CS 151 Introduction to Programming
F1AA 2007 LC
Boone, Richard E.
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
BS in Computer ScienceMS in Software Engineering
20 Aug - 14 Oct
4:45 PM - 7:25 PM
Textbook: JAVA An Introduction to Problem Solving & Programming by Walter Savitch -- Fourth Edition -- Prentice Hall Publisher ISBN-0-13-149202-0
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
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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
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. 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.
There are four categories of questions in the final exam:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 8)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 26-27
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: 20-27
Key discipline concepts/terminology:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7, 8)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 151 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-19
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 8)
Exam questions: 20-25
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.
5 Projects (6% each = 30%)
4 Quizzes (5% each = 20%)
Final Exam 25%
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 after the start of the next class meeting after the assignment was due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Do NOT surf the web or have side-bar conversations during lecture. Come prepared to interact with the instructor each meeting. Participation is important and accounts for part of the participation points awarded.
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
Chap 1 & 2:
Intro to Java, Textpad
Chap 2: Data types and Java Statements and expressions
Chap 3 Control Flow
Chap 3 More Control Flow
Chap 4: Class Types
Chap 4: More on Class Types
Chap 5: More on Classes, static member, Wrapper classes
Chap 5 & 6: More on Class types and intro to Arrays
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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
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 .
Last Updated:7/23/2007 3:41:13 PM