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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Priddle, Lawrence R.


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 151 Introduction to Programming

Semester

S1J 2007 PV

Faculty

Priddle, Lawrence R.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BA Math
MBA

Daytime Phone

816 891-5720

Other Phone

816 509-0621

E-Mail

lawrence.priddle@park.edu

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Walter Savitch.  JAVA – An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming, Fourth Edition.  Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN 0131492020.

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Course Description:
This course introduces students to algorithmic design and structured/modular programming. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects. These basic programming concepts and constructs will be covered: variables, data types, strings, arithmetic and logical operators, branching statements, loops, and debugging. Additionally, these object-oriented programming concepts will be covered: classes, instance variables, methods, and constructors. PREREQUISITE: MA 131 (or equivalent) or CS144 or permission of instructor. 3:0:3

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

  1. Explain basic programming concepts – program compilation, program execution, history of Java.
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use an integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  4. Debug and test Java programs.
  5. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of encapsulation. -Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes, private instance variables, public instance methods.
  7. Demonstrate proper use of top-down design. -Given a description for a non-trivial method, the student should be able to implement it by deciding on appropriate helper methods and parameter passing.
  8. Write Java programs that use:  -Primitive types and expressions  – int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.  -Strings – concatenation, equals, length, charAt  -Boolean variables and boolean expressions  -Control structures  – if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator-Object-oriented programming concepts  – classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors  -Class variables and class methods  -Math class  -Wrapper classes


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. 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:

 

Critical thinking:

(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.

Communication

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 19-25

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

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

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Technical skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 8)

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 19-23

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

 

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:

 

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

= 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

 

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Link to Class Rubric

Class 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.

       WEEK

      DATE

Assignments

MEETING 1

Jan 18

Introduction / Lab tour / Chapter 1

MEETING 2

Jan 25

Chapter 2

MEETING 3

Feb 1

Chapter 3

MEETING 4

Feb. 8

Mid-term exam

MEETING 5

Feb. 15

Chapter 4

MEETING 6

Feb. 22

Chapter 4 (continued) & 5

MEETING 7

Mar. 1

Chapter 5 (continued)

MEETING 8

Mar. 8

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 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.

  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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
2, 5,  8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Critical Thinking Questions:


13-15.5 points 
Critical Thinking Questions:


10.5-12.5 points


 
Critical Thinking Questions:


7-10 points


 
Critical Thinking Questions:


0-6.5 points


 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2, 5, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Critical Thinking Questions:


13-15.5 points


 
Critical Thinking Questions:


10.5-12.5 points



 
Critical Thinking Questions:


7-10 points



 
Critical Thinking Questions:


0-6.5 points



 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
2, 5, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Critical Thinking Questions:


13-15.5 points


 
Critical Thinking Questions:


10.5-12.5 points


 
Critical Thinking Questions:


7-10 points


 
Critical Thinking Questions:


0-6.5 points


 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
6, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Content Questions:


15-18 points


 
Content Questions:


12.5-14.5 points


 
Content Questions:


8-12 points


 
Content Questions:


0-7.5 points


 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1, 6, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Content Questions:


15-18 points


 
Content Questions:


12.5-14.5 points


 
Content Questions:


8-12 points


 
Content Questions:


0-7.5 points


 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
1, 6, 7, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Content Questions:


15-18 points


 
Content Questions:


12.5-14.5 points


 
Content Questions:


8-12 points


 
Content Questions:


0-7.5 points


 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
4, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Technical Skills Questions:


7.5-8.5 points


 
Technical Skills Questions:


5.5-7 points


 
Technical Skills Questions:


3.5-5 points


 
Technical Skills Questions:


0-3 points


 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
4, 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Technical Skills Questions:


7.5-8.5 points


 
Technical Skills Questions:


5.5-7 points


 
Technical Skills Questions:


3.5-5 points


 
Technical Skills Questions:


0-3 points 

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