UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

91.204.201 -- Computing IV  

Fall 2009

 

Instructor:

Dr. Xinwen Fu

Office: 

203 Olson Hall

Phone: 

(978) 934-3623

E-Mail: 

xinwenfu@cs.uml.edu         

Homepage: 

http://www.cs.uml.edu/~xinwenfu

Office Hours: 

MW. 2:30PM ~ 4:00PM

 

Course Name:

91.204.201 -- Computing IV

Credits:

3.00

Duration:

9/2/2009 ~ 12/23/2009

Time:

MWF 1:30PM ~ 2:20PM

Location:

OS 402

 

TA:

Jimit Mehta

Email:

jimit124@gmail.com

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Computing IV introduces students to advanced program design techniques and tools used in modern software development.  The course will survey a broad range of subjects in program design and development, including object-oriented (OO) programming using Java, object-oriented design (OOD) methods, OOD patterns, Unified Modeling Language (UML) modeling, building and debugging, unit testing, and documentation.  Another focus of the course is to teach students the fundamentals of language engineering basics using OO programming techniques.  Students will get hands-on experience by building working language processors, using modern compiler construction tools and applying OO programming methodology.

 

COURSE PREREQUISITES:

1.      91.201 Computing III

2.      91.203 Computer Organization and Assembly Language

 

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:

         The course web site is located within Blackboard Vista. Follow this instruction to log into Blackboard.

         Announcements, questions (and answers, etc. will be available through Blackboard Vista 4.

         Lecturing is based on the textbook with learning materials provided.

         Programming may be practiced in the lab.

         Discussions and questions/answers take place through Blackboard Vista 4, which should be checked approximately once every 48-hours. 

         A Chat room is also likely to be used from time to time.

         You will be expected to be prepared for class, and you must complete the assignments by the dates due.

 

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Textbooks

      Sharon Zakhour (Author), Scott Hommel (Author), Jacob Royal (Author), Isaac Rabinovitch (Author), Tom Risser (Author), Mark Hoeber (Author), The Java Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, 4th Edition (Java Series) (Paperback), Prentice Hall PTR; ISBN: 0321334205

      Steven John Metsker, and William C. Wake, Design Patterns in Java(TM) (Software Patterns Series) (Hardcover), Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (April 28, 2006), ISBN: 0321333020

o        Textbooks may be purchased at the bookstore or electronically through: http://www.amazon.com or some other bookseller

o        The class may follow the book very loosely.

 

Supplementary Materials

      The Java Tutorials, http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/

 

Class Attendance Policy

Students should attend the class in the classroom.

 

Cheating and Plagiarism Policy

All forms of academic dishonesty will result in an F for the course and notification of the Academic Dishonesty Committee.  Academic dishonesty includes (but is not limited to) plagiarism, copying answers or work done by another student (either on an exam or assignment), allowing another student to copy from you, and using unauthorized materials during an exam.

 

Make-up Exams

      Make-up exams will only be given in case of serious need and only when the instructor is notified prior to the exam time. If this is not done, the grade is automatically zero for that exam/quiz.

      Written verification for the student¨s inability to take an exam will be required.

      The make-up exams will be different from those given to the class.

 

COURSE GOALS

         Master Java Programming language

         Master design pattern

 

 EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 Components of Course Grade:

Assignments (5~10)

30%

Midterm Exam

25%

Final Exam

25%

Final Project

20%

 

Grade Scale: A+(4.0), A(4.0), A-(3.7), B+(3.3), B(3.0), B-(2.7), C+(2.3), C(2.0), and F (0.0)

 

 

A

85 ~ 100

B

70 ~ 84.9

C

60 ~ 69.9

D

50 ~ 59.9

F

below 50

 

Homework Assignments

      All assignments are to be turned in on or before the due date and time. If you try and cannot turn in an assignment electronically because the campus network is down, you will not be penalized.

      An assignment turned in up to 24-hours late will be reduced by 10% of the assignment¨s worth, more than 24 hours late will be reduced 100%.

      The due date and time for each assignment will be specified on assignment postings.

      All assignments are expected to be individually and independently completed. Should two or more students turn in substantially the same solution or program, in the judgment of the instructor, the assignment will be given a grade of zero. A second such incident will result in an F grade for the course.

 

Exams

      Exams are based on textbooks, web sites, and assignments.

 

Projects

      There will be individual or group projects.

      Each member of this class is required to join a team of 3 persons. A team must have a team leader coordinating the communication with members and the instructor.

      Each team must be formed within 2 weeks from the semester start and the team leader will report the list of members to the instructor once the team is formed.

      Team work is encouraged since all members of a team will receive the same score based on the entire team¨s performance for team projects.

      Some of the projects will be performed within a closed laboratory.

 

TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

The schedule may be adjusted based on the actual progress in the semester. We thank Dr. Yong Guan for sharing many of his materials.

 

Order

Topics

Chapter

Readings

Assignment

Data

Module 1

Introduction to Java Programming

 

 

 

Module 2

Design Pattern in Java

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holidays

 

 

 

 

Use of nx client

Labor Day (University closed)

 

 

 

10/12 Monday

Columbus Day (University Closed)

 

 

 

11/11 Wednesday

Veterans Day Observed (University closed)

 

 

 

11/26 ~ 11/29

Thanksgiving Recess

 

 

 

12/14 Monday

Last Day of Fall Semester Classes