Introduction to methods of problem solving and algorithm development. A high level programming language is taught with an emphasis on program design, coding, debugging, testing, and documentation. Discussion of ethical, social, and legal issues related to computing.
Credit or Concurrent enrollment in MATH 1233, 1534, or 1203 (Business majors)
Software: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (installed in labs and available for free to students enrolled in this course)
Additional Material: A USB stick will be necessary to turn in programs. Avoid using a U3 Cruzer stick as these do not always work in the labs. Manila envelopes necessary to turn in programming assignments.
3 Major Exams
5 - 8 Programming assignments
Various homework assignments
Students are required to attend a 1-hour lab each week. Schedule will be provided.
Exams (3) 45% (15% each)
Final Exam 20%
100 - 90 A
89 - 80 B
79 - 70 C
69 - 60 D
Below 60 F
A grade of C or better is required to advance to the next course CMPS 1053.
Programs will be submitted in hardcopy (printout) form. Both source code and output should be printed.
Assignments and programs will be accepted late up to two weeks after the due date with a penalty of 5 points per weekday. Late work will not be accepted for credit after two weeks from the due date.
ATTENDANCE:Attending class is one of the primary keys to doing well in this class. Students with excessive absences will be reported to the dean of students and may receive a grade of F in the class. There is no distinction made between excused and unexcused. Make-up exams will be given only if the student has a reasonable excuse and if the instructor is contacted within 24 hours of the exam and arrangements are made for the make-up prior to the next class meeting. Students are expected to be in the classroom when class begins and to stay the entire period.
LAB ATTENDANCE: A one-hour weekly lab will be held in Bolin 103. Each student is required to attend one of the scheduled sessions each week. The lab will consist of hands-on exercises to reinforce the material being covered in the lecture portion of the class. Attendance and completion of the assignment is required and will be part of the course grade. Students need to attend ONLY ONE of the scheduled sessions each week, though you are allowed to attend more than once. Labs begin week 2 of classes.
Lab Schedule: Monday 1-2; Tuesday 1-2; Wednesday 12-1; Thursday 2-3; Friday 12-1; All in Bolin 103
Counseling Center: MSU offers personal, group, career, and academic counseling. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free services by contacting the Counseling Center: Room 108 Clark Student Center, 397-4618, firstname.lastname@example.org.