This course studies different structures for storing and processing data implemented through
object-oriented programming. These structures include stacks, queues, linked lists, graphs
and trees. Also studied are techniques and algorithms for sorting, searching and simulation.
Centenary assures students with disabilities equal opportunity to reach the same level of
achievement as other students. Strict confidentiality will be maintained on students with
disabilities. Services for students with disabilities are available through the
, located on the ground floor of Rotary Residence Hall, phone (318) 869-5424.
All students are bound by the Honor System. The Honor System is applicable to all academic
work. See the Centenary College Handbook
for the complete Honor Code
All code you write and turn in for a grade is understood to be pledged. You
may discuss topics with other students and tutors, but all code you write must be your
own, and you must be able to explain to me how it works. In this
course, it is a violation of the honor code to look at code from previous semesters or
in other students' directories.
Extensions and rescheduling for labs, projects, exams and quizzes are only given when
circumstances beyond your control (e.g. being sick, choir or sports travel)
prevent you from completing a project on time. You must notify me either by
email or phone of your circumstances well in advance of the due date.
No extensions are given for requests made within three days of the due date.
Quizzes and Participation
You are encouraged to attend class and participate in discussions every day.
Sporadically throughout the semester, there will be short quizzes covering
material from the
previous class. These quizzes will serve as records of your attendance, and in total they
will comprise 5% of your final grade. Active participation in class discussions will
comprise another 5% of your final grade. This will be awarded for answering questions, asking questions,
presenting material, etc.
Extra credit for this course can be earned by participating in the
Centenary Math Problem of the Week
(POTW). Each reasonable submission will be worth an
additional 0.5% toward your final grade, CC me with your submission for credit. A maximum
of 7% extra credit can be applied to your final grade.
We will also be using additional supplemental material such as
and background material for the lab assignments.
Readings will be assigned before material will be covered in class. You are expected
to review the material and come to class prepared. As readings are assigned,
they will be posted here.
- Jan 18 - Chapter 1
- Jan 25 - Chapter 2
- Jan 29 - Chapter 3
- Feb 1 - Chapter 5
- Feb 10 - Chapter 4
Much of your experience with programming in this course will be through weekly labs,
which will comprise 15% of your final grade. Each lab will be assigned in class with
time allotted to work through the materials, and will be due at the beginning of the next
class period. All labs are weighted equally within the Lab portion of your final grade.
You may work with a partner on the lab assignments if you choose. Their name must be
listed on any code you hand in as joint work.
- Lab 1: Using Linux / Compiling Java
- Assigned: Jan 11th
- Due: Jan 20th
- Lab 2: Beetle Class implementation
- Lab 3: Domineering fixup
- Lab 4: ArrayList completion
You will have six projects in this course, one about every 2-3 weeks, for a total of
38% of your final grade. These projects will cover concepts we have
discussed in class and in labs, and will be due approximately one week
after they are assigned.
You must work individually on these projects.
You may discuss concepts and ideas with your classmates, but the code you turn in
must be your own. You will be graded not only on correctness, but also technique,
documentation and evaluation
of your solution. Further details on the grading standards and handin instructions
for each project will be given when they are assigned.
There will be two take-home exams, each worth 16% of your final grade. They
will consist of short answer along with writing and debugging code.
- Exam 1: March 10th - 14th, covering Chapters 1-6
- Exam 2: April 14th - 16th, covering Chapters 7-14
Your final grade for this course will be based on the Labs, Projects, Quizzes, Exams and
Participation described above.
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