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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
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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

U1T 2006 DLF

Faculty

Chaffin, Dorothea S.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Science Business Administration
Master of Arts Computer Resource and Information Management
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet

Office Location

Waynesville, MO

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

Daytime Phone

573-528-5547

Other Phone

Fax: 573-774-3935

E-Mail

dorothea.chaffin@pirate.park.edu

dschaffin@hotmail.com (IM conferencing only)

Semester Dates

06/05/2006 - 07/30/2006

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Prerequisites

high school algebra proficiency, CS140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Java: An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming, 4th Edition, Walter Savitch, ISBN: 0-12-149202-0

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
Java SDK (free download)
TextPad (free download)

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/download.jsp
http://http://www.textpad.com/download/index.html

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: <a href='index.aspx?Class=MA131'>MA131</a> (or  equivalent) or <a href='index.aspx?Class=CS144'>CS144</a> or permission of instructor.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
My teaching philosophy is to work hard for the student in providing materials that are current and technologically advanced. My goals is to provide the student an education that is rich in knowledge and skills, but presented with a common-sense approach that the student can quickly grasp and apply to “real-world” problems. My teaching style is to coach the student in not only solving the problems presented but in developing a set of skills that the student will take with them and apply in other areas of their life as well.

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 the TextPad 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:
  9. - Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
  10. - Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
  11. - Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
  12. - Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
  13. - Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
  14. - Class variables and class methods
  15. - Math class
  16. - 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 (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 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.

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Your course grade will be based on the following:

  • CONFERENCING: You will participate in live and off-line discussions on various topics throughout the course.
  • QUIZZES: There are six open-book, open-note quizzes.
  • PROGRAMMING ASSIGNMENTS: You will be responsible for 13 weekly programming assignments and 1 Term coding project.
  • FINAL EXAM: You will have one proctored Final exam. This exam is closed book and no resources of any kind will be allowed.
  • Grading:
    Your course grade will be based upon the following percentages:

    Assignment% of Grade
    Conferencing10
    Weekly & Final Coding Assignments35
    Weekly Quizzes & Non-Coding Assignments25
    Final Written Exam30
    Total100

    Late Submission of Course Materials:
    A 25% penalty will be assessed for work turned in after the due date. Late work will not be accepted more than 7 days after the due date.

    Classroom Rules of Conduct:
    You are required to conduct yourself in a manner that is respectful of your fellow classmates. This is especially true during live conferencing.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

    TopicsReadingsAssignmentsQuizzes/Exams
    Week 1:
    Introduction to
    Computers and Java
    Chapter 1Coding Project 1
    Coding Project 2
    Quiz 1
    Week 2:
    Primitive Types,
    Strings, and
    Console I/O
    Chapter 2Coding Project 3
    Coding Project 4
    Quiz 2
    Week 3:
    Flow of Control
    Chapter 2Coding Project 5
    Coding Project 6
    Quiz 3
    Week 4:
    Defining Classes
    and Methods
    Chapter 3Coding Project 7
    Coding Project 8
    Quiz 4
    Week 5:
    More About Objects
    and Methods
    Chapter 5Coding Project 9
    Coding Project 10
    Quiz 5
    Week 6:
    Arrays
    Chapter 6Coding Project 11
    Coding Project 12
    Quiz 6
    Week 7:
    Arrays
    Chapter 6Coding Project 13
    Term Coding Project
    Review for Final Exam
    Week 8:
    Arrays
    NoneAll Coding Projects DueFinal 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

    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

    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.
    ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

    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. 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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    Last Updated:5/22/2006 9:23:51 AM