C# CSIS 113C Class Syllabus
|Spring 2014 - 3493
| Spring 2014
|| Jan. 21 - May 29
Since I am an Associate Faculty, I do not have an office or assigned
office hours. Still, I enjoy both teaching and talking to
students. Please post questions and comments concerning class material
in the online discussion board. If you need to reach me directly,
please contact me via email.
This introductory course is designed to teach students how to write programs using one of the most popular
language, C#. At the end of the class, students should be confident in
generating programs using VIsual Studio in a .NET environment.
Prior programming experience using Visual Basic, C++, or Java recommended.
Goals and 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.
- Use common statements to implement flow control, looping, and exception
- Create methods (functions and subroutines) that can return values and take
- Create, initialize, and use arrays.
- Explain the basic concepts and terminology of object-oriented programming.
- Demonstrate use of common objects and reference types.
- Demonstrate ability to create a C# Windows application using Visual Studio
Course Learning Outcomes
- Prepare a program / algorithmic design for a simple straight line process.
- Code and implement a Do...While loop construct tor 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
C# 2012 for Programmers (5th Edition)
Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Make sure you read the assigned material in the textbook. The textbook
material is mandatory. It is not enough to read only the lecture. The
lecture portion of the class will cover the "big ideas" from each
chapter. Just as in a live class, the lecture is a guide, and it is not
intended to replace your individual study. You will find that the
lectures will not simply be a repeat of the material in the book, but
will usually present it from a different angle.
Reading ahead is also encouraged. Reading ahead will serve you well
because you will be reviewing material, rather than seeing it for the
first time. If you fail to do the reading, you will find yourself at a
serious disadvantage in class and will have troubles getting a high
score on assignments and exams.
How well you do in this class depends, to a certain extent on to how
much time you are willing to spend outside of class. Like all college
courses, you should plan on spending two hours per week for every unit
the class is worth. Since this is a 3 unit class you should plan on
spending 6 hours of work in addition to the four hours per week on
classroom time. As this is an online class, your schedule is more
flexible but you should plan 10 hours per week to successfully complete
this course. In this class it would be wise to budget your time. Rather
than cramming all of your studies into a two-day period, you should try
to spend one to two hours a day reading or working on assignments.
If you are a good student or you are satisfied with a lower grade,
you may get by with less. If you have difficulty with the material, or if
you want to receive an A in the course, you will simply have to spend
There will be two exams derived from the assigned reading and
lab assignments. The exams will be taken online. You are free to use any
books or notes that you wish. Each exam is worth 250 points for a total
of 500 points.
There will be 12 lab assignments given in this class. You are
responsible for all of them. Lab assignments are worth 40 points each,
for a total of 480 points.
This is a hands-on class. You will write programs in C# and submit
them in the Student Assignment Submission area.
Assignments and exams are due on their due date.
I will not accept late work. I am always on time with grading
and answers to your questions and I expect the same from my
students. You will be given 1 to 2 weeks per assignment. This is
plenty of time to complete the assignment and submit it. Many students
feel that they can simply start the assignment on the day it is due and
complete it. Do not let yourself fall into this trap. Some of these
assignments are difficult and are going to need a great deal of your
time and attention.
I understand that there are times when life gets in the way of your
school work. If something happens to you, and you are unable to
participate in the class, it is your responsibility to let the
instructor know in a timely manner. You should treat this class like you
would a job. If you disappeared from your job for two weeks, without
notifying someone, chances are you would lose that job.
The College catalog states under student responsibilities that
students are to "Diligently attend class and complete assigned course
work". Therefore, you are expected to be an active participant in this
class. Failure to turn in work for two consecutive weeks can lead to you being dismissed from the class.
This is a progressive class. You
will find it difficult to continue to the next assignment if you did not finish the previous one.
I want to encourage as much discussion as possible using the Discussion
forum on Blackboard. You can answer questions posted by your colleagues,
bring new ideas, point to some interesting materials regarding C#,
engage in discussions, debate subjects, in other words be active as you
would in a face-to-face class. You are expected to participate in at
least one discussion for every week of class. Discussion participation is worth
This is not just about points. Helping others understand the problem
they are facing will also help you learn more and practice more.
Please do not post full solutions. You may give your colleagues hints
and also you may point to some mistake they made in their assumptions,
or point to some paragraph in your textbook, but full solutions and code
posts are not allowed.
A Word about Academic Dishonesty
It may, at times, be possible for you to find a solution to your
homework assignments on the web or in a book. You could probably even
have someone else complete your assignments for you. Please do not do
this. You are only hurting yourself and the reputation of the school. I
am here to help. If you are having difficulties completing assignments
or understanding the material, you should contact me. You are also
encouraged to ask for assistance from other students via the discussion
I will be the
first person to say that references are a great thing. Please use them
as just that. Mt San Jacinto College does not tolerate cheating in any
form. Anyone caught cheating can expect disciplinary action including,
but not limited to, a letter grade of 'F' in the course, a grade of 'F'
for that particular assignment, removal, suspension, or expulsion.
How Assignments are Graded
- 35% - All directions are followed
- 30% - If it compiles without error
- 35% - If it runs to completion with proper input and output
Coding with C# can be very challenging for some people, since everything in
C# is an object. I really want your experience in this class to be rewarding,
not frustrating. It is important that you grasp a topic before moving on to the
next one. If you are having difficulty, it is important for you to seek out help
from the tools that are in place to help you. One of these tools is the
discussion board. Ask questions, give advice, be an active participant.
This class starts with simple topics and quickly goes to more complicated
subjects. It is specifically designed to challenge you, so that you will become
proficient in coding. In an online class individual study is very important.
Make sure you read the assigned text and practice with the code shown in
examples before tackling an assignment. A programming language is learned by
doing, by building your own code and by debugging it yourself. If you understand
this you will be very successful in this class and you will acquire knowledge
that will help you in your future professional life.
|900 - 1000
|800 - 899
|700 - 799
|600 - 699
||Introduction to .NET Framework, Introduction to Visual Studio, First Program
|| Jan. 26
||Introduction to C# Applications
|| Feb. 2
C# Applications (cont.) and
Introduction to Classes and Objects
|| Feb. 9
||Introduction to Classes and Objects
|| Feb. 16
||Control Structures Part 1
|| Feb. 23
||Control Structures Part 2
|| Mar. 2
||Methods Part 1
|| Mar. 9
||Methods Part 2
|| Mar. 16
|| Apr. 6
||Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look
|| Apr. 20
||Object Based Programming
|| Apr. 27
||Object Based Programming
|| May 4
Introduction to Exception Handling
|| May 11
Introduction to Exception Handling (cont.)
|| Chapter 13
| May 18
Have a great class!