CIS C055. Computers and Applications

Section 039/601, Spring 2007



Dr. Pei Wang
OFFICE: Room 1050, Wachman Hall (Computer Activity Building)
ADDRESS: CIS Department, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122
PHONE: (215)204-9255 (during office hours)


Section 039 Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 2:40 PM - 4:00 PM (Tuttleman Learning Center 302)
Section 039 Lab: Thursday 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM (Tuttleman Learning Center 7)

Section 601 Lecture: Tuesday/Thursday 10:10 AM - 11:30 AM (Tuttleman Learning Center 400AB)
Section 601 Lab: Tuesday 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM (Tuttleman Learning Center 6)

Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12 PM - 2 PM, and by appointment


First-level Core Science course.

Course Description

With the explosion of computer technology, knowledge of computing applications as tools for all disciplines has become a necessary asset. This course will introduce the student to understanding the components of a computer system; the use of the computer to process information; the technology behind computers and networks and how this technology is likely to change; purchasing and maintaining a personal computer system; understanding the technology of the Internet; and social and ethical implications of computing.

The laboratory portion of this class will provide students with hands-on experience to supplement the lecture material. Operating system concepts, a working knowledge of collaborative software and the following applications are covered: advanced features of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software and the resources of the Internet including developing a web site using sound design techniques to publish course documents and incorporating multi-media components.

Required Textbooks


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C055 Policies

  1. PLEASE NOTE: Students must obtain at least 100 points out of a possible 165 lab points to pass CIS C055. Students who do not obtain at least 100 points from lab cannot pass this class. If you have less than 100 total lab points, you will receive a grade of F for the course independent of your overall average. There will be no exceptions to this rule. The lab in CIS C055 is worth 30% of your final grade.
  2. Students with special needs: Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation as soon as possible.
  3. The University has adopted a policy on Student and Faculty Academic Rights and Responsibilities (Policy # 03.70.02) which can be accessed through the following link:
  4. Students should also be familiar with the University statement on academic honesty found at the following link

Class Rules