Southern Oregon University
Department of Computer Science
CS 256 Programming I (CRN 6860)
Prerequisite: MTH 111 with a grade of C- or better (or appropriate SOU placement level)
Instructor: Dan Harvey
Room: Computer Science Building #CS218
Monday, Wednesday: 9:30-10:30, 12:30-1:30, Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30-1:30
Web Site: http://cs.sou.edu/~harveyd
The web site is available for quiz results, lab assignments, weekly handouts, current grade status, and contact with class members. Click on teaching activities, then on cs200, and then select the desired option.
Lecture 10:30-12:20 am, Tuesday-Thursday, Classroom CS 206, PCE
Final Exam: Thursday, June 9 from 10:30 to 12:30 a.m.
Absolute Java, 6th Edition, Walter Savitch, Pearson Publishing, ISBN-978-0-13-404167-7
Important Note: A grade of B or better in this course is a prerequisite for students that want to continue to CS II (CS 257).
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming. These fundamentals include programming techniques that relate to structured/event driven programming, constructs for decision making/creating loops/arrays/files, and the use of memory through variables. We will use the Java Programming language with the JGrasp Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
2 Data types and variables
3 Expressions and statements
4 Control structures
6 Classes and Methods
7 Classes and Methods continued.
8 Object-Oriented Design
9 Graphical User Interface
10 Applets and Review
There will be lab assignments given each week. Lab assignments are in two parts. The first part involves programming to reinforce concepts covered in class; the second part contains questions that synthesize the essential topics covered by the lab; late labs will incur a 10% late penalty. Labs more than one week late will not be accepted. The lab average is worth 40% of your total grade.
There will be five class quizzes (Second class meeting of even weeks). The lowest quiz score is dropped. Make-up quizzes will not be given unless arrangements are made in advance. The quiz average is worth 40% of your total grade.
A comprehensive final will be given that is based upon the topics covered in the quizzes. The final is worth 20% of your total grade.
For all exams
(including the final), you may bring a 8 ˝ x 11 inch
page of handwritten notes. You turn in the notes at the end of the exam.
Grade Breakdown: 93-100 A 90-92 A-
88-89 B+ 82-87 B 80-81 B-
78-79 C+ 72-77 C 70-71 C-
68-69 D+ 62-67 D 60-61 D-
Under 60 F
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