Microcomputer Applications For Business/Economics

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microcomputer Applications For Business/Economics

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Economics, International Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description and Objectives

    CGS2100, Micro Applications for Business and Economics teaches important computer and digital technology concepts and skills necessary to succeed in business and in life. Course topics range from computer literacy basics, to today's hottest technologies, to the information systems on which today's businesses and organizations depend. This course is designed to provide relevant technology coverage for all degree programs.

    By the conclusion of this course, students who earn a passing grade will be able to:

    - Use a current operating system to run applications an efficiently manage computer files.
    - Demonstrate skills related to email use.
    - Demonstrate skills involved in web-based research.
    - Use a current word processing application to create a college-level research paper.
    - Use a current spreadsheet application to analyze complex numeric data and generate charts.
    - Demonstrate working knowledge of data base management with MS Access.
    - Prepare an oral presentation with MS PowerPoint.
    - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic computer concepts such as computer hardware, software, architecture, and networking.
    - Demonstrate understanding of Database Systems.
    - Demonstrate understanding of Networking Technologies, Electronic Commerce, and Applications in the modern business environment.
    - Demonstrate understanding of today`s web tools and applications, including cloud computing and social networks.
    - Use and understand technical vocabulary in computer related documents written in English or Spanish.

    Course Material

    All the information and material for the course, including documents, links and multimedia files, will be available at the local area network and in photocopies.


    If you have any questions about the course or need assistance, please contact me in person or by e-mail (evivancos2@fsu.edu) at any time. Also, you may submit assignments in class or by e-mail on the due date. E-mail submissions should be submitted as an attachment.
    - Attendance is required for lecture and recitation classes and counts towards your grade.
    - Arrive on time, stay to the end; students must be present and engaged from the beginning to the end of class to be considered "in attendance" and deserving of any attendance points.
    - Students are responsible for any information presented in class, even when absent. It is the student's responsibility to find out what was missed if unable to attend.
    - Students who miss class must present documentation for the absence to the instructor if they wish to find out what they missed, make up quiz, extra-credit, or attendance points, or have assignment late penalties overlooked.

    Course Outline
    Chapter 1: Computers and Digital Technologies
    Chapter 2: Hardware
    Chapter 3: Software
    Chapter 4: Database Systems
    Chapter 5: E-commerce. Computer-based Information Systems
    Chapter 6: Systems Development. The Open source community
    Chapter 7: Computer Networks. The internet and the World Wide Web
    Chapter 8: The Digital Media revolution
    Chapter 9: Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing
    Chapter 10: Computer Crime and Information Security

    Computer Skills
    - Basic skills: Windows, email, web-based search...
    - Word Processing
    - Spreadsheets
    - Database systems
    - Working with multimedia files
    - Presentations
    - Website design
    - Cloud computing and Web 2.0 tools
    - Social networks

    A detailed and updated schedule of the course can be found online as a shared Google calendar.

    Grading and Evaluation Criteria

    Points Activity
    100 Assignment 1: Word Processing
    100 Assignment 2: Spreadsheet
    75 Assignment 3: Database
    50 Skills Exam 1: Word Processing
    50 Skills Exam 2: Spreadsheet
    50 Skills Exam 3: Database
    75 Assignment 4: Web 2.0 and social networks
    125 Assignment 5: Oral Presentation (PowerPoint)
    75 Quizzes
    100 Homework
    100 Final Exam
    100 Attendance/Participation
    1000 Total Possible Points

    Add up your points earned then use the chart below to calculate your letter grade.

    900 - 909 A- 910 - 1,000 A
    800 - 809 B- 810 - 879 B 880 - 899 B+
    700 - 709 C- 710 - 779 C 780 - 799 C+
    600 - 609 D- 610 - 679 D 680 - 699 D+
    000 - 599 F

    Americans with Disabilities Act:
    Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should (1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; (2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type and/or make appropriate arrangements with the FSU Valencia Study Center. This should be done during the first week of class. This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

    For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact:
    Student Disability Resource Center
    (850) 644-9566 (voice) (850) 644-8504 (TDD)
    sdrc@admin.fsu.edu http://www.disabilitycenter.fsu.ed

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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