Beginning Programming Methodologies in C++
INSTRUCTOR: Cynthia Lee-Klawender (http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/leeklawendercynthia/)
OFFICE HOURS, OFFICE: Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-2:20 PM (in F41C or AT203); Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:50 - 1:15 PM (in F41C) and 3:25 - 3:50 (in F41C or AT312), or by appointment in F41C (between L4 & L6 buildings)
PHONE & EMAIL: (408) 864-8609, E-mail for questions or help: LeeKlawenderCynthia@deanza.edu
ADVISORY: English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273; Mathematics 114 or equivalent.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: An introduction to computer programming. Its primary objective is to teach problem solving using the C++ programming language. Emphasis will be placed on structured procedural programming with an introduction to object-oriented programming. Designed primarily for computer science and related transfer majors.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
TEXTBOOK: Starting Out with C++: From Control Structures through Objects by Tony Gaddis. 8th EDITION (ISBN-13: 978-0133769395 ISBN-10: 0133769399) (used version without MyProgrammingLab access is OK)
LECTURE NOTES: Will be provided online on Catalyst
CLASS NOTES: Programming homework assignments, many of the class exercises and answers and announcements will be posted in Catalyst (https://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 in order to do homework assignments. If you're enrolled in this class, you will automatically have an account in our classroom and AT203 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): Meet in person on Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM. The rest will be presented in Catalyst. The instructor will be online Fridays, 1:30-2:45 PM.
EVALUATION: Homework Assign. (6) 24% (Each assign. weight= 4%)
Participation 15% (includes CodeLab+lab work)
Quizzes 8% (best 4 out of 6 quizzes)
Tests (2) 30% (Each test weight= 15%)
Final Exam 23%
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:
34 points: Does the program correctly & completely solve the problem?
8 points: Is the listing commented & indented? Will I understand what the program is doing? Is the program efficient?
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)
Program Designs of these Assignments may be submitted for EXTRA CREDIT but have STRICT DUE DATES!!!
NOTE: NOTHING WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Fri., Mar. 25, 11:59 PM!
GRADING BREAKDOWN (adding each score/max-points * weight):
· Lab exercises & participation will be 10% of your total %
· CodeLab exercises will be 5% of your total % (login information and exercises to do are given on the syllabus given in class and on Catalyst)
Wherever you have internet access, go to: https://catalyst.deanza.edu/ and follow the instructions. If you have never created a Catalyst account, follow the instructions for creating one. If you're enrolled in this class, you will have a link to Catalyst materials for this class. Check this at least once per week!
Printer-friendly version will be available on Catalyst.
Study for the final exam.
The Final Exam will be given in class THIS WEEK (check Catalyst for the exact location, date and time).
Office Hours for Winter 2015: (Jan. 4 - Mar. 18) Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-2:20 PM (in F41C or AT203); Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:50 - 1:15 PM (in F41C) and 3:25 - 3:50 (in F41C or AT312), or by appointment in F41C (between L4 & L6 buildings)