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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Ake, Steven R.


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Course

CS 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

F2L 2008 WT

Faculty

Ake, Steven R.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA, Computer Resource & Information Management
BS, Computer Studies

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

Steven.Ake@park.edu

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

4:55 - 7:35 PM

Prerequisites

Any math course > MA131,a grade of "C" or better in CS151. Suggested prerequisite: CS140 3:0:3

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Introduction to Programming with Java - A problem Solving Approach by John & Raymond Sean - 1st Edition - McGraw Hill Higher Education ISBN 978-0-07-304702-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Textpad: Available from http://www.textpad.com
Sun Java Development Kit (JDK): Available from http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp

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Course Description:
CS 219 Programming Fundamentals: 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: arrays, graphical user interface components, event-driven programming, exception handling. Prerequisites: Any math course > MA131,a grade of "C" or better in CS151. Suggested prerequisite: CS140 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The student will be presented with problem descriptions and exams to help them build their programming proficiency and knowledge of the Java language.

To continue developing 'creativity and problem-solving skills' the students will be required to program at least one project each week 'from scratch'.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI programming
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use an 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 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.
  7. Write Java programs that use: -class variables and class methods -arrays and Arraylists -object-oriented programming concepts – inheritance, polymorphism -exception handling -GUI programming – event-driven programming, layout managers, components


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 must count 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, all CS 219 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 four categories of questions in the final exam:

Critical thinking:

(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 7)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Exam questions: 25-26

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

Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-26

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

Key discipline concepts/terminology:

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7)

Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.

Exam questions: 1-17

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

Technical skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 7)

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-24

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

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:
Examiniations, programs, and participation.

Grading:

 Assignment Possible Points
Total Points
 Total Percent
 Discussion/Participation 1 per class period
 15
 15 %
 Weekly Coding Assignments
5 pts each
 35
 35 %
 MidTerm Exam
25 question
 25  25 %
Final Exam
   25
 25 %
 Total 100 100 %

 Grades
 A  90 - 100
 B  80 - 89.9
 C  70 - 79.9
 D  60 - 69.9
 F  59.9 or below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work is due on the date specified. Late work will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation is expected in all discussions. I request you treat all other class members as you would like to be treated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 Learning Activities
 Learning Assessments
 Week Topics
Chapter Readings
Discussion
Programming Assignment
Exam
 1  Classes with Class Members
 Chapter 9
 Discusson 1
 Programming Assignment 1
 
 2  Arrays and Array Lists
 Chapter 10  Discusson 2
 Programming Assignment 2
 
 3  Type Detail and Alternate Coding Mechanisms
 Chapter 11
 Discusson 3
 Programming Assignment 3
 
 4  Aggregation, Composition& Inheritance
 Chapter 12
 Discusson 4
 Programming Assignment 4
 MidTerm
 5  Inheritance and Polymorphism
 Chapter 13
 Discusson 5
 Programming Assignment 5
 
 6  Exception Handling
Files
 Chapters14/15
 Discusson 6
 Programming Assignment 6
 
 7  Gui Programming  Chapter 16
 Discusson 7
 Programming Assignment 7
 
 8  GUI Programming
 Chapter 17
 Discusson 8
 
 Final

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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 .

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Last Updated:9/15/2008 1:29:01 PM