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/savitchCourse 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%.
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.
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 85-87Students 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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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