CGS 2060 Computer Fluency
Summer C Term 2013
Course Calendar

Last Update: June 23, 2013

This handout provides the planned course schedule, including due dates and required readings. This information is tentative, may be updated and is subject to change as the semester progresses. Check the course web site, including both announcements and this handout's latest version, and check your FSU email, often.


First Day of Classes: Monday 6/24
No Classes (Independence Day): Thursday 7/4
Last Day of C Session: Thursday 8/1


Assignment or Exam Date Due
First Day Attendance Survey Tuesday, June 25
Syllabus Quiz Sunday, June 30
MS Office Assignment #1 Friday, July 5
Deadline to sign up for Exam 1 time Sunday, July 7
Exam 1 Session Tuesday July 9 through Thursday July 11
MS Office Assignment #2 Friday, July 12
MS Office Assignment #3 Friday, July 19
MS Office Assignment #4 Friday, July 26
Deadline to sign up for Exam 2 time Sunday, July 28
Last day to turn in any assignment Monday, July 29
Exam 2 Session Tuesday July 30 through Thursday August 1


This following table lists course lecture topics and corresponding assigned readings. Be sure to check the syllabus information to make certain that you purchase the correct textbooks.

Topics and readings will typically be covered in the order listed. Generally, we will alternate between covering concepts topics and skills topics.

Note on semesters: full semesters (fall and spring) typically are comprised of 15 weeks of scheduled classes; summer half-terms typically are comprised of 6 weeks of scheduled classes.

Concepts Required Readings

When Course Topics
Assigned Readings
Week 1 Course Overview Handout: Course Syllabus
Handout: Course Calendar
PowerPoint Lecture Course Overview
Week 1 Using Technology to Change the World TIA Chapter 1
Week 1 History of the PC TIA Technology in Focus
Week 1 Looking at Computers:
Understanding the Parts
TIA Chapter 2
Week 1 Using the Internet:
Making the Most of
the Web's Resources
TIA Chapter 3
Week 2 Handout: Instructions for
Submitting and Storing
Week 2 Information Technology Ethics TIA Technology in Focus
Week 2 Application Software:
Programs that Let You
Work and Play
TIA Chapter 4
Week 2 Using System Software:
The Operating System,
Utility Programs,
and File Management
TIA Chapter 5
Week 3 Computing Alternatives TIA Technology in Focus
Week 3 Understanding and Assessing Hardware: Evaluating Your System TIA Chapter 6
Week 3 Networking: Connecting Computer Devices TIA Chapter 7
Week 4 Under the Hood TIA Technology in Focus
Week 4 Digital Lifestyle:
Managing Digital
Data and Devices
TIA Chapter 8
Week 5 Securing Your System:
Protecting Your Digital
Data and Devices
TIA Chapter 9
Week 5 Careers in IT TIA Technology in Focus

Skills Required Readings

When Course Topics
Assigned Readings
Week 1 Using the Common Features of MS Office 2010 GO Common Chapter 1
Week 1 Creating Documents with MS Word 2010 GO Word Chapter 1
Week 2 Using Tables and Templates to Create Resumes and Cover Letters GO Word Chapter 2
Week 2 Creating Research Papers, Newsletters and Merged Mailing Labels GO Word Chapter 3
Week 3 Creating a Worksheet and Charting Data GO Excel Chapter 1
Week 3 Using Functions, Creating Tables, and Managing Large Workbooks GO Excel Chapter 2
Week 4 Analyzing Data with Pie Charts, Line Charts, and What-If Analysis Tools GO Excel Chapter 3
Week 4 Getting Started with MS Office Powerpoint GO Powerpoint Chapter 1
Week 4 Formatting Powerpoint Presentations GO Powerpoint Chapter 2
Week 5 Enhancing a Presentation with Animation, Video, Tables, and Charts GO Powerpoint Chapter 3
Week 5 Integrated Projects 2010 GO Integrated Projects Chapter 1