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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Harrison, Harry Clifford


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

S2F 2006 HE

Faculty

Harrison, Harry Clifford

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

PhD(ABD) Colorado State University
MS Systems Engineering, University of Arizona
MS Aerospace Engineering, University of Arizona

Office Location

Quarters

Office Hours

by appointment

Daytime Phone

240-731-4924

Other Phone

301-749-4088

E-Mail

harry.harrison@park.edu

cgabriel@radix.net

Web Page

http://www.radix.net/~cgabriel

Semester Dates

20 Mar - 21 May 2006

Class Days

-M-----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

Math >= MA 131 or C or better in CS-151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Java: An Introduction Problem Solving & Programming, Walter Savitch, Prentice Hall, 2005.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Java 2.0 for Dummies, Barry Burd, Hungry Minds, Inc, 2001, isbn 0-7645-0765-6.

Cadenhead; SAMS Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, SAMS.
Quantico Marine Corps Base Family Library http://www.quantico.usmc-mccs.org/quanticolibrary.htm

Fort Myer Post Library http://www.fmmcmwr.com/librarymyer.htm



http://www-cse.ucsd.edu/users/savitch/books/cs1ed2.java/
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

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:
It is this faculty's educational philosophy to create and foster a fun and active learning environment where students can explore learning concepts, theories, and applied concepts. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively through the learning process and to respect each student's contributions to the learning environment.

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:
Assessment of learning will be determined by using the following:

1. Lab Assignments: see www.radix.net/~cgabriel/lab-requirements.html
2.   Quizzes: Both announced and unannounced quizzes on material will be administered.
3.   Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete two examinations.

Grading:
The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements:
1. Lab Assignments 150
2. Quizzes 50 points
3. Midterm and Final Examination 100 points each
Total 400 points

Final course grading scale:
93-100 (372-400) = A
83-92 (332-371) = B
73-82 (292-331) = C
63-72 (252-291) = D
62 and below (251 and below or more than 15 hours of course time missed ) = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three days of the due date without prior approval from the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.  Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.  Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.

·        The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.  Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.  There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.

Date

Topic

Assignment

20 Mar

Review  

read ch 1 - 6

27 Mar

Inheritance  

read ch 7

3 Apr

Exception handling                  

read ch 8

10 Apr

Midterm examination

review

17 Apr

Streams and file I/O

read ch 9

24 Apr

Windows interface using Swing

read ch 12

1 May

More swing objects, containers

read ch 13 - 14

8 May

Graphics objects

read ch 15

15 May

Final examination

review all material

 

 

 


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 .



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

M/LL Courses
Outcomes
 

 

 

 

 

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