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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
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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 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

S1T 2006 DLC

Faculty

Phillips, Benny

Title

Academic Director/Sr. Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

M.S, B.S., and Ph.D.

Office Location

Tinker AFB Campus

Office Hours

By Appointments

E-Mail

benny.phillips@park.edu

benny.phillips@sbcglobal.net

Semester Dates

Monday, January 09, 2006 - Sunday, March 05, 2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Perquisites

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

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Savitch, Walter, Java An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-149202-0.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
You will also need a program development environment (PDE)program.  The PDE is a set of programs (including a compiler) that allow you to type, edit, compile, and execute a JAVA program.  A limited JAVA software package is included with the book. Textpad is highly recommended to complete all exercises in this course. You can obtain it on the CD with your book or from: http://www.textpad.com. You can also obtain the JBuilder integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs. JBuilder can be downloaded for free (no guarantees) from http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/offers/


Course Description:
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: graphical user interface components, event driven programming, exception   handling, files.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites 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:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain object-oriented programming concepts (this should be a quick review since OOP concepts are covered in CS 151) classes, instrance variables, instance methods, constructors.
  2. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism.
  3. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  4. Use an integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  5. Debug and test Java programs.
  6. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
  7. 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.
  8. Write Java programs that use: •one-dimensional and two-dimensional arrays •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 three 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


Total points: 17½


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


Content:


(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7)


Short-answer, multiple-choice, and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.


Exam questions: 1-20


Total points: 20


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 trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.


Exam questions: 21-24


Total points: 6½


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 RubricClass Assessment:
The student will be able to request information on their grade average via email throughout the course.  The final grade will be based on Class Discussion, Programming Assignments, Quizzes, and Final Written Exam:

Total maximum points for all activities = 1000 points
A = 90% -100% (900 - 1000 points)
B = 80% - 89% (800 - 899 points)
C = 70% - 79% (700 - 799 points)
D = 60% - 69% (600 - 699 points)
F = 0% - 60% (0 - 599 points)
An F will be automatically given when the final exam is not taken.

Grading:
Class Discussion = 150 points or 15% of Grade
Programming Assignments = 400 points or 40% of Grade
Quizzes = 250 points or 25% of Grade
Final Written Exam = 200 points or 20% of Grade

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted without prior arrangements with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Refer to the Park University catalog for specific policies on student conduct in the classroom.  

Academic Freedom: Each student has the right to express their viewpoints on any given subject without fear of reprisal.  However, please refrain from use of vulgar language, and RESPECT each person's right to express their own viewpoints.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:
Review for CS151 (chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), Programming Assignment 1 (due at end of week 1), Quiz 1, class discussion.

Week 2:
Arrays (chapter 6), Programming Assignment 2 (due at end of week2), Quiz 2, class discussion.

Week 3:
Inheritance (chapter 7), Programming Assignment 3 (this takes 2 weeks to do, due at end of week 4), Quiz 3, class discussion.

Week 4:
Exception Handling (chapter 8), Quiz 4, continue to do Programming Assignment 3 (due at end of week 4), class discussion.

Week 5:
Stream and File I/O (chapter 9), Quiz 5, Programming Assignment 4 (this takes 2 weeks to do, due at end of week 6), class discussion.

Week 6:
Using Swing (chapter 12), Quiz 6, class discussion, continue to do Programming Assignment 4 (due at end of week 6).

Week 7:
More Swing (chapter 14), Quiz 7, Programming Assignment 7 (due at end of week 7), class discussion.

Week 8:
Take the final proctored 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

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 .

Additional Information:



Rubric

Competency

Exceeds Expectation (3)

Meets Expectation (2)

Does Not Meet Expectation (1)

No Evidence (0)

Critical Thinking

Synthesis
Outcomes
2, 5, 7

Critical Thinking Questions:
15-17.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
12-14.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
8-11.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
0-7.5 points

Analysis
Outcomes
2, 5, 7

Critical Thinking Questions:
15-17.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
12-14.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
8-11.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
0-7.5 points

Evaluation
Outcomes
2, 5, 7

Critical Thinking Questions:
15-17.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
12-14.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
8-11.5 points

Critical Thinking Questions:
0-7.5 points

Content

Terminology
Outcomes
1, 6, 7

Content Questions:
17-20 points

Content Questions:
13.5-16.5 points

Content Questions:
9-13 points

Content Questions:
0-8.5 points

Concepts
Outcomes
1, 6, 7

Content Questions:
17-20 points

Content Questions:
13.5-16.5 points

Content Questions:
9-13 points

Content Questions:
0-8.5 points

Application
Outcomes
1, 6, 7

Content Questions:
17-20 points

Content Questions:
13.5-16.5 points

Content Questions:
9-13 points

Content Questions:
0-8.5 points

Technical Skills

Whole Artifact
Outcomes
4, 7

Technical Skills Questions:
6-6.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
5-5.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
3.5-4.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
0-3 points

Component
Outcomes
4, 7

Technical Skills Questions:
6-6.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
5-5.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
3.5-4.5 points

Technical Skills Questions:
0-3 points

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