IT 212 Applied OO Programming

Steve Jost

Office: CDM 744
Fall 2020-2021
Class number: 10532
Section number: 410
OLASY NCHOP 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: Final: 35%, Projects: 45%, D2L Quizzes: 20%
  • 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

  • The late penalty for class projects is 10% per day. No projects are accepted more than 10 days late. An exception to this penalty requires documentation submitted through the office of the Dean of Students. Such documentation must be submitted on or before the date the the project is due. Even if an exception to this policy is granted, the late penalty may be reduced, but it will not be not entirely eliminated. Let the instructor and the Dean of Students know about your situation when the project is due, not several weeks later.
  • No late assignments will be accepted after the Sunday following finals week, 11:59pm.
  • All projects must be submitted on D2L.
  • An incomplete is hard to get in CDM. It is usually only allowed for a major illness (typically requiring hospitalization) or a death in the family. In any case documentation is required, which must be submitted to the Dean of Students Office.
  • More than one half of the work must be completed for the course for a student's incomplete request to be considered.
  • 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 in the in-class section that must miss an exam must contact the professor before the exam is given to the in-class section to reschedule the exam.
  • Students in the online section must register to take the midterm and final exams on D2L.
  • Submitting a wrong version is not a reason to waive a late penalty for a project.
  • Class registration is not allowed after the first week of class.
  • Students must keep backup copies of all submitted projects.
  • Extra credit assignments are not given.
  • 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. 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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