INFO 246-11
Information Technology Tools and Applications – Advanced
Topic: Fundamentals of Programming
Fall 2015 Greensheet

Steve Perry
E-mail
Office location: online only


Greensheet Links
Class Web Site
CLOs
Competencies
Prerequisites

Resources
Canvas Login and Tutorials
iSchool eBookstore
 

This class does not use Canvas! The class Web site is found at:
http://profperry.com/sjsu 

Contacting the Instructor

I check my email account at least once per day, Monday-Friday, usually in the daytime. I generally do not check for emails on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.

Emergency email: sperry@palomar.edu

(Use only if no reply received within 48 hours from my regular email)

Important Dates

Semester: Fall 2015 (2015/08/20 through 2015/12/08)

The FINAL DATE of this class is 2015/12/08

No assignments or exams will be accepted after that date!

Course Format

The class is taken entirely online via the Class Web Site.
All content is provided with text and video.  There is no book required.
Instructor assistance is available via email and threaded discussion board.

Course Description

Content changes. Topics typically offered include XML, Web programming languages such as XSLT, JavaScript, PHP, and MYSQL, and designing interactive content using Web 2.0 tools.

This class covers fundamental computer programming concepts such as  variable assignment, decision-statements, loops, and algorithm discovery and will be practiced using real life examples to illustrate the principles.  Course covers concepts that are in common with most programming languages and is not specific to a particular programming language.

Course Requirements

Assignments
There are 4 assignments that will require you to solve programming problems by
describing the steps to be taken and taking quizzes. Each assignment is worth
20 points of your grade. 

Participation in the Discussion Area is worth 20 points of your grade.

Each assignment has a target due date (details will be posted on the class Web site) and there is a 7-day grace period for each assignment with the exception that all assignments must be submitted as indicated below. 

NO assignments or exams will be accepted after the FINAL DATE of this class (listed at the top of this page) unless I've given you an explicit extension..

Basic Programming Concepts Assignment 1 Assignment supports CLO #1
Loops Assignment 2 Assignment supports CLO #2
Algorithm Development Assignment 3 Assignment supports CLO #3
Functions and Arrays Assignment 4 Assignment supports CLO #4

Course Calendar
All Assignment Due Date are listed on the class web site next to each posted
Assignment and on the Grades tab.

Grading

80% Assignments
20% Discussion

Course Workload Expectations

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.

Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.

Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.

Course Prerequisites

INFO 202other prerequisites may be added depending on content. 

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the features of a programming language.
  2. Create an algorithm outline from an algorithm description.
  3. Complete a template program with correct programming statements.
  4. Discover an algorithm and create an algorithm outline from a program requirements outline.

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

INFO 246 supports the following core competencies:

  1. H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.

Textbooks

No Textbooks For This Course.

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F

 

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation.  You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student

As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.

Dropping and Adding

Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.

Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.

Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material

University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:

  • "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
    • It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
    • In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
  • "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."

Academic integrity

Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.

Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.

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