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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Setoodehnia, Ali


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

F2KK 2006 HA

Faculty

Dr. Setoodehnia, Ali

Title

Associate Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering
M.S. Electrical Engineering
B.S.. Electrical Engineering

Office Location

Room 102, Bldg 1507, Hanscom AFB, MA

Office Hours

1:30 - 4:30, M & W, other times by appointment

Daytime Phone

781-860-7275

E-Mail

Ali.Setoodehnia02@park.edu

Class Days

------S

Class Time

9:00 - 3:00 PM

Prerequisites

MA 131 (or equivalent) or CS 144 or permission of instructor

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

JAVA    An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming  by Walter Savitch -- Fourth Edition  -- Prentice Hall Publisher ISBN-0-13-149202-0

Additional Resources:

Optional purchase: A Java compiler for home use.

Instructor will provide additional material  or online information as needed.

 

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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:

 

My primary goal as a teacher is to guide students in their learning process and to help them take an active approach in their learning and becoming independent and critical thinkers. In education at the college level, we help students to build the fundamental knowledge and skills in specific fields, but also we help students to develop interest towards a specific field and develop skill of active learning and problem solving.

 

I think that teaching should be a two-way communication between teachers and students. A teacher needs to understand students first. Communication between students is also very important in learning process. Teamwork is natural in real application development.  I guide in class discussion and assign homeworks and team projects sometime so that students have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from each other.

 

In this class, my goal is to open communication with students, help them to build the fundamental knowledge of the Programming concepts using Java Language. 

A successful teacher needs to have passion, knowledge and communication skills

 

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, charAt
    • Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
    • Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
    • Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
    • Static fields and static methods
    • Math class
    • Wrapper classes
    • 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

Grading:

Grading weights are as follows:

 

               homework/project     30%

               quizzes                        5%

               exam 1                      20%

               exam 2                      20%

               exam 3                      25%

Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows:

 

               90 – 100            A

               80 -  89             B

               70 -  79             C

               60 -  69             D

               less than 60        F

 

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments are due at the start of class.  Late submissions will carry a 5% deduction for every class period being late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are responsible for turning in their projects/assignments on time.  If any student cannot attend class, they are responsible for contacting the instructor prior to the start of class.  Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the classroom discussion.

 

 

All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners.  Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.


Note:  The Instructor reserves the right to modify, change, or add assignments at any time

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

DATE

Fall-2,2006

CLASS ACTIVITY

Using the text book

ASSIGNMENTS DUE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS

IN-CLASS Exam and Pop-QUIZ

Week-1

Syllabus Review / Chapter 1

HW-1

Week-2

Chapter 1/ Chapter-2

HW#2

Pop-quiz-1

Week-3

Chapter-2/Chapter-3

HW-3

Exam-1

Week-4

Chapter-3

Hw-4

Pop-quiz-2

Week-5

Chapter-4

HW-5

Pop-quiz-3

Week-6

Chapter- 4/Chapter-5

HW-6

Exam-2

Week-7

Chapter-5

HW-7

Pop–quiz-4

Week-8

Chapter-5

Exam-3

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 .



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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