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CS 225 Programming Concepts
Ramos, Jose' Antonio


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 225 Programming Concepts LC
SemesterS2AA2005
FacultyRamos, Jose' Antonio
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMS in Computer Science
BS in Computer Science
AAS in Electronics Engineering
Office LocationLackland AFB
Office HoursTBA at start of class
Daytime Phone210 524 8215
E-MailJose.Ramos@pirate.park.edu
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:35 - 10:05 PM
PerquisitesA grade of 'C' or better in CS 219
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Deitel, Visual C++.NET: How to Program, 1st Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003, ISBN: 0-13-437377-4.


Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problems solving skills introduced in CS219.  Programming concepts will be put to practice using C++ for programming projects.  Since C++ is so similar to Java and since students should already know Java from their prerequisite courses, this course will cover C++ basics (control constructs, operators, data types, functions) very quickly.   More time will be spent on those features of C++ that differ from Java.  For example, more time will be spent on pointers, object-oriented programming techniques, and operator overloading. Pre-requisite: A grade of ‘C' or better in CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on the concept of applied learning.  It is believed that to fully benefit from an education, students must aggressively read and study course material on a routine basis, continually applying and building upon their newfound knowledge.  Students are to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments provided in each chapter.  Discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade.  Students should expect to invest at a minimum of ten hours of focused time studying, practicing, and preparing the Java programming assignments.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Explain basic C++ constructs (this should be covered quickly since basic C++ constructs are similar to basic Java constructs, which are covered in CS 151 and CS 219).
  2. Explain basic object-oriented programming concepts (this should be covered quickly since basic OOP concepts are covered in CS 151 and CS 219).
  3. Explain these programming concepts:
         * Pointers
         * Parameter passing - call-by-value vs. call-by-reference
         * Operator overloading
         * Inheritance - public, protected, and private access specifiers
  4. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  5. Use the Visual C++ integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug C++ programs.
  6. Write C++ programs that use proper style and documentation.
  7. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of inheritance.
         * Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree.
  8. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of composition.
         * Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  9. Write C++ programs that use:
         * Preprocessor directives
         * Functions - call-by-value vs. call-by-reference parameters, inline functions, default arguments
         * Arrays - one-dimensional and two-dimensional
         * Pointers
         * Strings
         * Operator overloading
         * Inheritance - public, protected, and private access specifiers
     Optional - upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
 10. Write C++ programs that use:
         * UML, polymorphism, virtual functions, templates, exception handling, file I/O

Course Assessment:
1-hour Mid-term   30 % Week Four  (Chapters 1 - 3)
4 Programming Projects        30 %
Participation 5 %
Preparedness 5 %
2-hour Final Examination 30 % Week Eight (Comprehensive

Grading:
100-90   A
89-80 B
79-70 C
69-60 D
Below 60 F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due.  The due date of homework will be annotated at the bottom of each assignment.  Late homework will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 10-point (out of 100) reduction in score each calendar day it is late.  Late homework will not be accepted after the start of the next class meeting and will receive an automatic zero for a grade.  The instructor may modify the due dates and it is the students responsibility to adjust the assignment turn in accordingly.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during the class lecture.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week Topic(s)                              Chapter(s)
1 Intro to C++ and Control Structures,     1,2,4, & 5
2 Intro to Functions Pointers and Arrays   6,7, & 8
3 Intro to Classes and Objects             3,9, & 10
4 Stream Input/Output and Midterm          15
5 Exception Handling and Templates         16
6 STLs and Operator Overloading            11
7 Inheritance and Polymorphism             12 and 13
8 Review 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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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