CS 225 Programming Concepts
F2T 2011 DL
MS Computer ScienceMBABA Communications
Mountain Time Zone
Textbook: C++ How To Program by Deitel and Deitel, 7th Edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN 978-0-13-611726-1.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
A Microsoft Visual C++ .NET compiler for home use. See the ICS web site for a link to the MSDN Academic Alliance site.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as "disputatious learning" to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
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 CS225 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, 2, 6, 7
Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 225 concepts.
Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):
relevant learning outcomes –
3, 5, 8
Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).
Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:
Does not meet expectations
65% to 84%
no exam graded
50% to 74%
Students will use the GradeBook to track their grades throughout the course. Please allow time for submitted assignments to be posted. Generally speaking it will take 24 hours for a grade to be posted into the grade book. Participation in class discussions, Mid-term and Final tests and Attendance will be taken into consideration for the course grade. (See Grading Scale below)
The grading of the course is decided based on the following items.
Grading: Course Grading Scale A = 90-100% 900-1000 B = 80-89% 800-899 C = 70-79% 700-799 D = 60-69% 600-699 F = < 60% 599 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments are due each Sunday on a weekly basis. Late work will be accepted but is penalized 30%. No late work will be accepted after 7 days.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class Participation: It is extremely important to generate ideas and participate in class discussion. Students are required to participate at least five out of every seven days. Participation includes adding new thoughts as well as commenting on fellow student responses. The understanding and application of concepts is best reinforced by communicating with others. I will be the observer/facilitator of this process and will be assessing your contributions to the topic-related discussions. From time to time, I will interject comments; but, for the most part, the discussions will be left to the class. I will also provide additional points to consider. Here is how I grade participation: Each Monday morning, I examine the Discussion Board for the previous week. You are expected to participate four days each week. I examine the quantity and quality of each student's contribution. If all your postings add significant value to the topics at hand, you will be graded as follows provided that your postings are spread out over four days: 8 or more postings -- 100% 6-7 postings -- 80% 4-5 postings -- 50% 2-3 postings -- 25% 0-1 posting -- 0%
Make-up examinations must be scheduled prior to the date of the examination. The final grade will be determined as follows:
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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
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Last Updated:9/26/2011 7:17:57 AM