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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. Pre-requisite: high school algebra proficiency. 3:0:3
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites, and creative writings. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions. Helping students to develop life-long learning skills is the goal of education.
The main goal of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the principles and techniques for basic programs construction. The student should practice the programming concepts and techniques learned in this course by completing Java programming projects. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to
1. Explain basic programming concepts—program compilation, program execution, and history of Java;
2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills;
3. Use the TextPad integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs;
4. Debug and test Java programs;
5. Write Java programs with 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:
1) Primitive types and expressions—int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc;
2) Strings—concatenation, equals, length, charAt;
3) Boolean variables and Boolean expressions;
4) Control structures—if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator;
5) Object-oriented programming concepts—classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors;
6) Static fields and static methods;
7) Math class;
8) Wrapper classes;
9) DecimalFormat class (for formatted output).
Required readings, homework assignments, examinations, programming assignments (projects).
Homework Assignments 10%
Programming Assignments 30%
Midterm Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
A = 100 – 90
B = 89 – 80
C = 79 – 70
D = 69 – 60
F = 59 – 0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due on the due date, no credit for late submission of assignments.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to be courteous to each other and behave professionally. Each student is expected to complete all reading assignments prior to class and be prepared to participate in all class activities and discussions.
October 25 -- November 1, 2004
Last Day to Withdraw:
November 28, 2004
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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