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Programming and Algorithms II
This is a software engineering course, focused on the application of software engineering techniques for the design and development of large programs. Topics include data abstraction, data structures and associated algorithms, recursion,
declaration models, and garbage collection. Students will learn to design, implement, test, and debug programs using an object-oriented language. (C-ID COMP 132).
CSCI 20: Programming and Algorithms I or the equivalent
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon the satisfactory completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Design and implement programs that use arrays, records/structs, strings, linked lists, stacks, queues, hash tables, and trees.
Design, implement, test, and debug recursive functions and procedures.
Evaluate the tradeoffs in lifetime management of data when using manual memory management versus reference counting or tracing garbage collection.
Explain how abstraction mechanisms support the creation of reusable software components.
Design, implement, test, and debug programs in an object-oriented language.
Compare and contrast object-oriented analysis and design with structured analysis and design.
Class meeting time/place:
TTh 11:00am - 1:15pm, MC 146
Course web page:
MW 10:00 - 11:00am, online
TTh 8:00 - 8:30am / 1:30 - 2:00pm, MC 152
or by appointment
There are weekly lab
assignments associated with all course topics, as presented in the course schedule
. Lab assignments must be presented to the instructor, during lab meeting time, before the end
of the second lab meeting each week.
There are four (4) programming projects over the course of the semester. Successful completion of programming projects will require that students spend a significant amount of time outside of class
writing and testing code and applications, and managing time to make steady and constant progress. Late submission of programming projects will be docked fifty (50) points for each 24−hour period that passes after the deadline.
A final activity will be completed on the day of the scheduled final exam for this course.
Regular attendance and active participation in this course is a requirement. The best learning environment for everyone is created when all students are present and engaged in the material. Any student who misses more than four (4) class meetings
in a row will be dropped from the course.
Honesty and integrity:
All of the work you do in this course must be your own, unless otherwise directed by the instructor (for example, pair or group activities). Cheating or plagiarism on any assignment will result in a zero for that assignment.
Computing your semester grade:
Semester grades are computed as the percentage of points you earned against the total possible points. Letter grades are awarded as follows -- A (90% and above), B (80% and above), C (70% and above), D (60% and above), F (below 60%).
A course outline is on file in the department office. If a student would like to have a copy, please request one from the instructor.