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 CSC 221 - Introduction to Computer Science II

Course Syllabus - Spring 2013

CSC 221-002 and -003

Lecture:

 MW

 10:00am -    10:50am 

CIS 1012

 CSC 221-002

Lab:

F

 9:00am -  10:40am

CIS 2006

 CSC 221-003

Lab:

F

 11:00am -  12:40am

CIS 2006

Schedule  

INSTRUCTOR

Curry Guinn
E-mail: mailto:guinnc@uncw.edu?subject=CSC 221
Office hours:  MTWRF 11:00am-12:00pm and by appointment
Phone: (910) 962-7937

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CSC 221 is the second course in the three course programming sequence: CSC 121, CSC 221, CSC 332. These courses are currently taught using the Java programming language and a Windows environment. The prerequisite for CSC 221 is CSC 121 (with a grade of "C" or better), and the corequisite is CSC 133 (Discrete Mathematical Structures). Topics in CSC 221 include searching and sorting, recursive algorithms, file input and output, reusable classes and packages, inheritance and polymorphism, event-driven programming, and graphical user interfaces.


TEXTBOOK

Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through Data Structures.  Gaddis/Muganda ISBN: 0-321-42102-7.

Steven Johnson, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, Scribner 2002.   
ISBN:
0684868768 Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Emergence

CodeLab: A Powerful Tool for Programming Instruction (Registration) $25.00
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REGISTRATION:

1) Go to www.tcgo1.com OR www.tcgo2.com

2) Click "Register for CodeLab"

3) choose "I am a student in a course ..." and click CONTINUE

4) enter the Section Access Code:

 

NORT-9941-JRHH-15

   and click CONTINUE

5) continue filling out the forms being careful to enter

   a  VALID email address and first and last names

   (these will appear in the professor's roster)

 

LOGIN:

1) Go to www.tcgo1.com OR www.tcgo2.com

2) Click "Login to CodeLab"

the username is the email address given during registration

the password is the password selected during registration

 

Once registered, students can submit solutions to 10 exercises.

To be able to work with all exercises, the student needs to obtain full access:

 

    GETTING FULL ACCESS:

        log in to CodeLab

        click LOBBY

        click the button "Get Full Access"

        follow the directions (options include paypal, ecommerce, check for

a $2 handling fee, and payment keys)

 

GRADING

There will be several programming projects. One project will be a team project. You will be expected to complete these projects outside of class. Programming projects will count roughly 1/5 of your course grade.

To receive full credit, an assignment must be submitted electronically by 11:59pm on the date the assignment is due.   Assignments turned in after the due date will be deducted 10 points for each day late.    All assignments must be submitted.  

Any unsubmitted homework assignment will result in the student receiving an F for the course.

 

90 - 100 A

80 - 89.5 B

70 - 79.5 C

60 - 69.5 D

Course Learning Outcomes

 

The Course Learning Outcomes for CSC 221 can be found here and a mapping from the various homework assignments, labs, and tests to those Course Learning Outcomes can be found here

 

Honor Code

It is the responsibility of every student to uphold and maintain the UNCW Academic Honor Code (see Section V of your Student Handbook). You violate the honor code when you represent someone else's work as your own. Homework assignments may be collaborative but copying is forbidden.   Please indicate on your homework assignment the persons with which you collaborated. 

Learning Strategies

You are expected to take an active role in your learning in this course. This includes regular attendance, paying attention in class, reading the textbook, and completing all course requirements. You are encouraged to study with your classmates outside of class. \

Policies

Code of Student Life (PDF)

UNCW practices a zero-tolerance policy for violence and harassment of any kind.  For emergencies contact UNCW CARE at 962-2273, Campus Police at 962-3184, or Wilmington Police at 911.  For University or community resources visit http://uncw.edu/wrc/crisis.htm

Academic Honor Code

Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation in this course, you should inform the instructor of this fact in writing within the first week of class or as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, you must register with the Office of Disability Services in Westside Hall (extension 3746) and obtain a copy of your Accommodation Letter. You should then meet with your instructor to make mutually agreeable arrangements based on the recommendations of the Accommodation Letter.

Student Affairs Disability Services - Policies and Procedures