Introduction to Information Technology

CS 110 - Fall 2005
Section 2 - Professor Brogan


Time   Tuesday/Thursday 12:30 - 1:45
Place   OLS 120
David Brogan (Olsson Room 217),
Office Hours: T/R 1:45 - 2:30
Office Phone: 982-2211
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Ross Gore
Joy Kamunyori
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  This is a course suitable for non-technical students with little or no computer experience. The primary goals are to provide students exposure to important areas of information technology: ethics, the impact of information technology on society, and modern tools for
communication, presentation, word processing, and other such activities. The course will also introduce elementary aspects of web page design.  Students will gain an ability to learn about and explore new information technologies with confidence.
Prerequisites   None
Textbook   We are using a customized textbook called Introduction to Information Technology that is composed of sections from the following books:
  • Exploring Microsoft Office 2003 Brief
    R. Grauer and M. Barber
  • Fluency with Information Technology: Skills, Concepts, and Capabilities
    L. Snyder
  • Internet Effectively: A Beginner's Guide to the World Wide Web
    T. Adams and S. Scollard
Public Computing Facilities   You may use any public computing facility on Grounds - all will have the general software needed to do almost all of your assignments.  Additional general help my be obtained at the ITC Help Desk (924-3731) or by visiting their website at
Assignments   Approximately eight homework assignments
Regular class participation assignments (notecards)
  Students are expected to attend all classes.  Exam questions are based on material covered in lecture.
Tests   One midterm and one final
Grading   Assignments (30%)
Final Project (20%)
Class Participation (10%)
Midterm (15%)
Final (25%)
Late Days   The first day an assignment is late, the grade will drop by ten points.  The second day an assignment is late, the grade will drop by an additional ten points.  No assignments will be accepted more than two days late.
Change of Grade Policy   All recorded grades will be posted on ITC Toolkit.  It is the STUDENT'S POSSIBILITY to check the grades for correctness.  Students will have one week after the in-class announcement that the grades are posted to correct any inaccuracies.  After that week, the recorded grades will be assumed to be correct - REGARDLESS of what the mistake is!  Such things as a missing grade or incorrect recording of the grade are included under this policy.
Honor Code   The honor code applies to all work turned in for this course.  This includes the class participation notecards, which must be completed and submitted by the student.
Date Topic Reading / Homework Slides
Week 1 Aug 25 Introduction    
Week 2 Aug 30 Web Basics Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 PowerPoint
  Sep 1 Web Basics
Computer History
Notecard Due PowerPoint
Week 3 Sep 6 Programs and Algorithms   PowerPoint
Sep 8 Computer Hardware Homework 1 Due
Submission Guidelines
Week 4 Sep 13 Audio   PowerPoint
Sep 15 Images Notecard Due PowerPoint
Week 5 Sep 20 Images Ch. 3 and Ch. 4 PowerPoint
  Sep 22 More HTML   PowerPoint
Week 6 Sep 26   Homework 2 Due  
  Sep 27 Spreadsheets   PowerPoint
Sep 29 Spreadsheets   PowerPoint
Week 7 Oct 3   Homework 3 Due
  Oct 4 Midterm Review   PowerPoint
Oct 6   MIDTERM  
Week 8 Oct 11 Databases Read Chapter on Access PowerPoint
  Oct 13 Databases   PowerPoint
Week 9 Oct 18

MSFT Access

Notecard Due PowerPoint
Oct 20 Databases


Week 10 Oct 25 Databases   PowerPoint
Oct 27 Databases   PowerPoint
Week 11 Nov 1 Ethics Notecard Due
Homework 4 Due 5:00 p.m.

Readings [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

  Nov 3 Security Wikipedia Readings
[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Week 12 Nov 8 **Canceled**    
  Nov 10 Security   PowerPoint
Week 13 Nov 15 Cryptography   PowerPoint
Nov 17 Intellectual Property Read Chapter 14 from Book PowerPoint
  Nov 18   Homework 5 Due 5:00 p.m.  
Week 14 Nov 22   THANKSGIVING  
Week 15 Nov 29 Women in Computing Readings [1, 2] PowerPoint
  Dec 1 Review


Week 16 Dec 6   SECOND EXAM IN CLASS  
  Dec 16   Final Project Due 9:00 a.m.