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CS 225 Programming Concepts
Clement, Brian F.


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

U1B 2008 BL

Faculty

Clement, Brian F.

Title

Sr. Instructor

Office Location

Park Offices

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

915.227.1218

E-Mail

Brian.clement@park.edu

brian.clement2@gmail.com

Semester Dates

Summer

Class Days

------S

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Prerequisites

CS219

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Lafore, Robert. OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING IN C++. Sams, Indianapolis, IN.

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Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problem solving skills introduced in CS219. 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 preequisite 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

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:
 

Student shall be based on the following:

Mid Term Examination    
            Programming Projects
Final Examination           

 

Grading:
 

Student grades will be accumulated on a point basis where three-hundred points is the maximum allowed. Points shall be awarded as follows:

100 Points=Mid Term Examination    100 Points Programming Projects

100 Points=Final Examination           

Total Points = 300

The letter grade awarded shall correspond to the points accumulated in the following manner:

270 to 300 Points (90% - 100%) = ‘A’

240 to 269 Points (80% - 89%) = ‘B’

210 to 239 Points (70% - 79%) = ‘C’

180 to 211 Points (60% - 69%) = ‘D’ DOES NOT TRANSFER

Less than 180 Points ( < 60%) = ‘F’   

Late Submission of Course Materials:
The instructor does not accept late assignments

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Students are cautioned regarding Park College and U.S.A.S.M.A. policies regarding class attendance and academic honesty. This policy will be strictly adhered to. Additionally, policies regarding smoking and eating established by the college will be observed. Late projects and / or assignments will not be accepted. All make-up examinations will be administered through the college testing facilities and will be available the last two days of the semester. Three (3) unexcused absences are defined as excessive and result in an involuntary withdrawal and a grade of “F(attendance)” for the course.

Students are further advised that pursuant to N.C.A.C.S., V.A., and T.E.A. policies, classes will be in session the entire prescribed length of time. In the event lectures and/or classroom activities are curtailed, all students will use remaining time in the laboratory facilities located in Bldg. 614, room 8.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

CLASS MEETING AND EXAMINATION SCHEDULE

CLASS                       TOPIC                                                ASSIGNMENT

1.                                 Introduction                                                    Chapt 1

2.                                 Data Types Strings and I/O                            Chapt 2

3.                                Application Flow                                            Chapt 3

4.                                 Defining Classses and Methods                     Chapt 4 & 5

                                    Mid Term Examination

5.                                 Arrays                                                             Chapt 6

6.                                 Inheritance                                                      Chapt 7

7.                                 Exception Handling                                        Chapt 8

8                                  Review                                                            Chapt 1 - 8

                                    Final Exam

This syllabus was prepared to provide a general outline of topics to be covered in the class and is subject to student mastery of the concepts and on-going presentations. Therefore, it is subject to revision based upon the actual accomplishments of the class.

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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 "F".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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. 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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