Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
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Please Check In!!!

Go to the Student Check-In discussion forum and "Officially" check yourself in to class.
You must check-in by the end of the second day (@ 11:59 P.M.) of this class or you will be dropped by the instructor and replaced by a student on the wait list.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the basic knowledge and skills needed to develop programs using the C# programming language and the .NET development framework. This course will focus on program structure, language syntax, basic graphical user interfaces, and implementation details.

Course Objectives

  • Contrast and compare major elements of the .NET Framework and explain how C# fits into the .NET platform.
  • Analyze the basic structure of a C# application and be able to document, debug, compile, and run a simple application.
  • Create, name, and assign values to variables.
  • Compose common statements to implement flow control, looping, and exception handling.
  • Create methods (functions and subroutines) that can return values and take parameters.
  • Create, initialize, and use arrays.
  • Explain the basic concepts and terminology of object-oriented programming.
  • Construct programs that demonstrate the use of common objects and references types.
  • Create common GUI components and modify their properties at both run time and design time.

 Course Learning Outcomes

  • Prepare a program / algorithmic design for a simple straight-line problem.
  • Code and implement a Do/while loop construct for a given problem.
  • Code and implement a While loop construct for a given problem.
  • Code and implement a For loop construct for a given problem.
  • Create a robust test suite in support of a C# program design.
  • Implement a test module as part of the program design that will exercise a test suite

Course Schedule: Reading, Assignments, and Exams to complete

Week Reading Assignment Due Date
1 Chapter 1: Introduction to Computer and Programming Submit your Assignment 1 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 1 Quiz
Aug. 25
2 Chapter 2: Introduction to Visual C# Submit your Assignment 2 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 2 Quiz
Sep. 1
3 Chapter 3: Processing Data    
4   Submit your Assignment 3 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 3 Quiz
Sep. 15
5 Chapter 4: Making Decisions Submit your Assignment 4 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 4 Quiz
Sep. 22
6 Chapter 5: Loops, Files, and Random Numbers    
7   Submit your Assignment 5 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 5 Quiz
Oct. 6
8 Midterm Exam Oct. 13
9 Chapter 6: Modularizing Code With Methods Submit your Assignment 6 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 6 Quiz
Oct. 20
10 Chapter 7: Arrays and Lists    
11   Submit your Assignment 7 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 7 Quiz
Nov. 3
12 Chapter 8: More About Processing Data Submit your Assignment 8 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 8 Quiz
Nov. 10
13 Chapter 9: Classes For Multiform Projects Submit your Assignment 9 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 9 Quiz
Nov. 17
14 Chapter 10: Inheritance and Polymorhism Submit your Assignment 10 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 10 Quiz
Nov. 24
15 Chapter 11: Databases    
16   Submit your Assignment 11 for scoring
Complete the Chapter 11 Quiz
Dec. 8
17 Final Exam Dec. 17
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Course Grading

11 Assignments.............................100 pts. ea. 11 Quizzes...................................10 pts. ea.
1 Midterm Exam.............................500 pts. 1 Final Exam...................................600 pts.
Total possible points: 2310  
A > 89%, B > 79%, C > 69%, D > 59%, F < 60%

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Getting Help

I am here to support you to the best of my ability in order to help ensure your success in this class. The best way for us to communicate is via email using the following address: -- be sure that “CSIS 113C” is the Subject of your email so that it won't get lost amongst my spam mail.

Instructor's Regular Effective Contact Policy

For quickest response to questions or problems regarding this course, students should always send me an email using the format specified in the CIS EMAIL POLICY to the email address listed in the instructor box at the top of the Syllabus.

When emailing me during my stated online office hours, which can be found by clicking on the “Hours” link within the Instructor's box of this course, I will usually respond within the same day - depending on my student case load for that particular day. Students are always responded to on a first come first served basis.

When emailing me outside of my posted office hours, when posting to a discussion thread, or when submitting an assignment, students can expect that they will receive an appropriate response, when required, within 48 hours of the post or submission (Monday thru Thursday at 5:00 P.M.). Emails received after Thursday at 5:00 P.M. will be responded to on the following Monday.

To schedule a face-to-face meeting during the posted face-to-face office hours or to request synchronous contact via: virtual office, by telephone, or IM (Instant Messaging); please email your request so that we can schedule a mutually convenient meeting time.

From time to time, as it is deemed necessary, contact will be initiated with you, individually or jointly, via: email, Canvas Announcements, or Discussion Board posts to help keep you informed and up-to-date regarding your progress or status in this course. Be sure that you read all Announcements I post on Canvas and check your MSJC email on a daily basis. Please click "Reply" when responding to an email I send you so that my email message is included in your email response. That way I can easily keep track of what our discussion thread pertains to.

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Plagiarism, Cheating, and Stealing Policies (Academic Integrity)

  • Any student who plagiarizes the work of any other person will be given a zero on any and all assignments where plagiarism has been utilized.
  • Any student caught cheating on a quiz or final exam will receive a zero for quiz or final exam.
  • Any student caught removing items from the classroom including but not limited to: lab materials and tools, without authorization, will be dropped from the course and given an automatic "F".

For more details on plagiarism and cheating, please review the MSJC Student Conduct Web Resources page.

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Learning Environment

All students are entitled to an environment that encourages learning. If a student behaves in a manner that negatively affects other class members, he or she is guilty of disruptive behavior. Such behavior will be addressed in a manner consistent with school policy. Cell phones and other personal electronic devices MUST be turned off in class. Also, no food or drinks are allowed in the classroom. Tape recording in class is prohibited unless specific permission is granted by instructor.

As a courtesy, please do not talk while the instructor is talking to the class or when a student is asking a question which pertains to the class. Please do not use classroom computers for personal use or other classwork—computers are to be used to follow in-class lectures, take tests, or as otherwise directed by your instructor. Refrain from “surfing” the Web, reading e-mail, or playing computer games during class. You are encouraged to work with other students to solve problems outside of class; however, you must complete your own work.

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Need Tutoring?

Check out the MSJC Learning Resource Centers! Academic Support is available for all students through the services provided in the Learning Resource Centers on each campus. Inquire at each center regarding hours of operations and specific subjects for which tutors are available. In addition, some subject area specialist tutors are available for courses through specific departments. Ask your instructor if specialized tutors are available for your individual course.

Tutoring for some Business & CIS classes including Microsoft Office applications tutoring will be available in the Business/CIS computer lab in Room 956. Lab/tutor schedules can be found at Tutors change each semester, please check with the Business/CIS computer lab to learn what subjects have available tutors for the current semester.

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Disability Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College abides by the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits federal and state agencies or programs from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Students in this course who have a documented disability, that limits a major life activity which may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations should meet with a  Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) counselor as soon as possible.

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