Syllabus Entrance
Printer Friendly
Email Syllabus

CS 219 Programming Fundamentals
Spears, Angelo


Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.

Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.

Course

CS 219 Programming Fundamentals

Semester

S1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Spears, Angelo

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MSSM
BS - Computer Science, Chemistry & Biology
Certifications: Security Plus, Linux Plus, LPIC-1, Novell CLA 11, Novell DC Tech Spec

Office Hours

by Appointment

Daytime Phone

915-568-6908

Other Phone

915-342-0851

E-Mail

Angelo.Spears@park.edu

angelo_spears@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

14 Jan 2013 - 10 Mar 2013

Class Days

Mon, Wed

Class Time

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Prerequisites

CS 151

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving with Java by John and Raymond Dean, McGraw-Hill.,
ISBN 978-0-07-304702.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development.  The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.
Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email helpdesk@park.edu or call 800-927-3024
Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.


Course Description:
This course continues the development of the programming and problem solving skills introduced in CS151. 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: Any math course > MA 131, a grade of "C" or better in CS151. Suggested prerequisite: CS140 3:0:3

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

Concepts

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

no exam graded

Problem solving

≥ 75%

50% to 74%

< 50%

no exam graded

Class Assessment:

Students are expected to:
A. Complete the reading assignments before class as indicated in the Class Schedule.
B. Participate actively in the solution of problems presented during class-time.
C. Practice on their own, the solution of recommended problems.
D. Complete all homework/assignments when scheduled.  There will be one graded assignment per week. 
E. Complete all examinations when scheduled.

Grading:

Examination 1 - 200 pts
Final Exam     - 400 pts
Homework/Assignments - 300 pts
Programs - 100 pts
Quizzes - 40 pts (extra credit - will be added to the total points for the course)
 
Grading Scale:
A = 900 and above
B = 800 - 899 pts
C= 700 - 799 pts
D = 600 - 699 pts
F = below 600 pts

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Homework is due at the beginning of class on the stated due-date.
Late homework may be accepted, if
(1) Such arrangement is previously established with the instructor and
(2) evidence of progress is demonstrated on the due date.
Late assignments will carry a penalty of 10% the first week.  After 1 week, late work will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 - Intro to the Course, Basic Java concepts review, Chapter 10 (Arrays)
Week 2 - Chapter 10 (cont)
Week 3 - Chapter 11 & 12
Week 4 - Midterm,
Week 5 - Chapter 13
Week 6 - Chapter 14
Week 7 - Chapter 16
Week 8 - Final Exam Comprehensive

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 95-96

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 95

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 98

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 .

Copyright:

This material is protected by copyright and can not be reused without author permission.

Last Updated:11/27/2012 1:57:47 PM