CIS-111 is an introductory
course in Programming using the C++ language . No prior programming experience is required
and a minimal amount of math will be used throughout the course. We will concentrate on structured programming
techniques, top-down design, clear and concise coding and good programming style. Hopefully, by the time we finish, you will be well
prepared to go on to CIS-112 (Programming II).
There are two (2) textbooks required for the course. One is PROBLEM
SOLVING USING C by Yuksel Uckan, the second is C++ FOR BUSINESS PROGRAMMING by
John C. Molluzzo. We will use the texts primarily as a reference to supplement material covered in class.
Since, however, you will have many questions throughout the semester, it is mandatory that you obtain the two text books as soon as
The grading system for the course is based on 1000 points.
There will be three (3) major exams given during the semester. Each exam is worth 200
points and collectively will be worth 60% of your grade. Don't miss an exam-there are no
makeup! Each exam will be announced a week in advanced so you will have plenty of time to plan your schedule.
If you miss an exam you will receive a zero (0). It is highly unlikely that you can pass the course
without taking all three exams, so make the effort to be in class.
In addition to your exams, you will be required to hand in 6 lab projects during the course of the semester. Each project
will be assigned a due date. No project will be accepted after that date - no exceptions. You may, however,
turn in projects early. Projects are handed out far enough in advance that you will have plenty of time to complete each
assignment. Points on each of your six projects will vary but the total number of points available will equal 140 or 14% of your grade.
Each project will be assigned a point value prior to the due date so you'll know exactly what each one is worth as we go along.
Next, there will be 6 quizzes throughout the semester.
You may drop your lowest quiz. If you miss a quiz for whatever reason, that becomes
your lowest quiz. Each quiz is worth 40 points. Your five highest quizzes will be
worth 200 points or 20% of your grade.
Finally, there will be 6 homework assignments during the
semester. They are intended to reinforce what we cover in class. Each will be worth
10 points (60 total points) or 6% of your grade.
Your final grade for the course is based on the following scale:
900 - 1000 points
800 - 899 points
700 - 799 points
600 - 699 points
0 - 599 points
The computers for the course are the micros located on the second floor of Lanham Hall.
You should have at least two(2) 3 & 1/2 diskettes== >1 original + 1 backup.