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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Tankins, Edwin S.

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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals


S2H 2009 BU


Tankins, Edwin S.




BS  Metallurgical Engineering Univ of Wisconsin
MS Metallurgical Engineering Univ Of Pennsylvania

Office Location

MCAS Beaufort, Building 596 room 213

Office Hours

MW 1630 -1700 hrs

Daytime Phone

(843) 342-5050


Semester Dates

17 March - 11 May 2008

Class Days


Class Time

7:35 - 10:05 PM(1935-2205)


Any math course greater than or equal to MA 131 and a c or better in CS 151

Credit Hours


J. Dean & R Dean, "Introduction Programming With Java A Problem Solving Approach", First Edition, 2008. McGraw Hill pub ISBN 978-0-07- 304702-7.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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Recommend getting a USB flash pen storage devive. Suggest down loading Text pad and version 5 of Java from Prentice hall.

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Course Description:
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:  graphical user interface components, event driven programming, exception   handling, files. Prerequisites: Any math course ? MA131, a grade of ‘C’ or  better in CS151. Suggested Prerequisite: CS140. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, special projects and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions. My primary objective is to help students. I will make every attempt to return graded material in a timely manner. I encourage students to call me at home whenever they need help.

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.

Class Assessment:
Homework Assignments: - Assign a sufficient amount of homework and Lab projects such that all the above objectives are covered. - For each homework/lab assignment include one or more of: 1. Short answers, multiple choice, trace the given code, debug the given code. 2. For each homework assignment, include one or more programming projects. 3. In order to meet the "creativity and problem solving skills" objective the student will be required to produce programming project solutions from given problem description. Exams: - Include one or more of: Short answers, multiplechoice, True/False, completion, trace the given code, and debug the given code. - Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program. There will be 5-6 quizzes, 1 mid-term exam and 1 final exam.


Grading weights are as follows: homework/quizzes 25% ,Laboratory and special projects 20%, Mid-Term 20%, Final exam 30%, and class participation 05%.
 Your overall score is determined as follows:       Total Score =
[(your_total_hw-quizz_pts/max_hw-quizz_pts)*.25 + (your_total_labwork_pts/max_lab_pts)*.20 + (your_total_part_pts/max_part_pts)*.05 + (your_total_mid-term exam_pts/max_mid-term exam_pts)*.20 + (your_total_final exam_pts/max_final exam_pts)*.30]
Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows: 90 - 100 A(4 honors point), 80 - 89 B(3.0 honor points), 70 - 79 C(2.0 honor points), 60 - 69 D(1.0 honor point), Less than 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. The due date will be annotated at the bottom of each assignment. Late homework will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 7 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. If you have a legitimate excuse submit it to the instructor. TDY or having to be on special duty at the time. Legitimate military requirements are accepted. Each case will be considered on a case by case basis. It would help if you e-mailed me.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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 three programming assignments outside of class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week I - Review Chapters 1 - 8 / (23/03/09) "Classes& ClassMembers", "Arrays & ArrayLists" chapters 9 & 10 / (23/03/09 & 25/03/09)/  Discussions1& 2, Programming Assignment 1 & Quiz 1.

 Week II  -Finish "Arrays & ArrayLists", & "Type Details & Alternate Coding Mechanism" chapters 10 &11  /(30/03/09 & 01/04/09) Discussion 2 & 3, Programming 2 & quiz 2. 
Week III -  "Aggregation, Composition, & Inheritance" chapter 12 / (06/04/09 & 08/04/09)/  Discussion 4, Programming Assignment 4 & quiz 3. Assign Program Program.
 Week IV -"Inheritance and Polymorphism" Chapter13, Mid Term Exam( review chapters 8 -11) /( 13/04/09 &  15/04/09) /   Discussion 4, Programming Assignment 4
 Week V - "Exception Handling" chapter 14 /(20/04/09 & 22/04/09) /   Discussion 5, Programming Assignment 5, & quiz 4. 
Week VI -  "Files" chapter 15/ (27/04/09 & 29/04/09) /  Discussion 6, Programming Assignment 6, & Quiz 5.
Week VII -  "GUI Programming Basics" chapter 16 /(04/05/09 & 06/05/09)/  Discussion 7, programming 7, & Quiz 6.
WEEK VIII -  "GUI Programming" Chapter 17 & Final Exam  chapters 12 - 17 / (11/05/09) & (13/05/09) /  Lab Project 7 due.

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: .


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