SYLLABUS: CS 258 Programming III: Spring 2016
Southern Oregon University, Department of Computer Science
CRN 6865, Four Credits,
grade in CS 257, MTH 251
with a C- or better
Professor: Dr. Dan Harvey
Room: Computer Science Building CS 218
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. Move your cursor to Teaching Activities, and then click on the appropriate class and select the desired option. We will also use the University Moodle facility for exams and class group discussions.
Class Times: Monday, Wednesday, TA 208, 10:30-12:20
Exam: Monday, June 6, 10:30-12:30
Absolute Java, Walter Savitch, 6th Edition, Pearson, ISBN 978-0-13-404167-7
and Objectives: This class emphasizes pseudo-code, exception handling,
packages, file input/output, recursion, bit operations, GUI applications, and
threads. The course also provides an introduction to system engineering,
abstract data types, generics, and basic data structures using objects. We
assume that students are competent in programming in Java. During this quarter,
· Practice programming and develop design skills.
· Practice program reading and documentation.
· Become familiar with basic stacks, queues, and trees.
· Apply exception handling and event driven programming techniques.
· Utilize the Java class library.
· Write programs that read from and write to files.
· Process bit oriented data and handle primitive data types.
· Develop skill in writing recursive methods.
· Receive exposure to threads and monitors.
1 Review, Pseudo code,
2 File Input/Output
3 Bit operators, Software Engineering
5, 6 GUI Applications, Java Class Library, Java FX
7 Data Structures (Queues and Stacks), Generics
8 Data Structures (Trees)
9 Threads and Monitors
Course Grading: There will be six required lab assignments. There will be optional additional labs, which provide opportunities for earning extra credit. 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. Labs up to a week late will receive a 10 percent late penalty. Labs that are more than a week late will not be accepted. The lab average is worth 30% of your total grade. Lab related questions will be on every quiz and on the final.
There will be five class quizzes (Second meeting of the 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 50% of you total grade.
A comprehensive final will be given that is based upon the topics covered on the quizzes and are essential to be mastered by CS and CIS majors. The final is worth 20% of the 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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