Course Syllabus

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Lincoln University

COURSE NAME: Programming II


    Sams Teach Yourself Java 6 in 21 days, Rogers Cadenhead & Laura Lemay


***To be provided for each section***


    This course is a continuation of CSC-158. The students will use a structured programming language such as JAVA or C++ in problem solving. This course examines advanced features of modern programming languages such as object-oriented programming, string manipulation functions, and visual programming. Both procedural and event-driven programmings are covered. As a preparation for CSC 254, this course will also include an introduction to data structures such as queues and stacks.

PREREQUISITE:     CSC 158 (Computer Programming I)


    The student should be able to
  • Write program codes that utilize advanced features of a programming language such as JApplet and JFrame classes of Java
  • Solve problems such as estimating the area underneath a curve, calculating tax based on pro-rated tables, calculating GPA via programming
  • Demonstrate skills in Object Oriented Programming by defining or modifying user-defined classes
  • Design forms using Graphical User Interface Objects of visual classes
  • Demonstrate skills in debugging and updating programs
  • Show skills in writing programs that handle run-time errors as done in software development by using try-catch statements
  • Demonstrate skills in use of threads by writing interactive two-dimensional animation that uses threads
  • Demonstrate introductory skills in utilizing data structures such as stack and two-dimensional arrays in programs

WEEK 1-2
    . Review of programming control statements (first C++, then Java)
    . Console programming basics
    . Defining User-defined classes and objects

WEEK 3-5
    . Problem-solving
    . String class
    . Double class
    . Character class
    . Static and instance methods
    . Misc. Library classes
    . Method overloading
    . Error Handling using try/catch statements

WEEK 6-7
    . Mid-level Problem-solving
    . Arrays
    . Introduction to stacks/ Queues

WEEK 8-15
    . Advanced Problem-solving
    . Inheritance
    . Interfaces and packages
    . Multithreaded programming
    . Event handling and graphic user interfaces (G.U.I.)
    . Applets
    . Visual Applications

WEEK 1-15
    .Several programs/ algorithms including introductory data structure and case studies would be examined complementing the topics covered.

     . Test #1 during weeks 4-5
     . Test #2 during the midterm week
     . Test #3 approximately weeks 11-12
     . The Final Exam is administered during the official university final schedule period
     . Projects are assigned about every two-three weeks


  • Computer Projects

            Computer Projects will be given on material covered in class. General computer labs are available throughout the campus for students to do their work. The students are encouraged to make regular visits during office hours, to meet in study groups, and to use the Computer/ Programming Tutors from the School of Natural Sciences.

  • Late Work And Make-Ups

            All computer projects, assignments, quizzes and exams must be completed by the scheduled date. Late assignments or make-up tests or quizzes will only be allowed with official documentation and grades may be lowered. To qualify for a make-up, a student must have notified the professor and rescheduled in a timely manner.


The grades will be evaluated based on tests, projects, and class participation as follows:

Tests:                       80%
Assignments:           15%
Class Work:             5%

Tests are based on 100 points each (Total 400 points)

The grading scale guideline: **
A       92-100%
A-       88-91%
B+      85-87%
B      82-84%
B-      78-81%
C+       75-77%
C       72-74%
C-      68-71%
D+      65-67%
D      58-64%
F      0-57%


1) Attendance:

Lincoln University uses the class method of teaching, which assumes that each student has something to contribute and something to gain by attending class. It further assumes that there is much more instruction absorbed in the classroom than can be tested on examinations. Therefore, students are expected to attend all regularly scheduled class meetings and should exhibit good faith in this regard. For the control of absences, the faculty adopted the following regulations:

  • Four absences may result in an automatic failure in the course.
  • Three tardy arrivals may be counted as one absence.
  • Absences will be counted starting with whatever day is specified by the instructor but not later than the deadline for adding or dropping courses.
  • In case of illness, death in the family, or other extenuating circumstances, the student must present documented evidence of inability to attend classes to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. However, in such cases the student is responsible for all work missed during those absences.
  • Students representing the University in athletic events or other University sanctioned activities will be excused from class (es) with the responsibility of making up all work and examinations. The Registrar will issue the excused format to the faculty member in charge of the off- or on-campus activity for delivery by the student(s) to their instructors.
2) Statement on Academic Integrity:

Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. They must follow a professor's instructions when completing tests, homework, and laboratory reports, and must ask for clarification if the instructions are not clear. In general, students should not give or receive aid when taking exams, or exceed the time limitations specified by the professor. In seeking the truth, in learning to think critically, and in preparing for a life of constructive service, honesty is imperative. Honesty in the classroom and in the preparation of papers is therefore expected of all students. Each student has the responsibility to submit work that is uniquely his or her own. All of this work must be done in accordance with established principles of academic integrity.

An act of academic dishonesty or plagiarism may result in failure for a project or in a course. Plagiarism involves representing another person's ideas or scholarship, including material from the Internet, as your own. Cheating or acts of academic dishonesty include (but are not limited to) fabricating data, tampering with grades, copying, and offering or receiving unauthorized assistance or information.

3) The Student Conduct Code:

Students will be held to the rules and regulations of the Student Conduct Code as described in the Lincoln University Student Handbook. In particular, excessive talking, leaving and reentering class, phones or pagers, or other means of disrupting the class will not be tolerated and students may be asked to leave. Students who constantly disrupt class may be asked to leave permanently and will receive an F.

4) The Core Curriculum Learner Competencies:

All courses offered through the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science require students to meet at least the following out of the 8 Core Curriculum Learner Competencies:

(1) Listen and effectively communicate ideas through written, spoken, and visual means;
(2) Think critically via classifying, analyzing, comparing, contrasting, hypothesizing, synthesizing, extrapolating, and evaluating ideas;

(6) Apply and evaluate quantitative reasoning through the disciplines of mathematics, computational science, laboratory science, selected social sciences and other like-minded approaches that require precision of thought;

(8) Demonstrate positive interpersonal skills by adhering to the principles of freedom, justice, equality, fairness, tolerance, open dialogue and concern for the common good.


* The instructor of a given section of the course may make some modifications to the evaluation as well as to the rest of the syllabi including but not limited to; the grade weights, number of tests, and test total points.

**The grading scale guideline includes a 2-point flexibility.

Please consult with the department chairperson for any program updates or corrections which may not be yet reflected on this page _ last updated 11/20/2007.

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