Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description:This course introduces students to algorithmic design and structured/modular programming. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects. These basic programming concepts and constructs will be covered: variables, data types, strings, arithmetic and logical operators, branching statements, loops, and debugging. Additionally, these object-oriented programming concepts will be covered: classes, instance variables, methods, and constructors. Pre-requisite: high school algebra proficiency. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy:As adults learn well from each other, class time will be allotted to both lecture and group work.
Learning Outcomes:Upon completion of this course the student should be able to: . Explain basic programming concepts, program compilation, and program execution. . Demonstrate problem-solving skills. . Enter, run, debug and test Java programs. . Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation. . Demonstrate proper use of top-down design. . Write Java programs that use: .primitive types and expressions .strings .Boolean variables .control structures .object-oriented programming concepts .static fields .static methods .arrays
Course Assessment:The final grade is based on the average of quiz score. Programming assignments and homework assignments are due at the beginning of class one week after they are assigned. If the programming assignments or the homework assignment for a chapter are late, 10 points will be subtracted from the quiz score for that chapter. If the programming assignments or homework assignment for a chapter are missing or incomplete, 20 points will be subtracted from the quiz score for that chapter. If the extra-credit problem(s) for a chapter are completed, 10 points will be added to the quiz score for that chapter. The instructor reserves the right to give an unannounced quiz at any time. So watch out.
Grading:Average Grade 90-100 A 80-89.99 B 70-70.99 C 60-60.99 D 00-59.99 F
Late Submission of Course Materials:All quizzes and programs must be completed in order to assign a grade. If the instructor is unable to determine a final grade at the end of the term, a grade of “F” will be temporarily assigned until the final grade is determined.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for back up. Students are expected to show respect for each other. Respect for the instructor is encouraged, but not required.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:27 Oct Lecture: Chapter 1 Lab: Chapter 1, Display 1.5 3 Nov Lecture: Chapter 2 Lab: Chapter 2, Problems 1, 3, 5, 7 10 Nov Lecture: Chapter 3 17 Nov Lab: Chapter 3, Problems 2, 3 Extra credit: Problems 4, 5 24 Nov Special Thanksgiving assignment 1 Dec Lecture: Chapter 4 8 Dec Lab: Chapter 4, Problems 1, 2 Extra credit: Chapter 1, Problems 2-5 15 Dec Lecture: Chapter 5
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Copyright:This material is copyright and can not be reused without author permission.