Course Number: CAS 216
Transcript Title: Beginning Word
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 10
Lecture / Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Introduces the basics of Microsoft Word to create, edit, and print documents such as letters, memos, and manuscripts; produce multi-page documents; use headers and footers; become familiar with the program's writing tools and basics of enhancing documents; and produce merged copy. Recommended: Placement into RD 115 and WR 115; keyboarding 25 words per minute. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
- Use Microsoft Word to create personal and/or business documents following current professional and/or industry standards.
- Use critical thinking skills to independently design and create word processed documents.
- Communicate in a business setting using word processing vocabulary.
- Be prepared for intermediate level Word course.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
A letter grade will be issued for this course. Assessment tasks may include:
- Production tests on arranged and unarranged material
- Projects that include original work
- Composition of personal and business documents
- Objective tests
- Skill assessment software
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes, Concepts, Issues
- Menus, toolbars, icons
- Page numbering
- File Management
- Move/Copy text
May also include:
- Macros/stored paragraphs
- Key, save, retrieve, and print documents.
- Edit previously keyed documents.
- Format personal and business documents correctly.
- Produce multi-page documents.
- Use spelling and grammar check/thesaurus software features.
- Proofread manually to find word usage errors not found with software tools.
- Use mail merge features.
- Use communication skills of correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar in business documents.
- Use find and replace features.
- Demonstrate critical thinking by determining font styles and sizes to business publications.
- Apply safety techniques of relaxation and exercise to prevent computer-related disabilities such as carpal tunnel and eyestrain.
- Demonstrate proper file management techniques.
- Demonstrate safe handling of hardware and software.
This course is presented in a hands-on lecture/lab format. Other methods such as instructional work sheets, videotapes, demonstrations, or one-on-one instruction may be used. Out-of-class preparation will be required.