CSIS 208 Application Programming

Development of computer and programming skills, problem solving methods, and selected applications. This course provides a broad-based introduction to programming in Visual Basic. Students will learn how to build a program from the design phase all the way through to delivery. (Formerly BMIS 208)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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This is the only programming course in the core of the CSIS program. It provides the foundational programming knowledge and is the pre-requisite for all subsequent classes in the CSIS program.

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Course Requirements Checklist

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Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will participate in 1 Discussion. The purpose of the Discussion is to generate interaction among students in regard to relevant current course topics. The student will post a thread of at least 350 words, including 1 citation in current APA. The student will also post 2 replies of at least 150 words each, including 1 citation in current APA format. 

Programming Assignments (8)

The student will complete Programming Assignments designed to reinforce and measure understanding of the materials covered in the assigned readings. Each assignment will be submitted via zipped solution files. 

Visual Studio Setup Assignment

The student will complete one introduction assignment designed to reinforce the installing and setup of the application environment.

The student will submit an affirmation that he/she understands the rules regarding source code. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain one multiple-choice question, and have no time limit.

Quizzes (8)

The student will complete 8 quizzes throughout the course. The first 7 quizzes will cover the assigned reading for the current module. The first seven quizzes are open-book/open-notes, and include a combination of 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions each. The Final Quiz will cover all of the assigned reading in the course. The final quiz is open-book/open-notes, comprehensive, and includes a combination of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions. 

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