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CS 225 Programming Concepts
Christopherson, Leo B.


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

S1FF 2006 FA

Faculty

Christopherson, Leo B.

Title

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

BA Mathematics
M Ed Education Tech

Other Phone

509-465-3179

E-Mail

Leo.Christopherson@park.edu

park@leochristopherson.com

Web Page

http://www.leochristopherson.com

Semester Dates

January 11 through March 1, 2006

Class Days

---W---

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Deitel, Harvey, C++ How to Program, 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-185757-6


Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problem  solving skills introduced in CS 219.  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 prerequisite  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

Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, web sites and writings. I 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 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 - upon completion of this course the student should be able to write C++ programs that use: UML, polymorphism, virtual functions, templates, exception handling, file I/O


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, and programming projects.
Final Test

Grading:
Examinations 40%
Programming 40%
Final Test 20%

 

Class Activities

Assignments

Tests

Meeting - 1
Jan 11

Intro and Review

Read Chapters 1 - 5
Write two programs for Chapters 2, 4, and 5 each.

 

Meeting - 2
Jan 18

Chapter 6: Functions
Chapter 7: Arrays and Vectors
Go over Program assignments

Read Chapters 6 and 7.
Write one program from each chapter

Test on Chapters 1 - 5

Meeting - 3
Jan 25

Chapter 8: Pointers
Go over Program assignments

Read Chapter 8.
Write one program from chapter 8.

Test on Chapters 6 - 7

Meeting - 4
Feb 1

Chapter 9: Classes I
Chapter 10: Classes II.
Go over Program assignments

Read Chapters 9 and 10.
Write one program.

Test on Chapter 8

Meeting - 5
Feb 8

Chapter 11: Operator Overloading.
Go over Program assignments

Read Chapter 11.
Write one program from chapter 11.

Test on Chapters 9 - 10

Meeting - 6
Feb 15

Chapter 12: Inheritance.
Go over Program assignments

Read Chapter 12.
Write one program from Chapter 12.

Test on Chapter 11

Meeting - 7
Feb 22

Chapter 13: Polymorphism.
Go over Program assignments

Read Chapter 13.
Write one program from Chapter 13.

Test on Chapter 12

Meeting - 8
Mar 1

Go over Program assignments

Finish up.

Final Test


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.

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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