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					                                  Jordan University of Science & Technology
                              Faculty of Computer & Information Technology
                              Department of Computer Information System
      Year:            2011/2012                         Semester: 2          (Spring)

                                                Course Information
     Course Title                                             Computer Skills
     Course Number                                                   CIS 100
     Prerequisites                                                    None
     Course Website                            
     Instructor                                                   Qais. A. Marji
     Office Location
     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 Policy
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%
  Ch.3+Ch.4          17/04/2012

  Final Exam

   (Quizzes)                                        To be announced later                                      15%
     Total                                                                                                    100%
                                   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.

                                                 Course Objectives
         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.

                                                Learning Outcomes
                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.
Week                                              Topics
        Introduction to computer
           Definition of Computers.
           Definition of data, information and knowledge.
           Benefits (functions) of Computers.
           Computer hardware.
           Operating systems (their definition and functions).
           Example of operating systems (Dos, Windows, Unix, …….. ).
           Classification of computers according to their sizes (Mainframe, Minicomputers &
           Computer Viruses
        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
           Creating Document.
           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.
           Spell checking.
           Formatting a paragraph.
           Creating tables.
           Inserting pictures into documents.
           Print and Print Preview dialog
           Getting some statistic on documents (e.g. word counting).
        Spreadsheet (MS-Excel)
           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?
           Auto Fill.
           Saving a book.
           Creating and formatting a chart.
        Computer Graphics (MS-PowerPoint)
           What is MS-PowerPoint
           PowerPoint screen editor.
           Creating presentation.
           Dealing with text objects.
           Combining text with art.
           See the difference kind of view option
           Animation Objects
           Adding action buttons
           Data Show
        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
                                       Additional Notes
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.

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