CS219 Programming Fundamentals

for S1G 2009

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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals


S1G 2009 GR


Etherton, Garrie Ray




B.S Management/Computer Information Systems
M.S. Information Technology

Office Location

Leonard Hall - University of North Dakota

Office Hours

8:00 - 4:00

Daytime Phone


Other Phone

701-343-6420 (Please no calls after 9:00 P.M.)




Semester Dates

January 12, 2009 - March 08, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

4:45 - 7:25 PM

Credit Hours



Introduction to Programming with JAVA A Problem Solving Approach
John Dean & Raymond Dean
ISBN 978-0-07-304702-7

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Course Description:
CS 219 Programming Fundamentals: This course continues the development of the programming and problem solving skills introduced in CS 151. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects. Students will learn about object-oriented programming and two of its key components - inheritance and polymorphism. Additionally, students will learn about these topics: arrays, graphical user interface components, event-driven programming, exception handling. Prerequisites: Any math course > MA131,a grade of "C" or better in CS151. Suggested prerequisite: CS140 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI programming
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use an 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 principles of inheritance and composition. -Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree. -Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  7. Write Java programs that use: -class variables and class methods -arrays and Arraylists -object-oriented programming concepts – inheritance, polymorphism -exception handling -GUI programming – event-driven programming, layout managers, components

Core Assessment:

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:

Critical thinking:

(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)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-26

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

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

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Technical skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 7)

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 18-24

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

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:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.


Labs 10 pts each (10% of grade)

Midterm Exam (40 % of grade)

Final Exam/Project(40% of grade)

Class participation(10% of grade)

Points: Grade:
90 and above   A
80-89   B
70-79   C
60-69   D
Below 60   F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Homework/Labs assignments are 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.
The instructor will not award full credit to assignments submitted late.  Any assignment submitted late will automatically be reduced by one letter grade for each day beyond the stated due date.  NOTE:  ALL projects MUST be submitted in order to complete the course.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students must be responsible for their own project data management and submission of materials.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes Murhpys Law will get you someday.
Other Rules
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 must 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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Session Class Activities Required Reading before Session Homework Given Homework Due
Week 1 Chapter 6 Objected-Oriented Programming Chapter 6
Week 2 Cahpter 7 Objected-Oriented Programming - Additional Details Chapter 7 Lab 1
Week 3 Chapter 8 Software Engineering Chapter 8 Lab 2 Lab 1
Week 4 Chapter 9 Classes with Class Members & Mid-Term Exam Chapter 9 Lab 2
Week 5 Chapter 10 Arrays and ArrayLists Chapter 10 pgs 402 -423 Lab 3
Week 6 Chapter 13 Inheritance and Polymorphism Chapter 13 Lab 3
Week 7 Chapter  14 Exception Handling Chapter 14 Lab 4
Week 8 Chapter 15 & Final Exam Chapter 15 Lab 4

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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