CS 225 Programming Concepts
U1A 2006 BE
Murphey, Laura W.
B. S. Trinity UniversityM. A. Southern Methodist University
By appointment only, usually available before and after class
5 June 2006 - 29 July 2006
5:10 - 7:50 PM
A grade of C or better in CS219
Textbook: Savitch, Walter (2005), Problem Solving with C++: The Object of Programming, Visual C++.Net, Addison-Wesley, Fifth Edition
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 219. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using C++ for programming projects. Since C++ is so similar to Java and since students should already know Java from their prerequisite courses, this course will cover C++ basics (control constructs, operators, data types, functions) very quickly. More time will be spent on those features of C++ that differ from Java. For example, more time will be spent on pointers, object-oriented programming techniques, and operator overloading. Prerequisite: A grade of ‘C' or better in CS219. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The course will consist of lectures, class assignments, hands-on use of computers in the classroom, required reading of the textbook, short quizzes and two exams. The professor will provide lectures, guidance and tutoring, but the task of learning is the student's responsibility. Use of technology in the classroom will assist the professor to produce the desired learning outcomes and course objectives.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 mustcount 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, al lCS 225 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 ofquestions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 6, 9)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 22
Total points: 15½
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
(relevant learning outcomes – 1-3, 79)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 225 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-16
Total points: 16
(relevant learning outcomes – 9)
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 17-21
Total points: 12½
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: Required readings, short quizzes, examinations, C++ programming assignments.
Makeup examinations must be scheduled prior to the date of the examination.
Grading: Discretion of Instructor: 5%
(attendance, class participation, etc.)
Assignments and Short Quizzes: 30%
Midterm exam: 30%
Final exam: 35%
A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-70
D = 69-60
F = Below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments are due on the date for which they are assigned. No credit will be given for late submission of assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Cell phones and pagers must be turned off to prevent unnecessary disruptions during the class. Disruptive behavior, racist or sexist speech out of context will not be tolerated.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Chapter/Topic Date
Class policies: June 6
Introduction to the course
Description of programming assignments and
Chapter 1: Introduction to computers and C++
Chapter 2: C++ Basics June 8
Programming Assignment #1
Chapter 3: Procedural Abstraction June 13
and Functions that Return a Value
Chapter 4: Functions for all Subtasks
Chapter 5: I/O Streams and an June 15
Introduction to Objects and Classes
Chapter 6: Defining Classes June 20
Programming Assignment #1 Due
Programming Assignment #2
Chapter 7: More Flow of Control June 22
Chapter 8: Friends and Overloaded June 27
Chapter 9: Separate Compilation
Chapter 10: Arrays June 29
Programming Assignment #2 Due
Programming Assignment #3
Holiday: July 4
Midterm Exam July 6
Chapter 11: Strings and Vectors July 11
Programming Assignment #3 Due
Programming Assignment #4
Chapter 12: Pointers and Dynamic July 13
Chapter 13: Recursion July 18
Chapter 14 Templates
Chapter 15: Pointers &Linked Lists July 20
Programming Assignment #4 Due
Chapter 16: Inheritance July 25
Chapter 17: Exception Handling
Final Exam July 27
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.
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 .
Last Updated:4/26/2006 3:41:21 PM