CMPT/ISYS 111/112 (Word Processing) Fall2005 Syllabus


111 A: W 13:10-15:00 (Barranco)
111 B: R 14:00-15:50 (Ho)
111 C: R 16:00-17:50 (Hanawalt)
112 R: W 13:10-15:00 (Barranco)
112 S: R 14:00-15:50 (Hanawalt)
112 T: R 16:00-17:50 (Hanawalt)
CMPT 111 (0.5hrs) runs the first 6 weeks (8Sep-19Oct) of the semester; CMPT 112 (0.5hrs) runs the last 7 weeks (20Oct-7Dec). All computing modules meet in the instructional computing lab in Neufeld 12.


Ryan Hanawalt
(604) 513-2121 x3063
Dr. Alma Barranco-Mendoza
(604) 513-2121 x3409
23 Neufeld Science Centre
Dr. Sean Ho
(604) 513-2121 x3209
5 Neufeld Science Centre


The elements of modern word processing. Whatever the standard application in use at the time, emphasis will be on the principles of word processing, not the particular details of a single application. While instruction will necessarily be on a single platform, students may practice on either Windows based or MacOS based machines, as the software is identical.


The students will learn to use Microsoft Word 2003, a popular word processor, to create, edit, and print documents.


  • CMPT 100 (may be taken simultaneously), OR
  • Credit for a university-level computer literacy course computing course, OR
  • Permission of the instructor, OR
  • The course can be taken as a non-credit course.

Recommended Text

Duffy, Cram, Swanson. Microsoft Word 2003 Illustrated Series, Thomson Learning, Course Technology. ISBN 1-4188-4302-4
This text is recommended, but not required. It is available from the campus bookstore. The practice documents for this course can be found on the Y: drive on the lab PCs or downloaded from


  • Week 1: Entering, saving, and printing documents (Unit A/B)
  • Week 2: Editing and proofing; Tables (Unit B/E)
  • Week 3: Formatting; tabs (Unit C)
  • Week 4: Page formatting; Margins (Unit D)
  • Week 5: Adding graphics (Unit F/L)
  • Week 6: CMPT111 Exam
  • Week 7: Mail Merge
  • Week 8: Working with Larger Documents: Templates; Outline View; Footnotes
  • Week 9: Formatting with Styles; Paragraph
  • Week 10: Collaborating with Documents
  • Week 11: Forms
  • Week 12: CMPT112 Exam
  • Evaluation

    There is one exam for CMPT111 and one exam for CMPT112. Marks are given separately for CMPT111 and CMPT112.

    Grading Scale

    A+A A- B+B B- C+C C- D+D D- F
    97%93%90% 85%80%75% 70%65%60% 57%53%50% <50%


    1. Two hour "hands-on" lessons are conducted weekly in the instructional lab. Students will require additional practice time in the general computer lab or on their own computers.
    2. There is a lab fee for this course.
    3. A passing grade will be impossible if more than two of the lab assignments are not submitted for marking or if proficiency in using the applications cannot be demonstrated.
    4. Lab assignments are due in class on specified dates. OVERDUE labs lose 4% per day up to a week. After that, they are not accepted.
    5. Practice lab times will be arranged during the first full week of classes. These assigned lab times will be two hours per week. Students may require more or less time to complete assignments.


    1. Assignments must be printed out or emailed before class and turned in to the instructor at the start of your weekly class period. Attach the file and email to your instructor with "Assignment # ___ [Your Name]" in the subject. Please also name your file "Assignment # ___ [Your Name]", with the appropriate extension (e.g. ".doc").
    2. Remember: if you miss handing in 3 of the 5 assignments, you will automatically fail the course. It is better to hand in an incomplete assignment than none at all.
    3. While asking other students for help is valid, taking someone else’s work, changing it a little, and handing it in as your own is not. Such activities rob you of the learning experience you are paying for, cheat the students who get marks by doing their own work, and are considered an insult to the Instructor. Markers have been told to be alert for instances of fraud. They will be brought to the Instructor’s attention and dealt with according to department policy.

    Inclement Weather

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