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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Boone, Richard E.


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

F2T 2006 DLB

Faculty

Boone, Richard E.

Title

Adjunct Professor, Computer Science

Degrees/Certificates

BS in Computer Science
MS in Software Engineering

Daytime Phone

210-522-4281

Other Phone

Night 210-698-3397

E-Mail

richard.boone@park.edu

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


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

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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: <a href='index.aspx?Class=MA131'>MA131</a> (or  equivalent) or <a href='index.aspx?Class=CS144'>CS144</a> or permission of instructor.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Education is based on periodic chat lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, and programming assignments. Self-discipline is a must to be successful in this online course.  Students must stay ahead of their reading and get an early start on their assignments.  Students are encouraged to interact with each other and contact the instructor when necessary.

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

Class Assessment:
discussions programming assignments quizes exam

Grading:
Conferencing/discussion  10% Weekly & Final Coding Assignments        35% Weekly Quizzes & Non-Coding Assignments    25 % Final Written Exam   30%                                     Total 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
A 10% penalty will be assessed for each day work turned in after the due date.  Late work will not be received more than five (5) days after the due date.  

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
This is an online course.  Students are expected to log into the class at least once a week to get credit for attendance.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 Objectives: To understand the difference between source code and object code. To be aware of the history of Java To introduce classes, objects, methods and object - oriented programming. To identify arithmetic operators and understand their precedence in mathematical expressions in Java. To understand the rules for naming Java identifiers. To be aware of the difference between primitive and class variable types. To introduce the concepts of encapsulation, polymorphism, and inheritance. To understand the difference between applets and applications. Graded items: 2 programming assignments Discussion thread Quiz Week 2 Objectives: To understand and use if statements and comparison operators. To understand string constants, variables and concatenation. To develop source code using escape characters and good documentation. To use meaningful, self-explanatory names as identifier To understand how to use algorithms and pseudocode. To understand and use method design techniques such as stubs, driver programs and top down design. Make arrangements for a proctor for week 8 for your final exam. Arrange for a proctor with your Park site if possible Graded items: 2 programming assignments Discussion thread Quiz Week 3 Objectives: To understand and use switch statements. To understand and use the while and do-while repetition (loop) structure. To understand and use the for repetition (loop) structure. To understand and use counter-controlled and sentinel-controlled repetition structures. To identify and use boolean expressions, variables and values in repetition structures.. Graded items: 2 programming assignments Discussion thread Quiz Week 4 Objectives: Learn to define classes in Java. Learn to define and use methods. Learn to declare and use local variables in methods. To understand and use instance variables. To understand and use instance methods Learn to use arguments and parameters in methods. Graded items: 2 programming assignments Discussion thread Quiz Week 5 Objectives: Learn to define and use constructors. Learn to use overloaded methods. Graded items: 2 programming assignments Discussion thread Quiz Week 6 Objectives: Introduce basic array concepts and why they are important. Learn how to create and use simple arrays using Java. Learn how to access and initialize array elements. Graded items: 2 programming assignments Discussion thread Quiz Week 7 Objectives: To understand and use accessor and mutator methods. Understand how to use static variables and static methods. Understand the Math class Learn to identify wrapperclasses for primitive variables. Learn to use top-down design, driver methods and stubs. Learn how to package java files. Write the source code for the term coding project. Graded items: term coding assignment Discussion thread Quiz Week 8 Objectives: Hand in the term coding project by Wednesday of week 8. Complete Park University's Student Opinion Survey. Complete instructor's feedback form Participate in the week 8 discussion thread. Take the final written 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 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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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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