CS219 Programming Fundamentals

for F2QQ 2004

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SYLLABUS Park University

COURSE DESCRIPTOR: Course descriptor relates to the fact if the course is MGE
COURSE TITLE: Programming Fundamentals
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Senior Instructor, Computer Science
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: Hill AFB, Utah, Bldg 383, Room 232
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: Monday – Saturday evenings until 9:00 p.m.
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: Home (801) 525-9841 (until 9:00 p.m.)
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS: Robert.Hanrahan@pirate.park.edu
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS: HanrahanBobster@aol.com
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM: October25, 2004 – December 19, 2004
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS: Monday and Wednesday evening
CLASS SESSION TIME: 4:30 – 7:15 p.m.
PREREQUISITE (S): Any math course > or equal MA 131 (Suggested prerequisite: CS 151 or equivalent)
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.

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

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: graphical user interface components, event-driven programming, exception handling, and files. Prerequisite: Any math course > or equal MA 131, a grade of ‘C’ or better in CS 151.

My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogue, practical programming (keeping it “simple”), random quizzes, examinations, Internet, videos, web sites and writings. I will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, freedom to explore the technology at hand (programming, software engineering, computer science etc.), and issues/contradictions with regard to programming style.

This course introduces the student to advanced programming in an OOP language environment. The student will understand and be able to apply software engineering and programming principles/techniques to develop code that satisfies good software engineering practices. The student will be able to design code components, implement them and understand the process associated with developing error free code. The major learning outcomes which students should possess after completing this course are: familiarize students with the basic theories, concepts, history and terminology used in computer program design and development; acquaint students with the principles associated with software application tools; create in the student an appreciation of computers in the student's chosen area of study; increase computer skills through assignments which require hands-on efforts in class and homework assignments.

COURSE TEXTBOOK (S): JAVA An Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, Savitch, Prentice Hall, 3rd Edition, 2003 (ISBN: 0-13-140169-6)

ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”

PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”

ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as temporary duty and illness, are excusable; however, the student must make up the missed work as follows: The instructor for both assignments and programs will provide new assignments. Temporary duty orders may be given to the instructor or turned in to the school office.

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: Assignments turned in late will be assessed a 20% penalty for each class it is late.

Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the reading material and assignments. Participation in class discussion is required to obtain full value from the material under consideration. There will be mid term and final exams, pop quizzes, an application of moderate complexity (project), textbook homework assignments and points for class participation. Textbook homework assignments and computer-based assignments will be turned in no later than the first class of the week after an assignment is given (Monday and Wednesday assignments will be due on Monday of the following week).

Computers and Interactive Development Environments (IDEs) make programming and testing much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students 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: www.park.edu/disability.

Date Chapter Topic Study Assignment

25 October Course Overview, Goals, Objectives, Review of chapters 1-6 (CS 151) etc.

27 October 7 Inheritance Sections 7.1/7.2
1 November 7 Inheritance Section 7.3
3 November 8 Exception Handling Sections 8.1/8.2
8 November 8 Exception Handling Sections 8.3
9 File Streams and File I/O (File Management/Terminology; Text File Processing) All Sections
10 November 10 Dynamic Data Structures Sections 10.1
15 November 10 Dynamic Data Structures Sections 10.2
11 Recursion All Sections
Review for Mid Term and Lab

17 November *********** MID-TERM EXAMINATION ***********

22 November Lab at Park or at home

24 November 12 Windows Interfacing Using Swing Sections12.1 – 12.3
29 November 12 Windows Interfacing Using Swing Sections 12.4/12.5
1 December 13 Applets and HTML Sections 13.1/13.2
8 December 13 Applets and HTML Section 13.3
10 December 14 More Swing All Sections

15 December Appendixes 1-10 Overview of Each
Appendix 11 – Differences between C ++ and Java
****** Review for Final Examination ******
17 December
Lab if required

The final course grade will be determined by the following measurements:

Textbook 10% 100 points
Computer 20% 200 points
Class Participation 5% (Survey, prepared and class interaction) 50 points
Quizzes 5% (two 25 point “pop quizzes”) 50 points
Midterm Exam 25% 250 points
Final Exam 35% 350 points

The midterm exam will cover Chapters 1 through 11 (basics) and topics discussed in class.

The final exam will be cumulative and cover all the assigned textbook chapters 1 - 14, appendices, and related topics covered in class.

The course letter final grades will be determined by the following:

900 - 1000 A
800 - 899 B
700 - 799 C
600 - 699 D
Below 600 F (or four or more consecutive inexcusable absences)

There will be no curve used in the grading nor will extra work be accepted for credit, except as previously described for participation credit for excused absences or participation credit for excused absences.