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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Haynie, Glyn 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 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

S2T 2007 DLB

Faculty

Haynie, Glyn E.

Title

Assistant Professor/Adjunct Facutly

Degrees/Certificates

MA Computer Information Systems
BS Computer Information Systems

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Monday - Sunday

E-Mail

glyn.haynie@park.edu

Semester Dates

March 19 - May 13 2007

Class Days

Monday - Sunday

Class Time

Monday - Sunday

Prerequisites

C" or better in CS151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Textbook:  Savitch, Walter, Java An Introduction to Computer Science, Fourth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-149202-0. You will also need a program development environment (PDE) program.  The PDE is a set of programs (including a compiler) that allow you to type, edit, compile, and execute a JAVA program.  A limited JAVA software package is included with the book. Textpad is highly recommended to complete all exercises in this course. You can obtain it on the CD with your book or from: http://www.textpad.com. You can also obtain the JBuilder integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs. JBuilder can be downloaded for free (no guarantees) from http://www.borland.com/jbuilder/offers/

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI programming
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use an 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 principles of inheritance and composition. - Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree. - Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  7. Write Java programs that use: - class variables and class methods - arrays and Arraylists - object-oriented programming concepts – inheritance, polymorphism - exception handling - GUI programming – event-driven programming, layout managers, components


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 four 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

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-26

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Key discipline concepts/terminology:

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7)

Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.

Exam questions: 1-17

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 explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-24

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success: 

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:

  • Participation, Weekly Coding Assignments, Quizzes, and a Final exam are all required. The scale below shows the weight of each category.
  • Grading Rubrics/criteria for each listed item should be included.
  • Submission of Late Work: Late work will not be accepted.
  •  Proctored final examination/Project - This course requires a proctored final, the proctor form will be available around Week 2. Finals must be takend Monday - Friday of Week 8 unless prior arrangements habe been made with the instructor. 
    • A final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th (or 16th) week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location.  For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test.  Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. 
    • Other Information on proctored exams:
      • It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. 
      • Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. 
      • A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. 
      • Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.

Grading:

The student will be able to view information about their grade in the course grade book throughout the course.  The final grade will be determined as follows:

Average Points

Grade

90 - 100

900-1000

A

80 - 89   

800-899

B

70 - 79 

700-799

C

60 - 69

600-699

D

0 - 60

0-599

F

Requirement

% of Grade

Conferencing/Participation

15%

Weekly Coding Assignments      

40%

Quizzes  

25%

Final Written Exam 

20%

 

Total 100%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late work will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 Activities

  • Review textbook chapters 1 through 5
  • Post introductions to our ecollege “Introductions” thread
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Complete Week 1 Programming Assignment and post to DropBox
  • Complete Week 1 Quiz
  • Participate in Week 1 Discussion

Week 2

  • Read textbook chapter 6
  • Read Week 2 Lecture
  • Start making proctor arrangements
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Complete Programming Assignment and to the DropBox
  • Complete Week 2 Quiz
  • Participate in Weekly Discussion

Week 3

  • Read textbook chapter 7
  • Read Week 3 Lecture
  • Select appropriate proctor and submit proctor form
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Start Week 3-4 Programming Assignment
  • Complete Week 3 Quiz
  • Participate in Week 3 Discussion

Week 4

  • Read textbook chapter 8
  • Read Week 4 Lecture
  • Ensure proctor form is submitted/schedule a test date with your proctor
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Complete Week 3-4 Programming Assignment and post to the DropBox
  • Complete Week 4 Quiz
  • Participate in Week 4 Discussion

Week 5

  • Read textbook chapter 9
  • Read Week 5 Lecture
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Start Week 5-6 Programming Assignment
  • Complete Week 5 Quiz
  • Participate in Week 5 Discussion

Week 6

  • Read textbook chapter 12
  • Read Week 6 Lecture
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Complete Week 5-6 Programming Assignment and post to DropBox
  • Complete Week 6 Quiz
  • Participate in Week 6 Discussion

Week 7

  • Read textbook chapter 14
  • Read Week 7 Lecture
  • Participate in the student chat room
  • Review all odd numbered review questions at the end of the chapter...do not turn these in to your instructor. - These will help prepare you for the weekly quizzes and final exam.
  • Complete Week 7 Programming Assignment and post to the DropBox
  • Complete Week 7 Quiz
  • Partipitate in Week 7 Discussion
  • Verify Final Exam Test Date with your proctor
  • Study and Prepare for the Final Exam
  • Complete the on-line student survey

Week 8

  • Complete Week 8 Quiz

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 .

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Last Updated:3/2/2007 3:58:07 PM