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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Dodge, Robert G.


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 219 Programming Fundamentals SC
SemesterF2R2005
FacultyDodge, Robert G.
TitleAdjunct Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesM.A. Computer Resource Management
B.S. Information Systems Management
A.S. Logistics Management
Office LocationScott AFB Education Center
Daytime Phone229-8463
Other Phone558-7774 (Cell)
E-Mailrobert.dodge@park.edu
robert.dodge-02@scott.af.mil
dodger1922@charter.net
Semester DatesSaturday, October 29, 2005 to Saturday, December 17, 2005
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Savitch, Java An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0131492020.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville 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:
My educational philosophy reflects my personal beliefs and how those beliefs will be put into action in the  classroom. I believe that the purpose of education is to enlighten a student with the ability to look at life in a new way. CS-219 is a course meant to strengthen your ability to solve problems. I believe that your role will be to come to class prepared by reading the assigned material, practice the problems in the book, and discuss with your fellow students outside of class. My role will be to set achievable goals that will fairly assess your knowledge. I will encourage active participation and that students stay on pace to achieve the learning objectives.  An average class, will consist of a quiz covering the previous week's material, a lecture covering new material, and a lab period to discuss the Java programming environment and upcoming programming assignments

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
Explain object-oriented programming concepts(this should be a quick review since OOP concepts are covered in CS 151) classes, instrance variables, instance methods, constructors.
Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism.
Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
Debug and test Java programs.
Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principles of inheritance and composition.
Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree.
Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
Write Java programs that use:
One-dimensional and two-dimensional arrays
Object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism
Exception handling
GUI programming - event-driven programming, layout managers, swing objects

Course Assessment:
Quizzes - short answer, multiple choice, trace the given code, debug the given code.
Programming Assignments - given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Participation - in and out of class

Grading:
Quizzes worth 50% of grade
Programming projects worth 50% of grade
Active Participation in and out of class is expected, therefore a lack of participation will result in grade point deduction

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework assigned must be turned in by the beginning of the class period of the date due.  The rigors of this course demand that I keep individuals on task and on pace.  Late submissions are not authorized.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be to class on time.  Late comers are very disruptive.
On days when programs are due, have program compiled, documentation ready to hand over to instructor, and ready to demonstrate at 0800.
Come to class prepared by reading chapter to be lectured upon and practicing problems.
Class periods are not over until lab time is completed.
Keep computer workstations clean and in good repair.
Computers are only to be used for course related work.
Treat others with respect, especially your instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Deliverables:

Project #1 Arrays (Due: 5 Nov 2005)
Project #2 Inheritance (Due: 19 Nov 2005)
Project #3 Exception Handling (Due: 3 Dec 2005)
Project #4 Swing (Due: 10 Dec 2005)
Project #5 Applet (Due: 17 Dec 2005)

SaturdaysClass ActivitiesAssignments Due at Beginning of ClassIn-Class Quizzes
29 Oct 2005Syllubus Review
Chapter 6 Lecture
Lab
NoneNone
5 Nov 2005Chapter 7 Lecture
Lab
Project #1 ArraysChapter 6
12 Nov 2005Chapter 7 Continued
Lab
NoneNone
19 Nov 2005Chapter 8 Lecture
Lab
Project #2 InheritanceChapter 7
26 Nov 2005HolidayNoneNone
3 Dec 2005Chapter 12 Lecture
Lab
Project #3 Exception HandlingChapter 8
10 Dec 2005Chapter 13 LectureProject #4 SwingChapter 12
17 Dec 2005ConclusionProject #5 AppletChapter 13

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

I expect students to do their own work.  Sharing of programming project solutions will be considered academic dishonesty, and all parties will receive a failing grade for that project.

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

I expect students to do their own programming. Utilizing outside programming expertise, i.e. friends, coworkers, consultants, etc... to develop progrmming project solutions will be treated as plagiarism.

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

Saturday courses count as two class periods, since we meet only once per week. Because of the rigors of this course and the tight timeline, it is CRITICAL that students attend every class. Unexcused absences will result in grade point reduction. If you expect to be absent, I would encourage you to postpone taking the course for a later semester.  I do recognize the needs of adult students and I will excuse legitimate absences, but it will be very difficult to be successful in CS-219 unless you attend all classes.

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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