CSS Online: Intro to Computer Apps
Syllabus: CSS 43 7038 - Hybrid
M -5 - 6 pm other
hours by arrangement
Course Meeting Times:
Instructor: Christine Svendsen
Phone: 755 - 6851
e mail: email@example.com
This is a basic course that will teach you the
fundamentals of Microsoft Office as well as basic computer knowledge.
Students will work with Microsoft Office, and other computer applications the
instructor deems necessary for the success of the student.
1. Recognize the principles of computers, their uses and
2. Students should be able to recognize the differences between programs used
in computer projects and those used in other media.
3. Students should be able to understand the processes of constructing office
projects, photo editors and other computer applications
4. Students should be able to understand key concepts of the computer and its
uses, graphics, Microsoft Office, the internet and text editors.
5. Students should be able to write, edit and develop a portfolio consisting
of course work completed throughout the year.
Face-to-face and Online Office Hours
My office is located in E building and RM 205. I am in my office usually from 5 - 6 pm, before class. If need I can meet at other times more convienent for students.
This semester I will also be using SKYPE for office hours. If
you would like to meet using SKYPE please send me an email two days before
the time you would like to meet. If it is possible we can meet online. If you
don’t have SKYPE, we can meet in the online class chat room.
SKYPE is a free program to download, you will need a
headset and microphone, which can be purchased at Walmart,
Target, Office Depot or Best Buy.
Final Project (40 % ): your final project is a research paper and power
point presentation based on your research paper. The research paper will be a
comprehensive project that will take in all the skills that were learned
through-out the semester and apply them to the final project.
Discussion Questions (10 %): There will be discussion in class
on topics related to computer literacy and its related technology. The
discussion takes place online and you will be required to respond to other
students’ responses to the questions or topics. Your answers should be
thoughtful but concise. These will be worth an average of 10 points per week
Assignments (25%): The Lessons Learned will be from the book; and
assignments posted on the class website.
Quizzes (25%): Quizzes taken during the semester.
Participation (5 %): Attendance and participation are a critical
part in forming a dynamic learning experience, in school as well as on the
job. As a result, you are expected to participate in activities and
discussions. This strategy is found to be most effective in promoting
success-- a little every day gets the job done!
Materials and Other Learning Materials
Computers are Your Future & A Guide to Microsoft Office 2010
This class is designed to be completed in eighteen weeks.
Students should plan on completing all the lessons for the week in the time alloted. Assignments will be graded based on accuracy and
should demonstrate understanding of the lesson content.
Certificates and Degree Programs
This class is part of both a
Certificate in Web Design and part of the Digital and Web Design Degree Program
as well as a transferable course to both the CSU and the UC. See the Hartnell
requirements of completion for both the degree program and the certificate
program. You can also contact the instructor for more information on the Digital
and Web Design Degree Program.