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IS 216 COBOL I
Walizer, Ottis E.


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Course

IS 216 COBOL I

Semester

F2T 2010 DL

Faculty

Walizer, Ottis E.

Degrees/Certificates

MS Degree, Human Resource Management and Development
BS Degree, Business Management
AS Degree, Nuclear Devices Technology

Office Location

Virtual

Office Hours

Anytime

Daytime Phone

701-240-4422

Other Phone

FAX 710-214-4402

E-Mail

ottis.walizer@pirate.park.edu

walizer@srt.com

Semester Dates

Oct 18 - Dec 12 2010

Class Days

All days

Class Time

Anytime

Prerequisites

CS151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 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.

Additional Resources:
 

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:

Class Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities.

For this course, the core assessment is a Comprehensive Final Examination to be administered in all sections of IS216. This exam is worth at least 30 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of the Core Learning Outcomes (as listed on this syllabus) through definitions, essay, and/or multiple choice questions, and producing programming solutions from a given problem description.

This core assessment is an OPEN BOOK, OPEN NOTES comprehensive examination that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home examination. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours.

No computers, or materials other than a writing instrument and a calculator without text functions, and communication may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.The core assessment for this course is the final exam woth a possible 300 points (20& of the course grade). The exam will be open book and it will be proctored. Students will have two hours to complete the exam.

Students must make arrangements for a proctor before the end of Week 6. Read the rules and instructions regarding proctored exams at http://www.park.edu/online/proctoredform.asp?s=&c=online. It is the student's responsibility to follow the instructions to arrange a proctor for the final exam. Students who fail to take the final exam will fail the course. 

 

Grading:

The work you do in this class is valued as follows:

Activity

Quantity

Points for Each

Total Points Possible

% of Total Grade (weighted)

Discussions

8

10

80

10.00%

Lab Assignments

8

100

800

40.00%

Weekly Quizzes

8

50

400

20.00%

Final Exam

1

 400

400

30.00%

Total Possible

 

 

1680

100%

The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:

90% - 100% 1512 - 1680 points

A

80% - 89%

1344 - 1511 points

B

70% - 79%

1176 - 1343 points

C

60% - 69%

1008 - 1175 points

D

Below 60%

1007 points or less

F

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Late Submission of Course Materials
All assignments are due by midnight of the date posted, usually by the Sunday of that week unless otherwise noted. It is the student’s responsibility to insure that assignments are received by the instructor.

You can send one (1) homework late and still get full credit if received by me by the end of the next following week. Use this one “get out of jail free card” wisely, either for a computer problem or possibly the week of another deadline or travel. This only applies to a homework; discussion must be fulfilled during the week assigned, and the activity deadlines are non-negotiable.

 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Classroom Rules of Conduct (Netiquette)
In this course, some people may have different opinions which you do not agree with. Be objective and respectful when responding to different points of view. Working online may make communication more difficult since you don't see each other's body language.

  1. Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty, and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an online class. What you put into an online course reflects on your level of professionalism.
  2. It is important not to take disagreement personally.
  3. Responses to different ideas and observations need to be objective. Being objective means maintaining boundaries and not making personal attacks on the ability of others or making statements that have the potential to be taken personally.
  4. An important part of online learning is discussion. Differences in thinking are good because our knowledge is broadened.
  5. Because we have differences, we will have conflict. The important thing is to handle conflict in a way that does not create defensiveness, which does not promote learning.

You can see more about core rules of netiquette at http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
IS216 Course Schedule

Week 1

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapters 1 and 2
Read Lecture 1

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 1
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 1

100

Sunday

 


Week 2

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapters 3 and 4
Read Lecture 2

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 2
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 2

100

Sunday

Make arrangements for your final exam proctor!
See Week 2 > Arranging a Proctor

Week 6


Week 3

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapter 5
Read Lecture 3

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 3
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 3

100

Sunday

 


Week 4

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapter 6
Read Lecture 4

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 4
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 4

100

Sunday

 


Week 5

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapter 7
Read Lecture 5

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 5
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 5

100

Sunday

 


Week 6

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapter 8
Read Lecture 6

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 6
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 6

100

Sunday

Make arrangements for your final exam proctor!
See Week 6 > Arranging a Proctor

This week!

 


Week 7

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Read Chapter 9
Read Lecture 7

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 7
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 7

100

Sunday

 


Week 8

Activity

Description

Points

Due Date

Reading

Review Chapters 1 - 9
Read Lecture 8

Required

Discussion

Post a response to Discussion 8
Respond to at least 1 classmate’s posting

10

Wednesday
Sunday

Lab Assignment

Complete Lab Assignment 8

100

Sunday

Final Exam

proctored, open book

400

Sunday

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

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 "F".
  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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