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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Spears, Angelo


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

F1B 2006 BL

Faculty

Spears, Angelo

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Master Science Systems Management
MSSM

Office Location

Fort Bliss, Texas

Office Hours

Mon, Wed: 4:30 - 5:00 PM

Daytime Phone

Home: (915) 217-0851

Other Phone

Cellular: (915) 342-8677

E-Mail

Angelo.Spears@Pirate.park.edu

angelo_spears@hotmail.com

Web Page

http://www.parkonline.org

Semester Dates

31 July  - Sep 20,  2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00- 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

High School Algebra proficiency 3:0:3.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Savitch, Walter -  An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming ISBN 0-13-149202-0.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


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: MA131 (or  equivalent) or CS144 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. (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 arrangements will consist of lectures, class discussions, laboratory examples, exercises, programming projects, homework, and examinations.  While laboratory facilities are available, students may complete required projects using computers outside the college campus providing the software requirements of the course are used.

Grading:

Student grades will be accumulated on a point basis where the maximum allowed points shall be awarded as follows:

Midterm Exam         - 100 points

Final Exam           - 200 points

Homework             - 100 points

Programming Projects - 100 points

Total Points = 500 points

Course Grading Scale

A = 450 - 500 points

B = 400 - 449 points

C = 350 - 399 points

D = 300 - 349 points

F = 299 points and below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late assignments will carry a 10% deduction for every class period being late.  All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period or as assigned.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to PreRead chapters and come prepared for each class.  Quizzes will be announced and administered on a weekly basis.  PirateMail is the OFFICIAL TOOL OF COMMUNICATION for this class.  All communication from the instructor will go to your PirateMail account.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 -Chapter 1,2 Program 1, Homework 1Week 2 - Chapter 3,4 Homework 2Week 3 - Chapter 5, Program 2, Homework 3Week 4 - Midterm ExamWeek 5 - Chapter 6, Program 3, Homework 4Week 6 - Chapter 7, Homework 5Week 7 - Chapter 8, Program 4, Homework 6Week 8 - Review, Final Examination

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:7/9/2006 9:04:20 AM