Using the Internet

Syllabus

COM 176

Craig A. Bradley, Instructor

craigb@shawneecc.edu

Spring 2007

COM 176 - Using the Internet

 

Course Description:

This course provides the student with an introduction to the Internet using your available World Wide Web browser. It will help the student get introduced to the Internet and as well as provide insight to searching, retrieving and conversing. It will also cover the usage of some types of library online databases for retrieving articles used in research papers. 

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Grading Policy:

100% - 90%.......................................A 

89% - 80%.........................................B 

79% - 70%.........................................C 

69% - 60%.........................................D 

Below 60%.........................................F 

 

There will be in class testing used to assess this course. Tests will either be emailed to your account before class or given to you in a paper format.  

 

Attendance Policy:

Due to the highly complicated nature of this course, the student will be expected to attend all class meetings. If you deem it necessary to miss class, you will be responsible for all missed work. After two misses, your final grade will be lowered one point. Three tardies will count as one absence.


 

Assignment Policy:

Lab assignments will be submitted on the scheduled deadline. Each class day that passes the deadline will be cause for deducting 5% for that particular assignment. The maximum deduction for late submission will be 50%.


 

Test Policy:

Tests are expected to be taken on the date given. You will be allowed to make up one (1) exam. Any missed and not made up exam will net a score of zero (0). Pop quizzes can be unannounced.


 

Materials:

The student will need 1(one) 3.5" floppy disk, DS/HD or flash memory drive and a notebook to take notes.

 

The student will also need an email address.  

 

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to define and describe the Internet, know what a hypermedia link is, describe browser features, move through a history list, create and remove bookmarks, save and print Web pages, save and print graphic images, copy and paste from Web pages using the Clipboard, and send information over the Internet using forms.

 

The student will be able to use online library resources.

 

The student will be able to make a webpage and upload it to the internet.

 

Also, the student will be able to search the Web using Google, Yahoo, Lycos and Dogpile; retrieve files using FTP (File Transfer Protocol), send and receive e-mail using Internet mail. 


 

Credit Hours:

1 credit hour. (1 hour lecture and 1 hour lab)