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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Ramos, Jose' Antonio


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

S1AA 2006 LC

Faculty

Ramos, Jose' Antonio

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MS in Computer Science
BS in Computer Science
AAS in Electronics Engineering

Office Location

Lackland

Office Hours

TBA at start of class

Daytime Phone

210-524-8215

E-Mail

Jose.Ramos@pirate.park.edu

Web Page

None

Semester Dates

13 Mar - 07 May 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:30 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

Introduction to Computer Programming 3:0:3

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Savitch, Walter. Java - Introduction to Problem Solving and Programmming w/CD; Fourth Edition, ISBN: 0-13-149202-0. Prentice Hall, 2005

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS 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:
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on the concept of applied learning.  It is believed that to fully benefit from an education, students must aggressively read and study course material on a routine basis, continually applying and building upon their newfound knowledge.  Students are to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments provided in each chapter.  Discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade.  Students should expect to invest at a minimum of ten hours of focused time studying, practicing, and preparing the Java programming assignments.

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, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
  2. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism
  3. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  4. Use the JBuilder 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 principle of inheritance. Given a problem description, decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree.
  8. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of composition. Given a description that involves two classes, decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  9. Write Java programs that use: One-dimensional and two-dimensional arrays *Object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism *Exception handling *File I/O *GUI programming - event-driven programming, layout managers, swing objects


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 Rubric

Class Assessment:
1-hour Mid-term   30 % Week Four  (Chapters 1 - 8)
4 Programming Projects        30 %
Participation 5 %
Preparedness 5 %
2-hour Final Examination 30 % Week Eight (Comprehensive)

Grading:
100-90   A
89-80 B
79-70 C
69-60 D
Below 60 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due.  The due date of homework will be annotated at the bottom of each assignment.  Late homework will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 10-point (out of 100) reduction.  Late homework will not be accepted after the start of the next class meeting and will receive an automatic zero for a grade.  The instructor may modify the due dates and it is the students responsibility to adjust the assignment turn in accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during the class lecture.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week Topic(s)                              Chapter(s)
1 Review of Java coverd in CS151,
     Java TextPad IDE 1                              1-5
2 One dimensional Arrays and Multi-dimensional Arrays 6
3 Inheritance                                7
4 Exception Handling                8
5 Input/Output Classes and Methods        9
6 Java Swing Components        13
7 Java Swing Components Part II 13 and 14
8 Applets in Java             12

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

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 .



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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