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Mark Petrick

mpetrick@wlu.ca
Faculty of Science: Physics & Computer Science
Office: N2091
Office Hours: Wed Nov 27 at 9:45-3:00 and Thurs Dec 12 at 8:30-10:10
Mark Petrick

CP 102 Information Processing with Microcomputer Systems

Welcome to the CP102 webpage. Here you will find the latest announcements and a tentative schedule. The course slides will also be made available here for download as we go.
Course Syllabus

Textbook & The Code

You should only buy the textbook and "the code" from the WLU Bookstore: FROM HERE.

The code is specific to our course at WLU. Used textbooks or textbooks from other sources, such as Amazon, will not include the code and the code cannot be purchased separately. It is necessary for the lab portion of the course.

Marks & Course Requirements

CP102 is composed of two main components: Questions about Lectures & Exams? Contact Prof Mark Petrick
Questions about Labs & Assignments? Contact Lab Instructor Rick Henderson

In order to pass the course, you must have a passing grade AND you must meet the following requirements: Failure to meet any of the above requirements will result in a final grade of F.
If you are unable to meet any of these requirements or will miss an exam with just cause, please contact your course instructor: Prof Mark Petrick.
Official documentation will be required.

Mark Disputes

The CP102 staff attempts to mark and post grades to MyLearningSpace within 1 week for an exam and 2 weeks for assignments, of their respective deadlines. However, with a class this size (over 800 students) delays may sometimes occur. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure all grades are posted and accurate in MyLearningSpace. If you find, your grade is missing, email your Instructional Assistant immediately.

Once a mark for a graded component has been posted to MyLearningSpace, you will have 2 weeks to review the grade and request a remark if you feel there has been a problem.
After the 2 week period, no grade changes will be made and exams will no longer be available for review.
Grades will not be changed after the final exam has been written regardless of circumstances.

Failure to submit a graded component (lab task, quiz, assignment or exam) will result in a mark of 0 for that assessment.
There is a strict assignment deadline policy: NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED!.

Midterms & Exams

Final Exam - Sat Dec 14 at 7:00 pm

Note: It is not possible to change the date of the final exam or write it early.

CP102A: Athletics Complex

CP102B Last Name A-K: Athletics Complex

CP102B Last Name L-Z: University Stadium



Exams are all multiple choice questions. Midterms are approximately 75 questions (80 minutes) and the final exam is approximately 135-150 questions (120 minutes).
You are allowed one single-sided cheat sheet (letter size, 8.5 X 11) for each midterm and one double-sided (or two single-sided) cheat sheets (letter size, 8.5 X 11) for the final exam.
Cheat Sheets must be handwritten - NO PHOTOCOPIES ALLOWED. If you are caught with a cheat sheet that does not meet these requirements, it will be taken away from you at the exam and may be considered a case of cheating.

Please read the following: instructions on filling out the ParSCORE answer forms.

Make sure to bring a pencil and a good eraser to each exam.



LECTURE SLIDES

(Right-click on the Icons/Links and select "Save link as ..." to save the files to your computer)


 Chapter 1: Computers and Digital Basics 

Chapter 1: Computers and Digital Basics

 Chapter 2: Computer Hardware 

Chapter 2: Computer Hardware

 Chapter 3: Software 

Chapter 3: Software

 Not from Textbook 

Capron 11 (not in our textbook): Wordprocessors
Capron 12 (not in our textbook): Spreadsheets

 Chapter 4: Operating Systems and File Management 

Chapter 4: Operating Systems and File Management

 Chapter 5: Local Area Networks 

Chapter 5: Local Area Networks

 Chapter 6: The Internet 

Chapter 6: The Internet

 Chapter 7: The Web and E-mail 

Chapter 7: The Web and E-mail

 Chapter 8: Digital Media 

Chapter 8: Digital Media

 Chapter 9: The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics 

Chapter 9: The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics

 Chapter 11: The Computer Industry: History, Careers, and Ethics 

Chapter 11: Databases

 Chapter 10: Information Systems Analysis & Design 

Chapter 10: Information Systems Analysis & Design

 Not from Textbook 

HTML Basics

 Chapter 12: Computer Programming 

Chapter 12: Computer Programming