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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Boone, Richard E.


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

S2T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Richard Boone

Title

Sr. Adjunct Professor

Degrees/Certificates

M.S., B.S.

Office Location

Lackland AFB

Other Phone

210 698 3397 (Evenings and Weekends only)

E-Mail

richard.boone@park.edu

Web Page

http://captain.park.edu/rboone

Semester Dates

Monday, March 13, 2006 - Sunday, May 07, 2006.

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

Any math course = MA 131 and a grade of C or better in CS 151. Suggested prerequisite: CS 140. 3:0:3.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Savitch, Walter, Java An Introduction to Computer Science, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-149202-0.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS 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 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. Prerequisites: Any math course ? MA131, a grade of ‘C' or  better in CS151. Suggested Prerequisite: CS140. 3:0:3

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, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
  2. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism
  3. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  4. Use the JBuilder 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 principle of inheritance. Given a problem description, 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, decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  9. Write Java programs that use: One-dimensional and two-dimensional arrays *Object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism *Exception handling *File I/O *GUI programming - event-driven programming, layout managers, swing objects


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 Rubric

Class Assessment:
Participation, Weekly Coding Assignments, Quizzes, and a Final exam are all required.

Grading:
1) Conferencing/Participation = 15% of the course grade.
2) Weekly Coding Assignments = 40% of the course grade.
3) Quizzes = 25% of the course grade.
4) Final Written Exam = 20% of the course grade
5) Letter Grade: Total points = 1000pts, 900 points <= A <= 1000 points, 800pts <= B <=899pts, 700pts <= C <= 799pts, 600pts <= D <= 699pts, 0pts <= F <= 599pts.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted without prior arrangements with the instructor.  Grade usually results in a 10 point reduction for each day assignment is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the eCollege course delivery service.  Students are expected to devote about five hours per week (similar to the time spent in a traditional classroom) logged on to the computer conferencing system and the class home web page.  However, please note that you will probably need to dedicate more time than that to succeed in course… maybe not online, but overall.

A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday.  The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight the following Sunday.  Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by midnight Sunday of the week assigned.  Assignments will be penalized at 25% if late 48 hours (or less); 50% if more than 48 hours.  Assignments not turned in by the due date of the next assignment will receive an automatic 0 (zero).

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1:
1) Review textbook chapters 1 through 5
2) Post introductions to our ecollege “Introductions” thread
3) Participate in the student chat room
4) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
5) Complete Week 1 Programming Assignment and post to DropBox
6) Complete Week 1 Quiz
7) Participate in Week 1 Discussion

Week 2:
1) Read textbook chapter 6
2) Read Week 2 Lecture
3) Start making proctor arrangements  
4) Participate in the student chat room  
5) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
6) Complete Programming Assignment and to the DropBox
7) Complete Week 2 Quiz
8) Participate in Weekly Discussion

Week 3:
1) Read textbook chapter 7
2) Read Week 3 Lecture
3) Select appropriate proctor and submit proctor form  
4) Participate in the student chat room
5) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
6) Start Week 3-4 Programming Assignment
7) Complete Week 3 Quiz
8) Participate in Week 3 Discussion

Week 4:
1) Read textbook chapter 8
2) Read Week 4 Lecture
3) Ensure proctor form is submitted/schedule a test date with your proctor
4) Participate in the student chat room
5) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
6) Complete Week 3-4 Programming Assignment and post to the DropBox
7) Complete Week 4 Quiz
8) Participate in Week 4 Discussion

Week 5:
1) Read textbook chapter 9
2) Read Week 5 Lecture
3) Participate in the student chat room
4) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
5) Start Week 5-6 Programming Assignment
6) Complete Week 5 Quiz
7) Participate in Week 5 Discussion

Week 6:
1) Read textbook chapter 12
2) Read Week 6 Lecture
3) Participate in the student chat room
4) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
5) Complete Week 5-6 Programming Assignment and post to DropBox
6) Complete Week 6 Quiz
7) Participate in Week 6 Discussion

Week 7:
1) Read textbook chapter 14
2) Read Week 7 Lecture
3) Participate in the student chat room
4) Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
5) Complete Week 7 Programming Assignment and post to the DropBox
6) Complete Week 7 Quiz
7) Partipitate in Week 7 Discussion
8) Verify Final Exam Test Date with your proctor
9) Study and Prepare for the Final Exam
10) Complete the on-line student survey

Week 8:
1) Read Week 8 Lecture
2) Complete Week 8 Quiz
3) Complete the final 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 .



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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