CMPS 002 - Computer Literacy

Prof. Paulo Franca

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CMPS 002 - Computer Literacy

Lecture Schedule

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Week Date Subject Reading Lab/Work
1 Sep 28 Grading Policy


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Quiz 1 is on

Quiz 1 is based on course information and grading policy only, no questions from the textbook!

30
  • Film: How computers Work
Chapter 1

Our Digital Planet

2 Oct 5

Chapter 2

Hardware Basics

7 Last day for
Quiz 1
3 12
  • Software
  • Discussion of Chapters 3 and 4
Chapter 3
Hardware: Peripherals

 

Quiz 2 is on
14 Chapter 4

Software

4 19

Examples of application software

More on software

Handling Documents

  • Fax documents
  • Text documents
  • OCR software

Graphic Software

Chapter 5

Applications

21
  • What's in lab 7&8
  • Film: Nerds (2.1) pI
  • summary
Get Ready for the Second Life Party
5 26 Chapter 6

Graphics ...

28 Midterm #1
Midterm #1
chapters 1-4
+videos
Last day for
Quiz 2
6 Nov 2 Chapter 7

Database

4
  • What's in labs
  • Film: Nerds part II
  • summary
7 9
Discussion Chapter 7
Creating web pages and sites
Submitting forms / Server programming
HTML and Javascript
Chapter 8

Networking

11 NO Class
16
  • What's in labs
  • Film: Nerds, part III
  • Summary
8 18 Chapter 9

Internet

23
  • What's in labs
  • Video:
    • film: The Thinking Machine (AI)
    • summary
9 25 Term Paper due with lab 16 - no papers will be accepted after lab 16 Work on your term paper!

 

30  

Midterm #2

chapters 5,6,7,8,9

Last day for
Quiz 3
10 Dec 2
A discussion of AI
Eliza
Chess
Video:
Naturally born Robots (vt9802)
summary
Revision and Conclusions

 

Chapter 10

Security

Quiz 4 is on
Revision
Film:
Games Machine Play (vt9801)
Robots Alive (vt9800)
 

 

Final
 
 Dec 7

Monday

Final Exam 
4 to 5 PM
 
(chapters 1-10 + class)
Last day for Quiz 4

Films shown in class

  • How Computers Work
  • The Paperback Computer
  • Inventing the Future
  • Triumph of the Nerds, PBS. McHenry Media Center, VT 4004, vol 1-3. (There is a transcript online.)
  • Knowledge Navigator, Apple. Science Library reserve, VT 1819
  • Machines that Think, Kurzweil. Science Library reserve, VT 1414
  • The Thinking Machine.
  • Nerds 2.0.1, A Brief History of the Internet, PBS. Science Library reserve, VT 5881, vol. 1-3. (There is a glossary and other info online. There is also an accompanying book, Science Library reserve, TK5105.875.I5 S44 1998.)