CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
S1T 2008 DL
Dewey, Kenneth C.
MS Tulsa UniversityMA Webster UniversityBS Park University
Rose State College - BS-131
MA131, a grade of C or better in CS151. Suggested Prerequisite: CS140
Textbook: Savitch, Walter Java An Introduction to Computer Science Fourth Edition Prentice Hall, 2005 ISBN 0-13-149202-0
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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My philosophy is that everyone can learn if given the chance. The student will be presented with quizzes, programs, and exams to help them build their knowledge of the Java language.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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:
(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)
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 18-26
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
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 7)
Exam questions: 18-24
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:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Examinations, quizzes, programs, and participation.
Weekly Coding Assignments
Final Written Exam
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work is due on the date specified. Late work will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation is expected. Weekly discussion question will be required and I request you treat all other class members as you would like to be treated.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See the weekly conference threads for assignments and due dates.
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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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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