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CS 225 Programming Concepts
Hanrahan, Robert


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

S2QQ 2006 HI

Faculty

Hanrahan, Robert

Title

Sr. Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Computer Science
M.S. Computer Science

Office Location

Home

Office Hours

Evenings Until 9 p.m.

Daytime Phone

801-525-9841

Other Phone

801-525-9841

E-Mail

Robert.Hanrahan@Pirate.Park.edu

HanrahanBobster@aol.com

Semester Dates

March 12, 2006 - May 6, 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:30 - 10:15 PM

Prerequisites

Any math course > or equal MA 131 (Suggested prerequisite: CS 140 or equivalent)

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
C ++ How to Program, Deitel, Prentice Hall, 5th Edition, 2003 (ISBN: 0-13-038474-7)

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Language Reference Chart of Student's Choice.


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, dialogue, practical programming (keeping it “simple”), random quizzes, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings.  I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, freedom to explore the technology at hand (programming, software engineering, computer science etc.), and issues/contradictions with regard to programming style.

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 - Write C++ programs that use: UML, polymorphism, virtual functions, templates, exception handling, file I/O


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the reading material and assignments. Participation in class discussion is required to obtain full value from the material under consideration.   There will be mid term and final exams, pop quizzes, an application of moderate complexity (project), textbook homework assignments and points for class participation.  Textbook homework assignments and computer-based assignments will be turned in no later than the first class of the week after an assignment is given (Monday and Wednesday assignments will be due on Monday of the following week).

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements:
           Assignments:
              Textbook 10% 100 points
              Computer 20% 250 points
           Class Participation   5%  50 points
           Quizzes   5% (two 25 point “pop quizzes”)  50 points
           Midterm Exam 25% 250 points
           Final Exam 35% 300 points
The midterm exam will cover Chapters 1 through 11 and topics discussed in class.
The final exam will be cumulative and cover all the assigned textbook chapters, sections and related topics covered in class.
The course letter final grades will be determined by the following:
900 - 1000 A
800 -   899 B
700 -   799 C
600 -   699 D
Below 600 F (or four or more consecutive inexcusable absences)
There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit, except as previously described for participation credit for excused absences or participation credit for excused absences.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments turned in late will be assessed a 20% penalty for each class it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Computers and Interactive Development Environments (IDEs) make programming and testing much easier and more productive.  Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Date Chapter Topic Study Assignment
13 Mar   Course Overview, Goals, Objectives etc.  
  General discuss on programming languages and Software Engineering
 1 Introduction to Computers and Programming in C ++ All of Chapter In All Cases
Lab
15 Mar  2 Control Structures
Lab
20 Mar  3 Functions
Lab
22 Mar  4 Arrays
 5 Pointers and Strings
  Lab
27 Mar  6 Classes and Data Abstraction
 7 Classes Part II
Lab
29 Mar  8 Operator Overloading:  String and Array Objects
 9 Object-Oriented Programming:  Inheritance
Lab
3 Apr 10 Object-Oriented Programming:  Polymorphism  
11 Templates
  Lab
5 Apr    ***********  MID-TERM EXAMINATION  ***********
12 C ++ Stream Input/Output
10 Apr Lab at Park or at Home
12 Apr 13 Exception Handling
14 File Processing
Lab  
17 Apr 15 Class string and String Stream Processing
Lab
19 Apr 16 Web Programming with CGI
24 Apr 17 Data Structures
18 Bits, Characters, Strings and Structures
Lab
26 Apr 19 Preprocessor
Lab and Review for Final
1 May 20 C Legacy Code Topics
21 Standard Template Library (STL)
****** Review for Final Examination  ******
22 Other Topics (e.g. C++ and Java Differences) and Final Lab
3 May ******  FINAL EXAMINATION  ******

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
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  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
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one's original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

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
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

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 .
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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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:  www.park.edu/disability.

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