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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Hanrahan, Robert


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 151 Introduction to Programming

Semester

S1QQ 2006 HI

Faculty

Hanrahan, Robert

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S. Computer Science
B.S. Computer Science
ASQ Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE)

Office Location

Home

Office Hours

Evenings and Weekends (until 9:15 p.m.)

Daytime Phone

(801) 525-9841

E-Mail

Robert.Hanrahan@park.edu

HanrahanBobster@aol.com

Semester Dates

January 9, 2006 – March 4, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:30 - 7:15 PM

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: high school algebra proficiency.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
JAVA An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Savitch, Prentice Hall, 4th  Edition, 2005 (ISBN: 0-13-149202-0)


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. Prerequisite: MA131 (or  equivalent) or CS144 or permission of instructor.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogue, practical programming (keeping it “simple”), random quizzes, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings.  I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, freedom to explore the technology at hand (programming, software engineering, computer science etc.), and issues/contradictions with regard to programming style.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic programming concepts - program compilation, program execution, history of Java.
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use the TextPad integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  4. Debug and test Java programs.
  5. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of encapsulation. (Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes, private instance variables, public instance methods. )
  7. Demonstrate proper use of top-down design. (Given a description for a non-trivial method, the student should be able to implement it by deciding on appropriate helper methods and parameter passing. )
  8. Write Java programs that use:
  9. - Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
  10. - Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
  11. - Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
  12. - Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
  13. - Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
  14. - Class variables and class methods
  15. - Math class
  16. - Wrapper classes


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the reading material and assignments. Participation in class discussion is required to obtain full value from the material under consideration.   There will be mid term and final exams, pop quizzes, an application of moderate complexity (project), textbook homework assignments and points for class participation.  Textbook homework assignments and computer-based assignments will be turned in no later than the first class of the week after an assignment is given (Monday and Wednesday assignments will be due on Monday of the following week).

Grading:
GRADING PLAN:
The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements:

Assignments:
 Textbook 10% 100 points
 Computer 20%     200 points
Class Participation 5% 50 points
Quizzes         5%  
   (two 25 point “pop quizzes”) 50 points
Midterm Exam        25% 250 points
Final Exam 35% 350 points

The midterm exam will cover Chapters 1 through 3, 6 (basics) and 9 (basics) and topics discussed in class.

The final exam will be cumulative and cover all the assigned textbook chapters, sections and related topics covered in class.

The course letter final grades will be determined by the following:

900 - 1000 A
800 -  899 B
700 -  799 C
600 -  699 D
Below 600 F (or four or more inexcusable absences)

There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit, except as previously described for participation credit for excused absences or participation credit for excused absences.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments turned in late will be assessed a 20% penalty for each class it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers and Interactive Development Environments (IDEs) make programming and testing much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive 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 backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
Date Chapter Topic Study Assignment

 9 Jan Course Overview, Goals, Objectives etc.  
 1 Introduction to Computers and Java (Discuss programming languages) Section 1.1 and 1.2
11 Jan  1 Introduction to Computers and Java – wrap-up (Introduce Java) Section 1.3
Discussion: Programming language constructs  
 2 Primitive Types, Strings, and Console I/O Sections 2.1 and 2.2
16 Jan  2 Primitive Types, Strings and Console  I/O - continued Sections 2.3 and 2.4
Lab
18 Jan  2 Primitive Types, Strings and Console  I/O – review/wrap-up Remainder of chapter
 3 Flow of Control Sections 3.1 and 3.2
  Lab
23 Jan  3 Flow of Control - wrap-up Sections 3.3 and 3.4
 6 Arrays (just array basics section) Intro/Section 6.1
Lab
25 Jan  4 Defining Classes and Methods Sections 4.1
 9 Streams and File I/O (File Management/Terminology; Text File Processing) Overview (High Level)
Lab
30 Jan    4 Defining Classes and Methods Section 4.2
 6 Arrays (continued) Section 6.2 and 6.3
  Lab
1 Feb    *********** MID-TERM EXAMINATION ***********
 4 Defining Classes and Methods - wrap-up Sections 4.3
6 Feb  5 More about Objects and Methods Sections 5.1
Lab    
8 Feb  5 More about Objects and Methods – continued Sections 5.2
Lab  
13 Feb  5 More about Objects and Methods – continued Sections 5.3
Lab
15 Feb  9 Files with Access and SQL (Streams and File I/O – continued)
Lab
20 Feb  6 Arrays – wrap-up Sections 6.4and 6.5
12 Windows  Interfaces Using Swing Overview (High Level)
Lab
22 Feb  7 Inheritance Overview (High Level)
Review for Final (Chapters 1-6)
Lab
27 Feb    7 Inheritance and Polymorphism – wrap-up Overview (High Level)
****** Review for Final Examination ******
Lab
 1 Mar ******  FINAL EXAMINATION  ******
Lab

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
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

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
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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
Roll will be checked each class meeting.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as temporary duty and illness, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work as follows: The instructor, for both assignments and programs, will provide new assignments.  Temporary duty orders may be given to the instructor or turned in to the school office.

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 .

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