PROG78002
Introduction to Programming with Java
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 0.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2017
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Java Foundations
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20170508_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This course is offered on-campus. The sessions may include a variety of interactive and engaging activities including discussions, workshops, group activities, role plays, case studies and presentations. Readings, video, and podcasts may be provided online, on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE), to support class activities and reinforce material covered during class sessions. Assignment details will be provided in class and on SLATE. Students will need reliable access to the internet and a laptop.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of computer programming, specifically Java, by exploring programming principles of Boolean Logic, Java basic syntax, looping, selection, and design considerations. Students explore how computer programs work through practical hands-on activities and the use of pre-defined objects provided by Java and Becker Robot APIs. Through a series of mini assignments, students use logic to determine programming solutions in the writing of simple procedural Java code.

Program Context

 
Java Foundations Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is an introductory course in the Java Foundations Recognition of Achievement.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will be have demonstrated the ability to write simple procedural Java code by using proper syntax and programming standards.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Describe the basics of computer programming and the Java language specifications (API, JDK, and IDE).
  2. Create a Java development environment using pre-defined objects.
  3. Apply Boolean algebra logical operators when writing simple procedural codes.
  4. Use selection and looping control statements in programs to solve problems in computer programming.
  5. Write simple Java programs that accept and process user input by utilizing proper syntax and documentation techniques.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Assignment 1: Setup a NetBeans environment5.0%
 Assignment 2: Set up a Becker Robot environment5.0%
 Assignment 3: Boolean5.0%
 Assignment 4: Selection5.0%
 Assignment 5: Looping5.0%
 Quiz 1: Boolean Algebra10.0%
 Quiz 2: Selection7.5%
 Quiz 3: Looping7.5%
 Project : Create and program a Becker Robot25.0%
 Final Exam25.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
TEST AND ASSIGNMENT PROTOCOL To encourage behaviours that will help students to be successful in the workplace and to ensure that students receive credit for their individual work, the following rules apply to every course offered within the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies. 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the professor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified times. Missed tests, in-class activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. If an extension or make-up opportunity is approved by the professor as outlined below, the mark of zero may be revised by subsequent performance. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding weekends and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. 3. Students who miss a test or in-class activity or assignment or fail to submit an assignment on time due to exceptional circumstances are required to notify their professor in advance of the class whenever possible. A make-up test may be supplied for students who provide an acceptable explanation of their absence and/or acceptable documentation explaining their absence (e.g., a medical certificate). All make-up tests are to be written at a time and place specified by the professor upon the student┐s return. Alternately, students may be given an opportunity to earn the associated marks by having a subsequent test count for the additional marks. Exceptional circumstances may result in a modification of due dates for assignments. 4. Unless otherwise specified, assignments and projects must be submitted at the beginning of class. 5. Students must complete every assignment as an individual effort unless, the professor specifies otherwise. 6. Since there may be instances of grade appeal or questions regarding the timely completion of assignments and/or extent of individual effort, etc., students are strongly advised to keep, and make available to their professor, if requested, a copy of all assignments and working notes until the course grade has been finalized. 7. There will be no resubmission of work unless this has been previously agreed to or suggested by the professor. 8. Students must submit all assignments in courses with practical lab and field components in order to pass the course.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous relevant work/life experience, service, self-study and training on the job. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Interview
    Notes:  

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s): N/A
Applicable student group(s): Continuing and Professional Studies Students
Course Details:

Module 1: Introduction to Computers and Java

  • What is computer programming?
  • What is Java?
  • The Language specification - API, JDK and IDE

Module 2: Creating a Java development environment

  • Installation of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE)
  • Introducing and setting up the Becker Robot API
  • Using Eclipse IDE

Assignment 1 – 5%, Assignment 2 – 5%

Module 3: Boolean Algebra

  • Applying Boolean algebra and programming logic
  • Using logical operators

Assignment 3 – 5%, Boolean algebra Quiz 1 – 10%

Module 4: Exploring Elementary Programming

A)    Programming Logic

  • Introduction to variables and data types
  • Assignment statements
  • Arithmetic operations

B)    Learning how to use Control Statements

  • Selections
  • Looping

C)    Understanding Programming Best Practices

  • Programming style
  • Programming documentation
  • Evaluating expressions

Assignment 4 – 5%, Assignment 5 – 5%, Quiz 2 – 7.5%, Quiz 3 – 7.5%

Module 5: Implementing Java Programming

  • Creating and programming a Becker Robot Project 

Final Project 25%, Final Exam 25%


Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

Intellectual Property: Sheridan's Intellectual Property Policy generally applies such that students own their own work. Please be advised that students working with external research and/or industry collaborators may be asked to sign agreements that waive or modify their IP rights. Please refer to Sheridan's IP Policy and Procedure.

Respectful Behaviour: Sheridan is committed to provide a learning environment that supports academic achievement by respecting the dignity, self-esteem and fair treatment of every person engaged in the learning process. Behaviour which is inconsistent with this principle will not be tolerated. Details of Sheridan's policy on Harassment and Discrimination, Academic Integrity and other academic policies are available on the Sheridan policy website.

Accessible Learning: Accessible Learning coordinates academic accommodations for students with disabilities. For more information or to register, please see the Accessible Learning website (Statement added September 2016)

Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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