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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Boone, Richard E.


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 LC
SemesterS2AA2005
FacultyBoone, Richard E.
TitleAdjunct Prof., Comp Sci
Degrees/CertificatesB.S. Comp Sci
M.S. Software Eng.
Daytime Phone925-7441
Other Phone698-3397
E-Mailrichard.boone@park.edu
Web Pagehttp://captain.park.edu/rboone
Semester Dates14 Mar - 8 May
Class Days------S
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PerquisitesCS140
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
SAVITCH JAVA W/CD 4TH 05 0131557742

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

http://java.sun.com

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:
To provide the students with an in-depth understanding of computer programming  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:
Participation 5%
Individual Projects 30% (6% each project)
Quizes 20% (10% each)
Midterm 20%
Final Examination     25%

Grading:
100-90 = A (4.0 honor points)
89-80 = B (3.0 honor points)
79-70 = C (2.0 honor points)
69-60 = D (1.0 honor point)
Below 60 = F (no honor points)

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.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines and not rely on the computers in the lab.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and have printed copies of projects when they're due before coming to class.

Week 1Computer Basics/Designing Programs/intro to Java
Data Types/ Input & Ouput /LAB
Chap 1 & 2Proj 1 Assigned
Week 2Commenting /Debugging/ Branching Statements  
Quiz #1
Looping Statements
Chap 2 & 3Proj 1 Due
Proj 2 Assigned
Week 3More LoopsChap 3Proj 3 Assigned
Week 4Review & Midterm, Into to Java Classes and MethodsChap 4Proj 3 Due
Week 5More on Java Classes and Methods
More on Java Classes and Methods /LAB
Chap 4Proj 4 Assigned
Week 6More on Java Classes and Methods
LAB /Static Methods
Chap 5Proj 4 Due
Proj 5 Assigned
Week 7Quiz #2
Classes and Constructors /DecimalFormat Class
Lab/Wrapper Classes/Math Class
Chap 5Proj 5 Due
Week 8Arrays, Review & FinalChap 6 
    

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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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