A rigorous study of the principles of computer programming with emphasis on problem solving methods which result in correct, well-structured programs. Other topics: an introduction to data representation, data types and control structures, functions, and structured data types.
Students who successfully complete this course should:
This course has a lecture, and a laboratory, portion: both are required to succeed. This class is an on-campus class. Lectures are devoted to general explanations of the concepts and ideas underlying the topic at stake. Laboratory will be devoted to hands-on practise and experiments.
Homework assignments will assist the students in making sure they understand classes expectations and the content of the lecture, as well as to practice their coding and problem-solving skills. The progression of the students will be regularly tested and assessed through quizzes, projects and tests. Active and relevant participation during the lectures and laboratory sessions is appreciated.
It is our mutual interest for you to succeed: I love to share knowledge and to expand it by helping students, and students want to gain a useful and agreeable experience that will prove valuable in their future endeavors. To this end, here is:
The following rules, inspired by my experience and dictated by the size of our group, will be enforced:
For this class, you will need to access a computer with Visual Studio installed on it. You can either:
I should be your first point of contact for any question regarding the content of this class, but many other ressources are available:
Tutoring is available for Computer Science in the Academic Success Center on the first floor of University Hall,
You can also schedule appointments at https://augusta.campus.eab.com/. Bryana Vinson and Assya Sellak will be our “embedded tutors” this semester.
Our student assistant Tim Cuny is also available:
Shared lecture notes are available, courtesy of Tim Cuny.
There is an A.C.M club at Augusta University, that meets on Fridays in UH 129 and 131, from 12 to 3pm:
It is the ideal place to get to meet fellow students, to work on exciting projects, and to learn more about various aspects of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Students will be evaluated using four different types of evaluation:
Homework assignments will be given during the course of the semester: they are not expected to be handed back, and won’t be graded, but quizzes (closed book and timed (± 10 min.)) with questions taken or inspired from those assignments and the lab will be given.
Projects will be carried at home or during laboratory.
There will be in-class exams, held during the regular class periods.
The final exam will take place during the exam period.
Refer to the planned schedule for precise dates.
Your grade will be computed as follows:
|In-class Tests (×2)||40%|
using the following course grade scale:
|2||01/14||01/17: Quiz||Reserved Words and Variables|
|3||01/21||01/21: MLK day||Datatypes and Operations|
|4||01/28||01/31: Quiz||Casting and Reading from the User|
|5||02/04||02/08: Project||Intro to Object-Oriented Language|
|6||02/11||02/14: Exam||Review Session|
|8||02/25||02/28: Quiz (and Midterm)||Control Structures – Boolean|
|9||03/04||03/07–08: Spring pause||
|12||03/25||03/28: Exam||Review Session|
|14||04/08||04/08–12: Spring break||Arrays|
|16||04/22||04/26: Project||Wrapping up|
|17||04/29||05/01: end of class||-|
|18||05/06||05/08 (8–10am): Final||-|
This schedule is subject to change and enhancements, but provide an indication of the pace, assignments, and major deadlines that you will need to plan for the semester.
Textbook is optional, and can be accessed at https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/visual-c-how/9780134628820/ for Augusta University students.
Visual C# How to Program (6th Edition) by Paul J. Deitel and Harvey Deitel, Pearson, 2016, ISBN-10: 0134601548
If you were to pick the 5th Edition, be aware of that the 6th edition takes into account the recent 6th specification of C#. As a consequence, it uses string interpolation instead of comma-separated list, it simplifies the use of the
ToString method, and that it uses a different method to convert
C#projects online at tutorialspoint.com/compile_csharp_online.php or repl.it.
The University’s Student Code of Conduct, the student’s manual, as well as the academic regulations and all applicable policies are supposed to be known by the students and will be enforced.
Section 5.2, Academic Conduct of the student’s manual defines precisely what kind of collaborations are acceptable. As long as you don’t lie, cheat, plagiarize, assist others or being assisted by others without authorization, we should not need any of that. If you are unsure about whether or not certain kinds of collaboration are permissible, please ask me.
I am committed to the founding principles of Universal Design, and to make my lecture accessible to every one. Concretely, that means that I’m not requiring you to use a particular Operating System, that I always try to give the information repeatedly, and using multiple channels, that I am available over the phone, email, or in my office. If you are registered with Testing and Disability Services, please see me at your earlier convenience to discuss accommodations.
Please be aware of the USG guidance on House Bill 280. Note that you may not carry a handgun if high school students are enrolled in the class, and that it is your responsibility to visit the registrar to determine whenever this is the case or not.