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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. Prerequisite: MA131 (or equivalent) or CS144 or permission of instructor. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: To provide the students with an introduction to programming concepts using a contemporary programming language. Such introduction shall include fundamental ideas of computer science supplemented with concrete examples. Course material will be presented through lectures, class discussions, and lab exercises. Students will be assigned projects to enforce the learning objectives of topics presented. Students must read all chapters prior to each scheduled class meeting. Students are expected to be well-prepared to discuss examples and assignments provided at the end of each chapter or handed out by the instructor. Discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade. Students will also complete five programming assignments outside of class.
Learning Outcomes:1. Explain basic programming concepts - program compilation, program execution, history of Java.
2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
3. Use the TextPad integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
4. Debug and test Java programs.
5. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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: Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines and not rely on the computers/printers in the classroom. Be sure to save copies of your work to your own disk and have printed copies of projects when they're due before coming to class.
Grading: Participation 5%
Projects 30% (6% each project)
Quizzes 20% (10% each)
Final Examination 25%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due. Late homework will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 10 point (out of 100) reduction in score each day it is late. Late homework will not be accepted after the start of the next class meeting and will receive an automatic zero for a grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Do not surf the Internet, or run other applications, which are not associated with the discussions in class. Typing on the keyboard and clicking the mouse is distracting and disrespectful toward other students try to learn.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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
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