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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Hostetler, Michael L.


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.

Course

CS 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

S1LL 2010 LR

Faculty

Hostetler, Michael L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Masters of Arts - Computer Resources / Information Management
Bachelor of Science - Management / Computer Information Systems

Office Location

Little Rock AFB, Bldg 840

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

501-912-2565

E-Mail

Michael.Hostetler@park.edu

Semester Dates

11 January - 7 March 2010

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Prerequisites

CS151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Introduction to Programming with JAVA,
John Dean, Raymond Dean; McGraw Hill;2008

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Additional Resources:

The following captain website is a tutorial about downloading the Eclipse IDE used as the editor for the Java projects and programs used in this course.
http://captain.park.edu/ics/swResources/tutorialsAndGuidelines/eclipseDnldTutorial.doc
 
The following website has links to download the JAVA SDK editor used in conjunction with the Eclipse IDE.
www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp
 
The following website has a link to download the Eclipse IDE editor used in conjunction with this textbook.

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Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problem solving skills introduced in CS151. 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 > MA 131, a grade of "C" or better in CS151. Suggested prerequisite: CS140 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy is one of interaction through lectures, guided discussions, hands-on projects, and examinations. The instructor will engaga each student in discussion lead learning to encourage an understanding of the basic concepts of computer programming and the design of computer programs.

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:
Course outcomes and objectives will be assessed through examinations, quizzes, and hands-on program projects.

Grading:

The final grade will be determined using the follwoing measurements:
 
Projects (5/100pts)   500 pts
Midterm                    250 pts
Final                          250 pts
 
The following will be used to assign course letter grade:
 
1000 - 900      A
  899 - 800      B
  799 - 700      C
  699 - 600      D
  599 -     0      F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Extremely late submission of work will not be tolerated or accepted. 10% of projects point value will be deducted for late submission.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to read all assign material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the assigned material. Students are required to complete all lab and homework projects. Students are responsible for all work assigned to be submitted by the due date. Students are responsible for all work when absent from class. The instructor reserves the right to add or take away any part of these requirements.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1   Chapter 7, 8
Week 2   Chapter 9, 10
Week 3   Chapter 11, 12
Week 4   Chapter 13 and Midterm
Week 5   Chapter 14
Week 6   Chapter 15
Week 7   Chapter 16
Week 8   Chapter 17 and Final

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.

  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 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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