District Syllabus
CGS1570
Computer Concepts And Applications


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course will cover computer and networking concepts, computer applications and productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and database).
Required Materials: Books:
  • Pensacola State College. Custom Phit Swp Pensacola State College, 2011 ed., Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 9781256477235
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: This course may require the use of a computer outside of class time. Student will need to save their work.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

III. SCIENTIFIC AND MATHEMATICAL LITERACY: students will apply an 
understanding of mathematical, natural and behavioral scientific 
principles and to solve abstract and practical problems.

A.  Engage in problem solving using various strategies that require 
presentation of questions, organization of information, performance 
of computations or estimation, drawing diagrams, analyzing 
situations, graphing and modeling, drawing conclusions, verifying 
and interpreting the results.

B.  Apply knowledge and understanding of principles of mathematical 
and scientific inquiry to real world situations using a modeling 
process to include identifying the problem, interpreting the 
problem, employing the theory and tools to determine a solution, 
testing and interpreting the solution within the problem, and 
refining the solution if necessary.

D.  Use appropriate technology to enhance mathematical and 
scientific thinking and understanding.

IV.  INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: students will use effective 
strategies to collect, verify, document and manage information from 
a variety of sources.

A.  Use information-seeking strategies necessary to access 
information efficiently and effectively using a variety of sources 
and techniques.

B.  Understand how information is organized, including cataloging 
and indexing systems in Web and traditional locator tools and their 
biases and limitations.

D.  Identify and use appropriate technology, including computer and 
multimedia resources and visual symbols, to address a variety of 
tasks and problems.

V. CULTURAL LITERACY: students will develop an appreciation of 
human culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in 
society.
	
B.  Assess mass media messages, derive important news and other 
essential information from a variety of sources, and thoughtfully 
use this knowledge as a responsible citizen.

VI.  SOCIAL SKILLS:  students will develop and use skills and 
attitudes that integrate the individual into society.

C.  Recognize unethicial behavior such a plagiarism and its 
implications. Embody honesty, respectability, and integrity.

VII. PERSONAL MANAGEMENT: students will develop habits of 
conduct that result in fulfilling personal and occupational 
accomplishments.

A.  Engage in lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity.

B.  Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to occupational pursuits.

              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Specific course objectives are established prior to conducting the 
course and are dependent on content for the specific version being 
offered.  
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.