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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Kieffer, John A.


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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

F1M 2006 CH

Faculty

Kieffer, John A.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

BS Mechanical Engineering
MS Aeronautical Engineering
MS Computer Information Systems

Office Hours

30 Minutes Prior to Class

Daytime Phone

252-466-6267

E-Mail

John.Kieffer@park.edu

John.Kieffer@earthlink.net

Semester Dates

Jan - Mar 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:15 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

High school Algegra proficiency.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Savitch, Walter, Java An Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005 ISBN 0-13-149202-0

Additional Resources:
Any text or reference on using the Eclipse programming environment for developing and programming Java.

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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

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.
  7. *Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes, private instance variables, public instance methods.
  8. Demonstrate proper use of top-down design.
  9. *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.
  10. Write Java programs that use:
  11. *Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
  12. *Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
  13. *Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
  14. *Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
  15. *Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
  16. *Static fields and static methods
  17. *Math class
  18. *Wrapper classes
  19. *DecimalFormat class (for formatted output)


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:
Homework assignments (programs) and chapter tests.

Grading:
Programs:            30%
Chapter tests:       60%
Class Partipation: 10%

Class

Chapter

Subject

Assignment

1 - 3

1

Introduction to Computers and Java Objects

1, 2

4 - 5

2

Primative Types, Stings

1, 3, 8, 9

6 - 8

3

Flow of Control

2, 3, 4, 5, 8

9 - 11

4

Defining classes and Methods

1, 3, 4, 5

12 - 14

5

More About Objects and Methods

1, 2, 3, 4

15 - 16

6

Arrays

1, 2, 6


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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,  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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