HAWKINS                                     MGIS 2201                                  SPRING 2011


INSTRUCTOR:          Tim Hawkins

OFFICE:                     Sequoya 141 A

PHONE:                     706-272-2514

OFFICE HOURS:      See office door for posted hours, or by appointment



TEXT:             Microsoft Office 2007: Introductory Concepts and Techniques, Windows Vista, by Shelly, Cashman and Vermaat,

                        Thomson Course Technology (ISBN: 978-1439-05522-9)


PREREQUISITE                    MATH 0098 or exempt




This course covers a basic level of computer applications literacy to include spreadsheet, database, word processing, LAN, e-mail, presentation software, and Internet utilizations.  

                        This course satisfies the computer literacy requirement




Student Learning Outcomes:          Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:


Tests:  Four chapter tests will be given over the term along with a comprehensive final exam.  The Final Exam may replace your lowest test score.  The average of the four tests will represent 60% of the class grade.

Test 1     Introduction to Computers and Windows Vista

Test 2     Word 2007

Test 3     Excel 2007

Test 4     Access 2007 and PowerPoint 2007


Labs:   Labs will be assigned and graded for each section covered.  Labs are due prior to each exam.  Labs will be turned in through GeorgiaView.  The Lab average represents 20% of the class grade.


Homework/Participation:      In class assignments will be turned in for a participation grade on occasions.  The homework/participation average represents 5% of the class grade.


Quizzes:  Quizzes will be given weekly over each section through GeorgiaView.  The quiz average represents 15% of the class grade.  The lowest quiz grade will be dropped.


Final Grades:  The course grade will be based on the class test average (60%), Lab average (20%), participation average (5%), and the quiz average (15%). 


                                                Grade Average                   Course Grade

                                                      90 - 100                                       A

                                                      80 - 89                                         B

                                                      70 - 79                                         C

                                                      60 - 69                                         D

                                                      Below 60                                     F




Course:           Homework, important dates, grades, and other significant information will be posted regularly on GeorgiaVIEW.  It is your responsibility to check this site regularly and be aware of important information.  


Attendance:    If you are absent from a class, you are responsible for all material covered and all announcements made.  No make-up tests will be given for any reason.  If you know that you will be out on a test date due to prior obligations, then you may make an appointment to take the test early.  If you are absent from a test, the final exam will replace your missed test score (final exam replaces lowest test score).  Only one missed test can be replaced; a second or third missed test will be given a grade of zero.


Honesty:         Every student is expected and required to do his or her own work in this course and all other courses at Dalton State College.  Any instances of cheating will result in a minimum penalty of dismissal from the course with a grade of “F”.


Visitors:          College policy allows only those students registered for a class to attend that class. You may not bring guests or children to class.


Etiquette:        Talking in class should be restricted solely to questions and comments pertaining to the material at hand and intended for me and the whole class to hear.  Using cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and/or similar devices is prohibited in the classroom.





The last day to drop this class without penalty is Monday, March 21, 2011. You will be assigned a grade of W.  After this date, withdrawal without penalty is permitted only in cases of extreme hardship as determined by the Vice President for Academic Affairs; otherwise a grade of WF will be issued.  The proper form for withdrawing from all classes at the college after the official drop/add period but before the published withdrawal date is the Schedule Adjustment Form.  Students who are assigned to the Academic Advising Center for advisement must meet with an advisor or staff member at the Academic Advising Center (107 Liberal Arts Building) to initiate the withdrawal process.  All other students must meet with a staff member or advisor at the Office of Academic Resources in the Pope Student Center to initiate the withdrawal process.  After meeting with the staff member or advisor, all students will then finalize the withdrawal process in the Financial Aid Office.  Students who fail to complete the official drop/withdrawal procedure will receive the grade of F.  Withdrawal from class is a student responsibility.  The grade of W counts as hours attempted for the purposes of financial aid.




If a student receiving aid administered by the DSC Workforce Development Department drops this class or completely withdraws from the College, the Schedule Adjustment Form must be taken to the Workforce Development Office located in Room 214 of the Technical Education Building. The Office is open on the following schedule:


Monday/Tuesday/Thursday:  9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday:  8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  The office phone number is 272-2635.




Students with disabilities or special needs are encouraged to contact Disability Support Services in Academic Resources.  In order to make an appointment to obtain information on the process of qualifying for accommodations, the student must contact the Coordinator of Disability Support Services. 


Contact information:

Andrea Roberson

Pope Student Center, Lower Level