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 term: Monday, August 29, 2017
No Class on Thanksgiving Day, November 23
To make up for those two days of class, there will be two meetings held on September 30 in HCB 101. The first will be 11:00am - 12:15pm, and the second will be 2:00pm - 3:15pm.
|Assignment or Exam||Date Due|
|First Day Attendance Survey||Must be completed by 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 29|
|MS Office Assignment #1|
|Start sign-up for Exam 1||Monday, October 2|
|MS Office Assignment #2|
|MS Office Assignment #3||Friday, October 20|
|Exam 1 Session||Monday - Friday, October 16-20|
|MS Office Assignment #4|
|MS Office Assignment #5||Friday, |
|Start sign-up for Exam 2||Monday, November 20|
|Exam 2 Session||Monday - Friday, December 4-8|
This following table lists course lecture topics and corresponding assigned readings.
Topics and readings will typically be covered in the order listed.
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.
|Week 1||Syllabus||Course Syllabus|
Text Chapter 1
|Week 2||Hardware Basics||Text Chapter 2, Appendix A|
|Week 3||Networking Basics||Text Chapter 3|
|Week 4||Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine||Text Chapter 4|
|Week 5||Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine||Text Chapter 5|
|Week 6||Hardware Basics||Text Chapter 6|
|Week 7||More on Networking||Text Chapter 7 (end of material for Exam 1)|
|Week 8||Digital lifestyle|
Exam 1 all week
|Text Chapter 8|
|Week 9||Issues in Ethics and Technology: ACM Code of Ethics|
Digital Risks, Digital security
|ACM Code of Ethics, Chapter 9|
|Week 10||More on software||Text Chapter 10|
|Week 11||Databases and other information systems||Text Chapter 11|
|Week 12||More on Computer Security and Risks||Text Chapter 12|
|Week 13||How the Internwork Works||Text Chapter 13|
|Week 15||Exam 2 all week|