CS 151 Intro to Programming
F1AA 2009 LC
Boone, Richard E.
Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
M.S. Computer SystemsB.S. Computer Science
high school algebra proficiency
Textbook: Textbook: Introduction to Programming with JAVA - A Problem Solving Approach by John & Raymond Dean - 1st Edition - McGraw Hill Higher Education ISBN: 978-0-07-304702-7
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An objective of this course is to help students begin developing the "creativity and problem-solving skills" necessary to pass subsequent programming courses and necessary as well to become a proficient programmer regardless of the programming language.
To help meet the "creativity and problem-solving skills" objective students will be required to produce programming project solutions from given problem descriptions. This objective is not met if a student is only able to produce solutions by pasting together given code fragments. Although pasting code fragments together is sometimes appropriate, it does not enforce the development of creativity and problem-solving skills.
In order to start developing creativity and problem-solving skills, the student will be required to program at least one project each week 'from scratch'. In order to satisfy the requirement to program 'from scratch', the student must create and type via the keyboard orginal source code. Cutting and pasting code fragments from other source code will not satisfy the 'from scratch' requirement.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 151 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:
(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 5, 8)
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Exam questions: 26-27
See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.
Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)
Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
Exam questions: 20-27
Key discipline concepts/terminology:
(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6, 7, 8)
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 151 concepts.
Exam questions: 1-19
(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 8)
Exam questions: 20-25
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:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
No exam graded.
The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.
Class Assessments will be graded according to the chart above. Grades will be assigned based on the chart below. Late assignments will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.
An examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction in class. Failure to take a final exam will result in an automatic "F" grade.
5 Projects (6% each = 30%)
4 Quizzes (5% each = 20%)
Final Exam 25%
59.9 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late submissions are allowed without prior instructor approval. For work approved for late turn in, a 10% penalty will be assessed for each day work turned in after the due date. Late work will not be received after the start of the next class meeting after the assignment was due.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Do NOT surf the web or have side-bar conversations during lecture. Come prepared to interact with the instructor each meeting. Participation is important and accounts for part of the participation points awarded.
Chap 1 & 2:
Intro to Computers & Programming / Algorithms
Chap 2 & 3: Java Basics
Chap 4 Control Flow
Chap 5 More Control Flow & Built in Methods
Chap 6: OO Programming
Chap 7: More on OO Programming & Class Types
Chap 7 & 8: Software Engineering
Chap 8: More on Software Engineering
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: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
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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 .
Last Updated:7/14/2009 9:43:48 AM