CS219 Programming Fundamentals

for FA 2011

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CS 219 Programming Fundamentals


FA 2011 HO


Kim, Daehee


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. in Computer Science
M.S. in Computer Science

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Semester Dates

FA 2011

Class Days


Class Time

1:30 - 2:45 PM


Any math course greater than or equal to MA131 and a grade of C or better in CS151

Credit Hours


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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Course Description:
CS 219 Programming Fundamentals: 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: arrays, graphical user interface components, event-driven programming, exception handling. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in any math course >= MA125 and a grade of C or better in CS151.Suggested prerequisite CS140 3:0:3 @

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

  1. Explain advanced object-oriented programming concepts - inheritance, polymorphism, exception handling, GUI programming
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use the Eclipse integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
  4. Analyze Java programs in order to test, debug, and improve them.
  5. Appraise Java programs to ensure that they use proper coding conventions and documentation.
  6. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principles of inheritance and composition. *Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes in a class hierarchy tree. *Given a description that involves two classes, the student should be able to decide on whether composition or inheritance is more appropriate.
  7. Formulate Java programs that use: *class variables and class methods *arrays and Arraylists *object-oriented programming concepts – inheritance, polymorphism *exception handling *GUI programming – event-driven programming, layout managers, components

Core Assessment:

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.

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.
For example questions, teachers should refer to the CS219 example exam, questions 1-20.

Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):

relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 7

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
For example questions, teachers should refer to the CS219 example exam, questions 21-22.

Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence


≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

no exam graded

Problem solving

≥ 75%

50% to 74%

< 50%

no exam graded


Grading weights are as follows:

                homework                          30%  
               ( There are eight homeworks. A homework with the lowest score will be excluded)

               quizzes & attendances       5%

               exam 1                              20%

               exam 2                              20%

               exam 3                              25%


Your overall score is determined as follows:

                (your_total_hw_pts / max_hw_pts) * 30 +

               (your_total_quiz_pts / max_quiz_pts) * 5 +

               (your_exam1_pts / max_exam1_pts) * 20 +

               (your_exam2_pts / max_exam2_pts) * 20 +

               (your_exam3_pts / 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

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


[ How 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 output ]


For programming 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.

[ Due date ]

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.

[ To avoid late-homework penalty ]

1.      First 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.

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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.

  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.

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 .

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