CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
F2A 2007 BE
Associate Professor of Computer Science
Ph.D. Computer Science, Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)Honors B.S. Computer Science, University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, Potchefstroom University (Potchefstroom, South Africa)
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Monday, October 22, 2007 through Sunday, December 16, 2007
8:00 - 10:40 PM
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This course continues the emphasis on critical thinking, used in CS151, to solve problems that require the creation of an algorithm (a sequence of instructions to be executed by a computer). The course will expand the students' knowledge of Java and it will introduce important aspects of object oriented programming. Topics presented in lectures will be reinforced with pertinent hands-on exercises. Students are also expected to practice the solution of similar problems on their own. Whenever appropriate, the Socratic method of teaching will be favored. In this method, the instructor leads students in the search for answers to questions regarding the topic at hand by the use of their previous knowledge and critical thinking.
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.
Examination 1 20%
Examination 2 20%
Final Exam (Comprehensive) 20%
A = 100 –90
B = 89 –80
C = 79 –70
D = 69 –60
F = below 60
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework is due at the beginning of class on the stated due-date.
Late homework may be accepted, if
(1) such arrangement is previously established with the instructor and
(2) evidence of progress is demonstrated on the due date.
Late assignments may carry penalties at the instructor discretion.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
LAST DAY TO DROP: Monday, October 29, 2007
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW: Tuesday, November 27, 2007
INCOMPLETE GRADE: As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given. Exceptions to the rule do exist, however, like a prolonged hospitalization and/or traumatic death in the family. In these cases, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete. The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstances.
WITHDRAW: The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If a student wish to withdraw from this course, s/he must file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the
appropriate deadlines. Every student is considered enrolled unless s/he is officially withdrawn.
1. Keep a memory stick, floppy disk and/or CDRW handy at all classes for storage of course material.
2. Students should disconnect or set to silent any cellular phones or beeping devices during class sessions.
3. Students should refrain from disruptive behavior during class sessions.
4. Students must check their account on www.parkonline.org and their Park email regularly. Class announcements and class materials will be distributed using one of both services.
5. Any enquiries regarding grades on assignments and exams have to be directed to the instructor by the student in person no longer than a week after the graded material has been returned to students in class, or a day after the final exam, whatever is the earliest.
Required Reading before Session
Homework Due Date
Tuesday Oct. 23,2007
Intro to the course.
Basic Java concepts review
Chapter 9. Classes with Class Members.
Chapter 10. Arrays (Begin).
Chapter 9 from textbook
Thursday Oct. 25,2007
Chapter 10. Arrays (continuation).
Chapter 10 from textbook
Tuesday Oct. 30,2007
Chapter 10. Arrays and 2D arrays (continuation).
Thursday Nov. 1,2007
Chapter 10. 2D arrays. ArrayList class (end).
Tuesday Nov. 6,2007
Chapter 11. Type Details and Alternate Coding Mechanisms (begin)
Chapter 11 from textbook
Thursday Nov. 8,2007
Chapter 11. Type Details and Alternate Coding Mechanisms (end)
Tuesday Nov. 13,2007
Chapter 12. Aggregation & Inheritance (begin)
Exam 1.(Chapters 9-10).
Chapters 9-10 from textbook for Exam 1.
Thursday Nov. 15,2007
Chapter 12. Aggregation & Inheritance (continue)
Chapter 12 from textbook
Tuesday Nov. 20,2007
Chapter 12. Aggregation & Inheritance (end)
Chapter 13. Inheritance & Polimorphism (begin)
Chapters 12 & 13 from textbook
Thursday Nov. 22,2007
Tuesday Nov. 27,2007
Chapter 13. Inheritance & Polimorphism (end).
Chapter 13 from textbook
Thursday Nov. 29,2007
Chapter 14. Exception Handling (begin)
Chapter 14 from textbook
Tuesday Dec. 4,2007
Chapter 14. Exception Handling (end)
Chapter 16. GUI Programming Basics (continue).
Chapters 14 & 16 from textbook.
Tuesday Dec. 6,2007
Chapter 16. GUI Programming Basics (continue).
Exam 2. (Chapters 11-13)
Chapters 11-13 from textbook for Exam 2.
Tuesday Dec. 11,2007
Chapter 16. GUI Programming Basics (end).
(if time allows – Chapter 17: GUI Programming – Additional details)
Chapter 16 from textbook
Thursday Dec. 13,2007
Final Exam (Comprehensive – emphasis Chapters 14, 16).
Chapters 9-14 & 16 from textbook for Final Exam
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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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Last Updated:9/17/2007 12:09:04 PM