Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Grades will be based on the following, possibly subject to adjustment during the semester:
|Exams||30% (10% each)|
|93% and above||A||90% to 92%||A-|
|87% to 89%||B+||83% to 86%||B||80% to 82%||B-|
|77% to 79%||C+||73% to 76%||C||70% to 72%||C-|
|67% to 69%||D+||63% to 66%||D||60% to 62%||D-|
|59% and below||F|
I will post scores in Canvas so that you can verify that your scores are recorded correctly. However, when I assign course grades at the end of the term, I will use the weights and percentages shown here, and not necessarily the percentages shown in Canvas.
Programming assignments are a very important part of this class, because
there is no way you can learn how to design and write Java programs
without a lot of practice.
Late PolicyThere will be a 10% penalty per calendar
Nothing turned in more than 5 days late will be accepted.
For example, if 100 points are possible on an assignment, and a student
turns in the assignment two days late, 20 points will be subtracted from
the score the student would have received for turning in the work on time.
Do not copy someone else's code or files or allow someone else to copy
yours. You are welcome,
and encouraged, to discuss assignments with others, get help from other
students, and so on, but what you turn in should be your own work, and
should be code that you wrote and typed in yourself. Make sure that you
understand everything in your program.
Cheating (including copied code) and suspected cheating will be reported to the Office of Student Conduct.
It's important to make sure that your programs satisfy the specifications on the assignment web page, including names of classes (which are case sensitive, command-line parameters, platform independence (e.g., no back slashes or forward slashes in file paths), user input, and so on. Failure to satisfy the specifications will result in loss of points and, in some cases, delay in grading. I will grade programs that follow the specifications before programs that don't, so your grade might be delayed if your program doesn't follow the specification.
If your program does not run or does not produce any required output, you won't receive any credit for it.
There will be two midterm exams and a final exam. Dates, times, and places for the exams for your section will be posted in Canvas and announced in class.
Quizzes are a relatively small part of your grade but the provide a way for
you to make sure that you are keeping up with the class and understand
They also give you an idea of what kind of questions to expect on