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NEW ERA COLLEGE

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS STUDIES

COURSE OUTLINE

Year

2009

Semester

March

Programme

Foundation in Business

   

Subject Title

Computer Applications

Subject Code

BCOM 101F

Pre-requisite

Nil

   

Text book

Shelly Cashman Vermaat. (2006). Microsoft Office 2003 - Introductory Concepts and Techniques 2 nd Edition. Boston: Thomson.

Additional reading

1. Jennifer Kettle. (2003). Microsoft Office: The Complete Reference. California: McGraw- Hill Osborne Media

2. Stair &

Reynolds.(2006).

Principles of Information System, 7 th edition. Boston:

Thomson

Format

Lecture 2 hours per week

   

Lecturer

Mr. William Lee C.C

E-mail

Chyuanchuan.lee@newer

a.edu.my

COURSE OBJECTIVES This course will help students to acquire computer and information system skills to meet essential business demands.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of this course, student should be able to:

1. Understand the basic elements of computer systems.

2. Compose documents using common word processing software, i.e. MS Word.

3. Use common spreadsheet software, i.e. MS Excel

4. Create and manage database for information organization, i.e. MS Access.

5. Make use multimedia software for presentation, i.e. MS PowerPoint.

LECTURE SCHEDULE

WEEK

TOPICS

CHAPTER

ACTIVITY

1

Introduction to computer and devices

1

 

History of computers

What is a computer?

What does a computer do?

What are the components of a computer?

Input Devices

Central Processing Unit

Memory

Output Devices ¨ printers and computer screens

Storage devices

2

Computer Software & Networking

1 & 2

Assignment 1

Computer software ¨ system software and application software

briefing

Viruses and spy ware

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Networking

   

3

Internet Technology

3 & 4

 

History of Internet

Introduction to Internet

Facilities and services

Browsers, search engines ¨ Search mechanism

Tools

Use of WWW to research business problems and understand the role of the Internet to support business operations such as marketing, data transfer and customer service.

4 & 5

Word Processing Microsoft Word An introduction to Word

6, 7 & 8

 

Creating a paragraph

Saving documents

Printing your work

Copy, cut and paste

Go to a specific word or page

Find and replace a word

Change font type or font size

Change margin and alignment

Change case

Erase a word, line

Undo and redo an action

Add headers, footers, footnote and page numbering

Set tabs, change alignments, line or paragraph spacing

Create bulleted lists

Style

Insert Comment

Page break and section break.

Auto text

Customize Your Toolbar

Security

Create Table

Create a table

Format a table

Formula

Text and Picture

Insert Picture

Text wrapping between text and picture Word Art

6,7 & 8

Spreadsheet Microsoft Excel Getting to know Excel

14 & 15

Assignment 1 due

Introducing Excel

Workbook vs. Worksheet

Creating a new worksheet

Editing the worksheet

Clearing data contents vs. deleting cell

Moving, copying data

Find and replace

Insert rows and columns

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Changing the appearance of the data

   

Changing the font style and size

Changing text alignment

Printing the worksheet

Page setup, modify page margin

Creating headers and footers

Preview and print

Performing calculations on data

Introducing the arithmetic operators

Entering simple formulae and functions

Working with objects

Insert picture, diagram, hyperlink

Creating Charts

Creating a chart

Changing the chart type

Enhancing the chart

Managing data

Understand what a data list is

Guidelines for creating a data list

Sorting data in a list

Filter data in a list

9 & 10

Multimedia Presentation Microsoft PowerPoint Getting to know PowerPoint

10, 11 & 12

Assignment

2

briefing

Introducing PowerPoint

Creating a new presentation

Editing text, i.e. copy, cut and paste

Adding new slides

Moving from slide to slide

Deleting a slide

Undo command

Duplicating a slide

Working with object

Resizing or moving objects

Rearranging your slides in Slide Sorter View

Printing your presentation

Saving your work

Outlining your presentation

Using the outlining toolbar

Selecting and editing one paragraph or an entire slide

Promoting and demoting paragraphs

Understanding Notes

Adding notes to a slide

Fabulous text formats

Changing the look of your characters

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Using the bulleted lists

   

Setting tabs and indents

Working with pictures and clip art

Insert a picture

Resizing the picture

A slide of different colours

Using colours to mix and match for better presentation

Choosing a background

Animation

Using slide transition

Using animation schemes

Customer animation i.e. adding and effect, animating text

11

&

Database

13

 

12

Microsoft Access Getting to know Access

Understanding database

Creating a new database

Creating a database structure

Refining how data is displayed

Manipulating table columns and rows

Working with reports

Creating a report using wizard

Modify a report

Adding a sub report

Preview and print a report

13

&

Information Systems

14

Assignment 2 due

14

Organizations, Technology and Information

Data vs. Information

Logical Structure ¨ field, record data file, database and data warehouse

Relationship Databases

Information System ¨ Transaction, customer-centric, executive information systems

ASSESSMENT

Tutorial:

10%

Assignment 1:

20%

Assignment 2:

20%

Final Exam:

50%

Total

100%

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EXAM ELIGIBILITY 1. Students must meet all subject requirements such as:

a) Complete and submit all given assignments on the set deadlines and

b) Attend 80% of scheduled lectures and tutorials before exam eligibility is granted.

2. Students who do not satisfy the subject requirements may appeal to the department for

permission to sit for exams. (Please refer to the department¡s notice board for the appeal

procedures) The outcome of the appeal is final and cannot be further appealed.

PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is considered as a very serious academic offence. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited.

Examples of plagiarism include:

Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;

Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;

Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;

Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;

Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;

Copying a whole or any part of another student's work; and

Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.

Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work.

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