BCC - Spring 2008 Syllabus
Course Name : CIS 11
Course Description : Introduction to Business Computer Applications
Instructor : Igor Kholodov Igor.Kholodov@bristolcc.edu
Office: K211
Telephone: 508-678-2811 ext. 3328
URL of this file: http://www.c-jump.com/CIS11/CIS11syllabus.htm


Students will learn the essentials of computer operation and business applications, including email, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and word processing software. The emphasis of the course is on developing practical skills that prepare students to use computers effectively in business environment. Students will also learn the skills necessary to conduct extensive research on the Internet using popular web browsers.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:


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Course Requirements

Evaluation: You are responsible for all assigned readings and for material covered in class. The course will include a variety of projects, quizzes, and a two-hour final exam.

Projects and Labs

There will be a series of projects assigned throughout the semester. Homework is assigned on a weekly basis, and is due next week. If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to check the course website for homework assignments.

Late assignments will have five points deducted from its grade for each day late. Projects more than 1 week late will NOT be accepted.

Class Participation

Be sure to do the required reading and assignments before attending the class. You will be more successful entering into discussion with some understanding of the material before hand.

This CIS-11 course includes the following student option: this is a distance learning class and on-campus lectures are optional. You should be fine with your plans to occasionally attend the lectures. Please be sure to access course WebCT site and follow the link to the CIS-11 course home page. Please visit home page often! It will have postings of all handouts, lecture presentations, and required homework assignments.


There will be several quizzes, and a two (2) hour exam at the end of the course.

Grading and Evaluation Criteria

Attendance & Class Participation 10%
Homework Assignments 20%
Lab Assignments 20%
Final Examination 25%
Quizzes 25%

Lab Assignments will be graded using the following system:

Appearance 25%
Content 25%
Accuracy 25%
English 25%

Final Grades will be assigned as follows:

97 - 100 A+
94 - 96 A
90 - 93 A-
87 - 89 B+
84 - 86 B
80 - 83 B-
77 - 79 C
74 - 76 C
70 - 73 C-
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F

Teaching Methodology

In addition to web postings, the lecture will be used as a principal teaching method in this course. "Handouts" and other information will be available on the class web page. Class discussions will be conducted pertaining to the Lab assignments before each assignment is made and after it is due. Demos using an overhead projector will be used in class.

Office Hours

Office Hours will be posted and appointments can be arranged via e-mail or during class breaks.

Course Schedule

11475 CIS-11-A2C M    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM   Intro To Bus Comp Appl    K102
11475 CIS-11-A2C T    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM   Intro To Bus Comp Appl    K102
11475 CIS-11-A2C W    10:00 AM - 10:50 AM   Intro To Bus Comp Appl    K102

Course Outline

Note: This syllabus is a suggested course outline and will be generally followed, subject to change according to the instructor's discretion and needs. Academic flexibility is important.

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