Computer Science 250
Department of Computer Science
The University of Tennessee at Martin
This web page constitutes my official CSCI 250 Course Syllabus, and was last modified (excluding calendar edits) on December 2, 2013 [added an exam exemption]. If you wish to have a printed copy of this syllabus, please print from your web browser. I reserve the right to modify my class policies at any time, and to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. If there are any discrepancies between this syllabus and campus/college/departmental policy, the higher authority takes precedence, of course.
Description: (3 credit hours) Introduction to Common Business Oriented Language (COBOL) using structured methodology. Problem solving directed toward business applications.
Prereq: CSCI 211 (Introduction to Computer Programming) or 201 (Introduction to Computer Applications) or 221 (Programming Concepts and Problem Solving I).
Textbooks and Materials: "COBOL for the 21st Century" 11th edition (Stern, Stern, and Ley). Published by Wiley. ISBN 978-0-471-72261-8.
General Course Objectives, Student Outcomes: You will learn the basics of programming with the COBOL language.
Specific Course Objectives: You will learn or reinforce prior learning of programming in general, and specifically learn the basics of programming in COBOL, using openCOBOL on a Linux server.
Course Outline: This class will be progressively taught as the term proceeds, using the prior year as a guideline.
Instructor's Credentials: Larry Holder has nearly 2 decades of professional experience programming in COBOL, first commercially with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., then for administrative computing at UT Martin. Additionally, the instructor has programmed in a number of additional languages, both low and high level. He presently does analysis, design, and programming for administrative computing at UT Martin, as well as serving as a systems administrator of a number of Linux and Windows servers, and as the lead database administrator of the Oracle relational database (upon which Banner runs). The instructor graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from UT Martin in 1981, and has been in the profession ever since, reaching 30 years of experience in 2011, and 25 years of service at UT Martin in 2012. He has also taught CSCI 201 (Intro) and 410 (Database), as well as INFS 221, 222, 223 (Access).
"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a
disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or
Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."
Policies (Grading, etc)
(731) 881-7890 (Office of Information Technology Services)
102 Crisp Hall (Computer Center)
Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scheduling of appointments recommended.
"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."