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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Thrasher, Carl F.


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CourseCS 151 Introduction to Programming
SemesterF2Z2004
FacultyThrasher, Carl F.
Degrees/CertificatesAssociate of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Math
Masters of Administrative Science in Management Information Systems
Daytime Phone(406) 452-7619
E-Mailcarl.thrasher@piratemail.park.edu
Semester DatesOct 18 - Dec 19, 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
JAVA-An Introduction to Computer Science & Programming
Author: Walter Savitch
ISBN: 0-13-101378-5

Course Description:
This course introduces students to algorithmic design and structured/modular programming.  Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects.  These basic programming concepts and constructs will be covered:  variables, data types, strings, arithmetic and logical operators, branching statements, loops, and debugging.  Additionally, these object-oriented programming concepts will be covered:  classes, instance variables, methods, and constructors.  Pre-requisite:  high school algebra proficiency.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is to give to the students the necessary tools for the job and teach them how to use those tools.  This philosophy can apply to many things an individual undertakes in their life.

Learning Outcomes:
1) To develop Java programs from programming ideas.

2) To apply algorithms to Java programming language.

3) To better understand how computers function by applying programming cause-and-effect principals.

Course Assessment:
1) Homework assignments of writing programs will be the major emphasis of this class.

2) Exams & quizzes may be given to reinforce programming concepts.

Grading:
1) Points will be assigned for each program.
2) Points will be assigned for each quiz and exam
3) Grade will be calculated based on the number of points earned divided by the total points assessed using the standard grading scale of 90-100=a, etc..

Late Submission of Course Materials:
1) Homework assignments are due one week from the date assigned to facilitate the completion of one program before another is assigned.
2) Late submission of homework assignments must be approved by the instructor prior to the due date of the assignment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1) Be polite and courteous.

2) Be considerate of fellow students.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Textbook used for this class is also used for CS219; therefore approximatelyt one half of the book will be covered this term depending on the class progress.  One or tweo programs will be assigned from each chapter to reinforce the material covered in the chapter.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
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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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 "WH".
  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.

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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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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