CS 151 Introduction to Programming
F2B 2011 BL
M.S Computer ScienceTexas State Teacher Certification
Fort Bliss Campus, TX
By Appointment after class
F2B 2011 Oct 17, 2011 - Dec 11, 2011
7:40 pm - 10:10 pm
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An objective of this course is to help students begin developing the "creativity and problem-solving skills" necessary to pass subsequent programming courses and necessary as well to become a proficient programmer regardless of the programming language.
To help meet the "creativity and problem-solving skills" objective students will be required to produce programming project solutions from given problem descriptions. This objective is not met if a student is only able to produce solutions by pasting together given code fragments. Although pasting code fragments together is sometimes appropriate, it does not enforce the development of creativity and problem-solving skills.
In order to start developing creativity and problem-solving skills, the student will be required to program at least one project each week 'from scratch'. In order to satisfy the requirement to program 'from scratch', the student must create and type via the keyboard orginal source code. Cutting and pasting code fragments from other source code will not satisfy the 'from scratch' requirement.
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 CS151 example exam found in the password-protected my.park 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 151 concepts.
Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):
relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 7, 8
Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
no exam graded
50% to 74%
Course arrangements will consist of lectures, class discussions and laboratory examples, exercises, programming projects, homework and examinations. While laboratory facilities are available, students may complete required projects using computers outside the college campus providing the software requirements of the course are used.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late assignments will carry a 10% deduction for every class period begining late. All assignments are due at the beginning of the class period or as assigned.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All students are expected to follow the rules for acceptable conduct and good manners. Any student, who does not adhere to these guidelines will be excused from class and reported to the proper authorities.
I will check my Office and e-mail daily after 10:00 p.m. (CST or CDST). Expect a response within 24 hours.
All assignments are to be completed on time and submitted to the correct course Dropbox. All computer assignments should be clearly marked with the student's name. Work received without identification cannot receive credit.
Week 1 - Introduction, Chapter 1 & 2, Homework 1, Program 1 : Due on October 24, 2011
Week 2 - Chapter 3 & 4 - Homework 2, Program 2 : Due on October 31, 2011
Week 3 - Chapter 5 - Homework 3, Program 3: Due on November 7, 2011
Week 4 - Midterm
Week 5 - Chapter 6 & 7, Homework 4, Program 4 :Due on November 21, 2011
Week 6 - Chapter 8, Homework 5, Program 5 :Due on November 28, 2011
Week 7 - Chapter 9, Homework 6, Program 6 :Due on December 5, 2011
Week 8 - Final Exam, Comprehesives
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: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 .
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