CS 151 Introduction to Programming
S1J 2007 PV
Priddle, Lawrence R.
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Walter Savitch. JAVA – An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming, Fourth Edition. Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN 0131492020.
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor will supplement class lectures, program walk-thru's and problem solving with experience gained through a career in computer programming and IT.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 151 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 four categories of questions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 8)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 24-25
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 19-25
Key discipline concepts/terminology:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7, 8)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 151 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-18
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 8)
Exam questions: 19-23
The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Assessment will be based upon weekly homework / lab assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.
Grading: Homework / Lab Assignments average 100 points each, and there will be a Mid-Term exam worth 150 points and a Final Exam worth 150 points. Percentage distribution will be Homework / Lab – 64%, Mid-Term & Final exams – 31%, Attendance & Class Participation – 5%. Grading will be on a typical A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), F (less than 60%) scale.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework submitted late will be docked 10%. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to leave the room to take phone calls and to respond to beepers. Notebook computers are allowed in the classroom.
Introduction / Lab tour / Chapter 1
Chapter 4 (continued) & 5
Chapter 5 (continued)
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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