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|Csc 140 Java Programming with Object Oriented Design|
|Course Content and Requirements|
All course requirements that carry a grade will always be announced in-class at least one week in advance, and will be posted on this web site. There will be no surprises.
A number of in-class labs will be integrated with the lectures. You will be expected to start the labs during class. You are encouraged to work together and help each other during the in-class labs. They hopefully will be completed and graded within the class period, but that is not a requirement. They can be graded during a subsequent class, with the deadlines posted on this website. You will always be given at least a week to complete a lab. Even though the in-class labs can be collaborative, you are expected to actually do and fully understand the work you present for grade points (please see Plagiarism policies). The labs will be directly related to the material covered in the lecture. They will be simple program descriptions included on the Daily Topics page for that day. You will complete the program and show it to the instructor for grading. There will be no hand-outs and nothing turned in to the instructor other than showing him your finished program.
A number of graded programming projects will be assigned throughout the course. Each project will be specified in detail in a project description web page on this site, including specific grading criteria for earning the points for that project. Each graded project will be considered due at the date and time scheduled on the project description posted on this website. The grade will be given and explained during an individual 10 or 15 minute grading session with the student and the instructor reviewing the student's project. The student will then be able to improve the grade by eliminating any deficiencies and meeting again with the instructor any time until the grading dates listed.
If you know that you will need to miss a project's interactive grading date, you may have it graded before the scheduled date. If you miss a project's grading date without prior arrangements, you must contact the instructor and make arrangements to have your project graded as soon as possible. Part of the published grading criteria for a project may be that it is substantially working at the time of the scheduled the interactive grading with the instructor.
The projects must be designed and coded individually -- except for the projects that are specifically assigned to be done in groups. Students may get as much appropriate help for their projects as they need, but they must actually do and fully understand their own work (please see Plagiarism policies).
Always have complete backups of all your work and retain them until after the end of the semester. Retaining backups of all your work at all times is a course requirement for all graded work, and your grade may be adversely affected if you do not have a backup if needed. Also, you must retain all grade sheets handed back to you until the end of the course, in case there is any question about your recorded grades.
There will be a number of practical mini-tests given during the semester based on very specific skills I expect you to know. The mini-tests will be about 15 minutes long, will usually be done on the computer and immediately graded by showing the instructor. They will always be announced at least a week in advance and the specific skills required will be precisely described.
There may be one or two tests during the semester based on the readings, class lectures, and in-class labs. The tests will be reasonably short, no more than an hour in length. Some may administered on the computer and either graded immediately by the instructor, and some may be paper and pencil tests that are handed in. All tests will be announced at least one week in advance, and a description will be posted on this web site. The description will have a specific description of the skills the test will cover.
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