EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN UNIVERSITY

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

COURSE OUTLINE

 

 

Course Code

ITEC103

Semester

FALL 2011-2012

Credit

(2,0,2) 3

Course Title

Information Technology Fundementals

ECTS Credit

-

Web Site

http://sct.emu.edu.tr/it/itec103

Prerequisite

-

 

 

 

Instructor

 

E-Mail

Office

Telephone

 

Instructors

Halide SARICIZMELI

(ITEC103)

halide.saricizmeli@emu.edu.tr CT111 0392 630-1661
       
       
Assistant     --- ---

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION

The fundamental concepts of information systems with historical and evolutionary perspectives are introduced. Concepts embrace fundamental computer terminology, hardware, software, and networks as well as the impact of computers on society, ethical issues in computing, and innovations in information technology. This course also reflects an extensive overview of the curriculum as well.

 

 

 

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

This course is an introduction to the world of Computing and Information Technology (IT). Today, we are all part of an exploding Information Society and in this dynamic new society people at homes, schools, institutions and businesses are engaged in an ever- growing partnership with computers. Computers and Information Technology are part of just about everything we do at work and at home. And the fact is that, computers will play an even greater role in our lives in the years to come.

The course presents the basic description of information technology concepts, basic computer system hardware and software components, common terminology in information technology, application areas, and integration of computer system components.

 

LEARNING/TEACHING METHODOLOGY

The theoretical part of the course is covered within 2 hours/pw and class attendance  is important and compulsory. Slide handouts is used for lecture notes.

The practical aspect of the course is made-up of 2 hours/pw in order to provide the students with an experience of keyboarding, use of popular Microsoft Office tools such as Word and Excel as well as the use of Internet. Also lab. attendance is important  in order to  follow applications. 

Only one make-up examination will be offered to those students who have not attended to midterm examination(s) or final examination. No makeup is given for missed quiz examinations.

 

GRADING CRITERIA

Marks

Letter Grade

90 – 100

A

85 – 89

A-

80 – 84

B+

75 – 79

B

70 – 74

B-

65 – 69

C+

60 – 64

C

56 – 59

C-

53 – 55

D+

50 – 52

D

40 – 49

D-

00 -39

F

 

 

RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER COURSES

None

 

 

 

MAIN REFERENCES/ COURSE MATERIALS

Resource Books:

   COMPUTERS ARE YOUR FUTURE (COMPLETE)

   10th edition

   DIANE M. COYLE

   ISBN NO: 0-13-504511-8

Recommended Books:

 

Course Note:

Class lecture notes+online lecture notes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evaluation and Grading

Percentage %

Laboratory Quizes

%20

Class Quiz

%15

Homeworks

%5

Mid-term Examination I          

%25

Final Examination

%35

 

 

ANY OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

ATTENDANCE

 

  • Attendance is mandatory and less  than 60% attendance may  result in "NG" Grade

  MAKE-UP EXAMINATION POLICY

  • Make-up Examination  will be offered to those students who missed out Mid-term or Final Examination
    providing that:-

 

a) Student has a genuine reason approved by the Instructor (i.e.  A Medical Report submitted within 3
    working days or other reasons within the prior knowledge and approval of the Instructor);  

       b) Student has more than 60% Attendance record;

       

  • Make-up Examination will cover entire Course content of the semester.  

 

  • Make-up Examination will be held immediately after the Final Examinations. Exam date, time and place will be
     officially announced by the department).
     
      

  • No make-up Examination is offered for Class or Lab Quiz(s)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEEKLY SCHEDULE / SUMMARY OF TOPICS

WEEK

LECTURE

LABORATORY

Week 1

Course Objectives
 

Introduction to Internet and SCT Intranet

Week 2

Chap1- Computers and You
 

Starting MS WORD

Week 3

Chap2- The Internet & The World Wide Web
 

..Continuing on Microsoft Word

Week 4

Chap3- Wired & Wireless Communication
 

..Continuing on Microsoft Word

STARTING MS EXCEL

Week 5

Chap4- System Software

CLASSQUIZI

... Continuing on Microsoft Excel

Week 6

Chap5- Application Software: Tools for Productivity
 

.. .Continuing on Microsoft Excel
Week 7 Chap6- Inside the System Unit Starting MS POWER POINT
Week 8 RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY

 

Week 8,9 & 10 MIDTERM EXAMS
Week 11

Chap7- Input/Output and Storage

. .Continuing on MS Power Point

Week 12

Chap8- Networks Communicating & Sharing Resources

 

Microsoft Excel AND Microsoft Word QUIZ

Week 13

Chap9- Privacy, Crime and Security
 

...continuing on Microsoft Power Point

Starting Microsoft Access

Week 14

Chap10- Careers and Certification

CLASSQUIZII

. .Continuing on MS Access

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Week 15

Chap12-Database and Information System
REVIEW

POWER POINT QUIZ
Week 16,17&18 FINAL EXAM

                                                                                                                                          

ACADEMIC HONESTY - PLAGIARISM

Cheating is copying from others or providing information, written or oral, to others.  Plagiarism is copying without acknowledgement from other people’s work. According to university by laws cheating and plagiarism are serious offences punishable with disciplinary action ranging from simple failure from the exam or project, to more serious action (letter of official warning suspension from the university for up to one semester). Disciplinary action is written in student records and may appear in student transcripts.