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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Scott, David Groth


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

S1J 2006 DN

Faculty

Scott, David Groth

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.Ed. - Park University
B.S. Mathematics - University of Puget Sound

Daytime Phone

816.587.9444

E-Mail

david.scott@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan 12 - Mar 2, 2006

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Perquisites

CS151 - Introduction to Programming

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Java - An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming.  Walter Savitch.  Fourth Edition, 2005.  Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problem  solving skills introduced in CS 151.  Programming concepts will be put into  practice by using Java for programming projects.  Students will learn about  object-oriented programming and two of its key components - inheritance and polymorphism.  Additionally, students will learn about these topics:  graphical user interface components, event driven programming, exception   handling, files. Prerequisites: Any math course ? MA131, a grade of ‘C' or  better in CS151. Suggested Prerequisite: CS140. 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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain object-oriented programming concepts (this should be a quick review since OOP concepts are covered in CS 151) classes, instrance variables, instance methods, constructors.
  2. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  4. Use an integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  5. Debug and test Java programs.
  6. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
  7. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principles of inheritance and composition. •Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree. •Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  8. Write Java programs that use: •one-dimensional and two-dimensional arrays •object-oriented programming concepts – inheritance, polymorphism •exception handling •GUI programming - event-driven programming, layout managers, components


Core Assessment:

All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 219 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.


 


There are three categories of questions in the final exam:


 














Critical Thinking:


(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 7)


Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).


Exam questions: 25-26


Total points: 17½


See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.


Content:


(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7)


Short-answer, multiple-choice, and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.


Exam questions: 1-20


Total points: 20


See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.


Technical Skills:


(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 7)


Short answer questions that ask the student to trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.


Exam questions: 21-24


Total points: 6½


See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.


 


The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for 20% of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will use the following grading rubric and compare results across all instructional modalities.


Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The final grade is based on the average of quiz scores.  Programming assignments are due the last night of class.

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.  For example, students should save copies of 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.

 

Class Activities

Assignments

Tests

Jan 12

Chapter 5

Read Chapter 5

n/a

Jan 19

Chapter 5

Programs

Chapter 5

Jan 26

Chapter 6

Read Chapter 6

n/a

Feb 2

Chapter 6

Programs

Chapter 6

Feb 9

Chapter 7

Read Chapter 7

n/a

Feb 16

Chapter 7

Programs

Chapter 7

Feb 23

Chapter 8

Read Chapter 8

n/a

Mar 2

Chapter 8

Programs

Chapter 8


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 85-87

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 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
An “excused absence” is defined as an absence where the instructor is notified before the start of class.

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 .

Additional Information:



Rubric

Competency

Exceeds Expectation (3)

Meets Expectation (2)

Does Not Meet Expectation (1)

No Evidence (0)

Critical Thinking

Synthesis
Outcomes
2, 5, 7

Critical Thinking Questions:
15-17.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
12-14.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
8-11.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
0-7.5 points

Analysis
Outcomes
2, 5, 7

Critical Thinking Questions:
15-17.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
12-14.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
8-11.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
0-7.5 points

Evaluation
Outcomes
2, 5, 7

Critical Thinking Questions:
15-17.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
12-14.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
8-11.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
0-7.5 points

Content

Terminology
Outcomes
1, 6, 7

Content Questions:
17-20 points

Content Questions:
13.5-16.5 points

Content Questions:
9-13 points

Content Questions:
0-8.5 points

Concepts
Outcomes
1, 6, 7

Content Questions:
17-20 points

Content Questions:
13.5-16.5 points

Content Questions:
9-13 points

Content Questions:
0-8.5 points

Application
Outcomes
1, 6, 7

Content Questions:
17-20 points

Content Questions:
13.5-16.5 points

Content Questions:
9-13 points

Content Questions:
0-8.5 points

Technical Skills

Whole Artifact
Outcomes
4, 7

Technical Skills Questions:
6-6.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
5-5.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
3.5-4.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
0-3 points

Component
Outcomes
4, 7

Technical Skills Questions:
6-6.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
5-5.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
3.5-4.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
0-3 points

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