UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

 

91.204.201 -- Computing IV  

Spring 2011

 

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:

Jan 24, 2011 - May 9, 2011

Time:

MWF 10:00AM - 10:50AM

Location:

OS 402

 

TA:

TBA

Email:

TBA

 

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:

��        91.201 Computing III

��        91.203 Computer Organization and Assembly Language

 

DESCRIPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS:

��        The course web site is located within Blackboard Vista, which will be available around one week after the school starts. 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

��                                 Erich Gamma, Richard Helm, Ralph Johnson, and John Vlissides, Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software, Addison Wesley. October 1994.

Textbooks may be purchased at the bookstore, electronically through Amazon or some other bookseller

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. Otherwise, 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 C++/Java Programming language

��        Master design pattern

 

 EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 Components of Course Grade:

Attendance

10%

Assignments (5~10)

30%

Midterm Exam

20%

Final Exam

20%

Term 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.

 

UNIVERSITY DEADLINES: 2011 Spring Undergraduate Academic Calendar        ��������������

 

EARLY ALERT STATEMENT

Academic Success Support

As your professor, I am personally committed to supporting YOUR academic success in this course.  For that reason, if you demonstrate any academic performance or behavioral problems which may impede your success, I will personally discuss and attempt to resolve the issue with you.  If the situation persists, I will forward my concern to the Student Development Office and your academic advisor to seek their support and assistance in the matter.  My goal is to make your learning experience in this course as meaningful and successful as possible.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement

The University is committed to serving all students with disabilities as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A qualified person with a disability means: an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable modifications to rules, policies, or practices, the removal of architectural, communication or transportation barriers, or the provision of auxiliary aids and services, meets the essential eligibility requirements for the receipt of services or the participation in programs or activities provided by a public entity.

 

Questions concerning services for people with learning and physical disabilities should be directed to

Jody Goldstein, MSSW

Student Disability Services

One University Avenue

Cumnock Hall C6

Lowell, MA 01854

978-934-4574

E-mail: Disability@uml.edu

http://www.uml.edu/STUDENT-SERVICES/disability/default.html

 

TENTATIVE CLASS SCHEDULE

The schedule may be adjusted based on the actual progress in the semester.

 

Order

Topics

Chapter

Readings

Assignment

Data

Module 1

Introduction to C++

 

 

 

Module 2

Unified Modeling Language

 

 

 

Module 3

Design Pattern

 

 

 

Holidays

 

 

 

 

2/21 Monday

Presidents Day (University Closed)

 

 

 

3/11 Friday

Spring Recess Begins

 

 

 

4/18 Monday

Patriot s Day (University Closed)

 

 

 

4/28 Thursday

Friday Class Schedule

 

 

 

4/29 Friday

University Day (No Classes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midterm Exam

Date: Mar. 28, 2011

Start/End Time: 10:00AM ~ 10:50AM
Location: OS402

 

 

 

Final Exam

Date: May 13, 2011

Start/End Time: 08.00 A.M. - 11.00 A.M.

Location: OLS-401