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Course : Computer Science 1

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2020
Bolin Hall, 320
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
General Objectives
1) to learn the “software engineering" approaches to designing and implementing computer programs
2) to learn the concepts of data abstraction and modularization
3) to learn the syntax and structure of C++ concepts such as objects and arrays
Specific Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:
1) analyse the requirements of a problem;
2) develop designs to solve moderately complex problems;
3) implement solution designs by coding them into the C++ programs, then compile
and execute them.
4) write programs containing object-oriented concepts and arrays
Instructional Methods and Techniques
1) The class will meet twice for 1 1/2 hours of lecture each week.
2) Lectures will stress exploration, demonstrations, and hands-on activities
3) Assignments will provide an opportunity for the students to explore, develop and program
solutions to problems in C++
Course Content:
Students are responsible for all material regardless of attendance.
1) Readings from the textbook
2) Lectures
3) Homework assignments and Quizzes
3) Programming assignments
4) Exams
Exams and Assignments: There will be three exams and one comprehensive final exam. Exams cover material from the text as well as programming activities. The lectures may not cover all the material in the textbook. There will be several major programming projects as well as small programming assignments. The projects will be expected to be complete and robust, including good user interfaces and the ability to handle improper input.
Course Evaluation:
Homework Assignments/quizzes = 10 %.
Programming Assignments = 15 %.
Three Tests = 45 %.
The lowest exam grade will be replaced by the next lowest non-final exam grade
1 Final Exam = 20 %.
Lab = 10 %
A grade of C or better is required to advance to the next course CMPS 1063.

Attendance Policy: Attending class is one of the primary keys to doing well in this class. Although student attendance is not calculated into the grade, attendance will be taken each day to track students. If a student is absent 3 consecutive classes without notifying the instructor, a report will be submitted to the Dean of Students and the student may be dropped from the class. There is no distinction made between excused and unexcused. Students are expected to be in the classroom when class begins and to stay the entire period.

Missed Programs: If a student fails to turn in an executing program for any project, a zero will be assigned. If a student fails to turn in a second project, he/she will receive an F in the course.
Late Policy: Assignments and programs will be accepted late up to two weeks after the due date with a penalty of 5 points per day. A program turned in after the beginning of class on due date will be considered one day late. Late work will not be accepted for a grade after two weeks from the due date, but may be accepted for credit to avoid being dropped from the course. Programs submitted for credit only will be displayed with a grade of 1 in the gradebook.
Make Up Work/Exams/Quizzes:
 For planned absences: Exam may be taken early by prior arrangement.
 For unplanned absences: The lowest or a missed exam will be replaced with the next lowest non-final exam grade. All other missed exams will receive a zero.
 Missed quizzes may not be made up.

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