CSC 105 – Introduction to Computing and Computer Applications


Course Syllabus Fall 2012




Instructor: Ralph L. Bradley II    Office: CIS 2033     Phone: 962-4260


Home Page: http:/  E-Mail:


Office Hours:  MWF 10-11, 12-1, and 2-3; or By Appointment

Useful Links:


·        Getting StartedPlease Read

·         In Class Schedule

·         OnLine Schedule

·        Blackboard Learn – This is where you will find Chapter Tests, Projects, Assignments, and Quizzes.

·        SimNet (Login)– This is where you will find Skills Tests and Skills Lessons.


Course Description:
Basic computer concepts for non-CSC majors including elements of computing systems and organization; computer communications including the Internet; applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, data base management, and the rudiments of programming in a current programming language; social and technical issues including legal, ethical, and security considerations.


Special Needs:

If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation in this course, you should inform the instructor of this fact in writing within the first week of class or as soon as possible.  If you have not already done so, you must register with the Office of Disability Services in Westside Hall (ext. 3746) and obtain a copy of your Accommodation Letter.  You should then meet with your instructor to make mutually agreeable arrangements based on the recommendations of the Accommodation Letter.


Honor Code:

It is the responsibility of every student to uphold and maintain the UNCW Academic Honor Code. 


Required Texts

Computing Essentials – 2011/12/13, O’Leary and O’Leary, McGraw-Hill.
 Make sure you have the "Complete" version!!

Other Requirements

·         Microsoft Office 2010.

·         Access Code for SimNet. I will review this in class.

·         Reliable access to the Internet.



·         You will take an active role in your learning of the material.

·         You will acquire missed work from another student.

·         You will submit assignments on time.  Late assignments may be downgraded 10% per day late. 

Grade Calculation:


     Unit Tests  (35%)

·         There will be three tests including the final.

·         No makeups without prior discussion!!

·         You must be in class to take the tests.

·         They will be found in Blackboard under “Assessments”.


      Chapter Quizzes (10%)

·         There will be 13 un-timed, open book quizzes. 

·         They will be found in Blackboard under “Assessments”.


          Assignments  (5%)

·         There will be 14 brief written assignments. 

·         These will be found in Blackboard under "Assignments". 

·         There are no wrong answers, but you must state an opinion and defend it!!  Five sentence minimum.


          Skills Tests (20%)

·         There will be tests on each of the Microsoft Office skills covered: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

·         They will be administered in SimNet.

·         You must be in class for these tests.


Projects (20%)

·         There will be projects in Blackboard for each of the Microsoft Office Applications and Web Page development using HTML. 



          Skills Lessons in SimNet: (10%)

·         There will be SimNet Lessons for each of the Microsoft Office Applications. 



The instructor reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of graded activities.



Course Grade -  

Grades will be based on the following scale:

  93-100 A
            90-92 A-
            87-89 B+
            83-86 B
            80-82 B-
            77-79 C+
            73-76 C
            70-72 C-
            67-69 D+
            63-66 D
            60-62 D-
            0-59 F