BF173 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I – SYLLABUS (FALL 2017)
Last updated: 26 September 2017

This course was canceled for the Fall semester of 2017 on 20 September.

Erin Maloney
LC104 – 290-2067
Office Hours

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LAB ROOMS AND TIMES:

  • Mondays: 10.40-12.30 (G-B15)
  • Thursdays: 8.40-10.30 (B-202)

GOALS OF COURSE

  • To understand how to use word processing, spreadsheeting, presentation, photo editing, and drawing software as well as introduction to other software necessary for basic academic, personal, accounting, banking & finance, and statistical applications
  • To prepare for BF174 (Computer Applications II)

REQUIRED SOFTWARE:

  • 7-zip – Compression software (free)
  • Chrome and/or Firefox – Browser software (free)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (although students may wish to use a later version)
    • Not free: Download, in English, from a reputable source
    • Free: Use computers in the Bilkent "BCC" labs (in the B, G, FF, and EE buildings)
  • LibreOffice – Free

METHODS OF EVALUATION

  • Participation: 5%
  • Quizzes: 35% – Best 7 (out of 9 or more); 5 points each
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 30%

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO QUALIFY FOR FINAL EXAM
  • Participate in Midterm
  • Participate in 5 or more quizzes
  • Participate in at least 80% of classes
OTHER NOTES
  • Times for quizzes, midterm, and final will be announced in class and via email
  • In this course, a "C" is a 73, while an "F" is a 59 or lower. See General Grade Scale (on Erin's web page).

PROTOCOL

  • Participation: For each class, students are expected to be on time, with a pen and notebook, and with personal electronic devices switched off. Students who use a personal electronic device during class without asking for and receiving permission will not get participation for that hour. Students are expected to use the bathroom during breaks, and follow other basic protocol for academic classes. Students must also check their Bilkent email for course information at least once per day.
  • Cheating / Plagiarizing: Unacceptable, with disciplinary action for gross or multiple offences.
  • Handouts: Available from Erin's web site and/or Moodle.
  • Homework / Labwork: To be completed outside of class.
  • Technical: Students use their own Bilkent username, password, and H: drive for each class and exam.
  • Visiting Erin in her Office: Strongly encouraged.

COURSE SCHEDULE

See Course Plans (two "docx" files) for more detailed information

WEEK 1 Introduction; Basic Windows; Basic Internet
WEEK 2 Word Processing; Practice Quiz, with PrintScreen & Uploading
WEEKS 3 to 6 Word Processing
WEEK 7 Word Processing; Compressing; Backing Up
WEEK 8 MIDTERM: Thursday, 9 November (at 8.40) – No regular class on 6 November
WEEK 9 LibreOffice; Snipping Tool; Photos; Prezi; WebyDo
WEEK 10 Slide Presentation
WEEKS 11 to 14 Spreadsheeting
AFTER WEEK14 FINAL: takes place sometime between 26 December 2017 and 9 January 2018