CIS 15AG - Winter 2013
INSTRUCTOR: Cynthia Lee-Klawender (http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/leeklawendercynthia/)
OFFICE HOURS, OFFICE:Mondays and Wednesdays 3:40-4:30 PM (in F41C or Adm. 119); Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:45-3:15 PM (in F41C) and 5:25-5:45 PM (in Adm. 102), or by appointment in F41C (between L4 & L6 buildings)
PHONE & EMAIL: (408) 864-8609, E-mail for questions or help: LeeKlawenderCynthia@deanza.edu
ADVISORY: CIS 50, CAOS 70AA, Math 105, Reading 100, ESL 24 or 72, Writing 100B skill levels
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to problem solving, algorithms and structured program design using C. Designing, debugging and testing of well-structured programs are also introduced. C topics include data types, expressions, control structures, functions, one-dim. arrays.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
TEXTBOOK: Computer Science, A Structured Programming Approach Using C, Third Edition (if you already have the Second Edition, you don't need to get the Third one), by Forouzan & Gilberg (Thomson Course Technology Publishing) ISBN: 0-534-49132-4
LECTURE NOTES: Will be provided online on Catalyst
CLASS NOTES: Many of the class exercise answers and announcements will be posted in Catalyst (http://catalyst.deanza.edu ) on a week-by-week basis.
COMPUTER LAB: You may use our computer lab or your own (or another) computer and compiler. If you don't use our computer lab, you need to have a C compiler (C++ compiler recommended) in order to do homework assignments. If you're enrolled in this class, you will automatically have an account in our classroom and Adm.119 Open Computer Lab (if you're adding, add online in Admissions office, wait about 20 min. before using the open lab). Bring a flash drive to the Computer Lab to back up your programs or remember to email to yourself.
COURSE OUTLINE (subject to change): This is a hybrid class. Meet in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 to 5:20 PM in Adm102. The rest will be presented in Catalyst. The instructor will be online Fridays, 3:30-4:50 PM.
EVALUATION: Homework Assign. (6) 24% (Each assign. weight= 4%)
Participation 9% (includes CodeLab/lab work)
Tests (3) 45% (Each test weight= 15%)
Final Exam 22%
MAKE-UP TESTS: NO MAKE-UP TESTS WILL BE GIVEN! Please notify the instructor ASAP if you know ahead of time you will be missing a test.
EXTRA CREDIT: Maximum of 5 extra credit projects may be counted! If the project is other than given with the lab assignments, it must be approved by the instructor before they are attempted or it may not be accepted. This will be discussed later in the semester. The extra credit projects are due at the final exam, and must include the source file(s) and output. (Note: Extra credit will only be counted if the student is receiving less than an A+.)
WITHDRAWING FROM CLASS: I will not automatically drop anyone from class, even if you stop attending classes. If you wish to discontinue the class, you must go the Admissions Office and turn in a signed drop card or you may receive an 'F' in the class.
PROGRAMMING HOMEWORK GRADING: Each will be graded as follows:
26 points: Does the program correctly & completely solve the problem?
6 points: Is the listing commented & indented? Will I understand what the program is doing? Is the program efficient?
10 points: Is the program design included and complete?
8 points: ON TIME! (1 point deducted starting day after due date + every other day late--CAN'T TURN IN 3 WEEKS after due date!)
50 points possible (for each programming assignment)
NOTE: NOTHING WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Friday March 29!
GRADING BREAKDOWN (adding each score/max-points * weight):