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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
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:
· Individual Programming Projects
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)
· The following grading criteria will be used for all students within this course:
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
Jan 10 - Read Chapter 1 prior to class
Jan 12 - Lecture
Jan 17 – Holiday
Jan 19 – Read Chapter 2 prior to class
Quiz 1 (Covers Chapter 1 & 2)
Assign Homework 1
Jan 24 – Read Chapter 3 prior to class
Turn in Homework 1
Quiz 2 (Covers Chapter 3)
Jan 26 – Chapter 3 continued
Assign Homework 2
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)
Feb 7 – Read Chapter 5 prior to class
Turn in Homework 3
Quiz 4 (Covers Chapter 5)
Feb 9 – Lecture
Assign Homework 4
Feb 14 – Read Chapter 6 prior to class
Turn in Homework 4
Quiz 5 (Covers Chapter 6)
Feb 16 – Lecture
Assign Homework 5
Feb 21 – Holiday
Feb 23 – Read Chapter 7 prior to class
Quiz 6 (Covers Chapter 7)
Assign Homework 6
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 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 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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
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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