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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Dewey, Kenneth C.


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Course

CS 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

U1T 2010 DL

Faculty

Dewey, Kenneth C.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS University of Tulsa
MA Webster University
BS Park University

Office Location

Online

Office Hours

Online

Daytime Phone

405-733-7977

Other Phone

405-590-3461

E-Mail

kenneth.dewey@park.edu

kdewey@rose.edu

Semester Dates

U1T 2010

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

Online

Prerequisites

MA131, a grade of C or better in CS151. Suggested Prerequisite: CS140

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Textbook: JAVA  An Introduction to Programming with Java A Problem Solving Approach  by John & Raymond Dean -- First Edition  -- McGraw-Hill Higher Education ISBN: 978-0-07-304702-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Textpad: Available at: http://www.textpad.com
Sun Java Development Kit (JDK): Available at: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
 

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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

Educational Philosophy:

My philosophy is that everyone can learn if given the chance. The student will be presented with quizzes, programs, and exams to help them build their knowledge of the Java language.

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 the Eclipse integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  4. Analyze Java programs in order to test, debug, and improve them.
  5. Appraise Java programs to ensure that they use proper coding conventions 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. Formulate 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. School policy also dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes.

For this course, the core assessment tool is a final exam. Teachers must create their own final exam and pattern it after the CS219 example exam found in the password-protected ICS PirateNet faculty area, https://piratenet.park.edu/ics/Offices/ICS/Faculty.jnz. To avoid collaboration between students in different sections, teachers should not use the example exam's questions verbatim. But teachers are required to cover its same content, and they are strongly encouraged to follow its format closely.

In the final exam, there are two broad categories of questions that we evaluate separately – concepts and problem solving:

Concepts (terminology and concepts that should be memorized): relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6

Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.

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

For example questions, see the CS219 example exam, questions 1-20.

Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):

relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 7

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

For example questions, see the CS219 example exam, questions 21-22.

Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

Concepts

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

no exam graded

Problem solving

≥ 75%

50% to 74%

< 50%

no exam graded

Class Assessment:

 

Assignment

Total %

8 Discussion Threads
(Weeks 1-8)

15.5%

7 Weekly Quizzes
(Weeks 1-7)

24.5%

8  Homework/Programming Assignments
(Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

30%

Final Exam(Week 8)

30%

TOTAL

100%

Grading:

Letter

Number of Points

Percentage

A

900-1000

90-100

B

800-899

80-89.9

C

700-799

70-79.9

D

600-699

60-69.9

F

599 or below

59.9 or below

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work is due on the date specified. Late work will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation is expected. Weekly discussion question will be required and I request you treat all other class members as you would like to be treated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:



Learning Activities

Learning Assessments

Week

Topics

Chapter Readings
from
Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving with Java

Discussion
Programming Assignment
Quiz or Exam

1

Chapters 1-8 Review

Chapters 1-8

Discussion 1

Programming Assignment Week 1

Quiz 1

2

Classes, Class Members, Arrays and ArrayLists

Chapter 9-10

Discussion 2

Programming Assignment Weeks 2

Quiz 2

3

Type Details, Alternate Coding Mechanisms

Chapter 11

Discussion 3

Programming Assignment Weeks 3

Quiz 3

4

Aggregation, Composition, and Inheritance

Chapter 12

Discussion 4

Programming Assignment Weeks 4

Quiz 4

5

Inheritance and Polymorphism


Chapter 13
(through 13.8)

Discussion 5

Programming Assignment Weeks 5

Quiz 5

6

Exception Handling

Chapter 14

Discussion 6

Programming Assignment Week 6

Quiz 6

7

GUI Programming Basics, Component Layout, and Additional GUI Components

Chapter 16-17 (through 17.10)

Discussion 7

Programming Assignment Weeks 7

Quiz 7

8

Final Exam

-

Discussion 8

Programming Assignment Weeks 8

Proctored
Final Exam

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Students caught plagiarizing any assignment or portion of assignment will receive a zero for the current assignment and a zero for the previous assignment. More severe penalties may also be applied per the Park University catalog.
In the event plagiarism is detected on a previous assignment the previous assignment grade may be adjusted to reflect the above policy even if the assignment was already awarded a higher grade.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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Last Updated:6/3/2010 7:34:58 PM