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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Powell, Donato


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Course

CS 151 Introduction to Programming

Semester

F1F 2006 QU

Faculty

Powell, Donato S.

Title

Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Science, Operations Research - Naval Postgraduate School
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering - University of California, Davis
Associates of Science, Mathematics - College of Alameda

Office Location

Quantico

Office Hours

By appointment

Daytime Phone

(831) 915-3743

E-Mail

donato.powell@park.edu

Semester Dates

10 Aug to 5 Oct

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:30 - 10:30 PM

Prerequisites

Math131 or CS144

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Java: An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming 4th Edition, Walter Savitch, Prentice Hall 2005.

 

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Java 2.0 for Dummies, Barry Burd, Hungry Minds, Inc, 2001, ISBN 0-7645-0765-6.

Cadenhead; SAMS Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 hours, 2nd Edition, SAMS.

 

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

Educational Philosophy:

Learning should not be looked upon as a burden but instead as a lifetime process.  Computer Science is ubiquitous so this course will be approached from practical application views.  Participation and discussion with peers in and out of the class are encouraged and believed to provide a more joyful learning experience.  Isolated systems usually do not learn without an outside influence but require help from time to time in order to gain knowledge.  This is evident in all of us as children learning to communicate verbally with the help of our parents. I expect full participation and no unexcused absences.   I will present a topic, provide the class with example programs and allow for class participation on the presented material.  Homework will be assigned each week.   The homework problems and lab assignments will be the basis for the midterm and final exam.

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:

The final exam is comprehensive and will cover all material presented in the course. The final grade will be determined based on the following:

Labs:  40%

Homework: 10%

Midterm: 25%

Final Exam: 25%


 

Grading:
Letter grades will be based on the following:
90-100   A
80-89    B
70-79    C
60-69    D
<59      F (or 3 or more Unexcused Absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:

The students' performance will be evaluated with labs, homework, midterm, and a cumulative final exam.  

It is the students' responsibility to coordinate with the instructor for make up of any missed assignments. The maximum attainable score for make-up exams and labs will be reduced by five points per day for each day after the exams or labs are given.  I will not except late homework.

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No cell phones or pagers on during class time.
·Class participation is expected.
·Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.
·Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.
·The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
·Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience.
·Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
·Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
·Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.
·There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Class Meeting Schedule

Chapters

Activities and Assignments

Exams and Assignments Due

Meeting 1

10 Aug

Chapters 1

Overview of Programming

Read chapters 1 and 2.

Homework #1 assigned.

Lab #1 assigned.

Meeting 2

17 Aug

Chapter 2

Promitive types, Strings, Console I/O.

Read chapter 3.

Homework #2 assigned.

HW# 1 Threaded discussion due NLT 16 Aug.

HW#1 handout Due 17 Aug in class.

Lab# 1 due.

Meeting 3

24 Aug

Chapter 3

Conditions, Logical Expressions.

Read chapter 4.

Homework #3 assigned.

Lab # 2. Assigned.

Review for midterm.

HW# 2 Threaded discussion due NLT 23 Aug.

HW# 2 handout due 24 Aug in class.

Meeting 4

31 Aug

Midterm.

Midterm Exam.

HW# 3 Threaded discussion due NLT 30 Aug.

HW# 2 handout due 31 Aug in class.

Meeting 5

7 Sep

Chapter 4.

Classes and methods.

Read chapter 5.

HW# 4 assigned.

Lab# 3 assigned.

HW# 4 Threaded discussion due NLT 6 Sep.

HW# 4 handout due 7 Sep in class.

Lab # 2 Due 7 Sep.

Meeting 6

14 Sep

Chapter 5

More about objects and methods.

Read chapter 6.

HW# 5 assigned.

HW#4 Threaded discussion due NLT 13 Sep.

HW# 4 handout due 14 Sep in class.

Meeting 7

21 Sep

Chapter 6

Arrays.

Read chapter 7.

HW# 6 assigned.

HW# 5 Threaded discussion due NLT 20 Sep.

HW# 5 handout due 21 Sep in class.

Meeting 8

28 Aug

Chapter 7 and Final review.

Inheritance.

Review for final.

HW# 6 Threaded discussion due NLT 27 Aug.

HW# 6 handout due 28 Aug in class.

Lab# 3 due 28 Aug.

Meeting 9

5 Oct

Final 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 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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