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Mayagüez Campus

College of Business Administration

 

Syllabus

General Information:

Course Code:   ADMI 3007

      Course Title:    Introduction to Computer Data Processing

                          Introducción al Procesamiento de Datos por Computadora

Credit-Hours:    3 (45 hrs.)

Course Description:

Introductory microcomputer course that provides a basic understanding of what a computer is, what it can do, and how it can serve the manager in his or her professional endeavors. The components of a computerized information system will be studied. The integration and application of MIS (Management Information Systems) concepts to a business environment will be explored. The students will acquire practical experience in the use of microcomputers and software packages for various applications such as word processing, electronic spreadsheets and graphics as a tool to solve managerial problems.

 

Curso introductorio sobre el uso del microcomputador que provee conocimiento básico de lo que es una computadora, lo que puede hacer y como le puede ayudar al gerente en el ejercicio de su profesión. Se estudiaran los componentes de un sistema computadorizado de información. Se explorara la integración y aplicación de los conceptos de MIS (Management Information Systems) en los negocios. Los estudiantes adquirirán experiencia en el uso del microcomputador y en los programas de aplicaciones genéricas tales como hojas de cálculo, procesadores de palabras y gráficas como instrumento para resolver problemas gerenciales.

Pre/Co-requisites:   

None

Course General Learning Goals:

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of the Computerized Information Systems.
  • Describe IS components and the relation between them.
  • Identify the basics components of a computer and their use.
  • Utilize various Microsoft Office Applications such as: word processor and spreadsheet applications in a graphical environment.
  • Use the appropriate vocabulary to communicate computer-related issues

CBA’s Learning Outcomes Addressed in this Course

This course is intentionally designed to enable students to develop at a basic level the following competencies:

 Interpersonal Skills - Sudents learn basic skills and tools that enables them to prepare documents, perentations and communications tools used in today collaborative environments.

Information Technology Skills Student will be actively involved in computer laboratories exercises and assignments directly related with the development of these skills.

 Ethical and Professional Behavior -This subject is discussed in relation to the usage of technology.

 Entrepreneurship Skills

 Business management knowledge and skills with national and international perspective

 Research and Analytical Skills for Problem Solving -Students will be working in the area of searching of information in the Web, and will develop technical skills that will serve as base for research work. Through laboratory exercises students will be confronted with business problems for them to resolve using technological skills and resources.

  Business Option-Related Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities


 

Laboratory/Field Work (If applicable)

Labs are considered a major part of the class, and all students are expected to participate.  Radios, tape recorders, and other audio or video equipment are not permitted in the lab or classroom at any time. Smoking, eating, and drinking are not permitted.

Content Outline and Time Distribution

Course introduction ...............................................................................................................1 hrs

Excel 2010 ............................................................................................................................10hrs

Word 2010.............................................................................................................................10hrs

PowerPoint 2010...................................................................................................................4 hrs

Introduction to using computers  ...........................................................................................2hrs.

The Internet and World Wide Web ........................................................................................2hrs

Computer and Society: Security, Privacy, and Ethics ...........................................................2hrs

Input ......................................................................................................................................2 hr

Output ...................................................................................................................................2 hr

Storage..................................................................................................................................2hrs

The Components in the System Unit.....................................................................................2hrs

Communications and Networks.............................................................................................2hrs

Operating Systems and Utility Programs...............................................................................2hrs

Partial and lab Exams and Quizzes ......................................................................................10 hrs

Special Projects ....................................................................................................................4 hrs

Instructional Strategies:

The presentation methods include the followings: Lectures, computer presentations, Internet connection to web site related to the course, computer exercises and practices, computer demonstrations.   Student’s activities include readings, homework, teamwork, questioning and active participation

Minimum Required or Available Resources:

This course requires the usage of computer resources.   We will be using IBM compatible computers with Windows 2007 as the operating system.   Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint 2010 will be used to practice and develop the computer skills.  Internet access is also necessary

Assessment of Learning:

During the semester we will be using several techniques that will help us determine your level of learning. Our main purpose is to help students identify how much and how well they are learning and to detect areas that may need reinforcement before the final grade is determined. These techniques will also help the professor use more effective teaching strategies. These activities will not affect the final grade.

 

Department/Campus Policies:

Disabilities: According to Law 51:  Students with disabilities, after identifying themselves to the instructor of the course and the Institution, will receive reasonable accommodations in their courses and evaluations.  For additional information, contact Services to Students with Disabilities at the Office of the Dean of Students (Q-019), 787-265-3862 or 787-832-4040, Ext. 3250 or 3258.

Ethics: Any academic fraud is subject to the disciplinary sanctions described in Articles 14 and 16 of the revised General Student Bylaws of the University of Puerto Rico contained in Certification 018-1997-98 of the Board of Trustees.  The professor will follow the norms established in Articles 1-5 of the Bylaws.

 


 


INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

General Information:

Instructor:                María de los Ángeles Larracuente Martínez

Office:                       AE- 324

Phone:                      832-4040  Ext. 5357

Office Hours:           T/Th: 7:30-8:30AM; 12:00-2:00pm

Academic Term:        2nd Semester 2011-2012

E-mail:                       maria.larracuente@upr.edu

Web site:                  http://mlarracuente.tripod.com

Blog:                         http://mlarracuente.wordpress.com

 

Textbook and Other Resources

Discovering Computers 2012-Introductory (2012); Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Misty E. Vermaat. Shelly Cashman Series. Course Technology, 25 Thomson Place, Boston, MA 02210; Course Technology a division of Thomson Learning Inc.

 

Evaluation/Grade Reporting:

Two partial exams - 40%          Classwork – 25%               Lab Work - 25%            Final Exam - 10%

Grade Reporting:

100 - 90 – A               69 - 60 – D

  89 - 80 – B               59 - 0 -  F

  79 – 70 – C

Assessment of Learning:

During the semester we will be using several techniques that will help us determine your level of learning. Our main purpose is to help students identify how much and how well they are learning and to detect areas that may need reinforcement before the final grade is determined. These techniques will also help the professor use more effective teaching strategies. These activities will not affect the final grade. Among others, we will use “the muddiest point” and “direct paraphrasing”.  These activities will no affect the final grade.

Course Policies

Attendance, Behavior and Course Policies

ü    A student is expected to do his or her own work.  Assignments should be done by each student and not in teamwork unless otherwise instructed.  If the work of others is submitted for evaluation, the student has committed plagiarism.  Cheating and plagiarism are not tolerated.

ü    Three partial exams will be given in the class and only two of them will be considered for the grade (the lowest point of them will be eliminated).  No makeup exams or quizzes will be offered.

ü    A student that takes all 3 partial exams and obtains an average of 93% or more can be exempt from taking the final test. A student that is absent from 1 test will have to take the final exam regardless of the average of the other tests. Lab work or homework grades are not included on this calculation.  If you need to take the final test to improve your grade even when you were originally exempt from taking it, you are allowed to do it.

ü    Attendance quizzes without prior notice will be part of your grade.

ü    Open-book quizzes will be administered during class. I strongly suggest bringing your textbook that day.

ü    Professional Behavior is expected in all class work and labs.  Professional behavior includes: 

o   During lab time it is not allow any other activity not related to the material covered during that section.

o   Interruptions to class work will not be tolerated.  Interruptions include:  inappropriate conversations and interactions while the professor is lecturing, leave the classroom prior to class conclusion without notification. Any special accommodation or consideration should be discussed with the professor prior to any incident.

o   Audible yawning is not allowed.

o   The professor will identify and address any other form of conduct which she considers detrimental to proper decorum.

ü  Failure to observe the prior behavior could result in lowering the course grade.

Detailed Schedule

o   Schedule will be available on the professor’s Web site.