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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Dodge, Robert G.


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

U1R 2006 SC

Faculty

Dodge, Robert G.

Title

Senior Instructor / Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA Computer Resource Management
BS Information Resource Management

Office Location

Scott AFB, IL

Office Hours

0800 - 1700

Daytime Phone

(618) 229-8463

Other Phone

(618) 558-7774

E-Mail

robert.dodge@pirate.park.edu

robert.dodge-02@scott.af.mil

dodger1922@charter.net

Web Page

http://parkonline.org

Semester Dates

6/6/2006 - 7/27/2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

CS-151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Savitch, Java An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0131492020.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
We will use e-companion capability provided by Park Distance Learning.  Therefore, it is advisable that you have a computer that meets the technical requirements listed at

http://parkonline.org/index.learn?action=technical


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:
My educational philosophy reflects my personal beliefs and how those beliefs will be put into action in the  classroom. I believe that the purpose of education is to enlighten a student with the ability to look at life in a new way. CS-219 is a course meant to strengthen your ability to solve problems. I believe that your role will be to come to class prepared by reading the assigned material, practice the problems in the book, and discuss with your fellow students outside of class. My role will be to set achievable goals that will fairly assess your knowledge. I will encourage active participation and that students stay on pace to achieve the learning objectives.  An average class, will consist of a quiz covering the previous week's material, a lecture covering new material, and a lab period to discuss the Java programming environment and upcoming programming assignments.

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:
Quizzes - short answer, multiple choice, trace the given code, debug the given code.
Programming Assignments - given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Final Exam - see core assessment
Participation - in and out of class

Grading:
Quizzes worth 30% of grade
Programming projects worth 50% of grade
Final Exam worth 20% of grade
Active Participation in and out of class is expected, therefore a lack of participation will result in grade point deduction

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework assigned must be turned in by the beginning of the class period of the date due.  The rigors of this course demand that I keep individuals on task and on pace.  Late submissions are not authorized.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be to class on time.  Late comers are very disruptive.
On days when programs are due, have program compiled, documentation ready to hand over to instructor, and ready to demonstrate at 0800.
Come to class prepared by reading chapter to be lectured upon and practicing problems.
Class periods are not over until lab time is completed.
Keep computer workstations clean and in good repair.
Computers are only to be used for course related work.
Treat others with respect, especially your instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Deliverables:

Project #1 Arrays (Due: 15 Jun 06)
Project #2 Inheritance (Due: 27 Jun 06)
Project #3 Exception Handling (Due: 6 Jul 06)
Project #4 Swing (Due: 18 Jul 06)
Project #5 Applet (Due: 27 Jul 06)

Date

Class Activities

Assignments Due

Exam

6 Jun 06, Tue

Introduction
Chapter 6 Lecture

None

None

8 Jun 06, Thu

Chapter 6 Lecture

None

None

13 Jun 06, Tue

Chapter 6 Lab

None

Chapter 6 Quiz

15 Jun 06, Thu

Chapter 7 Lecture

Project #1 Arrays

None

20 Jun 06, Tue

Chapter 7 Lecture

None

None

22 Jun 06, Thu

Chapter 7 Lab

None

Chapter 7 Quiz

27 Jun 06, Tue

Chapter 8 Lecture

Project #2 Inheritance

None

29 Jun 06, Thu

Chapter 8 Lecture
Chapter 8 Lab

None

None

4 Jul 06, Tue

HOLIDAY

None

None

6 Jul 06, Thu

Chapter 12 Lecture

Project #3 Exception Handling

Chapter 8 Quiz

11 Jul 06, Tue

Chapter 12 Lecture

None

None

13 Jul 06, Thu

Chapter 12 Lab

None

Chapter 12 Quiz

18 Jul 06, Tue

Chapter 13 Lecture

Project #4 Swing

None

20 Jul 06, Thu

Chapter 13 Lecture

None

None

25 Jul 06, Tue

Chapter 13 Lab

None

Chapter 13 Quiz

27 Jul 06, Thu

Conclusion

Project #5 Applet

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
I expect students to do their own work.  Sharing of programming project solutions will be considered academic dishonesty, and all parties will receive a failing grade for that project.

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
I expect students to do their own programming. Utilizing outside programming expertise, i.e. friends, coworkers, consultants, etc... to develop progrmming project solutions will be treated as plagiarism.

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

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
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
 
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
 
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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