|Description||CISC 181 (section 011) -- Introduction to Computer Science II|
Principles of computer science illustrated and applied through programming in the object oriented language Java. Programming projects illustrate computational problems, styles and issues that arise in computer systems development and in several application areas.
|Instructor||Prof. Christopher Rasmussen|
Office: Smith 446
Office hours: Wednesdays from 1-3 pm (subject to change each week)
|TA||Maria Ruiz Varela, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, office hours: 3:30-5:30 pm on Thursdays in Smith 201|
|Discussion||We will be using Piazza as a forum for questions about labs, homeworks, exams, and any other course topic. Rather than sending e-mail to a TA or the professor, post your question there so that everyone else can see the answer, and other students can contribute their knowledge. If your question involves posting code, make sure it is the minimum amount necessary to explain the problem you are having.|
Your labs and programming projects are due by 5 am after the deadline day. All should be submitted in Sakai. A late homework is a 0 without a valid prior excuse. To give you a little flexibility, you have 6 "late days" to use over the semester to extend the deadline by one 24-hour period each without penalty. No more than two late days may be used per assignment. Late days will automatically be subtracted, but as a courtesy please notify the instructor and TA in an e-mail of your intention to use them before the deadline. For each late day used by a pair of students on the project, both students must subtract a late day.
Once you have gotten a grade back on an assignment, if you have any questions or issues you should talk to your TA. For midterm exam grades, talk to the instructor. You have 1 week after a grade is returned to dispute it; after that, your score is final. Make sure to check that any score modifications are reflected in Sakai.
For the overall course grade, a preliminary absolute mark will be assigned to each student based on the percentage of the total possible points they earn according to the standard formula: A = 90-100, B = 80-90, C = 70-80, etc., with +'s and -'s given for the upper and lower third of each range, respectively. Based on the distribution of preliminary grades for all students (i.e., "the curve"), the instructor may increase these grades monotonically to calculate final grades. This means that your final grade can't be lower than your preliminary grade, and your final grade won't be higher than that of anyone who had a higher preliminary grade.
We will post "if the course ended now" letter grades twice: after the midterms are graded and just before the final. There will be NO extra credit opportunities at the end of the semester (save the course evaluation), so do your best work early! If you have any questions about grading or expectations at any time, please feel free to ask me.
|Academic honesty||Students can discuss problems with one another in general terms, but must work independently on all assignments unless otherwise specified. This also applies to online and printed resources: you may consult them as references (as long as you cite them), but the code you turn in must be yours alone. We WILL be checking submitted code for evidence of plagiarism or unauthorized collaboration, and if found you will definitely get a 0 for the assignment and possibly be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. If you are at all unsure about what is and what is not allowed, please contact the instructor or TA.
The University's policies on academic dishonesty are set forth in the student code of conduct here.
Note: The blue squares in the "#" column below indicate Mondays.
|1||Feb. 9||Welcome||Course details, IDE overview|| Lab #1: Getting started|
|2||Feb. 11||Hello, Java!||Basic input, output; debugging||ZJ 1||slides|
|3||Feb. 13||Finish "Hello, Java"||Scanner and Math class, expressions, formatting for printing;
naming, formatting, commenting styles
|4||Feb. 16||Variables, expressions, branching||Data types, constants, type conversions; if/else, switch, comparisons||ZJ 2, 3|| Lab #2: Branching, loops|
|5||Feb. 18||Loops||while, for (single and nested)||ZJ 4||slides|
|6||Feb. 20||Basic graphics||Graphics class: shapes, color||ZJ 5, Java 2D API||slides|
|Basic graphics||Graphics programming tips, plus text, randomness, API lookup||ZJ 5||Lab #3: Basic graphics|
|8||Feb. 25||Objects/methods/classes||Constructors, overloading||ZJ 6||slides|
|9||Feb. 27||Objects/methods/classes||public/private; Accessors/mutators; static||ZJ 6||slides|
|10||Mar. 2||Arrays||Single-dimensional||ZJ 7|| Lab #4: Arrays|
|Mar. 4||NO CLASS
University closed due to icy conditions
|Mar. 6||NO CLASS
|11||Mar. 9||Arrays||Multi-dimensional; ArrayList (collections)||ZJ 7|| Lab #5: Objects|
|12||Mar. 11||Strings & streams||Basic string operations; stream types, URLs||ZJ 8||slides|
|13||Mar. 13||Strings & streams||Reading, writing text files; String.split(); regular expressions||Regex documentation, URL tutorial||slides|
|14||Mar. 16||Finish strings/streams|| Lab #6: Files|
|15||Mar. 18||More about classes||this; primitive wrapper classes; pass-by-value vs. pass-by-reference||ZJ 9||slides|
|16||Mar. 20||Inheritance||Derived classes, polymorphism||ZJ 10||slides|
|17||Mar. 23||Midterm review||slides|
Partial sample midterm
|Mar. 27||NO CLASS
|Mar. 30||NO CLASS
|Apr. 1||NO CLASS
|Apr. 3||NO CLASS
|19||Apr. 6||Abstract classes, interfaces||Comparable vs. Comparator||ZJ 11, Object ordering|| Lab #7: Inheritance|
|20||Apr. 8||Go over midterm, finish interfaces||slides|
|21||Apr. 10||Testing, error-handling||Exceptions||ZJ 12, Exceptions||slides|
|Testing, error-handling||Assertions, unit testing|| Lab #8: Testing and exceptions|
|23||Apr. 15||Finish unit testing||slides|
|24||Apr. 17||Dates and times||Calendar, nanoTime||Dates and times||slides|
|25||Apr. 20||Collections||Generics, shuffle, sort||ZJ 14, Collection interface|| Lab #9: Timing|
|26||Apr. 22||Collections||Set and Map classes||slides|
|27||Apr. 24||Android||SDK; "Hello, world" app; running||Creating an Android project, Running your app||slides|
|28||Apr. 27||Android||Layout, UI elements||Building a simple UI|| Lab #10: Android|
|29||Apr. 29||Android||Layout, UI elements||slides|
|30||May 1||Android||Event handling, multiple activities||Multiple activities||slides|
|31||May 4||Android||Project explanation, multiple activities||slides|
|32||May 6||Android||Basic graphics||Canvas and drawables||slides|
|33||May 8||Android||Touch, animation, sound||slides|
|May 11||NO CLASS
Instructor family emergency
Project milestone 1 due
|34||May 13||Android||Background music, text to speech, sensors (accelerometer)||slides|
|May 15||NO CLASS
Project office hours 9 am-1 pm
|35||May 18||Final review||NO LAB|
Project milestone 2 due
|FINAL EXAM: May 27, 10:30 am-12:30 pm, Gore 102|