Special Topics: Android Software Development

Course Details

Course Number: 4883  Section Number: 401

Summer II 2012

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 320

Days & Times:

MTWR 12:30-2:30



Course Attachments

Syllabus  SYLLABUS-20120529-113634.rtf

Textbooks

Android How to Program with an Introduction to J  ISBN: 978-0-13-299054-7

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Catherine V. Stringfellow   
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course students should be able:

  1. to understand concepts of object-oriented design and how they are realized in Java
  2. to demonstrate the capability to use a range of software tools in support of the development of a software application
  3. to apply simple event-driven programming and graphical user interface concepts
  4. to understand how to use audio, video, animation, telephony, Bluetooth, GPS, widgets, etc., in developing applications
  5. to learn value of application programming interfaces (APIs) in software development

Grading Standards

Final grades will be based on the following criteria.

             Activity                                                           percentage of grade        

Labs                                                                                   5%

Small Programming assignments                           15%

Programming assignments                                       30%

Quizzes (5)                                                                     50%

           

Grades may be determined according to this scale (approximate):

A         90% ‑ 100%                                        B         80% ‑ 89%

C         70% ‑ 79%                                          D         60% ‑ 69%


Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

As this is a summer course, late programs will be accepted only one class day late for 90% credit.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Other Policies

Academic Dishonesty: It is dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one’s own, work or ideas which are not entirely one’s own. The instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. As students of Midwestern State University you must accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.  Academic dishonesty procedures and sanctions that may be imposed are spelled out in Section 4 of the Student Handbook.  Each student is responsible for understanding all the material in the Student Handbook, which may be obtained at http://www. students.mwsu.edu/dean.

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.

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