INFO 246-12 [1-Unit]
Information Technology Tools and Applications - Advanced
Topic: Fundamentals of Programming
Summer 2018 Syllabus

Steve Perry
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Textbooks
CLOs 
Competencies 
Prerequisites
Course Links
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Instructor Information
Resources
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This class does not use Canvas! The class Web site is found at:
Prof Perry 2.0 Online Training (http://profperry.com/sjsu)
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Course Description

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

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: Summer 2018 (2018/06/04 through 2018/07/02)

The FINAL DATE for this class is 2018/07/02
No assignments or exams will be accepted after that date!

Course Format
The class is taken entirely online via the Class Web Site.

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 4-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
Algorithm Development Assignment 2 Assignment supports CLO #2
Programming Statements Assignment 3 Assignment supports CLO #3
Algorithm Discovery Assignment 4 Assignment supports CLO #4

Grading Policy and Standards

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 or Informatics) — 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 if you wish to stay in the program. 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

Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/syllabusinfo/. Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.

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