CLASSROOM HAS CHANGED.
CMPE 003 WILL BE HELD IN: THEATER ARTS MEDIA THEATER M110
(Beginning Thursday, Jan 10th)
General Class Information
Other course materials and communications will be available through the campus WebCT system. If you are having difficulty with WebCT, try the student documentation page. The Create your WebCT account link is particularly useful.
New students: Activate your UCSC email account, known as CruzMail, log in to the student portal (my.ucsc.edu) and click the link that says Activate UCSC Account.
Continuing students: If you have forgotten your CruzMail password or are unable to log on to WebCT, call the ITS Help Desk at 459-HELP between 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
Gerald B. Moulds
Use the WebCT Email tool to contact me:
- Click “Compose Message”
- Click “Browse” (to the right of the “Send to” box)
- I’m at the top of the list – Gerald Moulds (CMPE003_Moulds)
- As a last resort, you may contact me at email@example.com, but it may take longer for me to respond to these messages.
Office: Engineering-2 Room #237A
Instructor Office Hours:
Wednesday 12:15pm-2:00pm, or by appointment.
Office: Engineering-2 Room #237A
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00pm-5:45pm, Theater Arts Media Theater M110
Sam Boyarsky – contact through WebCT Email as “sboyarsk”.
Sheldon Logan – contact through WebCT Email as “slogan”.
Who is my TA?
Tomorrow’s Technology and You, Introductory8th edition, by George Beekman.
Another version of this text, Tomorrow’s Technology and You, Complete 8th edition, covers the same course material. It is, however, somewhat more expensive and contains five additional chapters that will not be covered in this course.
1A Monday, 11:00-12:30 - Ming Ong - TA Sheldon Logan
10:30-12:00 - Ming Ong -
1C Thursday, 2:00-3:30 - Ming Ong - TA Sam Boyarsky
1D Friday, 3:00 – 4:30 - Ming Ong - TA Sam Boyarsky
Midterm Exams (each worth 15% of your final grade):
· Tuesday, January 29th (Chapters 1-3)
· Tuesday, February 19th (Chapters 4-6)
· Thursday, March 13th (Chapters 7-10)
Bring a pink Scantron form (form F-1712, available at the Bay Tree Bookstore) and pencils on exam days.
If you know you cannot make an exam, or need special arrangements, inform me at least a week ahead of the scheduled exam time. If you miss an exam due to illness or emergency, contact me as soon as possible.
Cheating in any part of the course may lead to failing the course and severe academic discipline.
If you have special needs, we will accommodate you. Also, the Disability Resource Center offers services which are confidential and free of charge.
This course covers the concepts of hardware and software used in personal computing. The lectures provide a background in terminology and fundamental concepts. The assignments provide hands-on practice using basic office applications and web tools.
This course is 5.0 credits. The course satisfies an IN requirement. Students cannot repeat this course for credit. Students cannot get credit for both this course and CMPS 2.
Your grade will be assigned: A=100%-90%, B=89.99%-75%, C=74.99%-60%, Fail=Below 60%
Quizzes can NOT be submitted late, for any reason. This is both a class rule and a limitation of the WebCT software – neither your instructor nor your TA can change this.
Assignments submitted late will typically receive a grade of zero. If you have a valid excuse for a late assignment, contact your TA or the Instructor.
Note on submitting Assignments 1-5:
Assignment 0 – EXTRA CREDIT - Send WebCT email to your TA – Due Friday, Jan 11th– Do this RIGHT AWAY.
-If you are in a lab, send email to the TA in charge of that lab. (See above section on Lab Times and TAs)
-If not in a lab, if your last name begins with A-M Sam Boyarsky is your TA.
-If not in a lab, if your last name begins with N-Z, Sheldon Logan is your TA.
-Click "WebCT EMail" from the left menu.
-Click on "Compose Message."
-In the "Send to:" box type in your lab TA email name, either “sboyarsk” (for Sam Boyrsky) or “slogan” (for Sheldon Logan).
-In the "Subject" type in "CMPE003 Assignment 0".
-In the message area, type in your favorite color (Red, Blue, etc.).
-Click "Send" in the lower left box.
-Worth 100 points of Extra Credit.
Assignment 1 - Word Processing – Due Thursday, Jan 17th
-The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate basic proficiency in creating and formatting a word processing document.
-Create a Word Document, listing the courses required for graduation in your major, or another major of your choosing.
-(This information can be found listed in the UCSC Course Catalog, or often on the Web Page for your department.)
-Assignment must be saved as a Microsoft Word 2003 document.
-You must submit "assignment1.doc" through WebCT.
-Do not use the Computer Engineering major.
-100 points for indentation depth of 3 or more classes at some point If your major does not have classes with this many prerequisites, at the end of your assignment provide an example of a class that does, to demonstrate you know how to do so.
-100 points for submitting this as a Microsoft Word document titled "assignment1.doc" (-50 for wrong filename)
-100 points for using 2 different font sizes (2 x 50)
-100 points for using normal, bold, italic, and underline (4 x 25)
-100 points for using bullets with at least two levels of indentation (2 x 50)
-100 points for no spelling errors (-10 for each error)
-100 points for correctness to complete the major (-10 per error)
-100 points for use of centering and left justify (2 x 50)
-100 points for including a web link which links to a UCSC department site
-100 points for using 3 different font styles: One serif, One sans-serif, One mono-spaced (examples on pg. 388 of Beekman – page 572 if you have the Complete Edition of the text) (3 x 33)
-Worth 1000 points total (10%) plus up to a possible 100 points extra credit. (See Sample page 2 for extra credit description).
Assignment 5 – PowerPoint Presentation. Here is the link to the assignment - Due Monday, March 17th.
All quizzes must be submitted by 11:30pm of their due date. Quizzes can not be submitted late. Each quiz is available for the five days previous to its due date.
- Note that all quizzes are due on Wednesdays, except Quiz #1 which is due on Friday of the first week.