CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
U1R 2006 SC
Dodge, Robert G.
Senior Instructor / Adjunct Faculty
MA Computer Resource ManagementBS Information Resource Management
Scott AFB, IL
0800 - 1700
6/6/2006 - 7/27/2006
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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
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
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:
(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.
(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
(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
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 RubricClass 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)
6 Jun 06, Tue
Chapter 6 Lecture
8 Jun 06, Thu
Chapter 6 Lecture
13 Jun 06, Tue
Chapter 6 Lab
Chapter 6 Quiz
15 Jun 06, Thu
Chapter 7 Lecture
Project #1 Arrays
20 Jun 06, Tue
22 Jun 06, Thu
Chapter 7 Lab
Chapter 7 Quiz
27 Jun 06, Tue
Chapter 8 Lecture
Project #2 Inheritance
29 Jun 06, Thu
Chapter 8 Lecture
Chapter 8 Lab
4 Jul 06, Tue
6 Jul 06, Thu
Chapter 12 Lecture
Project #3 Exception Handling
Chapter 8 Quiz
11 Jul 06, Tue
13 Jul 06, Thu
Chapter 12 Lab
Chapter 12 Quiz
18 Jul 06, Tue
Chapter 13 Lecture
Project #4 Swing
20 Jul 06, Thu
25 Jul 06, Tue
Chapter 13 Lab
Chapter 13 Quiz
27 Jul 06, Thu
Project #5 Applet
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 85-87I 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 85-87I 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.
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 .
Last Updated:4/25/2006 11:27:26 AM