and their use and hardware
   examples
   a.  input
   b.  output
   c.  memory
   d.  storage
   e.  processor
2.  Memory and storage capacity
3.  Hardware
   a.  keyboard and mouse
   b.  printer
   c.  disks and other storage devices
   d.  memory
   e.  central processing unit (CPU)
4.  Software
   a.  application software
   b.  system software
5.  Resources
   a.  user groups
   b.  publications
   c.  retail stores
   d.  software manuals, tutorials, on-line help, and phone support
   e.  Internet or World Wide Web (WWW)
6.  Input devices and the user interface
   a.  mouse
   b.  keyboard
   c.  desktop and its components
7.  Word processing
   a.  entering text
   b.  formatting
   c.  editing
   d.  Save and Save As
   e.  print preview and printing a document
   f.  exiting a document and exiting an application
8.  File management
   a.  retrieve
   b.  backup
   c.  copy
   d.  delete
   e.  creating new folders
   f.  moving files to folders
9.  Spreadsheets
   a.  terminology; cell, row, column, cell address
   b.  spreadsheet interface
   c.  creating formulas
10. Internet and the World Wide Web
   a.  components required to access the Internet
   b.  terminology and addressing
   c.  using a web browser
   d.  using a search engine
11.For repeating students:
    a. using different search engines and performing more detailed searches
    b. applying formating to create more complex documents
    c. additional terminology

Assignments:
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1.  Read 15 - 20 pages in the textbook each week.
2.  Read and complete weekly lab assignments.
3.  Short written reports on topics such as resources, software selection,
   computer crime, web search results.
4.  Final exam, both written and hands-on portion.
5.  Students repeating the class will be given a project that incorporates
   word processing, spreadsheets and Web research on one of the course
   topics.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 60%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 60%
Objective Examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Robin  Williams - Peachpit Press, 2006

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