Programming Fundamentals II Syllabus for 2021-2022
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Instructor Information

Office Location

Byrd Business Building 332

Office Hours

MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
MORNING HOURS
OFFICE HOURS OFFICE HOURS OFFICE HOURS OFFICE HOURS
7:00 AM - 8:45 AM 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM 7:00 AM - 8:45 AM TBA*
BYRD 332 BYRD 332 BYRD 332  
COSC 1336-001 COSC 2336-001 COSC 1336-001 COSC 2336-001
PF1 PF3 PF1 PF3
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
BYRD 212 BYRD 212 BYRD 212 BYRD 212
AFTERNOON HOURS
COSC 1337-001   COSC 1337-001  
PF2   PF2  
12:30 PM - 2:45 PM   12:30 PM - 2:45 PM  
BYRD 212   BYRD 212  
EVENING HOURS
       
       
WEB HOURS
ITSC 1307-001      
UNIX OS      
*ADDITIONAL OFFICE HOURS BY APPOINTMENT
TO CONTACT OUTSIDE OF OFFICE HOURS, PLEASE USE EMAIL, THANK YOU!

Course Information

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Administrative Drop Policy

Students who do not attend class on or prior to the census date will be administratively dropped. Effective Fall, 2016

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Course

COSC-1337-001 Programming Fundamentals II

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: COSC 1336

Course Description

This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software.

Student ResourcesStudent Resources Website

Department Expectations

Occupational License Disclaimer

Notice to Students enrolled in an educational program for preparation of issuance of certain occupational licenses:

Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:

Melodie Graves
Justice Involved Advocate
Student Service Center 117
mgraves24@actx.edu
806-371-5995
Make appointment at https://melodiegraves.youcanbook.me

You can also contact the Legal Clinic, or the faculty member in charge of the educational program that you seek to enroll in. The further information you will receive will include notification to you of your right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the licensing authority in order to clarify your particular situation.

Hours

(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 4 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information

Textbooks

NO TEXTBOOK IS REQUIRED FOR THIS COURSE.

Supplies

You will need access to the Internet and a Windows (or Linux) PC or Mac.

Note that phone or MIFI based hotspots will not work due to frequent IP address changes.

Student Performance

Course Description: This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software. This course is included in the Field of Study Curriculum for Computer Science.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
Identify and explain a programming development lifecycle, including planning, analysis,design, development, and maintenance.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of object-oriented programming by using structsand classes in software projects.
Use object-oriented programming techniques to develop executable programs that include elements such as inheritance and polymorphism.
Document and format code in a consistent manner.
Apply basic searching and sorting algorithms in software design.
Apply single- and multi- dimensional arrays in software.
Use a symbolic debugger to find and fix runtime and logical errors in software.
Demonstrate a basic understanding of programming methodologies, including object-oriented, structured, and procedural programming.
Describe the phases of program translation from source code to executable code.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Log in using the AC Connect Portal

In order to receive your AC Connect Email, you must log in through AC Connect at https://acconnect.actx.edu .

If you are an active staff or faculty member according to Human Resources, use "Exchange". All other students, use "AC Connect (Google) Email".

Expected Student Behavior

Students are expected to maintain a high standard of individual honor in their scholastic work. Students who are guilty of cheating, plagiarism, copying, or dishonesty may be excluded from class with a grade of  F; or, in flagrant cases, may be suspended from the College. The faculty of the CIS Department reserves the right to ask a student to verify any portion of a test by reproducing any specific section or all of the test in question.
 
CS/CIS computers and servers should be used only for completion of academic requirements of the CS and CIS departments at Amarillo College.
 
Any action that compromises the computer systems at Amarillo College can result in a grade of "F" in this course and possible further disciplinary action.

Grading Criteria

Your semester grade (90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, Below 60 F) will be calculated as follows:

  1.  Attendance 5%
2.  Lab Average 25%
3.  Midterm Exam (on-campus) 35%
4.  Final Exam (on-campus) 35%

   

The Lab Average will be calculated as:

  1. All work will be graded at the deadline.
  2. Late work will not be accepted/graded.
  3. Lowest lab grade can be replaced by your attendance grade.

If access to campus is restricted for any reason and we are not able to take either/both of the seated, on-campus exams, the final grade will be calculated without the missing exam(s).

No grades will be recorded (and late penalties will apply) until students complete the contact/contract form ("lab0") which will be distributed by the instructor.

Attendance, Homework, Late Work, Testing and Computer Lab Policies can be found at:

http://cs.actx.edu/~usnick/

Attendance

Note your in-class attendance counts as a grade and can also replace your lowest lab grade!

Also note that you will be required to come to campus to take a seated Midterm Exam and Final Exam. 

Makeup exams will not be given.

Note that this class will require a considerable amount of time outside of class to complete all of the course work!

If you stop working on the class and your average drops below a 60 due to missed assignments and you do not officially drop the course by the deadline, you will receive an F for the course.  The deadline for dropping a class at AC is published in the official Amarillo College Schedule of Classes.

Calendar

Week1:  Course intro.  Application of one dimensional arrays
Week2:  Applications to find prime numbers.  Performance analysis - more code can mean *less* processing time!
Week3:  Extending the number crunching capability of the hardware with software
Week4:  More in depth coverage of the String class.  Application of Strings
Week5:  Parsing strings
Week6:  Parsing strings continue
Week7:  Creating a virtual computer
Week8:  Creating a virtual computer, continued
Week9:  Digital Signal Processing
Week10: TBD

Additional Information

Syllabus Created on:

05/23/22 6:32 AM

Last Edited on:

05/23/22 6:38 AM