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Programming Assignments and Laboratories

There will be two types of programming assignments: laboratory programs that, as a unit, count for 15% of your final grade, and two test programs that make up 40% of the final grade. Test programs are treated as take-home exams, with no assistance allowed. All programs assigned during the semester should be completed following the guidelines in the Academic Honesty Policy .

Laboratory programs will not be accepted after the due date, as it is essential to keep up to date so that you will be ready for the next week's assignment. Late test programs will be accepted, but with a penalty of 10% per day.

Labs for this course will be held on Thursday and Friday afternoons from 1:15 to 4 p.m. in in 219 or 229 Edmunds. These rooms are equipped with iMac computers. We will be using the free Eclipse IDE (Interactive Development Environment) to create and run all of the programs in the course (sample programs, lab exercises, and homework assignments).

The purpose of the lab sessions is to provide a time during which your instructor can actively assist you in the development of laboratory programs. Attendance at these lab sessions is mandatory. The initial lab period will familiarize you with the use of the course software. Remaining labs will be handed out in advance, and you will be expected to have planned your approach to the assignment before the beginning of lab. The lab session will then be used to develop the program and perform related exercises. You will submit your laboratory programs electronically. The procedure will be explained in laboratory. Laboratory programs will generally be due by 11:00 p.m. on the Monday after your lab session.

Teaching assistants will be available in the lab from 9 - 11 p.m. Sunday evening and from 8 to 11 p.m. on Monday evenings.


Laboratory Title     
Sept. 5 Intro. to Grace & Objectdraw
Sept. 12 Event Handling with Conditionals
Sept. 19 Defining Classes
Sept. 26 Parameters
Oct. 3 Loops and Simple Animations
Wednesday, Oct. 8 Test Programs 1 distributed
Oct. 10 GUI Practice
Monday, Oct. 13 Midterm Exam in class
Oct. 17 Work on test program
Friday, Oct. 17 Test Programs 1 Due at 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 Recursion
Oct 31 Lists
Nov. 7 Matrices & Lists
Monday, Nov. 10 Test Program 2 distributed
Nov. 14 Strings
Wednesday, Nov. 19 Test Program 2 design due by midnight
Nov. 21 Work on Test Program 2
Nov. 26 Test Program 2 Due, 4:00 P.M.
Nov. 21 Java
Dec. 5 Java arrays
Dec. 7 Java GUI & Threads

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