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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Bond, Michael A.


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

U1T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Bond, Michael A.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MS CIS  St Marys University  San Antonio, TX
BS CS    University of Maryland

Office Location

ONLINE

Office Hours

7AM - 10PM  CST

Daytime Phone

405 869 6249 week days

Other Phone

405 273 7463 weekend and nights

E-Mail

Michael.Bond@park.edu

Web Page

http://www.michaelbond.us/parkcs219.htm

Semester Dates

5 Jun 2006 -   30 Jul 2006

Prerequisites

CS151, MA131

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
JAVA    An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming by Walter Savitch -- Fourth Edition  -- Prentice JavHall Publisher ISBN-0-13-149202-0

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore


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 ? <a href='index.aspx?Class=MA131'>MA131</a>, a grade of ‘C' or  better in <a href='index.aspx?Class=CS151'>CS151</a>. Suggested Prerequisite: <a href='index.aspx?Class=CS140'>CS140</a>. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues and especially through programming exercises.  Students will apply and reinforce knowledge gained through the preceeding by solving practical problems.

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:
Online activities - discussions, journals, quizzes as well as programming assignments and a proctored final exam will be userd to determine the final grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students must make prior arrangement with the instructor if work is going to be turned in late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Proper conduct is expected in all online classes.  Rudeness, vulgarity or other offensive behavior in discussion areas will not be tolerated.

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 .

Additional Information:

 

 



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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