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CS 151 Introduction to Programming
Munoz, Mark R.

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.
CourseCS 151 Introduction to Programming
FacultyMunoz, Mark R.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMaster of Science in Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems
Office HoursMonday & Wednesday 6pm-10pm  Saturday-Sunday 9am-7pm
Daytime Phone210-316-1563
Semester Dates10 January -- 06 March 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
PerquisitesHigh school algebra proficiency
Credit Hours3

Savitch, Walter, Java:  An Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, 2004, ISBN 0-13-101378-5.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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:
To provide the students with an in-depth understanding of Graphical User Interface (GUI) design.  To learn a GUI application tool that allows them to develop structured GUI applications.  Course material will be presented through lectures, class discussions, videos, and lab exercises.  Students will be assigned projects to enforce the learning objectives of topics presented.  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 five programming assignments outside of class.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain basic programming concepts - program compilation, program execution, history of Java.
2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
3. Use the TextPad 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 principle of encapsulation.
7. Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes, private instance variables, public instance methods.
8. Demonstrate proper use of top-down design.
9. Given a description for a non-trivial method, the student should be able to implement it by deciding on appropriate helper methods and parameter passing.
10. Write Java programs that use:
  a. Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
  b. Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
  c. Boolean variables and Boolean expressions
  d. Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
  e. Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
  f. Static fields and static methods
  g. Math class
  h. Wrapper classes
  i. DecimalFormat class (for formatted output)

Course Assessment:
Attendance 10%
Homework 30%
Exam 20%
Midterm        20%
Final Exam     20%

Exams 1, 2, & 3 are 100 points each.
Homework and Attendance are 100 points.

100-90 = A (4.0 honor points)
89-80 = B (3.0 honor points)
79-70 = C (2.0 honor points)
69-60 = D (1.0 honor point)
Below 60 = F (no honor points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
a. Late Homework: Late homework or assignments will take a 10 point deduction for each day (not class) missed. Coordination with me prior to an absence for turn in or having another student turn in your work can be authorized with advance notice.
b. Make-up Examinations: Make-up examinations will only be given without a valid excused absence and approved by the instructor.  All make-up tests must be scheduled before the next class session or a zero will be given for the exam.  If a make-up test is granted, I will schedule a day for taking the missed exam.
c. Incompletes: As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given. Incomplete grades will not be given for student laziness (i.e. work not in on time; missing exams; student missing final...etc.) Exceptions to the rule do exist, however: If a death in the student's immediate family (spouse, child, parent, grandparent, sibling, aunt, or uncle) affects the overall performance of the student in the course or if the student missies a significant portion of the class due to their hospitalization, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete and make up the work prior to 5 May 2004. The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstances.
d. Withdraws:  The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If you wish to change your status in this course, be sure that you file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the appropriate deadlines. If you wish to drop, do not just stop coming to class!!!!
Get to the Campus Center Director and file a withdrawal slip.  I will continue to consider you part of this
Class until notified otherwise by the Campus Center Director.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
DO NOT SURF THE INTERNET OR RUN OTHER APPLICATIONS WHICH ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISCUSSIONS IN CLASS.  TYPING ON THE KEYBOARD AND CLICKING THE MOUSE IS DISTRACTING AND DISRESPECTFUL TOWARD OTHER STUDENTS TRY TO LEARN.  Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines and not rely on the computers in the lab.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and have printed copies of projects when they're due before coming to class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
#1 Computer and programming basics
TextPad and JDK tutorial
View videos:  The History of Software Programming

Read Ch. 1

#2 Expressions, strings, and documentation
Read Ch.2
Ch.1 Homework due
Exam 1 over Ch.1-2

#3 If-then statements, loops boolean
Read Ch.3
Ch.2 Homework due

#4 Classes and methods
Read Ch.4
Ch.3 Homework due
#5 Encapsulation objects and reference  
Read Ch.4
Midterm over Ch.3-4
#6 More objects and methods
Read Ch.5
Ch.4 Homework due

#7 Arrays
Read Ch.6
Ch.5 Homework due

#8 Final Exam
Ch.6 Homework due
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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

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: .

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