Intermediate Programming Methodologies in C++
INSTRUCTOR: Cynthia Lee-Klawender (http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/leeklawendercynthia/ )
OFFICE HOURS, OFFICE: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:40-4:30 PM (in F41C or AT204 open lab); Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:20-3:10 PM (in F41C), or by appointment in F41C (between L4 & L6 buildings)
PHONE: (408) 864-8609, E-mail for questions or help: LeeKlawenderCynthia@deanza.edu , but submit programming homework assignments on Catalyst (see instructions for Catalyst on the last page)
PREREQUISITE:CIS 22A or equivalent (for 15AG students, review C at: http://voyager.deanza.edu/~cis_review)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: A systematic approach to the design, construction and management of computer programs, emphasizing design, programming style, documentation, testing and debugging techniques. Strings, multidimensional arrays, structures, and classes. Pointers: their use in arrays, parameters and dynamic allocation. Introduction to linked lists.
COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
TEXTBOOK: Starting Out with C++: From Control Structures through Objects by Tony Gaddis. 7th EDITION ( • ISBN-13: 9780132576253)
LECTURE NOTES: Will be provided online on Catalyst
CLASS NOTES: Many of the problems we solve in class and announcements will be posted in Catalyst (https://catalyst.deanza.edu ).
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):
Class will meet on campus on Tuesdays 3:30-5:20 PM in room MLC 270 and Thursdays 3:30-5:20 PM in room MLC 260. The instructor will be online on Catalyst on Fridays 3:30-4:50 PM.
*see Catalyst for exact sections of the textbook chapter
EVALUATION: Prog. Assignments (6) 30% (Each = 5%)
Participation 14% (includes CodeLab)
Tests (2) 32% (Each test = 16%)
Final Exam 24%
MAKE-UP TESTS: NO MAKE-UP TESTS WILL BE GIVEN! Please notify the instructor ASAP if you know you will be missing a test.
Maximum of 5 extra credit projects may be counted! If the project is other than given with the programming 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 by 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+.)
PROGRAMMING HOMEWORK GRADING: Each will be graded as follows:
24 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?
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: During finals week, late programming assignments will have 1 point PER DAY deducted. NOTHING WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Fri., Dec. 13, 11:59 PM!
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 yourself to officially drop from the class or you may receive a grade of 'F'.
GRADING BREAKDOWN (adding each score/max-points * weight):
(login information and exercises to do will be given on the syllabus handed out in class and the Catalyst version of the syllabus)
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!
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