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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "CS 160"
COURSE NAME: "Programming Concepts and Applications"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Summer Session II 2018
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Jeffrey Paone
EMAIL: @johncabot.edu
HOURS: MTWTH 1:40-3:30 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course introduces fundamental computer programming concepts using a high-level language and a modern development environment. Programming skills include sequential, selection, and repetition control structures, functions, input and output, primitive data types, basic data structures including arrays and pointers, objects, and classes. Software engineering skills include problem solving, program design, and debugging practices. The goal of this course is to open students’ mind to computational thinking, to educate them to leverage programs as tools in their own field of study, and to empower them with a fundamental knowledge of programming.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
Sequential, selection, and repetition control structures; functions; input and output; primitive data types, basic data structures including arrays, pointers, objects, and classes; problem solving, program design, and debugging practices; algorithm design and implementation; data processing.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

 

(1) Identify and construct proper object-oriented C++ syntax. Explain the components

that comprise C++ syntax and how the components operate together.

 

(2) Design and write pseudocode to accomplish a given task or solve a defined problem using common programming design structures including conditionals, loops,

functions, arrays, and classes.

 

(3) Translate pseudocode into valid and correct C++ code.

 

(4) Analyze and trace existing code and calculate the output given an initial input while explaining what the code does.

 

(5) Identify and correct errors in C++ syntax, program structure, and algorithm logic.

 

(6) Discuss at a high level how C++ code becomes an executable program and how data is stored in computer memory.

 

(7) Discuss ethical practices in code development and code usage
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
zyBooks for John Cabot University (http://zyBooks.com)Cost: $48 (as of Jan. 2017).. The Access Code will be provided by instructor prior to the first day of class. A computer with internet connection is required for this course.
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
LabsEach class will involve in-class activities and lab exercises. Labs will be graded: the average grade weighs 10% of the final grade.10%
Assignments +zybooksWeekly homework assignments will be graded. Designated Challenge Activities from zyBooks will be assigned with each assignment. Assignments will be due one week after they are assigned (Thursday). Each assignment score accounts for five percent of the final grade. 15%
Final ProjectThe final project is an open-ended assignment combining all techniques learned during the course. Details will be announced in class during Week 3. 25%
QuizzesQuizzes will be administered electronically. Details will be announced in class. Each quiz score accounts for five percent of the final grade. 25%
Final examThe final exam is cumulative. A student must achieve at least a 60% on the final exam in order to pass this course. 25%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY

You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until ____________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Modifications will be announced in class)

Session

Session Focus

Assignment

Meeting

Place/ Exam Dates

Week 1

Ch. 1: Data Types, Input and Output, Mathematical Operators, Compiling, Memory.

Ch. 2: Random Numbers, Conditionals, Relational and Logical Operators.

Ethics: Software Licenses and Code Reuse.

Asgn 1

First quiz.

Week 2

Ch. 3: Arrays – 1D and multi-dimensional

Ch. 4: For, While, Do-While Loops, continue, break.

Ethics: Freeware / Shareware / Abandonware.

Asgn 2

Second quiz.

Week 3

Ch. 5: Functions, Scope, Pass-By-Value, Pass-By-Reference, Prototypes and Definitions, Multifile Programs, Makefiles, Recursion.

Ethics: End User License Agreement (EULA)

Asgn 3

Third quiz.

Week 4

Ch. 6: File Input & Output

Ch. 7: Strings, Vectors, Classes & Objects, Access Modifiers, Constructors.

Ethics: Ethical Development

Final Project

Fourth quiz.

Week 5

Ch. 7: Passing Objects, Algorithms (min/max, sort, search), Pointers, Heap & Stack.

Ethics: Ethical Applications and Use.

 

Fifth quiz.

 

Final exam (comprehensive)