|Day/Time:||Sunday 1:00 - 4:00 with a few substitute days
|Instructor:||Dr. Channah Naiman|
|Syllabus Index||HTC Policies|
"To Learn, To Teach, To Observe, and To Do." The student should be a Critical Thinker, Effective Communicator, Proactive Educator, and Moral Practitioner.
There is recent evidence that with all the online resources available, a hybrid approach is useful for on-campus courses. Class time will include lecture, and also individual help, using flipping: flip when you get most of your presentations and do much of your homework, so the text/videos are mostly at your convenience, at your speed, and then in class discuss questions you had on the presentations and do much of the harder creative work of synthesizing and using this information, when you have the most direct support from me. I will probably start with more lecture, and as you get more comfortable with the ebook and videos, flip the class more as we progress through the course. This is especially the case for the project, where you will want more individual help from me.
Class time is valuable and in short supply, so there are some tradeoffs in this approach. You cannot immediately get a question answered by me in the middle of a video presentation. That is offset by the fact that there are several days at least to take in the videos, so if you attend to them early, you have time to get emailed feedback before you finish viewing. It would be helpful if you kept a list of questions as you watch the videos. You may find that some of your questions will be answered as you continue to watch the videos, and some you will want to bring to class. There is a whole week between classes, so please email me with questions (and we can Skype), so that you don't waste the time between classes.
Assignments: For most labs, you are
required to participate and to show me your work at the end of lab.
This will count for lab credit.
There is programming homework nearly every week.
This is the best way to solidify what we have learned.
Programming is like reading--you learn to read by reading,
and so too you learn to program by programming.
Pair Programming: It has been demonstrated recently that Pair Programming, two people collaborating on one problem with one person coding while the other looks on, whether beginner students or seasoned professionals, allows projects been done better and faster with more confidence, and also that students learn at least as well and have more enjoyment in the process. We will have the option to do pair programming in this course for in-class work and programing assignments. (Your exams will NOT be in pairs however!) Read the page on how to make pair programming work and also the page of administrative guidelines for pair programming (mostly for when it does not work out as planned!).Project: You will form teams of two or three, to complete a project, which is a major programming assignment in JAVA. Some suggestions for the project can be found here. This will be discussed further in class.
We will be programming in Java, which is easy to download to your own computer. Good instasllation instructions for all platforms. There are several choices based on program version and operating system. We will be programming mostly in the command line/terminal window. There are many IDEs (Intergrated Development Environments) available for use with Java, notably Eclipse, which we will not be using. We may use IntelliJ later in the semester. Please note that after installing Java, you must add it to the path variable (Windows), or set JAVA_HOME (Mac). See the installation instructions in the Orientation module.
There is a final project,which will be the focus of the last third of the course. Here are some sample projects (some are templates--bare bones, which clearly need to be enhanced in order to be interesting). Detailed instructions are requirements for the project will be posted on CourseSites, and we will discuss the project in class.
|Orientation and Installation||35
All labs are worth 10 points, except for :
Labs 1, 2 and 4, which are worth 15 points.
All homeworks are worth 30 points, except for:
HW 7-1, 7-2, 12-1, 12-2, which are worth 20 points each
Extra 10 points for completing all homeworks
Extra credit avaialble in many homeworks
|Exams (Exam #1: 150 points) (Exam #2: 200 points)||350
The dates below give the sequence and a general idea of the time spent, though we may get ahead or behind this time schedule at different points, depending on the needs of the class. Every attempt will be made to meet this timeline, and changes will be posted on Sakai. Links for supporting docuements and files, and submission links for assignments are on Blackboard (or Coursesites). Links for assignments and exam reviews below may be inaccurate (not updated) or missing until their introduction in class.
|0||before classes||Orientation: Syllabus,
Install Java JDK, fix path(Windows), test program
Install Java JDK and also atom, a short video intro,
Install Notepad++, (for Windows users. Use the 32-bit version); or SublimeText, or atom.io
Optional for Windows users: Configure notepad++ as an IDE (very cool)
Mac user: TextWrangler --now part of BBEdit (if not using Sublime or atom) (not my favorite, but some people love it)
Mac users who want to try something different: you can install Notepad++ on the Mac, using Winebottler..(Youtube, also.)
(I can't configure np++ for compiling and running on the mac. Yet.)
Install Java JDK, Text Editor
See Orientation Module on Sakai
||Orientation, if not
1, in class
Assign: HW 1
DUE: HW 1
DUE: Lab 2
Assign: HW 2
Assign: HW 3
Assign: Lab 3, Part 1 and Part 2
DUE: HW 3
Assign: Lab 4, HW 4
DUE: Lab 4, HW4
||Assign Lab 5-1, Lab 5-2, HW 5|
||Assign: Lab 6-1, Lab 6-2, Hw-6|
|8||11/16||Continue Chapter 6
Assign: Lab 7-1, Lab 7-2
Assign: HW 7-1, HW 7-2
||Take-Home Exam (Chapters 1 - 6)
Chapter 7: Arrays
5 on 11/30!!
DUE: Lab 6-1, Lab 6-2, on 11/30!!!
|10||12/03||Chapter 7, continued and project discussion||DUE: Hw-6|
Inheritance, Polymorphism and Interfaces
| Due Lab
Assign: Lab 8-1, Lab 8-2, HW-8
||Chapter 10: Files and Chapter 12: LIsts and Maps||
8-2,; HW 8
Assign: Lab 12-1, Lab 12-2
Assign: HW 12-1, HW 12-2
||Project Presentations and Exam 2 (Chapters 6 - 12)||Python Project Due|
Attendance and Participation
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Hebrew Theological College is committed to providing an academic community and learning environment based on honest inquiry and pursuit of knowledge that fosters commitment and adherence to Judaic tenets. The faculty and administration of Hebrew Theological College have specified the following acts as serious violations of personal honesty and academic ideals that jeopardize the quality of education within a Torah environment:
More information about HTC’s Academic Integrity policy can be found on page 15 of the Student Handbook.
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Accommodations will be made, but instructors must be aware of your needs in order to make proper accommodations. It is the responsibility of the student to make these needs known in a timely fashion and to provide documentation prior to the beginning of any semester in which accommodations are desired.
Incomplete Policy-- Crisis Management
This is available ONLY to students with extreme and/or extenuating circumstances who
Students who have not satisfactorily completed 50% of class assignments are not allowed to receive an incomplete grade. Students who do not have a grade of “C” or above average are not allowed an incomplete. Students must request an incomplete prior to the week of finals. The instructor may refuse an incomplete request. It is the student’s responsibility to request an Incomplete Form from the school office, have the form signed by the instructor, Dean, themselves, and return it to the instructor prior to the final. If the student fails to return the completed form to you when grades are due, the student is to receive the grade they would have received if they had not requested an incomplete. Instructors will define the amount of time allowed to complete the missing work, however, the time allowed cannot exceed 12 weeks after the end of the semester in which the incomplete was requested. If the student fails to remove the incomplete within 12 weeks, the grade will be recorded as an “IF,” meaning failure due to an incomplete. An “IF” will be counted as an “F” in the student’s GPA and will be part of the student’s permanent record.
HTC bans the use of cell phones, computers and other devices for texting,
web-browsing or other non-class related activities during class. This behavior may result in expulsion from the course after a single warning. Electronic devices may not be used during exams, and their use in class is subject to faculty discretion and permission. Only students with documented disabilities who must use such devices may request exemptions as documented.
HTC Academic Resources
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