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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
George, Bindu


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

F1B 2006 CL

Faculty

George, Bindu

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

M.S Computer Science
Texas State Educator Certificate in Career and Technology Education

Office Location

Fort Bliss

Office Hours

7:40 pm-10:10 pm

Daytime Phone

(915)252-5703

E-Mail

Bindu.George@pirate.park.edu

bgeorge@utep.edu

Web Page

http://parkonline.org

Semester Dates

31 July - 20 Sep 2006

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

Any math course > MA 131, CS 140 3:0:3, a grade of C or better in CS 151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Walter Salvitch, JAVA: An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming, FOURTH EDITION. Upper Saddle River, NJ. ISBN 0-13-149202-0

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Software: Java2SE 5.0, available from http://java.sun.com

The Java Tutorial: A Practical Guide for Programmers, available from http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial

http://parkonline.org , Course page is avaliable for Course Assignments and Slides

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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: arrays, graphical user interface components, event-driven programming, exception handling. PREREQUISITES: Any math course > MA 131, a grade of C or better in CS 151. SUGGESTED PREREQUISITE: CS 140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

 

The  curriculum for CS 219 is coherently designed to achieve the required academic standards. To make the learning fun and meaningful, this course will include presentations, quizzes, lectures, group discussions, programming assignments on JAVA and group projects and presentations.

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:
The course arrangement include lectures, programming assignments, quizzes, examinations and a group final project that consists of a case study and presentation. Students may utilize the campus lab facilities or computers outside the campus for completing the programming assignments.

Grading:
Your semester grade for this class will be based on a combination of a midterm exam, programming assignments, quizzes, group project, and final exam as follows:
Project                          10%
Quizzes                         20%
Midterm Exam                    20%
Programming Assignments         20%  
Final Exam                      30%

The letter grade awarded shall correspond to the percentage received in the following manner:

90%-100% = "A"
80%-89%  = "B"
70%-79%  = "C"
60%-69%  = "D"
<60%     = "F"

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Completed lab assignments must be submitted on or before the due date in order to receive full credit. Late assignments will receive a 10 point deduction for each day that the lab assignment is late. You may submit the assignments in class on the due date or by e-mail with a date stamp of 10:00 P.M. on the due date.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner and maintain academic integrity according to the Park University policies. Students may discuss programming exercises in a general way, but the solutions must be done independently. You may not transcribe or copy a solution taken from another person or webpage.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Chapter 6: Arrays, Programming Assignment 1, Quiz 1

Week 2 - Chapter 7: Inheritance, Programming Assignment 2, Quiz 2

Week 3 - Chapter 8: Exception Handling, Quiz 3

Week 4 - Midterm Exam

Week 5 - Chapter 9: Streams and File I/O, Programming Assignment 3, Quiz 4

Week 6 - Chapter 10,11: Data Structures, Recursion, Programming Assignment 4, Quiz 5

Week 7 - Chapter 12,13: Applets, Swing, Quiz 6

Week 8 -Review, 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, 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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