ACE 161: Microcomputer Applications
Students learn about and practice solving data-related problems with microcomputers and general purpose software packages. Applications taught include: word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation graphics. Weekly participation is required in a laboratory discussion and 1-2 hours (unscheduled) on microcomputer projects.
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Spring 2019 Restrictions
Priority registration for students in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences until November 19, 2018 at 10:00 am.
Additional Course Information
Read more about what Professor Lo has to say about ACE 100!
Is this class discussion-based or lecture-based? How would you describe your teaching style?
Class time is a spent working together hands-on as a group completing computing tasks and operations. We learn how to properly format and create files.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I am laid back and efficient, if those are not contradictory. I try to create a casual learning atmosphere where students are comfortable participating and sharing.
How are students evaluated (e.g. multiple choice or essay tests, papers, etc.)?
The course has weekly homework/projects and trainings to reinforce and build off of material learned during class sessions. We will have 3 exams.
In what ways does this course prepare students to move through the program and/or into the work force?
ACE 161 provides a practical knowledge in the computing applications new graduates will encounter and be expected to be proficient as part of today's workforce. A lot of the skills that students learn are often already expected in their academic careers. I have numerous communications from past students who have shared with me how useful the course has been to them as they develop professionally.
What is your attendance policy?
Attendance is required and accoutns for 5% of the course grade.