Programming assignments are large (compared to APTs), open-ended problems, providing opportunities for you to express some creativity and go beyond the basic specification.

Assignment Howto Due Date
YouTube estimate (no howto) September 1
Totem Poles howto September 21
Rotten Pigs howto September 30
Exam on Oct. 5/6
Jotto howto November 4
RSG howto November 22
Exam on Nov 16/17
Data (no howto) December 7

Assignment Submission

All assignments must be turned in on the due date given. You are responsible for ensuring that all files are turned in on time, if a program is turned in late there is a penalty detailed online here.

When you are done with your project and are confident it is satisfactory, you should submit it electronically using the directions available here. You may submit an assignment as many times as necessary, but only the files included in the last submission will be graded. Thus, you should always submit all your project's files -- even if they have not changed since a previous submission. Note, the official time of submission for your project will be the time of your last submission. An assignment will be considered late if the last submission is late, even if your first submission was on time. You may lose points on your assignment if your final submission is incomplete or late.

Starter Code

Many assignments will include code to get you started. This may consist of completed modules that you will utilize but not modify or modules in which some functions have been completed and others are left for you to fill in. In either case, comments will clearly indicate which sections of the code you may edit and which must not be modified (you can go to these sections directly by using the Tasks view within Eclipse). All starter code may be obtained with the Ambient download tool by following the directions here. The download site for the course is


Every assignment submission must include a plain text file, named README.txt (please use all capital letters in naming the file), that includes the following information:

Within Eclipse, you can create plain text file by choosing File -> New -> Untitled Text File.

Code Style

Finally, note that a small portion of your assignment grade is based on the readability of your program. This readability grade includes style, comments, and the naming of variables and methods. You must include a comment at the top of each source file you modify that includes your name.