- Section 003, Spring 1999
TESTING OUT OF CS
- Students who think they already know
the material in CS 103 can "test out" by taking the credit by exam test
. Professor Marchant will offer the test .You can make an appointment
with Dr. Marchant if you can't do it at that time. Information on
the credit by exam process is on line: http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~amarchan/testout.html
Buy Four (4) HDD disks 31/2 - PC compatible
Establish your mason email accounts. You will need to use it to
create your Web page. You will be emailing your lab assignments to your
LAB Instructor. Email to the account that corresponds with your lab
section. Your lab instructor will give you the account number.
Email as ATTACHED FILES
- Be sure the extension (.doc, .xls, .htm or html, .mbd - etc.) is intact.
Put no spaces in your file name. Mason email (UNIX-based) does not
recognize spaces in file names. (Also do not use / in file name). Binary
file convention will send all files in appropriate format as long as you
have saved the document correctly in the appropriate program.
Learn how to navigate your Computers, Technology and Society text
Syllabus ( no longer on line)
Read the chapters before you come to the lecture.
Notice on page vii - numbering system in text - numbering goes by chapters:
Chapter 1 - numbers 1-1, 1-2, etc; Chapter 2 - numbers 2-1, 2-2,
etc. Some later chapters have a condensed version of the chapter title
and numbering that begins with 1.
Read the Preface to your text. Familiarize yourself with the glossary/index
- a good resource for definitions and where to find specific information.
Familiarize yourself with your MICROSOFT OFFICE 97 PROFESSIONAL EDITION
- numbering not conventional. Learn to use the table of contents,
index, strategies for learning the programs.
Read endnotes/ InfoWeb - enrich your understanding
of the subject.
Final project -
Create a Web-based Research
on some new application of computer technology. All references must be
properly cited.Choose something of interest to you that you will enjoy!
Hints: Think about how technology is impacting
your own major field. What changes are happening? How is the Web being
Each project must
must incorporate at least one of the following applications:
Spreadsheet (MS Excel)
Database (MS Access)
The project must be in your mason account and
must be linked from your homepage. The project should include a link
to a file that contains references.