FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Henry Eldridge Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Course Syllabus Fall 2001
|Course Offered:||Fall Semester Yearly|
|Course Number and Name||CSC 451||Computer Graphics I|
|Semester Hours of Credit:||3|
|Time Class Meets:||9:00 - 9:50 a.m.|
|Days Class Meets:||Monday, Wednesday and Friday|
|Where Class Meets:||SBE / 221||( Bldg. / Room )|
|Instructor's Name:||Dr. Gary Kerbaugh|
|Office Location:||SBE 313|
|Office Hours:||MWF 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.|
|MWF 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.|
|TTh 2:00 - 2:30 p.m.|
|TTh 9:30 - 9:30 a.m.|
|Other Office Hours by Appointment|
|Final Exam:||December 2001|
II. COURSE DESCRIPTION
Computer Graphics I is the first part of a two-semester course sequence that provides a basic introduction to the creation and manipulation of graphics using the Java programming language. We begin with user interfaces and basic drawing functions using the Java Abstract Windowing Toolkit package. We proceed to a study of the representations of color on the computer. Then the GIF, JPEG, and Bitmap image formats are introduced. After developing the internal representation of an image, we consider various techniques for manipulating images. Examples of these techniques are histogram transformations and image filters. We then study the tools of the graphic artist. We study these tools and techniques using GIMP, the Photoshop style graphics package for UNIX.
Foley, Van Dam, Feiner and Hughes. Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition in C, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc. 1996
The proposed instructional objectives are as follows:
The objectives and competencies proposed for this course will be demonstrated as students perform the following activities:
Using the Java Abstract Windowing Toolkit to develop the user interfaces required in modern graphics programs.
Demonstration of a practical knowledge of color representation on modern computers.
Demonstration of a practical knowledge of image formats in modern computer programming.
Demonstration of an ability to convert images to an internal representation and manipulate them.
Creation and employment of a variety of image manipulation algorithms.
Mastery of the tools and techniques used in working with a graphics package.
V. EVALUATION CRITERIA/GRADING SCALE
There will be ten assignments, two tests and a comprehensive final exam. The grading scale for determining the course grade, the weights assigned to assignments and the final examination are given below. The assignments, the tests and the final exam will be graded on a 100 point scale. The average for the assignments is computed and then weighted as 10% of the final grade. Each test and the final exam is weighted as 30% and all are averaged with the given weights. The average will be computed as in the example below.
To see how your grade will be calculated, suppose your assignment scores are 85, 95, 85, 100, 80, 95, 80, 90, 100 and 90, your first test score is a 80, the second is an 100 and the final exam score is 90. Since the lowest test grade is dropped (see item 1 under COURSE REQUIREMENTS), your grade would be calculated as follows:
0.10 * [.10* (85 + 95 + 85 + 100 + 80 + 95 + 80 + 90 + 100 + 90) ] + 0.30 * 80 + 0.30 *100 + 0.30 *80 = 90
Since 90 is between 83 and 92 you would receive a grade of B.
Weights Assigned to graded materials:
|Comprehensive Final Examination||30%|
|C||73-82%||Final Exam 30%|
VI. READING ASSIGNMENTS:
Read each section prior to the presentation of the topic in class.
VII. COURSE REQUIREMENTS
Conduct of Course/Classroom Decorum
|1.||Students are responsible for availing themselves of all class meetings and individual help from the instructor.|
|2.||Students are responsible for maintaining a notebook of problems selected by the instructor. Students are encouraged to include as many additional problems as is possible|
|3.||All tests will be announced prior to their administration. Since the lowest test will be dropped no make-up test will be given. There will be a test given at the end of each chapter, except possibly for chapter 6, and there will be a comprehensive final examination given.|
|4.||Students are expected to enter the classroom on time and remain until the class ends. Late arrivals and early departures will be noted in the record book. The class attendance policy set forth in the 1996-1998 FSU Catalogue will be strictly adhered to.|
|5.||Students must refrain from smoking, eating, and drinking in the classroom. The rights of others must be respected at all times.|
|6.||Students are encouraged to ask questions of the instructor in class and to respond to those posed by the instructor. They should not discourage others from asking or answering questions. Other students often have the same questions on their minds, but are hesitant to ask.|
|7.||Students are expected to complete all class assignments and to spend adequate time on their class work and to read each topic prior to class discussion to insure that the course objectives are met. Two hours of home study is expected for each hour of class.|
|8.||Talking in class between students is strictly unacceptable. Discussions should be directed to the instructor.|
|9.||Extra recitation periods and/or computer lab attendance are mandatory for students whose grades fall below C. They must meet the instructor to arrange for extra activities.|
|10.||Dishonesty on graded assignments will not be tolerated. Students must neither give nor receive help on any work to be graded. The University policy on cheating will be applied to any violations. The minimum penalty will be a grade of zero on the assignment.|
VIII. COURSE TOPICS
Abstract Windowing Toolkit
Graphical User Interfaces
Graphics Class Drawing Functions
Java Color Class
RGB Color Model
HSB Color Model
Getting Images From Files
Representing Images as Arrays
Graphics Package Use
Geary, David M. Graphic Java: Mastering the JFC, Volume I: AWT, 3rd Edition, Prentis Hall PTR, Upprer Saddle River, NJ. 1999.
Horstmann, Cay S. and Cornell, Gary. Core Java 2, Volume I: Fundamentals, 3rd Edition, Prentis Hall PTR, Upprer Saddle River, NJ. 1999.
Lyon, Douglas A. Image Processing in Java, Prentis Hall PTR, Upprer Saddle River, NJ. 1999.