William M. Pegram
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Revised: October 17, 2007
Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale Campus
ITP 120 - Java Programming I, Fall 2007 (4 credits)
Section 001: MW 12:1:50, Section 002: TTh11:30-1:20, CT 228
Instructor: Dr. William M. Pegram, firstname.lastname@example.org, (703)-486-0952 (home)
Web Site for Class: www.billpegram.com (I have password-protected the powerpoints provided by the text publisher; password: ____________________________)
Text: Absolute Java, Third Edition by Walter Savitch, ISBN-10: 0-321-48792-3, ISBN-13: 978-0-321-48782-6
This course is designed as a programming course with Java as the implementation language. It will stress problem-solving skills and object-oriented design.
The Java software is free and provided on a CD that comes with the text. TextPad is a convenient tool for working with Java and is also available on the CD.
Nothing saved to the c drive will be there after you logoff so you may find it convenient to bring a storage device to class (e.g. floppy disk or flash drive). Alternatively, you can save the file to the c drive and then send an email to yourself with the file as an attachment.
If you miss class, please check the class website for any changes to the schedule, including new assignments. When class is cancelled due to inclement weather or instructor absence, assignments will be pushed back to the next class date. You are also welcome to attend class in the other section.
Office Hour Schedule:After class on MW. TTh 3:15 (by arrangement).
Required Email Address
I will email you at the email address on my class list which is normally your VCCS email address. If you do not check this address frequently, I would recommend you set it up for automatic forwarding to an email address you do check more frequently. During the first class, I will show you how to specify a forwarding address. Please remember to include your name in all emails to me since I often can't tell who you are from your email address.
Programming assignments 60%, Participation 10%, Final Exam 30%.
Assignments will receive a 10% grade penalty for each class period they are late. Assignments that are more than 1 class period late, will either not be accepted (if I have discussed the solution) or will receive an additional 10% off for each additional class period late.
In general, students are expected to follow the Information Technology Student/Policy Ethics Agreement as posted in computer areas and academic integrity standards as set down in the Student Handbook.
Students are encouraged to help each other out. However, on work that is graded, there are restrictions on helping other students: On homework assignments and projects, students may ask for and receive some assistance from others, unless otherwise directed by the instructor. Yet those helping a student should avoid "doing the work" for the student. No assistance is permitted on exams and quizzes.
Dropping and Withdrawal from the Class:
Wednesday, September 5 is the last day to drop the class and get a tuition refunds (use NovaConnect). Monday, October 29th is the last day to withdraw or to change to audit. Practically all of the people who get an F as a final grade from me are those that stopped coming to class and doing the work but didn't withdraw by this second deadline, even sometimes after email and telephone reminders.
NVCC is a place for learning and growing. You should feel safe and comfortable anywhere on this campus. In order to meet this objective, you should: a) let your instructor, his/her supervisor, the Dean of Students or Provost know if any unsafe, unwelcome or uncomfortable situation arises that interferes with the learning process; (b) inform the instructor within the first two weeks of classes if you have special needs or a disability that may affect your performance in this course.
Fire/Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Students should familiarize themselves with both the primary and secondary routes that are to be used, in case you need to evacuate the building, as well as other evacuation procedures to be followed.