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F1T 2010 DL


Patel, Chandrakant


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Following text book will be used for IS216 COBOL I and IS217 COBOL II courses.

COBOL for the 21st Century

Eleventh Edition

Author:Stern, Stern and Ley

ISBN:              978-0471-722618

Published by:    Wiley & Sons, Inc (1-800-225-5945)

You can purchase COBOL compiler from Wiley (1-800-225-5945)

ISBN: 0-471-17347-9                        Micro Focus NetExpress Version 5.0 or higher

Install your COBOL compiler (Net express with .net) on your personal computer.


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Course Description:
IS216 COBOL I: The student will develop structured, modular algorithms. The student will implement algorithms using COBOL. The student will learn the basic features of COBOL. 3:0:3 Prerequisite: CS151

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Implement key concepts of structured design and programming.
  2. Apply COBOL elements (i.e. reserve words, programmer supplied names, literals, symbols, and picture clauses)
  3. Demonstrate creativity and problem solving skills
  4. Debug and test COBOL programs for compilation, execution and data errors
  5. Write COBOL programs that use:
  6. - Do while loop, do until loop and in-line PERFORM
  7. - Nested IF's and EVALUATE
  8. - Data editing of input and output
  9. - Data validation
  10. - String processing
  11. - Definition and processing of single level table
  12. - Four digit year processing
  13. - Arithmetic processing
  14. Write COBOL programs that use proper style, documentation and application of coding standards

Core Assessment:



Weekly Discussion Rubric



Assessment guide


(10 pts)

The postings exceed discussion and peer response requirements. Although a single posting is required, the student may post multiple entries. Each posting is the improved programming solution. Each considers a different work and offers insight and thoughtful analysis; it does not simply summarize. Or produce same result and it contains no errors.

Above Average

(8 pts)

The posting slightly exceeds discussion and peer response requirements. The posting is 100 words in length and offers insight and thoughtful analysis of a chapter.

Meets Expectations

(6 pts)

The posting meets discussion and peer response requirements. It is 75 words in length and offers a response with some analysis. It may contain multiple errors.

Below Requirements

(4 pts)

The posting is slightly below peer response requirements. The posting is less than 75 words in length and offers little analysis and/or contains multiple minor errors.

Lacking Effort

(2 pts)

The posting falls considerably short of peer response requirements. It is less than 75 words and offers little other than a summary of a reading and/or contains multiple major grammatical and/or sentence structure errors.


(0 pts)

The posting does not meet minimal expectations and contains multiple major grammatical and/or sentence structure errors.

Maximum points for discussion assignment ……..      10 points


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Follow the weekly schedule of
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