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Department of Computer Science

Georgia State University


CSc2310 Syllabus Spring 2013

CRN:18529
Room:ClassroomSouth101
Days:TuesdaysandThursdays
Time:4:00pm5:15pm
Instructor:QianHu,
25ParkPlace,0652F
Email:csc.cs.gsuatgmaildotcom
OfficeHours:5:20pm6:20pmTR
Website: www.cs.gsu.edu/~qhu/csc2310/
TextBook:JavaProgramming:fromtheBeginningbyK.N.King
Course Description: This course introduces the fundamental principles of computer
programming using Java. Topics include: Writing Java programs, Objects and Classes, Class
variables and methods, Decision and Loop constructs, Data types, Writing classes, etc.
Chapter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 14 will be covered; chapter 6, 9, 12, and 13 will be
covered if time allows. It is expected that students should have the text and they should
alwaystrytoreadaheadoflectures.
Prerequisites:CSc2010withagradeofCorhigher.
Thedepartmentwillstrictlyenforceallprerequisites.Studentswithoutproperprerequisites
willbedroppedfromtheclass,withoutanypriornotice,atanytimeduringthesemester.
Withdrawals:ThelastdayforregularwithdrawalisTuesday, March 5, 2013.
CourseGrades:Themajorcoursegradewillbederivedfrom:anumberofregularquizzes,
threeclass tests,acumulativefinalexam,andseveralprogrammingassignments.Thetable
below shows the percentage breakdown. (Pop quizzes and project might be given as
bonuses).
Regularquizzes 15%
Test1
15%
Test2
15%
Test3
15%
Finalexam
20%
Assignments
20%
Total
100%
Thedatesofregularquizzesandtestswillbeannouncedwellinadvance.

Thenominalgradingscaleisasfollows:
ScoreRange Grade
Above90

8089

7079

60 69

Below59

Ifaclassisnotheldonatest,examorassignmentdueday,thetest,examorassignmentwill
takeplaceonthenextclasssession.
Therewillbenomakeuptests.Amissedtestorexamwillresultin0points.
Contactmeinadvanceincaseofadisastersuchasillness.Anoriginalletteraddressedtome
onaletterheadpaperfromaphysicianorhospitalorcourtstatingthatyoucouldnottakethe
testorexamasscheduledisnecessaryformetoconsideryourcase.
Absolutely no makeup or excuse for the final exam. If for some medical reason or ANY
OTHER reasons, you cannot take the final exam, then you should consider applying for an
Incomplete.
Assignments: Assignments will be posted on the course website. They are individual
assignments designed totestyourmastery of topicscovereduptothattime. Preparingthe
solutionsfortheassignmentswillhelpyoutopartlygetreadyforthequizzesandtests.
Plagiarism:Allworksubmittedforgradingmustbethestudentsownwork.Plagiarismwill
result in a scoreof0 for the work or dismissal from the course and the Dean of Students
officewillbenotified.Itisthestudentsdutytoallownoonetocopyhisorherwork.Ifitis
found, in the opinion of the instructor, that one student copied from another, both will be
given0regardlessofwhocopiedfromwhom.Pleasereviewtheuniversitypolicyoncheating
asdescribedatthefollowinglink:http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwfhb/sec409.html.
Absencefromclass:Studentsareresponsibleforallmaterialscoveredinclassandassigned.
Shouldastudentbeabsentfromclass,itishis/herresponsibilitytogetthenotes,etc.forthat
missed class. Should there be assignments, it is the students' responsibility to obtain such
assignments.
Class Expectations: All electronic devices must be turned off during the lectures (unless
otherwisetold).Thisincludes,butisnotlimitedto,cellphones,laptops,tablets,etc.Failureto
complymayresultintheInstructoraskingtheguiltystudent(s)toleavetheclassroom.
Grading:Quizzesandexamswillbegradedandreturnedinapproximatelyoneweekafterit
wasgiven.Shouldtherebeadelay,thestudentswillbenotified.
Disclaimer:Thissyllabusrepresentsageneralplanforthecourseanddeviationsfromthis

planmaybenecessaryduringthedurationofthecourse.