|Office / Phone
||GH 118 / 717-815-6582
||M/W 11 AM - 12 PM
T/Th 2 - 3 PM
F 9 - 10 AM
or by arrangement
|Class Times||Section 01: M/W 8:00-9:50 AM
Section 02: T/Th 8:00-9:50 AM
This course introduces the fundamental techniques of algorithmic programming using procedural and object-oriented constructs. Topics will include problem analysis; algorithmic design; and implementation and debugging strategies using good programming practices. The course covers basic data structures including variables, arrays, strings, pointers, and classes; and control structures including decisions, iterations, functions, and file I/O. The concepts of encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism will be introduced in the context of object-oriented data structures. The course will focus on implementing applications from computer science and engineering using C/C++/C#.
Stephen G. Kochan, Programming
in C, 3rd Ed.
Class meetings will be a mix of lecture/discussion and in-class lab
exercises designed to illustrate the concepts we are covering. A
series of programming projects in the C++ programming language will be
assigned at approximately 1-2
week intervals, to be completed individually. Occasional written
homework assignments may be assigned.
We will use Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, available in all campus computing labs, for labs and programming assignments in the C programming language. You may obtain a copy of the software to use at home: see me for details.
We will use the Eclipse IDE
for labs and programming assignments in Java. This is available
for free from www.eclipse.org.
(You will also need the Java Development Kit (JDK) available from java.sun.com.)
In-class quizzes will be given frequently, typically at the
beginning of class. Up to two missed quizzes will be
forgiven. Quizzes may not be made up.
There will be two midterm exams given in class, dates/times to be announced. A scheduled final exam will be given (see the Final Exam Schedule).
We will be covering a significant amount of material in the course, and it is very important that you keep up. If you have any questions, please ask me in class, office hours, or through email. I'm here to help!
Grades are assigned on a 100-point scale:
Your overall grade for the course will be determined as follows:
Please check the course web page, http://faculty.ycp.edu/~dhovemey/fall2007/cs200/, regularly for important announcements.
Assignments and labs will be posted as zip files on the course
web page, http://faculty.ycp.edu/~dhovemey/fall2007/cs200/.
Assignments and labs will be submitted using the server https://camel.ycp.edu:8443.
You will receive an email containing the username and password you
should use for this server.
The following policy pertains to homework and graded (individual)
All homework assignments and graded (individual) programming assignments are to be completed individually. I encourage you to discuss high level concepts with other students, but any work you submit must be yours alone.
Direct copying of code or other work from other students, web sites, or other sources is absolutely forbidden under any circumstances.
Any sources (books, websites, articles,
fellow students, etc.) that you consult in completing an assignment must be properly
acknowledged. In general, I strongly discourage you from
using any resource not explicitly listed in the course syllabus or on
the course web page. When you work on a programming assignment,
it must be your
program, not your adaptation of someone else's program.
Quizzes and exams must be completed individually.
Lab assignments are not graded---therefore, you may work with other students on them. (In general, you will work on lab assignments with a randomly-assigned lab partner.)
Any violation of the course's academic integrity policy will be
referred to the Dean of Academic Affairs, and could have consequences
ranging from a 0 on an assignment to dismissal from the college.
Late assignments will be marked down 5% per day late. No credit is given for assignments turned in after grading has taken place.
No make-up exams will be given without approval of the instructor prior to class unless proof of extreme emergency or illness is provided. All exams will be open book and open notes.
I expect you to attend class and participate regularly in class
discussions. If you miss a class, please notify me in
advance. You are responsible for all material covered in class,
regardless of whether or not you were present. If you attend
and participate in class regularly, you can expect to receive full
credit (5% of the course grade) for attendance and participation.
Frequent absence and/or lack of participation in class discussions will
reduce the credit you receive for attendance and participation.
York College recognizes the importance of effective communication in all disciplines and careers. Therefore, students are expected to competently analyze, synthesize, organize, and articulate course material in papers, examinations and presentations. In addition, students should know and use communication skills current to their field of study, recognize the need for revision as part of their writing process, and employ standard conventions of English usage in both writing and speaking. Students may be asked to further revise assignments that do not demonstrate effective use of these communication skills.
This schedule may be subject to minor changes. Any changes will be announced in class and also be posted on the course web page.
|Week 1: Aug 27th to Aug 31st
||No class Monday
|Week 2: Sep 3rd to Sep 7th
||No class Monday||Fundamentals||Chapter 3
|Week 3: Sep 10th to Sep 14th
||Variables, Data types, and Arithmetic Expressions||Chapter 4|
|Week 4: Sep 17th to Sep 21st
|Week 5: Sep 24th to Sep 28th
|Week 6: Oct 1st to Oct 5th
|Week 7: Oct 8th to Oct 12th
13th to Oct 16th
||Fall break, no classes
|Week 8: Oct 15th to Oct 19th
||No class Monday
|Functions, continued||Chapter 8|
|Week 9: Oct 22nd to Oct 26th
|Week 10: Oct 29th to Nov 2nd
|Week 11: Nov 5th to Nov 9th
||Character strings||Chapter 10
|Week 12: Nov 12th to Nov 16th
||Pointers and dynamic allocation||Chapters 11, 17
|Week 13: Nov 19th to Nov 23rd
||No class Wednesday
|Pointers and dynamic allocation,
21st to Nov 25
||Thanksgiving break, no
|Week 14: Nov 26th to Nov 30th
||Introduction to Java
|Week 15: Dec 3rd to Dec 7th
||Classes and objects
|Week 16: Dec 10th to Dec 14th
||No class Wednesday