IT 212 Applied OO Programming

Steve Jost

Office: CDM 744
Fall 2019-2020
Class number: 13130
Section number: 410
ONLIN E0000 Online Campus


Introduction to applied Object Oriented programming. Use of the Python language to design, implement, and test software applications.
Learning Goals:

  1. Students will be able to translate algorithms written in pseudocode into the Python language
  2. Students will be able to find and correct errors in Python scripts
  3. Students will be able to design classes and implement them in Python.
  4. Students will be able to translate a basic Python script into Java.


Allen B. Downey, Think Python, How to Think Like a Computer Scientist, O'Reilly, 2016.


  • Grading Breakdown: Midterm: 25%, Final: 25%, Projects: 30%, D2L Quizzes: 10%, Attendance: 10%.
  • Grading Scale: 94-100:A, 89-93:A-, 85-88:B+, 80-84:B, 75-79:B-, 70-74:C+, 65-69: C, 60-64: C-, 55-59: D+, 50-54: D, 0-49:F.
  • Late Penalties: Late Penalties: 10% per day; no projects will be accepted more than 10 days late.
  • Projects may not be resubmitted.


IT 211.

Additional Regulations

  • Class registration is not allowed after the first week of class.
  • All projects must be submitted on D2L.
  • Students must keep backup copies of all submitted projects.
  • Extra credit assignments are not given.
  • No late assignments will be accepted after the Sunday following finals week, 11:59pm.
  • An incomplete is hard to get in CDM. It is only allowed for a major illness (typically requiring hospitalization) or a death in the family. In any case documentation is required, and more than one half of the work must be completed for the course.
  • If you have trouble submitting any project, email the completed project to the professor to prove that you completed it on time, then submit the assignment on the D2L system as soon as possible.
  • Students that must miss an exam must contact the professor in advance to reschedule the exam.
  • If an in-class student misses an exam without first contacting the professor, that exam can only made up if the following two conditions are met: (1) the student has a valid reason for missing the exam, with appropriate documentation, (2) the student has attended at least 70% of the class sessions before the exam. A late penalty may be charged for missing an exam with a valid reason.
  • Submitting a wrong version is not a reason to waive a late penalty for a project.
  • This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be announced during the class and posted on the course announcements page.

Review of Python from IT 211, bitwise operators, debugging. Ch. 1, 2, 5. Each chapter has a section on debugging; a summary of debugging techniques is in Chapter 20.

Review of methods, review of classes, testing. UML diagrams. Ch. 3, 6
Writing classes, accessibility, encapsulation, polymorphism, modules, unit testing. Ch. 15.
Applications, including lists of objects. List operations. Ch. 10
Inheritance. Ch. 18. Review for Midterm.
MIDTERM. More about inheritance. Ch. 18. Database access, Dictionaries, Regular Expressions. Ch. 11. Special topics. Introduction to Java by comparison with Python. Online notes.
Java if, while, and for statements.
Java objects and classes. Online references.

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
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