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CIS 1000 - Introduction to Computer Applications S,F,W (3-2) [0.50]

This course provides a survey of computer systems and software, including an introduction to computer programming, data organization and the social impact of computing. The course contains an emphasis on application packages for personal and business use. Not recommended for students with previous computer science background. Cannot be taken for credit by students taking a major or minor in Computing and Information Science. (Also offered in Distance Education format.)


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Posted By : Sean
Posted On : April 22, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Zoe

Comment :
great class that is easy to take online! very enjoyable
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Posted By : Kathleen Alonso
Posted On : April 14, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

Comment :
This course was pretty easy, except for the final exam. It was very difficult.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 14, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

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It was pretty easy, but the assignments took up a lot of my time.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 14, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Zhu

Comment :
This was definitely my easiest class this semester. Be careful though! Don't be tricked into thinking it is easier than it is! I got caught a couple times doing an assignment the night before or not studying for a quiz. I should have studied harder for the final but, if you put a bit of work in, it's a good average booser.
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Posted By : Alicia
Posted On : March 2, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Zhu

Comment :
This course is a joke. If you get less than 90, you're an absolute idiot. The assignments are not hard at all. I like to do a little bit of them everyday rather than doing the whole thing in one night; that would be overwhelming. The first one in microsoft word is simple, but making the table of contents in the way they specify was a bit challenging. The second one was easy. The HTML/CSS was apparently the most difficult, but the prof gives you examples of all the assignments, so all you need to do is view the HTML source of the example she gives you and steal those codes. She gives you practice quizzes which are like 150 questions but all the real quiz and exam questions come from there! Most of the answer are already on the INternet because the questions were taken from the instructor's manual, or you can use the textbook. I'd buy the textbook just to be safe-I haven't taken teh final yet, but from what I hear, it is pretty straight forward, just read over the practice quizzes. THe professor I had was Zhu. She does not understand a word of English-it's hilarious when you get to read her responses on the discussion board. The TA's are very helpful. The conference part is real simple, just make 15 posts and write random stuff on the report. This course is always offered as a DE.
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Posted By : Kathleen
Posted On : February 25, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Zoe

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I found this class very difficult. The assignments took an extremely long time to complete and the instructions for the assignments aren't very helpful.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 14, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

Comment :
I thought the course was laid out nicely, however, I think the assignments did take a lot of time to do (which is fine) but they were worth so little in the end. I would have the projects weighed more heavily than the quizzes because the assignments took more time, and were a little harder.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 13, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

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Boring and time consuming! However, it is easy to get a good mark.
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Posted By : Tina
Posted On : December 13, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Zoe Zhu (Jing Yu)

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It's a great course for students to just learn about the various computer applications available. Textbook isn't really necessary because Zoe's lecture slides cover most of the stuff. The assignments may be a bit difficult at time but both Zoe and the TA's were very helpful in solving your problems. Definitely a great average booster.
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Posted By : Mitzi T.
Posted On : March 21, 2011

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A very straight forward class, and very easy. Everything is online except the final. Just make sure that you study for the final. It is mostly just definitions.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 7, 2011

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Didn't learn a whole lot, but easy marks
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 4, 2011

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This course is too easy, not only are all the quizzes online, but so is the midterm! just watch out for the exam.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 3, 2011

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Very easy! Lots of time to do assignments Quizzes are very straightforward - easy to ace them all TAs are very helpful and active on discussion board Easy mark... enjoy!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 3, 2011

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Very easy course, but a great way to be introduced to computer application you might not always use. The assignments do take quite a bit of time, considering how little they are worth. The quizzes, on the other hand, are a great way to boost your mark in the class. The TAs and the Prof were amazing and extremely helpful. Easily can get a high 90.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : February 6, 2011

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This is a course that requires a lot of time for the assignments that are worth very little. The TA's were helpful with answering questions on the discussion board. They are very helpful!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 27, 2010

Comment :
This course was an easy course. Some improvements could be made.
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Posted By : Katie
Posted On : November 4, 2010

Comment :
This was a decent course. There is also lots of time to get the projects done, if you take advantage of it. Overall, worth the effort.
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