Course Description: This course covers computer skills and concepts essential to success at a university. The specific applications used are Windows 7, FireFox, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The course material is based on Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 and Access 2010.

Prerequisites: None.

Text and Materials: The lab material for this course is posted online under 'Lab Manual'. You will need a USB flash drive to save your work. It is your responsibility to backup your flash drive onto a hard disk or another flash drive.

Attendance: Attendance is not required in this class. It is YOUR responsibility to check the course website weekly to ensure your grades are correct and for possible changes to material and/or requirements.

Email Accounts: All class emails will be sent to your CSUB Outlook email. So it is imperative that you know your netid and password.

Homework Assignments: ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE BY MONDAY 8:00 AM THE FOLLOWING WEEK. NO EXCEPTIONS. All assignments including the final project are posted online. LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED FOR ANY REASON AND NO ASSIGNMENTS ARE DROPPED. Each week your instructor will demonstrate the concepts covered in the assignment. You can work on the assignment following each lecture with your instructor's help. The 'Assignments' will generally require additional time outside of class. Email your weekly homework to your instructor.

The grades link for your section has homework grades posted by the last 4 digits in your RunnerID. If you have a duplicate ID, contact your instructor to be assigned an alternate. If you need extra help in this class, see your instructor during office hours or visit our tutors.

Midterm Exam: There is no midterm exam.

Final Exam: Your final exam is a take-home project that will cover all four applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access). See the course website for due date. You will email your final to your instructor just as with your homework. LATE FINALS NOT ACCEPTED! If you have an emergency you must email your instructor BEFORE the deadline. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Plagiarism: Violations are strictly enforced. If two students submit identical files, both students will receive zeros. If this occurs more than once, you will fail the course. Read the CS department's Academic Honesty Policy if you have any questions regarding plagiarism.

Grading: Grades are computed strictly as follows. There is no curving or modification of borderline grades. There are NO incompletes for this course. Individual homework assignments are worth 10 points each and the final is worth 50 points. The homeworks are weighted as 80% of your grade and the final is weighted as 20% of your grade.

                                         A  90% - 100%
      Homework Assignments ...... 80%    B  80% - 89%
                                         C  70% - 79%
      Final ..................... 20%    D  60% - 69%
                                         F  below 59%