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1 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Session 0 Syllabus Pearson Custom Computer Science CSC 104 Nassau Community College CSC 104 Programming Logic and Problem Solving
2 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Course Logistics Course Title CSC 104 E1 – Programming Logic and Problem Solving DurationSeptember 2, 2014 – December 22, 2014 (see Fall 2014 Calendar) Fall 2014 Calendar DaysTuesday 10:00AM-11:15AM B Cluster - Room 223 Wednesday 9:30AM-10:45AM B Cluster - Room 223 CRN15084 Credits3.0 InstructorVincent Costa IM, Office HoursRM C2078 Tuesday & Thursday 1:00PM-2:15 PM or or Google+
3 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Course Overview and Description The course is an introduction to programming logic and problem solving including programming concepts and terminology. The focus of the course is on critical thinking skills necessary to write computer programs and provides students with an introduction to programming without focusing on the details of programming syntax. This course is intended for students with little or no object-oriented programming experience. Students who have completed CMP 104 will not get credit for CSC 104. (3 lecture hours). Prerequisites: Satisfied all MAT, ENG 001 and RDG 001 remediation requirements prior to starting the course
4 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Required Text An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2012 by David Schneider, 9 th Edition, Pearson, 2013, ISBN-13: This is the full text and is not needed. An Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 2012 You should get the Custom Edition, which only uses Chapters1-6, It has a Custom ISBN: This is sold only at NCC bookstore, $60 However, if you want you can use the full text version or the electronic version which is $57.99electronic version
5 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Required Text
6 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Background Knowledge/Materials Prior knowledge of navigating through a Windows environment, saving and locating files helpful Prior knowledge of , using attachments and browsing the web helpful Will need a USB external storage device (such as a flash drive or jump drive) to save their work Work at home: need to install Visual Studio, a web browser, and WinZip
7 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Course Objectives & Philosophy Focus on the problem solving and logic skills needed to write programs Understand the solutions to problems and how those solutions can be applied to new problems Expose you to programming concepts and terminology (how to code) Introduce the abstract nature of object- oriented programming
8 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Course Objectives & Philosophy Computer programming is problem solving A computer program is a set of instructions that tells the computer how to solve a problem using the limited tools and vocabulary that it understands The first step in learning how to program is to understand the problem being posed and figure out how it can be solved.
9 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Course Objectives & Philosophy Focus of the first third of this course will be on building problem solving skills You will be presented with a variety of problems, puzzles and games which you will solve without a computer Prepares you for the rest of the course during which you will use the problem solving skills you have developed to understand and create programs for the computer
10 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Grades AssessmentPoints Exams (2 exams)40% (20% each) Final Exam25% Homework35% Assignments not handed in by the due date will receive a grade of zero!
11 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Tentative Outline Unit 1:Building Problem Solving Skills Exam 1: 10/10 Unit 2:Understanding Programming basics in Visual Basic Exam 2: 11/14 Unit 3:Programming in Visual Basic Final Exam: 12/22 Dates of exams may be adjusted to account for progress of the class as a whole
12 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Attendance You are expected to attend all classes, arrive on time and stay until class is dismissed It is your responsibility to find out what was covered in class and makeup any work missed as a result of an absence or lateness prior to the next class meeting You are expected to hand in all assignments by the due date regardless of attendance Participation is important to fully appreciate the subject. If you cannot keep up with the sessions for some reason (travel, business commitments, etc.), please let me know
13 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Make-Ups Makeup exams will be not given and missing an exam will result in a grade of zero If you can’t make and exam, contact me prior to missing the class and provide a valid, documented reason for missing an exam or assignment If you are absent on the day an assignment is due you are still responsible for handing in the assignment electronically before the deadline
14 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Class Rules Unless specifically stated otherwise, assignments are to be completed individually. You are encouraged to discuss the understanding of a particular issue or class material with fellow students, but code and solutions have to be your own effort Academic honesty is to be taken very seriously. If you submit work that references another person’s efforts, then you must properly attribute it to that person, otherwise it is plagiarism and you will receive zero credits and may be given an F for the course
15 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Withdrawal The last day to receive an automatic "W" for this class is October 10th However students may request a “W” any time prior to the final exam. To receive a "W" the student MUST file a signed drop/add form with the registrar. If a student does not file the appropriate paperwork and stops attending class, the student will receive a "UW" (Unofficial Withdrawal). A "UW" grade carries the same academic value as a failing grade ("F") when calculating the GPA
16 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Computer Learning Center Located in B225 and It has all the necessary software for this course A valid NCC ID is required to gain access to the learning center. You should also avail yourself of further study and/or educational assistance available there These services are to be considered an integral part of the course work and will help the student master the necessary knowledge and skills for this course
17 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Disability Statement If you have a physical, psychological, medical, or learning disability that may have an impact on your ability to carry out the assigned coursework, I urge you to contact the Center for Students with Disabilities(CSD), Building U,( ),TTY(516) The counselors at CSD will review your concerns and determine reasonable accommodations you are entitled to by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 All information and documentation pertaining to personal disabilities (diagnoses) will be kept confidential
18 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Simple Ground Rules Cell Phones – “Vibrate” or “Airplane Mode” Distractions – Twitter, Facebook, Mail, YouTube, Google, DiigoDiigo Smart Spaces – Twitter, Mail, YouTube, Google, Diigo Diigo Don’t Cheat – selfishness Collaborate – selflessness Be Mindfall – Observe, Absorb, Don’t Judge No Hacking – Be respectful
19 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Questions Any questions? There are no dumb questions Use the Internet for questions (IM, Discussion Board, ) if necessary
20 Nassau Community CollegeProf. Vincent Costa Welcome! So welcome to the class. I hope you enjoy it. Work hard and have fun!