CS 201 Course Syllabus - Monday, Wednesday
- Course Number
- CS 201
- Course Name
- Introduction to Programming
- 5 Units
- Keenan Knaur
- kknaur at gmail dot com
- Office Hours
Monday / Wednesday: 12:00pm - 2:50pm
Tuesday / Thursday: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Friday: Immediately after class at 1:10 (by appointment only)
- Text Book
- Big Java: Early Objects by Cay S. Horstmann ISBN: 978-1-118-43111-5
- Course Description
- Algorithm development for structured programming and computer programming; designing, coding, debugging, and documenting programs. Laboratory activities on problem analysis and software development
- Prerequisites: Math 103: College Algebra and Trigonometry.
- This course is required in the BS program
- Course Goals
The Student Learning Outcomes that are addressed by the course are:
- SLO #2. Students will be able to demonstrate fluency in at least one programming language and acquaintance with at least three more.
- SLO #3. Students will have a strong foundation in the design, analysis, and application of many types of algorithms.
- SLO #5. Students will have the training to analyze problems and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to their solutions.
- SLO #6. Students will have the training to design, implement, and evaluate large software systems working both individually and collaboratively.
- SLO #7. Students will be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Divide a problem into its logical set of components
- Have a good understanding of the basic programming concepts
- Create simple classes with a few methods
- Have a good understanding of how a good program design reduces coding and debugging time
- Design and code mid-level problems
- Grading Policy
A: 94 Ã¢ÂÂ 100
A-: 90 Ã¢ÂÂ 93
B+: 85 Ã¢ÂÂ 89
B:ÃÂ 80 Ã¢ÂÂ 84*
B-: 75 Ã¢ÂÂ 79
C+:ÃÂ 70 Ã¢ÂÂ 74
C: 65 Ã¢ÂÂ 69**
NC: 0 Ã¢ÂÂ 64
*Graduate students are required to get at least a B in this course to pass.
**Undergraduate students are required to get at least a C in this course to pass.
- Attendance will be taken every session
- Every student starts with a total of 20 points for the quarter.
- Students who miss class will lose 1 point for every missed.
- Students who are late or leave class early without being dismissed will lose half a point per instance.
- Being late means that you came to class after roll has been called
- It is YOUR responsibility to make sure you are on my role sheet. If you are late, you will be considered absent until you inform me and I add you to the role sheet. You must talk to me at the end of class otherwise if you leave without talking to me, you will be listed as absent.
- All assignments will be posted to the course website
- Assignments MUST be turned in through CSNS
- I will not accept email submissions
- Do NOT use .zip, .rar, or any other file compression for your assignments in this class.
- Assignments MUST be turned in on time
- The submission button on CSNS will be disabled after >the due date and time.
- Late Work:
- I do not accept any late work.
- Weekly Labs:
- Lab assignments will be given every week.
- You may use your own laptop to complete the assignments in class.
- Lab attendance is mandatory. You will be expected to finish the lab assignments in class. Any unauthorized absence (meaning you didn't notify me with a valid reason) will result in a 0 for the lab assignment.
- Weekly Quizzes:
- Quizzes cannot be made up and must be taken in class.
- Any missed quizzes will be counted as a 0.
- Quizzes will be closed-book, closed-note, closed-internet.
- You must use a classroom computer to take the quiz.
- Taking any exam early is not an option (unless there is an emergency).
- If you feel you are unable to attend the Final Exam for any reason, please do not take this course. There will be no makeup exams (unless there is an emergency).
- The Exams will be open book, open notes, limited internet. No email, chat clients, or other media that involves communication with another human being.
- You must use a classroom computer to take the Exam and you must be sure that your classroom computer works prior to taking the exam.
- Brief List of Topics
- Introduction to Computers, Programs, and Java
- Elementary Programming
- Control Statements
- Pseudo code
- ifÃ¢ÂÂ¦else Selection Statement
- while Repetition Statement
- Formulating Algorithms
- Compound Assignment Operators
- Primitive Types
- for Repetition Statement
- doÃ¢ÂÂ¦while Repetition Statement
- switch Multiple-Selection Statement
- break and continue Statements
- Logical Operators
- Program Modules in Java
- static Methods, static Fields
- Declaring and using Methods with Multiple Parameters
- Argument Promotion and Casting
- Java API Packages
- Scope of Declarations
- Method Overloading
- Declaring and Creating Arrays
- Examples Using Arrays
- Passing Arrays to Methods
- Multidimensional Arrays
- Variable-Length Argument Lists
- Object Oriented Java
- Laboratory Projects
- Each week students will complete a 3-hour lab projects on selected topics, except the exam weeks.
- Academic Integrity
- Cheating will not be tolerated. Cheating on any assignment or exam will be taken seriously. All parties involved will receive a grade of F for the course and are reported to the proper authorities.
- ADA Statement
- Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.