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CSIT 101 Technology and Information Systems

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CCBC Campus:
Fall 2014
Academic School:
School of Applied and Information Technology
Computer Science/Information Technology

Course Title and Number:
CSIT 101
Technology and Information Systems

ECA-93613, EEB-93603, EFA 93619

CSIT 101 3 credits Technology and Information Systems explores emerging applied
software applications and technologies for PC and mobile devices as tools to generate, present,
collaborate and share information for education, employment and personal enrichment. Students apply
information literacy skills to research and present course materials in a variety of digital formats.

Prerequisite: (ENGL 051 and RDNG 052) or ACLT 052, and MATH 082 or with the consent of program

I. Basic Course Information:

A. Instructor: Flora D. Parker

B. Office: 313
Phone: 443.840.2215

C. Office Hours: Day: 0000
Time: 0000
Room: 0000

D. School Phone: 443.840.2215
School Fax: 443.840.1485

E. Class meeting: Day(s):MWF Time(s): 9:05-10:00, 11:15-12:10, 12:20-1:15
Classroom: 302/307 Campus: Essex

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F. Statement of Student Out-of-Class Work Expectations:
Face-to-Face Course: This is a three credit course. You are expected to complete at least six
hours of work per week outside of the class including reading, class preparation, homework,
studying, etc.

G. Course Materials:
Option 1: Buy through Blackboard.
Cost $ 70.00
MindLink MindTap Emerge with Computers 5.0 e-book and access code.

Option 2: Buy from the CCBC Bookstore.
Cost $ 100.00
MindLink MindTap Emerge with Computers 5.0 e-book and access code
PLUS a Printed Companion
ISBN #: 9781305294790

You are expected to have the proper course materials which include the access code, e-book, and
computer with Internet access, browser, and MS Excel and Access 2013.

II. Course Goals Overall

A. Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. apply information literacy principles to evaluate and use electronic resources to research and
communicate information using a variety of digital formats;
2. identify risks, threats and vulnerabilities of computers and mobile devices and examine mitigation
3. examine digital privacy and identify consequences of privacy violations;
4. demonstrate how cloud computing is used collaboratively to develop, enhance and communicate
creativity through presentation technologies;
5. plan and manage an activity using an electronic mind mapping tool;
6. present and share information in a variety of formats using word processing, databases and
7. define basic network terminology, architecture and the Internet;
8. describe how the emergence of mobile technology has affected society;
9. describe the role of social media in transforming businesses;
10. compare mobile and desktop operating systems, file management and hardware;
11. differentiate between ethical and unethical practices in the digital world;

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12. explore global technology issues including initiatives to mitigate the digital divide, promote
sustainability; and
13. research and present emerging technologies.

B. Major Topics:
I. Digital Resource Evaluation
II. Security
A. Information systems
B. Cyber
C. Risks, threats and vulnerabilities
D. Individual digital privacy
III. Online communication and collaboration
A. Cloud computing
B. Synchronous
C. Asynchronous
D. Social Media
E. Wikis and blogs
F. Teamwork skills
IV. Data integration and information presentation
A. Word Processing software
B. Database software
C. Spreadsheet software
D. Presentation software
E. Mind Mapping software
F. Notes Management software
V. Data Communication
A. Networks
B. Internet
C. World Wide Web
D. E-business
VI. Mobile Technologies
A. Communication tools
B. Convergence
C. Ubiquitous computing
VII. Hardware and Operating Systems
A. Desktop
B. Mobile
C. File management
VIII. Computer Ethics
A. Netiquette
B. Cyber law
i. Piracy
ii. Copyright
iii. Fair use

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IX. Globalization and Sustainability
A. Language technologies
B. Digital divide
C. Commerce
D. Green IT
E. eWaste
X. Future innovations

C. Rationale for the course:
In a world characterized by rapid transformation of technology and technological innovations, it is
essential that students are able to navigate effectively and efficiently in todays digital world. The
internet, mobile devices and cloud computing are all being used to collaborate and communicate in
all aspects of life. Because of these advances in technology, it is also becoming increasingly
necessary for one to understand the risks and take precautions in protecting ones security and
privacy. This course will also allow students to master skills that are highly in demand by employees,
such as teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and collaboration skills. Although
employers may not always move to the latest technologies immediately, they prefer to have recent
graduates that have knowledge of the latest technologies.

III. Evaluation:
A. Requirements:

Activities Points
Final Exam 300
Midterm Exam Collaboration Project 100
Term Project (includes an oral presentation) 100
Excel Project 100
Quizzes (7 quizzes 20 points each) 140
Assignments (5 assignments) 210
#1: Information Literacy - 40 points
#2: e-Portfolio 50 points
#3: Excel T&A Part 1 40 points
#4: Excel T&A Part 2 40 points
#5: Access T&A - 40 points
Classroom Participation 50

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Grading Scale:

B. Instructors Grading Policy:
1. Graded Projects/Assignments turned in late will be penalized a minimum of 20 points.
2. You are expected to do your own work and in your own words. Cheating/Plagiarism will be
considered grounds for immediate dismissal from the course.
3. Projects/Assignments in Blackboard will be graded after the due date.

C. Instructors Attendance Policy:
1. Regular punctual attendance is expected of all students. Students are expected to be prepared to
stay for the entire class period. Attendance will be taken for each class. Lack of attendance
will negatively affect your grade.
2. Final Exam - you must be in a proctored setting; no make-up exams are allowed unless
appropriate documentation is provided on time. (*An excused absence is an emergency such as
a death in the family, religious holidays or participation in official college functions.)

D. Instructors Audit Policy:
Credit is not awarded for an audited class. To audit a class a student should:
1. Understand the audited class requirements which may include:
Participation in course activities and completion of assignments.
Not meeting audited class requirements will result in a grade change from AU to a W.
Final exams are not required or administered to students who audit a class.
2. Pay the tuition and fees.
3. A student may elect to change his or her registration from credit to audit by the date on
the Academic Calendar. After the deadline a student is permitted to change from credit to audit
only under extenuating circumstances with written approval of the academic dean or deans
4. If a student is receiving financial aid or veterans benefits, or if the student is an athlete or
international student, approval must be obtained from the appropriate office to change or audit a
course before submitting the Change of Information form to the Enrollment Services Center or
Registrars office.
5. There may be some courses with a limit to the number of times it may be taken for audit.
6. For more information view the following link:

IV. Course Procedures

A. Course related policies and procedures
Points Grade
900 1,000 A
800 - 899 B
700 - 799 C
600 - 699 D
Under 600 points F

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1. Students are responsible for all announcements, material covered, and assignments due when
absent from class.
2. Students are expected to read the chapter assignments before coming to class and be prepared
to discuss topics in class.
3. Students are expected to put away all electronic devices. Students who are uncooperative will be
asked to leave the classroom.
4. All exercises must be completed as assigned and submitted according to the due date. Credit
will not be received for late submissions unless appropriate documentation is provided.
5. Exams/quizzes must be taken as scheduled in class. If you know that you will be unable to take
an exam/quiz on a given date or an emergency occurs, email the instructor through Blackboard
to make arrangements for a make-up date. Documentation will be required.
6. You are responsible for making sure your home computer meets the technical (hardware and
software) requirements for this course. If not, you should plan to use any of the Open Labs
located at each campus. Open Labs on each campus are available to assist you in completing
your Labs and Projects.
7. Blackboard is our means of communication and project submittal. Do not send email or projects

B. College Wide Syllabus Policies:
For college wide syllabus policies such as the Code of Conduct related to Academic Integrity and
Classroom Behavior or the Audit/ Withdrawal policy, please go to the Syllabus Tab on the MyCCBC
1. Go to CCBCs home page and select myCCBC tab
2. Access the Student Portal by logging into your myCCBC account | Select MySyllabiPolicies

C. Course Calendar:
Click the following link to see the CCBC Calendar and important dates such as last day to withdraw
from class etc.:

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D. Course Related Concerns:
Students should first attempt to take concerns to the faculty member. If students are unable to
resolve and/or make contact with the instructor on course-related concerns, they should contact the
appropriate Department Chair.
Catonsville/Hunt Valley/Owings Mills: Susan Maggio, Department Chair, SAIT
at or 443.840.4083.
Dundalk/Essex: Barbara Yancy, Department Chair, SAIT at or 443.840.1957.

This syllabus may be changed with notification to the class.