Jordan University of Science & Technology
Faculty of Computer & Information Technology
Department of Computer Information System
Year: 2011/2012 Semester: 2 (Spring)
Course Title Computer Skills
Course Number CIS 100
Course Website http://www.just.edu.jo/~mqais
Instructor Qais. A. Marji
Office Phone 7201000 Ext.
Office Hours Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9.05-10.05 / 12.15 - 1.05
Teaching Assistant NA
Required Text Book
Title Computer Skills
Author(s) Instructors From the Department of computer and Information Systems
Assessment Type Expected Date of
Date Section Time Place
3,4,6,7,11 10.15-11.15 LAB 10H1+10H2+10H3 20%
First Exam Thu. 2,12 10.15-11.15 LAB 10H4
Ch.1+Ch.2 15/03/2012 1,5 11.15-12.15 LAB 10H1
13 11.15-12.15 LAB 10H2
Second Exam Tue. 25%
(Quizzes) To be announced later 15%
Course Objectives Weights
To understand basic computer components. 10%
To be able to use windows. 20%
To be able to type papers and reports using MS-Word 20%
To be able to create charts and analyze data using MS-Excel 20%
To be able to create presentation using MS-Power point 20%
To be able to use and search through the Internet. 10%
Teaching & Learning Methods
To get the most out of this course, you should attend every class meeting. Much of the understanding of the
material contained in the text will be presented in the lecture and any difficulties you have solving the
assigned problems will be addressed in the lecture. Therefore, you should make every effort to attend all class
The chapters that will be covered and the end-of-chapter questions and problems for which you are
responsible each week are provided in the course outline attached to the end of this syllabus. It is expected
that you have read the material and have at least attempted to work all of the questions and problems assigned
prior to coming to the next class period. Conscientious attention to these assignments is necessary for
satisfactory performance in this course. To encourage adequate preparation for class and to enhance your
understanding, some of the assignments will be collected in the class section. In addition, quizzes will be
given in the class section when required.
To understand basic computer components.
To be able to use windows.
To be able to type papers and reports using MS-Word
To be able to create charts and analyze data using MS-Excel
To be able to create presentation using MS-Power point
To be able to use and search through the Internet.
should be able to understand basic computer components.
should be able to use window
should be able to type papers and reports using Ms-Word.
should be able to create charts and analyze data using Ms-Excel
should be able to create presentation using Ms-Power point
Should be able to use and search through the internet.
Introduction to computer
Definition of Computers.
Definition of data, information and knowledge.
Benefits (functions) of Computers.
Operating systems (their definition and functions).
Example of operating systems (Dos, Windows, Unix, …….. ).
Classification of computers according to their sizes (Mainframe, Minicomputers &
Operating Systems ( Windows XP)
What windows XP? Desktop first screen? Recycle Bin? My Computer? My Network
3+4 Windows Manipulation (Open, close, move, resize, maximize, minimize)
Taskbar: its components (Start menu, System tray, and task body), start menu items
(Shutdown, Run, Help, Finds, Settings, Documents and programs)
Windows Explorer (Creating, deleting, copying and renaming files and folders)
Word Processing (MS Word 2003)
What is MS-Word?
How to open and close MS-Word?
MS-word screen editor (Title bar, Menu bar, Standard Tool bar, Formatting bar, Status
Save & Save as.
Open an existing document.
Creating headers and footers.
5+6+7 Formatting a document.
Select a text (select a word, sentence, line, paragraph, whole documents)
Delete a text.
Cut copy and paste with a single file and cross files.
Formatting a paragraph.
Inserting pictures into documents.
Print and Print Preview dialog
Getting some statistic on documents (e.g. word counting).
What is MS-Excel?
8+9 MS-Excel Screen Editor.
Creating spreadsheet (book), selecting cells, entering values, formatting cells, cut, copy,
and paste of cells, insert and delete of column and rows.
Doing calculation in cells.
What IF analysis?
Saving a book.
Creating and formatting a chart.
Computer Graphics (MS-PowerPoint)
What is MS-PowerPoint
PowerPoint screen editor.
Dealing with text objects.
Combining text with art.
See the difference kind of view option
Adding action buttons
Introduction to Internet
What is the internet? Advantages of the Internet?
Internet Browsers (Netscape communicator and internet Explores).
Hypertext & Hyperlinks.
The Web, Websites and the http protocol
Search Engine (Yahoo, Google, …… etc)
Web-based E-mail (Hotmail and Yahoo free E-mails).
Attaching file to E-mail
Homeworks / Homeworks must be submitted on time.
Quizzes Submit a hard copy of your homework with your name, Section#, Sequence #,
SID, and Homework # on it. E-mail submission is not permitted.
All homework assignments are to be done individually. Students submitting
similar work will both receive “Zero” and face possible disciplinary actions
You will be informed about Quizzes during lectures.
Exams The specific dates for the exams, including the comprehensive make-up exam,
and related exam issues will be announced during lecture times.
Grades will not be given out via e-mail.
Makeup Exams Makeup exam should not be given unless there is a valid excuse.
Arrangements to take an exam at a time different than the one scheduled MUST
be made prior to the scheduled exam time.
Drop Date The last day to drop or withdraw from this course without academic penalty is
before week 12 of the current semester.
Neither plagiarism nor cheating will be tolerated! It is expected that all the work
you hand in is your own.
Attendance Satisfactory attendance record is expected. “JUST” policy requires the faculty
member to assign grade ZERO (35%) to students who miss 10% of total lectures
without valid excuse. Sign-in sheets will be circulated and names may be called.
If you miss a lecture, it is your responsibility to find out about any
announcements or assignments you may have missed.
Workload Average work-load student should expect to spend is 6 hours/week.
Graded Exams Exam papers will be returned to students a week after the exam.
Participation If you are having difficulty grasping the material in this course, do not wait until
just before an exam to ask for help; by then it is too late. Questions are
encouraged in this course; so ask as many as you want!.
Students are encouraged to participate in class discussions, which will positively
affect your final grade.
You must be considerate to your fellow students. If you have a mobile phone, or
any other electronic device that has an audio notification system (sound), turn off
the device while in class. Also, please do not leave class in the middle of the
lecture; it can be disruptive.
Additional Try to understand rather than memorize the material in this course. If you
Information memorize the material, it will be very difficult to work some of the problems and
to grasp the usefulness of financial decision making. Keep in mind that
understanding the financial concepts is more important than being able to work
problems—that is, understanding what the result of a computation means is more
important than the computation. For that reason, most of the questions on the
exams will be concept questions that test your understanding of the material
rather than problems that test your ability to complete the computations.