COP2000

Introduction to Computer Programming

Course Code:
COP 2000

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
001

 

Course Description:
This class is a beginning course in computer programming, with an emphasis on the problem-solving process, problem analysis, design decisions, and creative algorithm development. Topics will include organization and structure of computer programs; interface design techniques; algorithm design and development; a survey of programming paradigms; syntax and semantics of specific statements in one or more representative computer languages.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Must be eligible to enroll in MAC 1105 or higher mathematics course. The prerequisite may be waived by consent of department for students with previous appropriate coursework or work experience. Contact the course instructor for details.

 

Instructors:

As assigned

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited:

  • 1-semester subscription: ISBN 9780357700006
  • 1-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700013
  • 2-year subscription: ISBN 9780357700020

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Introduction to Computers & the Internet     
  • Introduction to HTML5     
  • Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)     
  • JavaScript: Introduction to Scripting, Control Statements
  • Functions, Arrays, and Objects     
  • Document Object Model (DOM): Objects & Collections     
  • JavaScript Event Handling: A Deeper Look     
  • HTML5; Introduction to canvas     
  • XML     
  • Ajax-Enabled Rich Internet Applications with XML and JSON     
  • Web Servers (Apache & IIS)     
  • Database: SQL, MySQL, LINQ & Java DB     
  • PHP     
  • Web App Development with ASP.NET in C#     
  • Web Services in C#     
  • Web App Development with ASP.NET in Visual Basic

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
Synthesize computer programming activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Develop programming design activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate coding activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Appraise testing activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Evaluate implementation activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Propose computer programming evaluation activities CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3 Homework, tests, quizzes
Develop data file activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Synthesize professional development activities

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes
Formulate general organizational computing workplace competencies

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, tests, quizzes

 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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