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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Arnold, Jonathan Lee


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.
CourseCS 151 Introduction to Programming FE
SemesterU1Q2005
FacultyArnold, Jonathan L.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Other Phone307.632.1092
E-Mailjonathan.arnold@park.edu
Semester DatesMay 23 - July 24, 2005
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
Perquisiteshigh school algebra proficiency
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Java, An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, 4th edition, by Walter Savitch, published by Pearson Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, ISBN 0-13-149202-0

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Students are required to provide an external storage media, i.e. writeable CD, floppy disks, USB flash drive, jump drive,etc.for storage of computer projects. Handouts may be provided during the term, as required.


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
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:
• Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
• Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
• Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
• Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
• Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
• Static fields and static methods
• Math class
• Wrapper classes
• DecimalFormat class (for formatted output)

Course Assessment:
Assessment of the student's comprehension of the subject material will be accomplished through the use of homework, quizzes, examinations, hands-on work, projects, and discussions.

Grading:
The following will be used for grade determination:
Homework 50 points
In-class exercises 100 points
Midterm examination 100 points
Final examination 100 points
Class participation 50 points
Final project 100 points
Total points possible is 500.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments not turned in due to an excused absence will have a new due date assigned by the instructor. All assignments must be completed however assignments not turned in by the second due date or assignments not turned in due to an unexcused absence will have 10% of the total possible points deducted for each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers are to be used only at the direction of the instructor during class sessions.  No food or beverages are allowed at workstations.  Children are not allowed in the computer lab during class sessions. Cell phones must be off or in silent mode. Failure to comply with classroom rules will result in a loss of participation points and may result in additional penalties as the situation dictates.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The following is a tentative schedule of course work. Programming exercises will be assigned throughout the course. Assignments may be adjusted as necessary for the most beneficial learning experience.

 Class Activities
Meeting - 1Lab familiarization
Chp 1
Meeting - 2Chp 2
Meeting - 3Chp 3
Meeting - 4Chp 3
Chp 4
Meeting - 5Midterm examination
Meeting - 6Chp 4
Meeting - 7Chp 5
Meeting - 8Chp 6
Meeting - 9Project presentation
Final examination

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 2004-2005 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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
  7. It the student's responsibility to contact the instructor regarding any missed course work.
  8. Students should submit a written statement to the instructor containing name, dates, and reason for any absence.

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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