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Academic Skills Syllabus and Addendum

Syllabus
CS102 EDU1025 Academic Skills
CONTACT HOURS: 40 (40 Lecture 0 Lab)

DELIVERY METHOD DISTRIBUTION: (25 Ground, 15 Digital)

ACADEMIC CREDIT: 4 Quarter Credits

PREREQUISITES: None

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Please Canvas Portal for more information Mrs. Nicole Carlson

INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: Email: nicole.carlson@brightwood.edu

Phone: (916) 649-8168
COURSE START DATE: 2/19/2018 COURSE END DATE: 3/18/2018

Course Information
Course Description

In this course, students are taught English and math fundamentals. Topics include basic
mathematical computation, systems of measure, English grammar and punctuation, and human
behavior and communication. Students are also taught common computer applications and Internet
skills. This course is also designed to develop professional skills and proactive career management.
This course includes both classroom and digital activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations,
and discussion boards. This course will include out-of-class work such as reading and writing
assignments, practice and practical application assignments, and projects. A minimum of two and a
half hours of out-of-class work will be assigned per week.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

o Apply basic mathematical operations to common healthcare tasks
o Demonstrate professional writing skills
o Demonstrate professional and appropriate communication
o Apply scholarly review to research topics in print and on Internet
o Apply basic computer skills to common healthcare tasks

Textbooks and Resources:

Any resources provided or assigned in previous courses may be required or used in this course.

Topic Outline:
 Computer Basics
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 Internet Basics and Research
 English
 Microsoft Word
 Microsoft PowerPoint
 Math Basics
 Excel
 Communication

Assessment and Requirements

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods including participation, in-class activities,
out-of-class assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, or other appropriate methods.

Measure % of Final Grade
Discussion 20%
Graded Assignments* 40%
Quizzes 15%
Final Project 25%
Total 100%
*Out-of-class student homework is required as part of this course. Examples of out-of-class student
homework may include writing assignments, practice and practical application assignments, and
projects.

Students must pass this course with a final grade of at least 60%. Refer to the campus course
catalog for specific program requirements. Refer to the campus course catalog for grading
scale.

Technical Support

Student portal allows password reminders and resets and contains a link to technical support. For
Canvas support, the Help link provides immediate assistance http://help.instructure.com/

Library Resources

Resources are available in the campus library, as well as the Virtual Library. Research assignments
should include the Virtual Library. Students may access the virtual library through the student portal.

Instructional Methods

Instructional methods may include: lectures, board work, demonstrations, lab activities, classroom
exercises, discussions, practice questions, examinations, reading assignments for homework, field
trips, guest lectures, group projects, and oral presentations. For Texas Only Maximum Instructor:
Student Ratio 30:1

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Addendum
CS102 EDU1025 Academic Skills
Week Module Classroom Activities Out-of-Class Work
Digital Session Point Reading
Week Module 1: o ALEKS Introduction s Future of Computers
1 Date o Understanding Plagiarism History of the Internet
2/21/18 & Video Impact on Society
2/23/18 o Computer Experience 100 Best Buy
Discussion Board Plagiarism
o Activity Computer Basics Internet Research
o Activity Internet Basics
o Activity Scholarly or Not Assignments Points
Office 2016 100
o
Purchase a Device 100
Classroom Session
o Class Overview
o Digital Expectations
o Introductions
o Computer Basics and
Technology Impact 100
o Terminology Worksheet

Lesson 2: Digital Session Reading
Date o Module 1 Continued Please Canvas Portal
2/26/18 for more information
Computer Lab Point Points
o Math Review s Assignments Please
o Internet Research and Google Please Canvas Portal Canvas
o Accurate and Reliable for more information Portal for
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o Internet Source informatio
100
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Digital Session Point Reading
Module 2: o Life After Death Video s Important Skills for
Date o Bad PPT Discussion Board Students
2/28/18 o Activity: Gramm Refresher 100 CUNY Research PDF
o Activity Word 2016 APA OWL Purdue
o Activity PPT 2016
Assignments Points
Final Project Paper 100
Classroom Session
o Grammar Jeopardy
o Grammar Worksheets
100

Digital Session Point Reading
Week Lesson 2: o Module 2 Continued s Please Canvas Portal
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Week Module Classroom Activities Out-of-Class Work
2 Date for more information
3/5/18 Computer Lab Points
o Math Review Assignments Please
o CUNY Research Please Canvas Portal Canvas
o Importance of Communication for more information Portal for
o Word Worksheets more
100 information

Lesson 3: Digital Session Point Reading
Date o Module 2 Continued s Please Canvas Portal
3/7/18 for more information
Computer Lab Points
o PPT on the Job Assignments 100
o Communication and PPT Final Project PPT
o PowerPoint Activity
100
Digital Session Point Reading
Module 3: o Basic Division Video s The Metric System
Date o Adding and Subtracting Problem Solving
3/9/18 Fraction Video
o Systems of Measure Video Assignment Points
o Order of Operations Video Please Canvas Portal Please
o Difficulty of Math Discussion for more information Canvas
Board 100 Portal for
o Activity: Systems of Measure more
o Activity: Excel Basics information
o ALEKS
100
Classroom Session
o Math Review Game
Week Lesson 2: Digital Session Point Reading
3 Date o Module 3 Continued s Please Canvas Portal
3/12/18 for more information
Computer Lab Points
o Excel Budget Activity Assignments Please
o Review Math for test 100 Please Canvas Portal Canvas
o Math Test for more information Portal for
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Digital Session Point Reading
Week Module 4: o Personality Types Discussion s USNews.com
4 Date Board 100 FastCompany.com
3/14/18
Classroom Session Assignments Points
o Personality Types and Please Canvas Portal Please
Communication for more information Canvas
o Role Play
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