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CS 225 Programming Concepts
Haynie, Glyn E.


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 225 Programming Concepts

Semester

U1A 2006 BE

Faculty

Murphey, Laura W.

Title

Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B. S. Trinity University
M. A. Southern Methodist University

Office Location

Austin Campus

Office Hours

By appointment only, usually available before and after class

E-Mail

Laura.Murphey@park.edu

Semester Dates

5 June 2006 - 29 July 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:10 - 7:50 PM

Prerequisites

A grade of C or better in CS219

Credit Hours

3


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

  1. Explain basic C++ constructs (this should be covered quickly since basic C++ constructs are similar to basic Java constructs, which are covered in CS 151 and CS 219).
  2. Explain basic object-oriented programming concepts (this should be covered quickly since basic OOP concepts are covered in CS 151 and CS 219).
  3. Explain these programming concepts: Pointers, Parameter passing - call-by-value vs. call-by-reference, Operator overloading, Inheritance - public, protected, and private access specifiers
  4. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  5. Use the Visual C++ integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug C++ programs
  6. Write C++ programs that use proper style and documentation.
  7. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of inheritance. (Given a problem description, the student should be able to 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, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate. )
  9. Write C++ programs that use:
  10. - Preprocessor directives
  11. - Functions - call-by-value vs. call-by-reference parameters, inline functions, default arguments
  12. - Arrays - one-dimensional and two-dimensional
  13. - Pointers, Strings, Operator overloading, Inheritance - public, protected, and private access specifiers
  14. Optional - Write C++ programs that use: UML, polymorphism, virtual functions, templates, exception handling, file I/O


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 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:

 

           
 

Critical Thinking:

 

(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.

 
 

Content:

 

(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

 

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

 
 

Technical Skills:

 

(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

 

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:
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
examinations
Chapter 1: Introduction to computers and C++
Programming

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
Operators
Chapter 9: Separate Compilation
and Namespaces

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
Arrays  

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.

  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

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                              
Outcomes
4, 6, 9                                            
Critical Thinking Questions:
13-15.5 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
10.5-12.5 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
7-10 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
0-6.5 points
 
Analysis                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
4, 6, 9                                            
Critical Thinking Questions:
13-15.5 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
10.5-12.5 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
7-10 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
0-6.5 points
 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
4, 6, 9                                            
Critical Thinking Questions:
13-15.5 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
10.5-12.5 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
7-10 points
 
Critical Thinking Questions:
0-6.5 points
 
Terminology                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1-3, 7-9                                           
Content Questions:
13.5-16 points
 
Content Questions:
11-13 points
 
Content Questions:
7-10.5 points
 
Content Questions:
0-6.5 points
 
Concepts                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
1-3, 7-9                                           
Content Questions:
13.5-16 points
 
Content Questions:
11-13 points
 
Content Questions:
7-10.5 points
 
Content Questions:
0-6.5 points
 
Application                                                                                                                                            
Outcomes
1-3, 7-9                                           
Content Questions:
13.5-16 points
 
Content Questions:
11-13 points
 
Content Questions:
7-10.5 points
 
Content Questions:
0-6.5 points
 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                         
Outcomes
9                                                  
Technical Skills Questions:
10.5-12.5 points
 
Technical Skills Questions:
8.5-10 points
 
Technical Skills Questions:
5.5-8 points
 
Technical Skills Questions:
0-5 points
 

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Last Updated:4/26/2006 3:41:21 PM