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Authentic Education of a Better Community

College of Commerce and Business Administration Course Syllabus MISS 212: Business Programming Fall 2013-2014
University Mission Dhofar University strives to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and community service, in an open learning environment conducive to creativity and innovation and to the acquisition of cutting-edge professional knowledge. Course/Instructor Information
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Pre-requisite Venue Delivery Mode Day(s) and Time Instructor Name Email Office Location Telephone Extension Office Hours : : : : : : : : : : : : MISS 212 Business programming 3 CMPS 100B / BUSS 106 CCBA 001B Lecture and Computer Lab Monday/Wednesday 11:00 to 12:15 and Sunday/Tuesday - 19:00 to 20:15 Dr. Mirsobit Mirusmonov mmirusmonov@du.edu.om 212B 7453 Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 14:00 to 15:00

Course Description
This course provides an exposure to algorithm development, programming, computer concepts, the design and application of data and file structures. It includes the use of logical and physical structures for both programs and data. It introduces students to business programming applications by providing them with the skills necessary to design and implement programs for user interfaces. This course covers fundamentals of objectoriented program development using top-down design, structured programming and debugging, testing and implementation, and elementary data structures. Visual Basic is used as the software tool for students to learn about the fundamentals of programming for business applications. Topics include: data structures and presentation: characters, records, and files; precision of data; information representation, organization, and storage; algorithm development; programming control structures; program correctness; verification, and validation; file structures and representation; programming in traditional and visual development environments that incorporate event-driven, object-oriented design. Page | 1

Learning Outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes Knowledge 1 To learn the concept of programming in general 2 3 4 To understand the necessity of programming in business To get acquainted with visual basic To recognize the need for programming structures and implement them Assessment Methods Exam Exam Exam Exam, Lab work Exam Exam Exam, Lab work Exam, Lab work Lab work Lab work Lab work

Cognitive Skills 1 To learn the fundamentals in programming 2 3 4 To reflect programming skills with visual basic To use critical thinking skills to solve real business problems To implement proper program design using visual basic

General Competencies 1 Master skills of program analysis 2 3 Focus on polishing programming capabilities Implementation of programming for own business idea

University Mission
Dhofar University strives to achieve excellence in teaching, research, and community service, in an open learning environment conducive to creativity and innovation and to the acquisition of cutting-edge professional knowledge.

University Vision
Dhofar University aspires to occupy a recognized position among the institutions of quality higher education.

University Core Values


Academic excellence, Individual responsibility, Life-long learning, Quality, Continuous improvement

Graduate Attributes
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Exhibit a broad intellectual base evidenced by familiarity with great debates and major books in more than one culture Demonstrate capacity for self-expression, critical thinking, creativity, and out-of the-box intellectual skills Master technical skills relevant to the students chosen field, commensurate with program level and objectives Practice tolerance, humility, respect for differences, and commitment to service 2 Practice life-long learning skills

Graduate attributes covered in the course: 2, 3, 4

Reading Materials, References and Resources


Textbook Reference Books Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 development, Microsoft Mastering by Microsoft Press The Essential guide to Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0, By Microsoft Press Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 by Greg Perry, SAMS Publications

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Handouts Software/s Other Resources

Some topics need distribution of external material. This material should be considered as a supplementary material not a substitute of the text book. Microsoft Visual Basic, Crystal Report Laptops

Learning/Teaching Strategies
Learning and Teaching Strategies e.g. The course is combination of theory and practical modules. The lecture would include tutorials; home works; assignments; in-class participation; and short quizzes. Students need to refer the text books and/or internet sites together with the handouts to update their knowledge and cope up with the assignments and other assessments. Class attendance is required and will be monitored. A student who misses more than 20% of his/her classes will be recommended to drop from the course. Students are expected to develop their skills for at least 6 hours a week in their self paced learning sessions.

Weekly Course Outlines


Week No. Topics/Activities to be Covered Concept of Programming: 1 2 Types of computer Programming Data types and operators Program design (Flow chart and Algorithm)

Problem Analysis, algorithm and flow chart Visual Basic Environment Understanding the elements Use of tools one by one Knowing the various Properties of each tool Development of forms, Menus etc

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Arithmetic Calculation: Examples Arithmetic Calculation: Examples (continued) Conditional Statement Conditional operators Understating the conditional statement (If End if)

Conditional Statement : Examples Conditional Statement : Examples (continued) Iterative Statement Understanding the iterative statements (For .Next; While Wend) Iterative Statement: Examples Animation: Examples Database Programming: Examples Database Programming: Examples (continued) Revision

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Assessment Dates & Evaluation


The evaluation will be based on the following criteria: Assessment First midterm exam Second midterm exam Attendance/participation Class practice & Home works Final exam Total Grade Proportion 20 20 10 10 40 100 Week/Dates 6th Week 11th Week Ongoing in class 2nd Week onward End of Semester Date 21st Oct 2013 (Hall 1 & 4) 24th /25th Nov 2013 (Lab 1 B/ 14B) Throughout the course Throughout the course Dec.13-Jan.14

University Plagiarism and Cheating Policy


Plagiarism is defined as the unauthorized use of the work of another person, as ones own, whether or not such work has been published. Cheating is the unauthorized assistance in any kind of academic assignments or work. Cheating occurs by taking, giving and receiving information from others; by using forbidden material or information; and by finding ways of getting away with the process of assessment (faking an injury, claiming illness or death in the family, or telling lies). A student at Dhofar University shall not engage in plagiarism nor employ nor seek to employ any other unfair means for an examination or in other form of work submitted for assessment as part of any university course. Any person accused of plagiarism or cheating shall be referred to the Administrative Committee of the college in which the violation occurred for appropriate action.

Class Attendance and Absence Rules


Attendance of all classes and course-related activities is obligatory. A student is not allowed to miss more than 20 percent of the course sessions. Any student who misses more than 20 percent of a courses sessions would be withdrawn and given a grade of WA. A student may petition through Student Affairs Department to the University Petition Committee, requesting his/her reinstatement if he/she provides a compelling reason to do so. If the petition is approved the instructor is informed of the decision which he/she will honor.

Withdrawal Policy
A student may withdraw from courses after the Drop/Add period until the Thursday, 12 December, 2013 subject to the following conditions: Students who are withdrawn for excessive absences will receive a grade of WA. Student who withdraws from a course will receive a grade of W for the withdrawn course. A student cannot withdraw or be withdrawn from a course after the announced deadline unless approved by the College Administrative Committee. Students cannot withdraw or be forced to withdraw from a course if it results in the student being registered for less than 12 credits without the approval of the College Administrative Committee. A student can withdraw from only one required course per semester. Students who wish to withdraw from more than one required course must petition and seek the permission of the College Administrative Committee to do so.
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