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CITC 1311 (formerly CISP 2180) Syllabus

Course Syllabus

CITC 1311 (formerly CISP 2180) - Programming II

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course is a continuation of CITC 1310 Programming I. It introduces the student to object oriented programming. Topics include class creation, methods, events, inheritance, objects and error

Course Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Use professional models such UML to design intermediate computing solutions.
  • Develop modular algorithmic solutions for intermediate computing problems using object-oriented constructs.
  • Explain object-oriented concepts such as inheritance, abstract classes, interfaces, polymorphism and encapsulation.
  • Execute processes necessary to display knowledge of the software language statements required for developing and implementing typical business applications.
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

Because this is the second online course in Programming, it is important for the student to:

  • Have completed the first programming course CITC 1310
  • Work well independently
  • Stay self motivated
Course Topics:
  • Chapter 1: Objects and Classes
  • Chapter 2: Object-Oriented Thinking
  • Chapter 3: Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Chapter 4: Exception Handling and Text I/O
  • Chapter 5: Abstract Classes and Interfaces
  • Chapter 6: Recursion
  • Chapter 7: Lists, Stacks, Queues, and Priority Queues
  • Chapter 8: Implementing Lists, Stacks, Queues, and Priority Queues
Specific Course Requirements:

Prior to taking this course, students should have passed CITC 1310 Programming I:

  • Log in regularly in the TNeCampus D2L account.
  • Create a Revel account.
  • Read all 8 chapters of the textbook in the Revel Environment.
  • Engage in the 8 revel assigned chapters with exercise sets. Each chapter has graded exercise sets and programming projects.
  • Use TextPad as a programming editor, email program,computer (general skills), and an Internet​ browser (IE, chrome or equivalent).
  • Write 8 major Programming II Assignments.
  • Write programming code extensively.
  • Review the programming code in the 8 chapters of the textbook in the Revel Environment including the animation feature.
  • Participate in the discussion board. Engage in the 8 graded discussions corresponding to the with 8 modules.
  • Prepare for the 8 Tests by taking the 8 practice self tests.
  • Take 8 Tests.

Specific Software requirements

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:
Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

All exams are completely online exams. For more information, see Course Orientation.

Grading Procedures:

Graded Items

Description Points
8 Homework Exercises @ 100 points each800 Subtotal Points
8 Discussions @ 30 points each240 Subtotal Points
8 Quizzes @ 100 points each800 Subtotal Points
8 Revel Engagement Exercise Sets @ 100 points each800 Subtotal Points
Total Points2640 Total Course Points
Grading Scale:
2376 - 2640 points = A
2112 - 2350 points = B
1848 - 2086 points = C
1584 - 1822 points = D
under 1584 points = F
Assignments and Projects:

Computer assignments/tests may be turned in anytime up to and including the date due. There is one assignment/test per chapter. If a grade is not posted for an assignment for a given chapter, the student cannot take the test for that chapter. The student must submit an assignment to be able to take a test. Please read carefully points 1 and 2:

  1. Each time an assignment has to be resubmitted after it is was submitted the first time, the student loses 10 points automatically out of the total number of points. Thus if a student resubmits his/her assignment 5 times he/she automatically loses 50 points from the total number of points for a given assignment.
  2. Any assignment/test turned in after the due date will lose 50 points for every day late (24 hours) unless the student has a properly documented explanation for the lateness (i.e. doctor's note). Assignments will not be accepted late due to a problem with your computer or disk. Thus if you are late 2 days to submit an assignment/test you will be awarded a 0 on the assignment/test. 
Class Participation:
Late Policy:

Assignments and tests may be turned in anytime up to and including the date due. Please see the table above for a detail on the numbers of assignments, tests and their actual grave value. 

Computer assignments and tests may be turned in anytime up to and including the date due. There is one assignment and one test per chapter. Please read carefully points 1 and 2:

  1. Any assignment/test turned in after the due date will lose 50 points for every day late (24 hours) unless the student has a properly documented explanation for the lateness (i.e. doctor's note). Assignments/Tests will not be accepted late due to a problem with your computer or disk. If you miss the deadline by 2 days you will be awarded a 0 on the assignment/test.
  2. Each time an assignment has to be resubmitted after it is was submitted the first time, the student loses 10 points automatically out of the total number of points. Thus if a student resubmits his/her assignment 5 times he automatically loses 50 points from the total number of points for a given assignment.

If a graded assessment item is not submitted on time, the instructor will deduct 50 points of the grade per late day. The student must get in touch with the teacher for a reason why he/she was late in order for the instructor not to deduct 50% late grade

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:


Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications


  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members


  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.


The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.


The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.

Last Revised on August 17, 2017