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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Tankins, Edwin S.


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 151 Introduction to Programming BU
SemesterS1H2006
FacultyTankins, Edwin S.
TitleInstructor CS
Degrees/CertificatesBS Metallurgical Engr
MS Metallurgical Engr
Office LocationMCAS Beaufort Building 596 room 109
Office Hours1630 - 1700 hrs
Daytime Phone(843) 342- 5050
E-MailEdwin.Tankins@park.edu
tankins@hargray.com
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
PrerequisitesCS 140 or equivalent
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Walter Savitch, Java An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0-13-149202-0.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional material supplied by the instructor. Students will be expected to utilize the internet to find background material on the special projects.

http://www.prenhall.com/savitch

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 facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, special projects and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
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:
· Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
· Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
· Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
· Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
· Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
· Class variables and class methods
· Math class
· Wrapper classes

Course Assessment:
Laboratory participation, examinations, quizzes, home work programming assignments, special projects and a comprehensive programming assignment.

Grading:
Mid Term Exam 30%, Final Exam,40%. Homework/quizzes 15%, Laboratory Work 10%, and Class Participation 05%.
Grading Plan:
100 - 90 = A(4.0 honor points) 89 - 80 = B(3.0 honor points) 79 - 70 = C(2.0 honor points) 69 -60 = D(1.0 honor point) Below 60 = F(no honor points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due. The due date will be annotated at the bottom of each assignment. Late homework will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 7 point (out of 100) reduction in score each day it is late. Late homework will not be accepted after the start of the next class meeting and will receive an automatic zero for a grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
STUDENTS MUST READ ALL CHAPTERS PRIOR TO EACH SCHEDULED CLASS MEETING. Students are expected to be well-prepared to discuss examples and assignments provided at the end of each chapter or handed out by the instructor. Discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade. Students will also complete three programming assignments outside of class.

WEEKClass Activities/ChapterReading AssignmentsHomework(study questions Laboratory Assignments
Mon Jan 9, 06
Wed Jan 11,06
Chapter 1
Int to Computers & Java, PP 4 - 42P 42 Project # 1 & 2
Mon Jan 16, 06
Wed Jan 18, 06
Chapter 2Primitive Types, Strings & Console I/O, PP 46 - 125PP 125-127: Projects 1, 3, 4,& 8
Mon Jan 23, 06
Wed Jan 25, 06
Chapter 3Flow Control, PP 130 - 217PP 217 -219: Project # 2, 3, 4, & 8
Mon Jan 30, 06
Wed Feb 1, 06
Chapter 4Defining Classes & Methods, PP 222- 310PP 310 -312: Project # 3, 5, & 6
Mon Feb 6, 06
Wed Feb 8, 06
MID TERM EXAM
Chapter 5
More About Objects & Methods, PP 317-412PP 412 - 414: Project # 1, 5, & 7
Mon Feb 13, 06
Wed Feb 15, 06
Chapter 6Arrays
PP 419 - 497
PP 497 - 499: Project # 1, 2, 3, & 7
Mon Feb 20, 06
Wed Feb 22, 06
Chapter 7Inheritance
PP 502 - 565
PP 565 - 567: Project # 1, 2, & 3
Mon Feb 27, 06
Wed Mar 1 ,06
Chapter 8
FINAL EXAM
Exception Handling
PP570 - 638
Turn in all lab assignments and special projects

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
Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.

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
Students who are uncertain about such documentation of source should consult their instructor. If you engage in such activity you are putting your entire academic at risk.

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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