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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Baxter, Randall S.


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.
CourseCS 151 Introduction to Programming
SemesterS1U2005
FacultyBaxter, Randall S.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMasters in Public Administration
Bachelors in Computer Science
Office Hours6AM - 4PM
Daytime Phone602-274-5359 x1287
E-MailRandall.Baxter@park.edu
rbaxter@graphicblast.com
Web Pagehttp://www.graphicblast.com/park.html
Semester Dates10 Jan - 6 Mar
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time4:50 - 7:30 PM
PerquisitesPrerequisites: high school algebra proficiency. 3:0:3
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Savitch, Java An Introduction To Computer Science & Programming (Third Edition), Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0-13-101378-5.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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.  Pre-requisite:  high school algebra proficiency.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The educational philosophy of the instructor is one of interactiveness based on lectures, labs, and individual programming projects. Teaching techniques to be used in this course will consist of a mixture of the following:
· Lectures
· Labs
· Quizzes
· Exams
· Individual Programming Projects

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
· Explain basic programming concepts – program compilation, program execution, history of Java.
· Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
· Use the TextPad integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
· Debug and test Java programs.
· Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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)

Course Assessment:

  • Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class each Monday. They will be closed book. These quizzes will be 15 minutes in length. The primary nature of the quiz is to enforce your understanding and recall terminology, conventions, and techniques from your reading assignment.
  • Exams (Midterm and Final)
  • Individual Projects - · Homework assignments are individual programming projects. They will be due each Monday at the beginning of class. The program must compile successfully in order to receive a grade of C or better on the assignment. Points will be deducted for the following reasons:
  • Failure to follow programming conventions and good programming techniques discussed in class and in the book (i.e.)
    • Use of comments
    • Use of naming conventions
    • Proper use of indentation
    • Proper use of blank lines
  • Erroneous output and logic errors
  • Failure to follow all the requirements specified (i.e.)
    • Improperly formatted output
    • Missing functionality

Grading:
· The following grading criteria will be used for all students within this course:

Qty. Type Pts. Each Pts. Total
7 Quizzes 15 105
6 Homework Assignments 50 300
1 Midterm 120 120
1 Final 150 150
Maximum Points 655

Grade Chart
A 607 to 675
B 540 to 606
C 472 to 539
D 405 to 471
F below 405

Late Submission of Course Materials:
· All class homework and projects are due on the scheduled date or no points will be awarded for that assignment.

· All programming assignments must compile successfully in order to obtain a C grade or higher

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Academic honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, the university will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given a failing grade and/or expelled from the university.
· Programming projects are to be accomplished individually; no group projects will be assigned for this course.
· No code generators will be allowed.
· Code will must be written, no code is to be cut and pasted or copied from the Internet. This is considered a breach of academic honesty

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1
Jan 10 - Read Chapter 1 prior to class
Introductions
Review Syllabus
Lecture

Jan 12 - Lecture
Labs


Week 2
Jan 17 – Holiday


Jan 19 – Read Chapter 2 prior to class
Quiz 1 (Covers Chapter 1 & 2)
Lecture
Labs
Assign Homework 1

Week 3
Jan 24 – Read Chapter 3 prior to class
Turn in Homework 1
Quiz 2 (Covers Chapter 3)
Lecture
Perform Labs

Jan 26 – Chapter 3 continued
Perform Labs
Assign Homework 2

Week 4
Jan 31   – Read Chapters 4 prior to class
Turn in Homework 2
Quiz 3 (Covers Chapter 4)
Assign Homework 3

Feb 2    – Midterm (Chapters 1 through 4)


Week 5
Feb 7 – Read Chapter 5 prior to class
Turn in Homework 3
Quiz 4 (Covers Chapter 5)
Review Midterm
Lecture
Perform Labs

Feb 9 – Lecture
Labs
Assign Homework 4

Week 6
Feb 14 – Read Chapter 6 prior to class
Turn in Homework 4
Quiz 5 (Covers Chapter 6)
Lecture
Perform Labs

Feb 16 – Lecture
Perform Labs
Assign Homework 5

Week 7
Feb 21 – Holiday

Feb 23 – Read Chapter 7 prior to class
Quiz 6 (Covers Chapter 7)
Lecture
Perform Labs
Assign Homework 6

Week 8
Feb 28 – Read Chapter 8 prior to class
Quiz 7 (Covers Chapter 8)
Lecture & Final Review
Turn in Homework 6

Mar 2 – Final Exam (Covers Chapters 1 through 8)

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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