Fall 2009

CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming

Syllabus CSYS 1203 Section 390 CRN # 14074 Online

Instructor Information
Assoc. Prof. Dr. William Smith

E-mail: william_smith@mail.tulsacc.edu Work phone: (918) 595-7616
Skype: drwillsmith

Office Location: Southeast Campus - 4201 Office hours: Tues/Thursday 8:30 – 12:30
Tues/Thursday 2:00 – 3:00

Textbooks Starting out with Alice by Tony Gaddis (ISBN 0-321-47515-1) Starting out with Programming Logic and Design by Tony Gaddis (ISBN 0-321-47127-X)

Prerequisites None.

Course Description This course is a required prerequisite for all programming classes and will serve as an introduction to structured programming techniques. Topics to be covered include flowcharting, pseudocode, sequence, selection, iteration, arrays, I/0, principles of problem solving, debugging, documentation and good programming practice. Topics will be applied using an appropriate programming language.

CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming - Course Syllabus Fall 2009


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CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming

Goals In this course, we will take an in depth look at programming concepts and techniques. We will examine theoretical concepts that make the world of programming unique. Also, this course will adopt a practical hands-on approach when examining programming styles through an introduction to Alice. Along with examining different coding techniques, this course will explore the advancement of programming, as well as, timeless problem solving strategies.

Objectives Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand, identify and apply basic structured programming techniques and concepts.

Course Grade The course grade will be calculated as follows: • • • • 8 Alice Projects @ 25 pts each 10 Problem Sets @ 20 pts each Completion of student information web page - 10 pts Ongoing and meaningful participation in Discussion Forums - 10 pts

Total Points Possible: 420

Grading Scale The standard TCC 90-80-70-60 grading scale will be used.

Submission of Programming Assignments All projects and problem sets must be submitted via Blackboard.

Late Assignments There are four deadlines in the course as listed in the agenda. Assignments due prior to those deadlines will not be accepted for a grade after the deadline has passed. There is no late penalty for assignments submitted prior to the deadlines.

CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming - Course Syllabus Fall 2009


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Required Course Participation This course requires regular participation and work throughout the term. If a student has not submitted any work by the end of the 1st deadline of the term, that student will be withdrawn from the course at the instructor's discretion

Copyright Notice It is a violation of the law to create unauthorized duplicates of copyrighted microcomputer software. Tulsa Community College makes every effort to support these copyright agreements and does not support illegal duplication of any copyrighted material.

Technical Requirements The student must meet the requirements as listed on the TCC distance learning web site as well as any additional requirements listed on the course Blackboard site.

Course Withdrawal The deadline to withdraw from a course shall not exceed 3/4 the duration of any class. Contact the Counseling Office at any TCC campus to initiate withdrawal from a course (“W” grade) or to change from Credit to Audit. Check the TCC Academic Calendar for deadlines. Students who stop participating in the course and fail to withdraw may receive a course grade of “F,” which may have financial aid consequences for the student.

Communications Email communications: All TCC students receive a designated “MyTCC” email address (ex: jane.doe@mail.tulsacc.edu). All communications to you about TCC and course assignments will be sent to your MyTCC email address; and you must use MyTCC email to send email to, and receive email from, the instructor regarding this course.

Inclement Weather TCC rarely closes. If extreme weather conditions or emergency situations arise, TCC always gives cancellation notices to radio and television stations. This information is also posted on the TCC website (www.tulsacc.edu).

General Education Goals

CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming - Course Syllabus Fall 2009


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CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming

General Education courses at TCC ensure that our graduates gain skills, knowledge, and abilities that comprise a common foundation for their higher education and a backdrop for their work and personal lives. TCC’s General Education goals are: Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Engaged Learning, and Technological Proficiency.

Classroom Etiquette Open and mutually respectful communication of varied opinions, beliefs, and perspectives during classroom or online discussion encourages the free exchange of ideas that is essential to higher learning and to the ability to learn from each other. Use of any electronic device is at the discretion of the instructor.

Syllabus Changes Occasionally, changes to the syllabus may be necessary. Students will be notified of any changes to the syllabus in writing.

Students with Disabilities TCC provides accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For information, students may contact the disabled Student Resource Center, 918-5957115, or the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 918-595-7428V, 918-595-7434TTY.

Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty (cheating) is defined as the deception of others about one’s own work or about the work of another. Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at campuses within the Tulsa Community College system. Tulsa Community College adopts a policy delegating certain forms of authority for disciplinary action to the faculty. Such disciplinary actions delegated to the faculty include, but are not limited to, the dismissal of disrespectful or disorderly students from classes. In the case of academic dishonesty a faculty member may:

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require the student to redo an assignment or test, or require the student to complete a substitute assignment or test; Record a "zero" for the assignment or test in question; Recommend to the student that the student withdraw from the class, or administratively withdraw the student from the class; Record a grade of "F" for the student at the end of the semester.

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Faculty may request that disciplinary action be taken against a student at the administrative level by submitting such request to the Dean of Student Services.

Institutional Statement Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the TCC Catalog, TCC Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook, and semester information listed in the class schedule. All information may be viewed on the TCC website: www.tulsacc.edu

CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming - Course Syllabus Fall 2009


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Course Calendar (note: Italics indicate the Alice textbook) Week 1 Course Material Chapter 1 Introduction to Computers and Programming 2 Chapter 1 Intro. to Alice & Objects 3 Chapter 2 Input, Processing and Output 4 Chapter 2 Programming in Alice 5 Chapter 3 & 4 Modules Decision Structures and Boolean Logic 6 Chapter 3 Variables, Function, Math & Strings 7 Chapter 5 & 6 Repetition Structures Functions 8 Chapter 4 Decision and Repetition Structures 9 Chapter 7 & 8 Input Validation Arrays Problem Set 5 Alice Project 4 Problem Set 4 Alice Project 3 Problem Set 3 Alice Project 2 Problem Set 2 Alice Project 1 Assignments Problem Set 1

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Week 10

Course Material Chapter 5 Methods, Functions and more about Variables

Assignments Alice Project 5


Chapter 9 & 10 Sorting and Searching Arrays Files

Problem Set 6 Problem Set 7


Chapter 6 Events

Alice Project 6


Chapter 11 & 12 Menu Driven Programs Recursion

Problem Set 8


Chapter 7 Lists & Arrays

Alice Project 7


Chapter 13 & 14 Object-Oriented Programming GUI Application and EventDriven Programming

Problem Set 9 Problem Set 10


Chapter 8 Recursion

Alice Project 8

Course Deadlines (Deadline is always at midnight on Friday of the indicated week) Deadline #1: Week 4 - Problem Sets 1 &2; Alice Projects 1 & 2 Deadline #2: Week 8 - Problem Sets 3 & 4; Alice Projects 3 & 4 Deadline #3: Week 12 - Problem Sets 5 -7; Alice Projects 5 &6 Deadline #4: Week 16 - Problem Sets 8-10; Alice Projects 7 & 8

CSYS 1203 Introduction to Programming - Course Syllabus Fall 2009