Information Processing with Microcomputers
Course Syllabus / Outline 2008 - 2009
This course serves as an introduction to microcomputers and information processing. It has a strong hands-on component in the form of labs and computer based assignments.
- To understand and appreciate the concepts and uses of various types of microcomputer software: word processors, spreadsheets, statistics packages, database management systems, and graphics.
- To effectively use the packages taught in the course, and more importantly, be able to learn any new computer package.
- To understand enough computer hardware terminology so you can critically analyze computer literature.
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Brief Assignment Description (subject to change)
A1: Create a newsletter in Microsoft Word.
A2: Perform formatting and calculations on a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel (using the sum(), average(), and other functions).
A3: Create a database containing at least 3 tables and perform specified queries using QBE in Microsoft Access.
A4: Analyze social studies data in SPSS ( or Excel ) using descriptive statistics and charts.
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