Nature of Computing

CSCI 104

Instructor: Matthew Weathers

 

 

 

 

 


Online Grades on Blackboard

Current

Final Exam Times:

Mon/Wed 10:30 Section: Monday, Dec 11, 12:30pm
Wed/Fri 11:30am Section: Wednesday, Dec 13, 10:00am
Mon/Wed 4:30pm Section: Wednesday, Dec 13, 5:00pm

For other classes, see Registrar's Final Exam Schedule.

See below for a chart that shows letter grade based on how many points you get out of a possible 1200.

To get this grade

You need this many points

Which is this percent

A

1116

93%

A-

1080

90%

B+

1044

87%

B

996

83%

B-

960

80%

C+

924

77%

C

876

73%

C-

840

70%

D+

804

67%

D

756

63%

D-

720

60%

F

719

59.99%

See the Final Exam Study Guide. See sample of Final Exam Part 2.

Due Dec 6 (Dec 8 for WF section) - Homework 8 Final Project/Paper. Due the last day of class, (90 points).

Final Project/Paper. This is an open-ended assignment.  You can write a paper, create a web site, or make a Visual Basic program.  Here are your choices:

  1. Write a 1000-word essay on some aspect of what you learned in this class, how your life relates to technology, or some topic related to something we discussed in class, etc.
  2. Write a 1000-word essay on one of the Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter.  Choose one that interests you.
  3. Create a personal web site with the following minimums: it should be at least 3 pages (all linked together), with at least 9 of your own pictures (from a digital camera, or scanned in) somewhere on those pages.  The web site can be about any topic you want.
  4. Create an interesting Visual Basic program, maybe like the ones we did in class.

Choose something that interests you. If you have other ideas for a project, let me know.  I'm open to other ideas (let me know your ideas).

I've posted some of the PowerPoint Presentations I showed in class.

Past Assignments:

Due Nov 13 (Nov 10 for WF section). Reading Questions.  Read all of Chapter 8, then answer the following questions on p335-337: True/False: #1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10; Multiple Choice #2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13; Review Questions: #11, 13. (30 points).

Due Nov 29 (Nov 17 for WF section) Homework 7 - Visual Basic Interest Calculator. (60 points)  Also, see Having Fun with Visual Basic.

Due Nov 29 (Dec 1 for WF section). Reading Questions.  Read all of Chapter 9, including the side bar articles, then answer the following questions on p379-381: True/False: #1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10; Multiple Choice #1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 13, 15; Review Questions: #4, 11. (26 points).

Due Nov 6 (Nov 3 for Wed/Fri) - Homework 6 - A second web page. See Homework 6 Assignment. (60 points)

Due Nov 1. Read all of Chapter 7, then answer the following questions on p297-299: True/False: #3, 5, 8; Multiple Choice #1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15; Review Questions: #3, 10. (30 points)

Pictures to Download for Photoshop Practice: landscapes.zip, strangers.zip, example_pix.zip

Instructions:
To download, right-click and choose Save Target As... or Save Link As...
Save the file somewhere in a temporary place (like the D: (Temp) drive)
Right-click, choose Zip Genius... Extract to landscapes

Due Oct 25 (all sections) - Homework 5 - Genesis Web Page assignment.

Due Oct 23 (Oct 13 for WF) - Reading Questions.  Read all of Chapter 5, then answer the following questions on p215-217: True/False: #1, 2; Multiple Choice #1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8; Review Questions: #4, 10, 11. (14 points)

Midterm - Oct 11 (MW Class), Oct 6 (WF Class) - See Midterm Study Guide

Due Oct 9 (Oct 4 for WF) - Reading Questions. Read all of Chapter 4, including the essays on pages 168-169.  Answer the following questions, p171-173: True/False #1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10; Multiple Choice #1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13; Review Questions #8, #9.

Due Oct 2 (Sept 27 for WF) - Reading Questions. Read all of Chapter 3, then answer the following questions: True/False #1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8; Multiple Choice #1, 3, 4, 6, 10, 13; Review Questions: #5, 6, 9

Homework 4 - Microsoft Excel. Due Oct 4 (Sept 29 for WF section).

Homework 3 (Working with Microsoft Word) Due Sept 25 Mon/Wed (Sept 20: Wed/Fri)

Word document for In-Class Practice: I_Have_A_Dream_KING.doc (To Save, Right-Click and choose Save Target As or Save Link As)

Due Sept 20 Mon/Wed (Sept 15: Wed/Fri) - Reading Questions.  Read all of Chapter 2, pages 71-94, including the sidebar articles throughout the chapter, then answer the following questions: True/False #1, 3,4,5,7,9.  Multiple Choice #1,2,3,4,5,9,10,11.  Review #4, #5.

Due Sept 11 Mon/Wed (Sept 6: Wed/Fri) - Reading Questions Chapter 1, p65-67. Read Chapter 1, Answer the following questions: T/F #2, 3, 5, 8, Multiple Choice #1,2,6,8,9,10,15, Review Questions #5,8. In addition, read (but don't answer) the following discussion questions: 6, 7, 11, 13.

Due Sept 6 Mon/Wed (Sept 1: Wed/Fri) - Homework 2 - Working with ZIP files.

Due Aug 30 - Reading Questions Chapter 0, p31, True/False #1,2,3,9,10, Multiple Choice #9,14,15, Review #2

August 25/28 - Files we'll use in class today:

james.txt   In-Class-Example.zip

Due Aug 28 - Homework 1 Answer Matthew's email on BUBBS.

Contact Information:

Email:

 

Matthew Weathers on BUBBS

Phone:

 

Biola Ext 5173, or (562)944-0351 x 5173

 

 

Math Department: Biola Ext 4741, (562)903-4741
Mobile Phone: (562)322-7427 (Okay to call any time, I turn off ringer at night)

Office:

 

McNally 48A

Grading Criteria / Class Information

18%

 

Weekly Reading Questions (9 weeks, 2% each)

40%

 

Assignments (8 Assignments, about 5% each)

20%

 

Test 1 Midterm Oct 6 (W/F class) or Oct 11 (M/W class)

22%

 

Test 2 Final Exam Dec 11 (W/F class) or Dec 13 (M/W class)

You cannot turn in the Weekly Reading Questions late.  If you must miss class, email me the answers or send them with someone else.  There will be a penalty for turning in the Assignments late, (and a maximum of 1 week late allowed).

Here are several copies of the syllabus for this class:

Required Text:

Computer Confluence, 7th Edition George Beekman, Michael J. Quinn.

Links:

 

Blackboard system: http://biola.blackboard.com (Online Grades, etc.)

 

 


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