CSC-112L – Intermediate Topics in Java Programming LAB Syllabus

Course No/Name: CSC-112L – Intermediate Topics in Java Programming LAB
Credits: 1
Date Modified 01/14/2020 for the Spring 2020 semester
Professor: Antonio Silvestri
Office: 17/333
Office Hours:
  • MWF 10:10am
  • Tuesday: 11-11:50am
Telephone: 413-755-4621
Email: (Use email whenever possible.)
Web Page:
Textbook: None
Meeting Times
  • CSC-112L-D01: Monday 2:40-4:05pm in 17/314
  • CSC-112L-D02: Friday 1:35-4:05pm in 17/314
Co-requisite: CSC-112 (3 Credit) Lecture

This course supplements CSC-112 by providing a lab component for students to do their assigned homework.  Please review the CSC-112 Syllabus for more detailed description of the course.  The grade earned in the CSC-112 Lecture will be the same grade entered for CSC-112L lab.

Teaching Procedures:

This programming lab provides students the opportunity to verify their coding and thought process. They work one on one with the instructor and with their program to determine its value and whether or not the program has met the desired result. This is a hands-on multi approach opportunity for students to experience programming development.

Laboratory Objectives:

Every week, the students are given a programming assignment. You can use the lab time to write your program or to discuss your program with the instructor or other students. In fact we encourage the students to discuss this with other students as a learning experience, but the code must be your own work. Copying solutions you find on the web is forbidden, as is copying other students’ work, re-writing existing code or solutions, or collaboration so close that it looks like copying. This behavior falls under the college’s definition of academic dishonesty.

Laboratory Attendance:

Laboratory attendance is not required. However, this would be a good time to ask your instructor questions on things not clear to you.  Please inform the instructor ahead of time that you’ll be attending lab either in class or through email.  The lab period is also a time that is reserved for exams.  On those days, make arrangements to take the exam during the lab period.

Laboratory Grade:

Your grade for the lab will be the same as this course’s main lecture class grade.

Cell Phone Policy:

Turn it off, please! Cell phone use of any kind (i.e., as phone, calculator, camera, etc.) is prohibited in class or lab unless an emergency situation exists which requires the student to be available by phone. In those rare instances, the phone should be placed on vibrate; the student will momentarily excuse himself/herself from class and handle phone calls outside of the room.


Students may use laptops in class to take notes, but may not use them in any way on exams. The instructor reserves the right to suspend or ban laptop use if, as determined by the instructor, any student is using a laptop inappropriately or to the detriment of other students.

Statement on Academic Integrity:

Academic integrity is vital to the learning process and dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student whose conduct involves academic dishonesty will receive a sanction appropriate to the nature and severity of the violation in accordance with the Policy on Academic Integrity, which appears in detail in the course catalog (available under Academics on the portal). If a student is unclear about whether specific conduct may constitute academic dishonesty, the student should talk in advance with the course instructor.

A faculty member who has evidence of a student failing to adhere to the Academic Integrity Policy has a duty to report the conduct to the Office of Academic Affairs, which will maintain records of the allegation and the disposition of the matter. When conduct involving academic dishonesty occurs in the faculty member’s class, she or he may elect to attempt to resolve the matter informally, in which case the faculty member may, among other sanctions, assign the student a grade of F for the course and/or for the particular assignment, or grade so much of the assignment that represents the student’s own work, or require that the student repeat the assignment or a similar assignment. The faculty member may elect to refer the matter directly to Academic Affairs for consideration and disposition by the Standing Committee through a Hearing Board.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Attend class and arrive on time.
  • Arrive prepared with textbooks and assignments completed when they are due.
  • Participate in group activities and class discussions.
  • Be orderly and respectful toward your instructors and your fellow students.
  • Observe the rules of academic integrity.

Disability Services:

In compliance with Springfield Technical Community College’s policy and equal access laws, disability-related accommodations are available. Students who desire such accommodations should provide documentation of a disability to register with the Office of Disability Services (ODS), located in Building 19, Suite 141.  Proper registration will enable ODS counselors to verify the disability and determine reasonable academic accommodations. For additional information please contact ODS at 755-4785.

Supplemental Instruction

The college has a new program called Supplemental Instruction (SI). Through this program, you will have the opportunity to meet weekly with our SI Leader, who will provide weekly review sessions for all interested students. The Leader is a current student who has recently taken the course and done well. They will be in class with you every day, hearing what you hear, and reading what you read. During each review session, you will have a chance to get together with your classmates to compare notes, discuss concepts that might be confusing, review material for tests and quizzes, and ask any questions that you might have.

Sessions will begin the week of January 27th, and run through the end of the semester. You can attend as many review sessions as you like; each one will be different because you will have new material to discuss. SI sessions are informal – bring any notes you have, your textbook, or a classmate! By coming to these sessions, you will be able to develop a better understanding of the course content as well as more effective ways of learning.

If you are unable to attend the group session, but would like to meet with the SI Leader, you can set up an individual time to meet with them. You can let them know you would like to make an appointment with them when you see them in class, or feel free to send them a note through their college email.

I am thrilled that we have this new opportunity for you, and I am hopeful that you take advantage of this program.

Our SI leader is Abdul Muhaymen Khalil and his email address is .


The professor reserves the right to change class assignments and/or projects or activities at his discretion after advance notification. It is the responsibility of the student to stay informed via STCC email.