CS1120 Computer Science II (Fall 2016)
- Instructor: James Yang, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Class Schedule: T/TH 11:30-12:45PM@C224(Section 40290-505) &
- Office Hours: T/TH1:15-2:15PM@B-242 or by appointment
- Text Book:
-  Starting Out with Java: From Control Structures through
Data Structures, 3/E 9780134038179
- Reference Book
-  The Java Tutorial, Fourth Edition, A Short Course on the
Basics, S. Zakhour et al. Addison Wesley. Online version here
(Under "Trails Covering the Basics").
-  The
Object-Oriented Thought Process, 4th edition, by Matt Weisfeld,
||Office Hour Location
|Omofolakunmi El Olagbemi (Fola)
|8:30-10:20AM(W) & 12:30-2:20PM (W)
CS1110 - Computer Science I or equivalent with a grade of C or better
(prerequisite); Math1220 or Math 2000 (co-requisite).
This is the standard Computer Science II course using the Java computer
language. The emphasis is on designing and programming object-oriented
computer solutions to problems, as well as on the data structures used
for this purpose. An introduction to the analysis of algorithms is
made. Students must register for both a lecture section and a
laboratory section. More importantly, to demonstrate the
Philosophical Principle in Computer Science, we will use one simple
example of our daily life and show how object oriented concepts can be
simply and absolutely reduced to this example.
The objective of this course is to introduce the basic concepts
behind modern programming languages. It includes how to :
- Learn about various concepts about software development.
- Understand the concept of recursion and structured programming.
- Understand the concepts of classes and object oriented
- Understand the concepts of polymorphism.
- Learn exception handling.
- Learn common complex data structures.
- Learn about interfaces, generics and collections.
- Learn about searching and sorting, and learn basic mathematical
techniques for analyzing their complexity.
- Learn working in a pair or team-programming environment.
- Learn and use version control and documentation tools.
When finishing this course, students should be able to:
- To write well-structured, well-documented Java programs that
follow relevant phases of the software life cycle.
- To use recursive solutions for problems that are appropriate for
the recursive strategy.
- To design, create and use class and object hierarchies.
- To use polymorphism (incl. abstract classes and methods).
- To design complex data structuresªincluding two-dimensional
arrays, linked lists, stacks and queues.
- To use generics or collections to perform operations on complex
- To program various searching (linear, binary) and sorting (e.g.,
insertion, selection, bubble, merge, quick) algorithms, and be able to
analyze their efficiencies.
- To work in a pair or team programming environment.
- To utilize version control and document generation systems.
Programming Assignment And Late Submission
Lab assignments will be given on a regularly scheduled basis. Many
of these assignments will need to be worked on outside of the regular
Each assignment will have a due date/time. For each day an
assignment is late, 10% of the total possible points for the assignment
will be deducted. (If any submission is 7days later than the
deadline, it is NOT graded and you get ZERO point.) Weekends and
holidays are all counted when calculating lateness. No assignments may
be submitted after 11:59 PM on the day preceding the last day of the
classes (before the Final Exam Week). By this time all work should be
complete and submitted.
Quiz and Exam
There will be regular quizzes given in the lab. Additionally, two
in-class quizzes may be given in the lectures with prior notification.
If you miss a quiz for any reason, you will receive a 0 on it.
If you miss an exam (a Midterm Exam or the Final Exam), the decision
as to whether or not it is made up and how it is made up will be made
on an individual basis. To be excused there must be significant
circumstances beyond the student¯s control. Generally this will require
documentation, such as a doctor¯s note in the case of an illness.
Normally, if your absence from an exam is excused, you will have to
take a make up exam. Contact the instructor asking for a make up exam
as soon as it is possible (if possible inform the instructor even
before the exam that you will miss).
Programming Skills Mastery Test (PMT)
During the last lab session of the semester, students will be given the
Programming Skills Mastery Test (PMT). The test will consist of a short
programming problem. Students must program the solution in an
essentially complete and correct form in the allotted time. This
problem must be solved within the allotted time to earn a passing grade
in the course. Students that fail the PMT on their first attempt will
be given the second, and last, chance with a different problem. You
must pass the PMT to pass the course.
The final grade has the following
|Midtermn Exam I
|Midterm Exam II
This class requires the following software systems or plugins:
- Eclipse Mars
is installed in the Lab.
You can find more useful information about the class in the
- How to
submit a programming assignment.
- How to
include a jar file.
- How to
import and export java projects in Eclipse.
Daily Lecture Topics
The daily schedule can be changed
without prior notice. However, the change of midterm exams will be
annouced at least a week ahead.
The regrade procedure is intended to correct serious errors in grading.
It is not intended as a opportunity to argue about each judgment call
made by the graders. If you feel that a regrade request is justified, you
have 7 days AFTER a grade is released to request a regrade. After 7
days, no regrade request can be accpeted. This policy aims to have
you review each grade after the grade's release and not at the end of
Academic Integrity and Dishonesty
You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the
policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp.271-272) [Graduate
(pp. 24-26)] Catalog that pertain to Academic Integrity. These policies
include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple
submission, plagiarism, dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office
of Student Judicial Affairs. You will be given the opportunity to
review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will
have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with the course
coordinator if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty
prior to the submission of an assignment, report or test. Students
found responsible in academic dishonesty charges may automatically
receive an "E" grade in the course in addition to other punishments
allowed by the university rules, procedures and policies.
The following text is recommended by the Faculty Senate for all course
syllabi, and it includes links to relevant information. Please
make sure you are familiar with the university guidelines fro academic
Students are responsible for making
themselves aware of and understanding the University policies and
procedures that pertain to Academic Honesty. These policies include
cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission,
plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. The academic policies
addressing Student Rights and Responsibilities can be found in the
Undergraduate Catalog at
http://catalog.wmich.edu/content.php?catoid=24&navoid=974 and the
Graduate Catalog at
there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic
dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You
will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s) and if you
believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a
hearing. You should consult with your instructor if you are uncertain
about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an
assignment or test.
Students and instructors are
responsible for making themselves aware of and abiding by the “Western
Michigan University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Violence,
Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy and Procedures” related
to prohibited sexual misconduct under Title IX, the Clery Act and the
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and Campus Safe. Under this policy,
responsible employees (including instructors) are required to report
claims of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator or designee
(located in the Office of Institutional Equity). Responsible employees
are not confidential resources. For a complete list of resources and
more information about the policy see www.wmich.edu/sexualmisconduct.
In addition, students are encouraged
to access the Code of Conduct, as well as resources and general
academic policies on such issues as diversity, religious observance,
and student disabilities:
• Office of Student
• Division of
Student Affairs www.wmich.edu/students/diversity
Services for Students www.wmich.edu/disabilityservices