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CSI 1008 Course Syllabus

Fall 2009

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Attention students of this course:

If you have not done so already, read the
General Syllabus Information found here before continuing to read this page.

Course Description

CSI 1008 - Visual Basic .NET Programming

The course is designed to introduce the students with previous programming experience to visual programming. Students will learn Visual Basic's built in functions, as well as, work with decision and repetition structures. Other topics will include arrays, functions and databases.
CSI 1000 OR CSI 1011
Credit Hours: 3

Class Meeting Times & Location

08/18/2009-11/24/2009 Lecture Tuesday 06:00PM - 07:40PM, A Building, Room 211

 08/18/2009-11/24/2009 Laboratory Tuesday 07:50PM - 09:30PM, A Building, Room 211


Programming in Visual Basic 2008, 7/e
Julia Case Bradley, Anita C. Millspaugh
ISBN: 0073517208

Additional Resources

Textbook companion website here

Visual Basic Express Edition , available here


Visual Web Developer Express Edition available here


Homework is posted online in Blackboard .

There shall be about 12 Homework assignments for this course, each worth 100 points.

Homework for this course usually include a hands-on programming section to give you experience programming in Java and a short answer section (true/false, multiple choice) to reinforce principles that are not necessarily covered in the programming work. You are usually given 1.5 weeks to complete the entire assignment.

Topic Schedule

This schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Date Topic(s)
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Class Intro, Syllabus Review,
Blackboard Login,
WebAdvisor Login,
Email Setup
Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Chapter 1 Intro to Visual Basic
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 Chapter 2 User Interface Design
Tuesday, September 08, 2009 Chapter 3 Variables, Constants, and Calculations
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Chapter 4 Decisions and Conditions
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Chapter 5. Menus, Common Dialog Boxes, Sub Procedures, and Function Procedures
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 Chapter 6. Multiform Projects
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Midterm Exam
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Chapter 7. Lists, Loops, and Printing
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Sick; No Class
Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Chapter 8. Arrays
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Chapter 9. Web Applications
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Chapter 10. Database Applications
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Chapter 11. Data Files
Tuesday, November 24, 2009 Chapter 12. OOP: Creating Object-Oriented Programs
Tuesday, December 01, 2009 Chapter 13. Graphics, Animation, Sound, and Drag-and-Drop *
Tuesday, December 08, 2009 Chapter 14. Additional Topics in Visual Basic *
Take-home Final Exam *

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