CSCI110 – Syllabus – Summer 2015


Aspen Olmsted
Course website : Oaks
Tel: 843.953.6600
Email: Please use with Subject = CSCI110
Office: Harbor Walk East 315
Office hours: Online

Class place and time

Online Only

Catalog description

CSCI 110 – Computer Fluency – An introduction to computing for students in the humanities, social sciences and business. This course provides the student with the ability to understand and use emerging technologies effectively. Topics include basic computer technology (how computers work), applications (spreadsheets, databases), Internet subjects (communications, web browsers, file transfers), and social issues (copyrights, how changes in technology affect society, ethics).

Required text

None.  Readings will be provided in Oaks

Grading scale

100-92 (A); 91-89 (A-); 88-86 (B+); 85-82 (B); 81-79 (B-); 78-76 (C+); 75-72 (C); 71-69 (C-); 68-62 (D); else (F)

Evaluation schedule

50% Mobile Programming Projects
50% Website Development Projects

Programming Projects

Over the semester the student will build several mobile apps using App Inventor.  Online Book Chapters in PDF format and instruction videos will be provided. The dropbox in Oaks has a specific due date for each weeks work.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

Website Development Projects

A series of website content management assignment are scheduled over the semester.  Each assignment requires you share the assignment with me and that you upload the finished document to Oaks. The dropbox in Oaks has a specific due date for each weeks work.  Late submissions will not be accepted.


Any student who feels he or she may need an accommodation based on the impact of
a disability should contact me individually to discuss your specific needs. Also, please
contact the College of Charleston, Center for Disability Services
for additional help.

Student Honor Code

I expect you to abide by the Honor Code and the Student Handbook: A Guide to Civil and
Honorable Conduct. If you have a question about how to interpret the Honor Code, ask before
acting! I encourage collaboration, but you must document it. Thus, each student will submit
their own homework and, when collaborating, provide a reference to those people and
documents consulted.

Academic Integrity

Lying, cheating, attempted cheating, and plagiarism are violations of our Honor Code
that, when identified, are investigated. Each incident will be examined to determine the
degree of deception involved.

Incidents where the instructor determines the student’s actions are related more to a
misunderstanding will be handled by the instructor. A written intervention designed
to help prevent the student from repeating the error will be given to the student. The
intervention, submitted by form and signed both by the instructor and the student, will be

forwarded to the Dean of Students and placed in the student’s file.

Cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be reported directly by the instructor and/
or others having knowledge of the incident to the Dean of Students. A student found
responsible by the Honor Board for academic dishonesty will receive a XF in the course,
indicating failure of the course due to academic dishonesty. This grade will appear on
the student’s transcript for two years after which the student may petition for the X to
be expunged. The student may also be placed on disciplinary probation, suspended
(temporary removal) or expelled (permanent removal) from the College by the Honor

Students should be aware that unauthorized collaboration–working together without
permission– is a form of cheating. Unless the instructor specifies that students can
work together on an assignment, quiz and/or test, no collaboration during the completion
of the assignment is permitted. Other forms of cheating include possessing or using
an unauthorized study aid (which could include accessing information via a cell phone
or computer), copying from others’ exams, fabricating data, and giving unauthorized

Research conducted and/or papers written for other classes cannot be used in whole
or in part for any assignment in this class without obtaining prior permission from
the instructor.

Students can find the complete Honor Code and all related processes in the Student
Handbook at