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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Hostetler, Michael L.


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

F1LL 2006 LR

Faculty

Hostetler, Michael L.

Title

Adjunct Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Arts – Computer Resources / Information Management
Bachelor of Science – Management / Computer Information Systems

Office Location

Little Rock AFB, Bldg 840

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

501-912-2565

E-Mail

Michael.Hostetler@park.edu

Semester Dates

14 August - 8 October 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Java, An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming, Fourth Edition, Savitch, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

The following captain website is a tutorial about downloading the Eclipse IDE used as the editor for the Java projects and programs used in this course.

The following prenhall website has links to download the SDK editor used in conjunction with the Eclipse IDE and example program files use in the textbook.

The Companion CD included with this textbook contains example programs and classes used in these chapters. Two editors are also included in this CD. TextPad is a simple IDE text editor that runs under Windows. Sun ONE Studio 4 and Sun Java SDK 2 editors run on Windows and Linux and are more complex than a plain editor like TextPad. Source code from the book, code for extra programming examples, and links to download locations for Java compilers and programming environments are provided on the book's web site:

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http://captain.park.edu/ics/swResources/tutorialsAndGuidelines/eclipseDnldTutorial.doc
http://www.prenhall.com/savitch

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: MA 131 (or equivalent) or CS144 or permission of instructor. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's education philosophy is one of interactiveness through lectures, guided discussions, hands-on projects, and examinations. The instructor will engage each student in discusion lead learning to encourage an understanding of the basic concepts of computer programming and the design of computer programs.

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:
    • Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
    • Strings - concatenation, equals, length, character
    • Boolean variables and Boolean expressionsControl structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
    • Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
    • Class variables and class methods
    • Math class
    • 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:
Course outcomes and objectives will be assessed through examinations, quizes, and hands-on-program projects.

Grading:

The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:

Points Projects (5) 500

MidTerm & Final 200

Final Project 300       

Total     1000

 

The following will be used to assign course letter grades:

1000 - 900 A

899 - 800 B

799 - 700 C

699 – 600 D

500 – 0 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Extremely late submission of work will not be tolerated or accepted. 10% of project's points will be deducted for late submission of work.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the assigned material.  Students are also required to complete all lab and homework projects. Students are responsible for all work assigned and submitted by the due date. The instructor reserves the right to add or take away any part of these requirements.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

This is only a tentative schedule. Instructor has the right to make changes when necessary.

Aug 14      Introduction Chapter 1

Aug 16      Introduction Chapter 1

Aug 21      Primitive Types, Strings, and Console Chapter 2

Aug 23      Primitive Types, Strings, and Console Chapter 2

Aug 28      Flow of Control Chapter 3

Aug 30      Flow of Control Chapter 3

Sep 4        Holiday

Sep 6        MidTerm Chapters 1 - 3

Sep 11     Defining Classes and Methods Chapter 4

Sep 13      Defining Classes and Methods Chapter 4

Sep 18      Defining Classes and Methods Chapter 4

Sep 20      Objects and Methods Chapter 5

Sep 25      Objects and Methods Chapter 5

Sep 27      Arrays Chapter 6

Oct 2         Arrays Chapter 6

Oct 4         Final Chap 4 - 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 2005-2006 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 "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.

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 .



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:7/7/2006 5:18:42 PM