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1 COMS 261 Computer Science I Title: Course Introduction Date: August 25, 2004 Lecture Number: 01
2 Announcements Have a nice day I try to make class announcements at this time –Like assignments, program due dates, etc…
3 Review I had a nice day. I try to give a brief review of what we covered in the last class to motivate you for this class.
4 Outline It is a nice day. I try to give an outline of the topics we will cover in this class –If all goes well, the outline for this class becomes the review for the next class Course Introduction –Go through the syllabus and calendarsyllabus calendar
5 COMS 261 Syllabus Professor Paul F. Hemler –New at the HSC this year –Office: Bagby 110 –Office Hours: MWF: 3:00pm - 4:00pm TR: 2:00pm - 3:00pm –Semester ScheduleSemester Schedule
6 COMS 261 Syllabus –Class Times: MWF: 11:30am - 12:20pm R 1:30pm - 2:20pm –My email address: firstname.lastname@example.org@hsc.edu –My phone number: 223 – 6202 –My home pageMy home page –Course home pageCourse home page –Department home pageDepartment home page
7 COMS 261 Syllabus Course Goals –To provide fundamental skills of programming and software development using the C++ language. –To introduce the terminology and concepts of the object-oriented design paradigm. –To start to think "abstractly" when solving problems.
8 COMS 261 Syllabus Course Goals(Cont.) –To make students aware of the skills needed to support The engineering and comprehension of software systems Reengineering of existing systems Application of innovative techniques.
9 COMS 261 Syllabus Textbook: –C++ Program Design An Introduction to programming and Object-Oriented Design, Third Edition, by James P. Cohoon and Jack W. DavidsonC++ Program Design
11 COMS 261 Syllabus Point Distribution: –20%Homework No late homework will be accepted You will receive 60 points for any homework you make a serious effort at solving all the problems. The remaining 40 points will be given for your work in determining the correct answers. Write your solutions clearly and concisely on the paper you hand in. Follow standard coding practices shown in class
12 COMS 261 Syllabus Point Distribution:(Cont.) –40%Exams Three in-class exams spread out over the course of the semester. Exam weights are 10%, 15%, 15% for exam 1, 2, and 3 respectively –20%Labs Thursday classes will be dedicated to a laboratory, where you should work with and experience concepts presented in class.
13 COMS 261 Syllabus Point Distribution:(Cont.) –20%Final Exam Cumulative
14 COMS 261 Syllabus Commitment: –You should expect to spend 9 hours a week on this class. –Approximately 4 hours in class and lab 2 hours reading the text book 3 hours doing homework problems
15 COMS 261 Syllabus Commitment:(Cont.) –If you are spending less than 4 hours or more than 12 hours per week on this course then something is wrong and needs to be fixed.
16 COMS 261 Syllabus Class Attendance –Mandatory Come to class, its fun and interesting Exam material may be covered in class 3 unexcused absences gets you a call from me 3 more unexcused absences gets you a call from the Dean AND a drop of a letter grade for your final grade
17 COMS 261 Syllabus Class Attendance(Cont.) –Excused absences Sickness, but send me email or call me before class Death in the family, let me know before you go Extra curricular activities (athletes, club activates, …)