CS 225 Programming Concepts
S2U 2012 LU
Baxter, Randall S.
Mar 19 - May 13, 2012
4:50 - 10:10 PM
A grade of C or better in CS 219
C++ How to Program, Late Objects Version
MBS Direct SKU #: 1050915
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Go to the Information and Computer Science Department home page, for directions on how to obtain the Visual Studio 2008 or 2010 (which contains C++) from the Microsoft MSDN Academic Alliance Software Center. [At the Department site, choose “Software Resources” and then, MSDN Academic Alliance.] Students enrolled in the course will receive a password front eh Park MSDNAA Administrator on the first day of class so that they can download the software free from Microsoft MSDN.
MSWord – This course requires students to be able to open, edit, and save Microsoft Word documents.
Supplies: Purchase a removable memory device – USB Drive to make back-up copies from your hard drive
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Educational Philosophy: My philosophy is that everyone can learn if given the chance. The student will be presented with quizzes, programs, and exams to help them build their knowledge of the C++ language.
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%
8 Class Participation Projects (Weeks 1-8)
5 Quizzes(Weeks 2-3-5-6-7)
6 Homework/Programming Assignments (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
Final Exam(Week 8)
Number of Points
599 or below
59.9 or below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Work is due on the date specified. Late work will not be accepted without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Participation is expected. Weekly discussion will be required and I request you treat all other class members as you would like to be treated. Hands on projects will be done in class as well as some assignments.
C++ How To Program
Quiz or Exam
Intro to Computers & C++
Participation Project 1
Programming Assignment Week 1
Participation Project 2
Programming Assignment Weeks 2
Functions, Recursion, Arrays & Vectors
Participation Project 3
Programming Assignment Weeks 3
Review + Midterm
Participation Project 4
Pointers & File Access
Participation Project 5
Programming Assignment Weeks 5
Participation Project 6
Programming Assignment Week 6
Operator Overloading & Inheritance
Participation Project 7
Programming Assignment Weeks 7
Participation Project 8
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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:2/20/2012 9:30:28 AM