Sam Barr
CS 1000-01 Computing Skills and Concepts
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Contact Information:

  • Phone: 273-6281
  • E-mail:
  • Office Hours: After class or by appointment, ITT 108C

Textbook: Fluency with Information Technology, Sixth Edition, Lawrence Snyder, Pearson-Addison Wesley. ISBN-13: 978-0133577396, ISBN-10: 0133577392

Course Goal: Information technology fluency through integration of skills and concepts.

Course Topics: Computers, Networks, Security, HTML, Excel, Databases, Algorithms, JavaScript, and Current Topics

Projects: There will be assigned projects for 1) the building of a website using HTML and CSS, and 2) incorporating JavaScript into a web page, and possibly others.

  • You may anticipate that each week of the semester may include:
    • Assignments: reading, in-class discussions, labs, and activities
    • Projects: may or may not be collaborative in nature requiring you to integrate concepts and skills from the topics listed above
    • Late assignments will receive one-half credit unless prior arrangements have been made.

  • Your final grade will be computed on the following:
    • Attendance, assignments, labs, projects, quizzes, and exams

  • Percentage Grading Scale:
    94-100 = A 90-93 = A- 87-89 = B+ 84-86 = B 80-83 = B- 77-79 = C+
    74-76 = C 70-73 = C- 67-69 = D+ 64-66 = D 60-63 = D- <60 = F

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