CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
FA 2011 HO
B.S. in Computer ScienceM.S. in Computer Science
1:30 - 2:45 PM
Any math course greater than or equal to MA131 and a grade of C or better in CS151
Textbook: Required text:
Dean, J. & Dean, R. (2008), Introduction to Programming with Java – A Problem Solving Approach, New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-304702-7.
Book's resource center: http://www.mhhe.com/dean
If you prefer to purchase an eBook rather than a hardcopy paper book, you may do so at http://www.coursesmart.com/0077253531.
Optional free online text:
Eckel, B. (2002), Thinking in Java, 3rd edition, download from http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/docs/books/eckel/
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Purchase a USB flash drive storage device
Optional acquisition: A Java compiler for home use. I recommend that you use Eclipse. Refer to my "Getting Started with Eclipse" document for details.
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Educational Philosophy: I am sure that lectures has an crucial role in teaching; so, I prepare well written class notes as well as to deliver materials in the class notes to students easily and effectively. At the end of each class, I announce which scopes will be dealt with at next class so that students will read related materials(textbook as well as optional articles) ahead of the next class. Quizzes are given in order to check participation as well as what students have learned at the previous class. Whenever I finish a chapter, I give a homework which helps students understand better the chapter. Alongside well delivered lectures, I try to discuss with students and have a question and answer time after class about lecture, homework, and exam; I will guide students so that students can solve problems by themselves with my help.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy also dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes.
For this course, the core assessment tool is a final exam. Teachers must create their own final exam and pattern it after the CS219 example exam found in the password-protected my.park ICS faculty area, https://my.park.edu/ICS/Offices/Information_and_Computer_Science/. To avoid collaboration between students in different sections, teachers should not use the example exam's questions verbatim. But teachers are required to cover its same content, and they are strongly encouraged to follow its format closely.
In the final exam, there are two broad categories of questions that we evaluate separately – concepts and problem solving:
Concepts (terminology and concepts that should be memorized): relevant learning outcomes – 1, 6
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 219 concepts.
Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):
relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 7
Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
no exam graded
50% to 74%
Grading weights are as follows:
quizzes & attendances 5%
exam 1 20%
exam 2 20%
exam 3 25%
Your overall score is determined as follows:
/ max_hw_pts) * 30 +
/ max_quiz_pts) * 5 +
max_exam1_pts) * 20 +
max_exam2_pts) * 20 +
max_exam3_pts) * 25
Letter grades are assigned (based on your overall score) as follows:
90 – 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
less than 60 F
Late Submission of Course Materials: See rules of conduct section below
to submit ]
Do not submit homework answers by hand. Instead, for each homework
assignment, you must upload your work to the drop box on your course's web
site. To upload to the drop box, go to the course web site and click on the Dropbox tab. Select the appropriate
homework from the Basket menu and then click Go. Follow the prompts on the screen.
Please do not copy answers ]
Homework must be done
independently. You may ask procedural or conceptual questions to other people.
However, you may not obtain answers from a classmate, from someone outside of
class, or from the Internet. You must be the sole author of the work that you
submit. If you copy part of someone else's work, if someone else copies part of
your work, or if you do not work independently, you will receive zeros on the
current and previous homework assignments.
[ Please do not modify program’s
projects, you are required to submit a copy of your program's output. If you
don't get your program to work properly, you might be tempted to fake your
output by editing it slightly. Don't do it! If you edit/falsify your output in
any way, you will receive a zero on the entire current homework.
Upload your homework to the drop box no later than midnight of the
day on which the homework is due. Normally, if you upload a homework
assignment later than that, then that homework's score will be reduced by
one-third for each intervening class period before the homework is turned in. See following examples.
Due date : Monday, Submit : Tuesday ~ Wednesday :
score will be reduced by one-third
Due date : Monday, Submit : Thursday ~ Next Monday : score will be reduced by two-thirds
Due date : Monday, Submit : After the next Monday :
score will be zero.
avoid late-homework penalty ]
of all, if you think you will be late to submit and you have acceptable excuses,
please send email me before due date.
2. When you submit your late homework to the drop box, write a note in the
drop box message area that says you have a late excuse. Hand me the late-excuse
note either in class or in my office. A late excuse is acceptable only if it is
signed by a doctor, a sports coach, or a funeral director, and the signer's phone
number is on the note.
3. When you submit your late homework to the drop box, write a note in the
drop box message area that says you want to use one (or two) of your virtual
no-penalty coupons. Include one virtual no-penalty coupon for each class period
that the homework is late. Send me an e-mail that tells me to look in your drop
box for your late homework. (Sending an e-mail is important. If you don't send
an e-mail, I probably won't see your drop box message.)
No-penalty coupons ]
You are given two virtual no-penalty coupons at the beginning of
the semester. They are intended to be used for lateness due to family problems,
sickness, computer problems, USB flash drive problems, Internet problems, etc.
When virtual no-penalty coupons are used, I record them in my online grade
book. At the end of the semester, your overall percentage will be increased by
half of a percentage point for each of your unused coupons. The number of
unused coupons is taken from my grade book (this overrides any student claims
of coupon usage).
You will be allowed to take a make-up test only if you give me a
note that is signed by a doctor, sports coach, or funeral director, and the
signer's phone number is on the note. Make-up tests will tend to be
harder than the original tests. All make-up tests must be taken within one week
of the original test's date.
Pop quizzes will be given within the first three minutes of the
scheduled class time. Quizzes are intended to encourage: 1) prompt arrival, and
2) reading the assigned material before class. You may be excused from a missed
quiz by providing an acceptable excuse. An excuse is acceptable only if
it is signed by a doctor, a sports coach, a funeral director, or a teacher and
the signer's phone number is on the note.
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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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96
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. 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 .
Last Updated:8/9/2011 12:50:15 AM