Dr. Ihssan Alkadi, Tel 985-549-2037, Off: Fay 327B , email: ihssan.alkadi@selu.edu ,Cell 225-933-7787



CMPS 110: Computer Literacy

FALLL 2011)


Instructor: Dr. Ihssan Alkadi

Office: 327B Fayard Hall

Email: ihssan.alkadi@selu.edu




 12:30 - 3:30


  11:00 – 12:00 , 1:00-4:00


 12:30 - 3:30

                                        Or by appointment.


          Phone:  985.549.2037, 985.549.2189
          Mailing Address:  Southeastern Louisiana University
                                         Department of Computer Science & Industrial Technology
                                         SLU 10847
                                  Hammond, LA  70402

Course Description:

110[151]. Computer Literacy. Credit 3 hours. An introduction to microcomputer hardware and

software. Software includes an operating system, a user interface, networking, word processing,

and electronic spreadsheets. Degree credit is not available for the Computer Science major or



Course Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to introduce you the most commonly used applications software

packages, Microsoft Word (word processor), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet), and Microsoft

PowerPoint (presentation program) on WINDOWS operating system for IBM PC or compatible

micro computers. Students should not expect to be an expert on these software packages, but

successful completion of the course will give them a certain level of skills necessary to solve

numerous problems and discuss the subjects in the following areas:


Required Materials:

Text book1: Grauer, Robert T., Maryann Barber, Exploring Microsoft Office 2003, Volume 1,

Prentice Hall - Pearson. ISBN: 0-13-218701-9

Test book2: Alan Evans, Kendall Martin, and Mary Anne Poatsy, Technology in Action, 2nd Ed,

Prentice Hall - Pearson. ISBN: 0-13-148905-4

Hardware: IBM/IBM compatible PC running Windows XP

Software: You must have access to a computer with Microsoft Office 2003, Internet Explorer

Knowledge: You know how to upload/download, zip/unzip files, and use email Handouts: Additional handouts may be required. Instructor will provide information on obtaining this material.


Electronic Resources:


• You are required to check Blackboard regularly at http://blackboard.selu.edu

• All material will be distributed on the Internet. Class notes, instructional material, and student

assignments will be posted on Blackboard.

 GRADES: Final course grades will be computed as follows: 

Test 1

100 points

Test 2

100 points

Test 3

100 points


250 points

Final Presentation

150 points

*All assignments are due at the beginning of class on due date. Early submission is encouraged.

Grading Policy :              1. No Make Up Exams                  

2. Final Exam Required








90 – Above




80 – 89




70 – 79




60 – 69




59 – Below


Final semester grades are based on ten-point scale, NO CURVING, NO EXTRA CR EDIT.

ATTENDANCE: Absences will have an adverse effect on your grade in the following ways: missed quiz points, missed announcements concerning assignments and due dates, non-exposure to material not directly covered in text. There is no excuse for late assignments or missed tests.

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: University policy will be followed for cases involving alleged academic dishonesty. Copying any part of another student’s assignment or exam is CHEATING. Allowing another student to copy is also CHEATING. Cheating earns an F for the course. Do your own work. No eating or drinking in the lab

CLASSROOM DECORUM: The following activities are considered unacceptable in the classroom: eating, drinking, use of tobacco, use of electronic equipment, use of beepers or phones, profanity, sleeping, acting in an unsafe manner, repeatedly talking without being recognized, habitual tardiness. No collaboration while doing assignments

F  Important Notes


       Projects are mandatory.  Late work will be accepted but FIFTEEN points

                              will be deducted for every day that it is late.


                                 Every student can use his/her E-Mail account (you can use your ISP

                                    account if you have one) to communicate with the instructor.


                     If you are a qualified student with a disability seeking accommodations

                        under the Americans with Disabilities Act, you are required to self-dentify

with the Office of Disability Services, Room 203, Student Union. More information can be obtain at          this web address, http://www2.selu.edu/StudentAffairs/DisabilityServices/


                                 The same applies to students with service/military assignments.


                                 It is your responsibility to drop the class.


    A student who misses an exam without an official excuse will be given a score of zero. Poor Planning on your part, does not necessitate an emergency on my part. If an excuse is valid and official, the lowest score of all exams will be awarded as a grade for the missed test.