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MFC118J Microcomputer Applications 

Fall 2001



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Research Paper

MFC 118J 

Microcomputer Applications 


Course Objectives: To introduce computer concepts to novice users within an environment of personal discovery and achievement. Students will study the processes that define a computer system and learn how these machines have fueled today's information society and how to harness them for personal growth. Students will use a Windows NT 4 laboratory and work with Microsoft software, including WORD, EXCEL and POWERPOINT. Access to the INTERNET is provided in the laboratory and web technology is an integral component of course activities. A typical class meeting will consist of a 1.5 hour lecture session in an electronic classroom and a 2.0 hour laboratory session in a nearby WINDOWS NT 4 lab.

Required Texts
Other Requirements
Course Requirements and Grading Policy

Required Texts (available in the University Bookstore): 


  1. Computers 8th Edition, BRIEF Edition by Long & Long
  2. Microsoft Office 2000 Professional Volume 1 by Grauer & Barber

Other Requirements: 


  1. 3.5" HD IBM floppy disks and/or 100 MB ZIP disk
  2. Notebook or ring binder

Note: Save all the writing you do during the semester. 

Course Requirements and Grading Policy 

All assignments are due when specified in the course outline. Assignments must be turned-in on time and in legible condition in order to earn full credit. To earn full credit for the approximately 25 Hands-on exercises, the student must submit a printed snapshot of the last screen image that indicates completion of the assignment. If the Exercise was completed outside of the laboratory then the student should consult the instructor for minimum documentation requirements. The student must clearly indicate on this page the STUDENT'S NAME, the DATE that the Exercise was DUE and the Chapter PAGE and EXERCISE NUMBER that applies. 


96 and above


90 to 95.99


87 to 89.99


83 to 86.99


80 to 82.99


70 to 79.99


65 to 69.99


00 to 64.99


Plagiarism: Plagiarism is using another personís words and ideas as though they were your own. It is easy to avoid plagiarism: simply put the material you have taken from someone elseís writing in quotation marks and cite the personís name and publication in your paper. Plagiarism is a serious offense which can result in expulsion from the University. A paper which contains any plagiarized material at all will receive an F. (Note: plagiarism is not restricted to the use of published work; the passing of another studentís work as your own is also a case of plagiarism.)

Course Outline