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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Priddle, Lawrence R.


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 PV

Semester

S1J2006

Faculty

Priddle, Lawrence R.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BA - Math
MBA

Daytime Phone

816 891-5720

E-Mail

Lawrence.Priddle@park.edu

Semester Dates

Jan 9 2006 - Mar. 5 2006

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Prerequisites

High school algebra proficiency

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Walter Savitch.  JAVA – An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming, Fourth Edition.  Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN 0131492020.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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 instructor will supplement class lectures, program walk-thru's and problem solving with experience gained through a career in computer programming and  IT.  

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:
Assessment will be based upon  weekly homework / lab assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Grading:
Homework / Lab Assignments average 100 points each, and there will be a Mid-Term exam worth 150 points and a Final Exam worth 150 points. Percentage distribution will be Homework / Lab – 64%, Mid-Term & Final exams – 31%, Attendance & Class Participation – 5%. Grading will be on a typical A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), F (less than 60%) scale.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework submitted late will be docked 10%. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to leave the room to take phone calls and to respond to beepers. Notebook computers are allowed in the classroom.

WEEK,WEEK

Date,Date

Assignments,Assignments

Meeting - 1

Jan 12

Introduction / Lab Tour / Chapter 1

Meeting - 2

Jan 19

Chapter 2

Meeting - 3

Jan 26

Chapter 3

Meeting - 4

Feb 2

Chapter 4, Mid Term Exam

Meeting - 5

Feb 9

Chapter 4

Meeting - 6

Feb 16

Chapter 5

Meeting - 7

Feb 23

Chapter 6

Meeting - 8

Mar 2

Final Exam


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 .

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