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Academic Skills Syllabus and Addendum

Syllabus
CS102 EDU1025 Academic Skills
CONTACT HOURS: 40 (Lecture 40, Lab 0)
DELIVERY METHOD DISTRIBUTION: (25 Ground, 15 Digital)
ACADEMIC CREDIT: 4 Quarter Credits
PREREQUISITES: None

INSTRUCTOR NAME: Dr. Rathy Ley


INSTRUCTOR CONTACT INFORMATION: rathy.ley@brightwood.edu
COURSE START DATE: Tues, April 17, 2018 COURSE END DATE: Mon, May 14, 2018
CLASS SESSION DAYS: Mon, Wed, & every other Thurs. CLASS SESSION TIME: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Course Information
Course Description

In this course, students are taught English and math fundamentals. Topics include basic
mathematical computation, systems of measure, English grammar and punctuation, and human
behavior and communication. Students are also taught common computer applications and Internet
skills. This course is also designed to develop professional skills and proactive career management.
This course includes both classroom and digital activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations,
and discussion boards. This course will include out-of-class work such as reading and writing
assignments, practice and practical application assignments, and projects. A minimum of two and a
half hours of out-of-class work will be assigned per week.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

o Apply basic mathematical operations to common healthcare tasks


o Demonstrate professional writing skills
o Demonstrate professional and appropriate communication
o Apply scholarly review to research topics in print and on Internet
o Apply basic computer skills to common healthcare tasks

Textbooks and Resources:

Any resources provided or assigned in previous courses may be required or used in this course.

Topic Outline:
 Computer Basics
 Internet Basics and Research
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 English
 Microsoft Word
 Microsoft PowerPoint
 Math Basics
 Excel
 Communication

Assessment and Requirements


Students will be assessed by a variety of methods including participation, in-class activities,
out-of-class assignments, quizzes, exams, projects, or other appropriate methods.

Measure % of Final Grade


Graded Homework* 20%
In-Class Assignments 25%
Discussions 20%

Quizzes 15%
Final Project 20%

Total 100%
*Out-of-class student homework is required as part of this course.

Refer to our campus course catalog for the grading scale.

Students must pass this course with a final grade of at least 60%. Refer to your catalog for
specifics regarding your program of study.

Instructional Methods
Instructional strategies may include lectures, board work, demonstrations, lab activities, classroom
exercises, discussions, practice questions, examinations, reading assignments, field trips, guest
lectures, group projects, and oral presentations. This course may include both classroom and digital
activities such as video, tests/quizzes, simulations, and discussion boards.

For Texas Only Maximum Instructor: Student Ratio 30:1

Library Resources
Resources are available in the college library, as well as the Virtual Library. Research assignments
should include the Virtual Library. Students may access the Virtual Library through the student portal.

Technical Support

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The student portal allows password reminders and resets, and contains a link to technical support.
For Canvas support, clicking the Help link in your course shell provides access to immediate
assistance.

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Addendum
CS102 EDU1025 Academic Skills
Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)
Blended Session Points Reading 1h15m
Mod 1 o ALEKS Introduction Future of Computers
o Activity Computer Basics History of the Internet
o Activity Internet Basics Impact on Society
o Activity Scholarly or Not Best Buy Shopping Guide
o Computers and the Internet Future of the Internet
Discussion Board 100 Impact on Society
Internet Research
WED Classroom Session
04/18 o Class Overview Assignments Points
o Digital Expectations Office 2016 100 1h30m
o Introductions Purchase a Device 100 1h30m
o Computer Basics and
Technology Impact Click or tap here to enter text. Click Click or
o Terminology Worksheet or tap tap here
100 here to enter
to text.
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text.
Blended Session Points Reading 15m
Mod 1 o Module 1, continued Wikipedia
o Scholarly or Not Activity Purdue Owl: Internet
o Understanding Plagiarism Video Research Tips
o Purdue Owl: Plagiarism

Assignments Points
THURS Lab Session
04/19 o Math Review
o Internet Research and Google Click or tap here to enter text. Click Click or
o Accurate and Reliable or tap tap here
Information and Plagiarism here to enter
o Virtual Library Tour to text.
o Internet Source Worksheet 100 enter
text.

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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)
Blended Session Points Reading 1h
Mod 2 o Activity: Grammar Refresher Microsoft Office in Business
Article
Purdue Owl: APA Formatting
MON Classroom Session Articles
04/23 o Grammar Jeopardy
o Grammar Worksheets 100 Assignments Points
Final Project Paper 100 2h

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Blended Session Points Reading 30m
Mod 2 o Module 2, continued Important Skills for Students
o Word 2016 Activities Article
CUNY Research Article

WED Lab Session Assignments Points


04/25 o Math Review
o CUNY Research Click or tap here to enter text. Click Click or
o Importance of Communication or tap tap here
o Word Worksheets 100 here to enter
to text.
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text.
Blended Session Points Reading Click or
Mod 2 o Module 2, continued Click or tap here to enter text. tap here
o Life After Death PPT Video to enter
o Basics of PPT Activities text.
o Bad PPT Discussion Board 100 Assignments Points
o Final Project PPT 100 2h

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MON Lab Session or tap tap here
04/30 o PPT on the Job here to enter
o Communication and PPT to text.
o PowerPoint Activity 100 enter
text.

Blended Session Points Reading 30m


Mod 3 o Activity: Systems of Measure The Metric System
o Basic Division Video Problem Solving
o Adding and Subtracting Fraction
Video
o Systems of Measure Video Assignments Points
o Order of Operations Video
o Difficulty of Math Discussion 100 Click or tap here to enter text. Click Click or
Board or tap tap here
o ALEKS: Whole Numbers 20 here
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Date(s) Classroom Activities Homework Time(est.)
o ALEKS: Fractions and Mixed 20 to to enter
Numbers enter text.
o ALEKS: Percents, Ratios, and 20 text.
Proportions
o ALEKS: Measurements and 20
Conversions

WED Classroom Session


05/02 o Math Review Game
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Blended Session Points Reading Click or


Mod 3 o Module 3 Continued Click or tap here to enter text. tap here
o Excel Basics Activities to enter
o ALEKS: Decimals 20 text.

Assignments Points
THURS Lab Session
05/03 o Excel Budget Activity 100 Click or tap here to enter text. Click Click or
o Review Math for test or tap tap here
o Math Test 50 here to enter
to text.
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text.
Blended Session Points Reading 30m
Mod 4 o Communication Video Fox News: Bad Writing Article
o Personality Types Discussion 100 US News; Strategies for
Board Giving Oral Presentations
Personality Types Article

MON Classroom Session Assignments Points


04/07 o Personality Types and
Communication Click or tap here to enter text. Click Click or
o Role Play or tap tap here
o Final Project Presentations 100 here to enter
to text.
enter
text.

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