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Course Details

Course Code: ENTD463 Course ID: 2648 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the C# language and its object-oriented facilities to create applications using the .NET Framework. Students will explore data types, classes, methods, parameters, properties, interfaces, iteration, conditional branching, constructor methods, and destructor methods. They will examine parameter passing, method overloading, method overriding, access modifiers, exception handling, and event handling. They will also create forms with controls, and with event handling for these controls. Students will also use Visual Studio.Net to set profiles, create projects, use the solution explorer, set references, set project properties, use the code editor, define assembly information, compile the code, run the application, and debug the program. Students must have access to Visual Studio software. Students must have access to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or Visual C# 2010 Express Edition or higher. (Prerequisites: ENTD200 and ENTD361)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  1. Explain the features, functionality, power, and advantages of C#.NET that have made it a viable tool for website design, development, deployment, and management.
  2. Apply the skills of making decisions, looping and using arrays using the C# language
  3. Examine the use of parameter passing, method overloading, and method overriding
  4. Apply the use of classes, constructor methods and destructor methods
  5. Assess the principles of inheritance in a program
  6. Examine the process for handling exceptions
  7. Apply the skills of using controls and handling events
  8. Apply the rudiments of the programming language available in the Visual C# development environment

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, assignments, the midterm project and final project.

Review the assigned textbook and support materials for this course! Review the table at the end of the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week.


The projects for this course are located throughout each Lesson. The projects that are required for grading with this course are created from scratch.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.


The Midterm Project requires you to use your knowledge of to apply knowledge gained.

The Final Project requires you to use your knowledge gained through-out the course apply what you learned.

NameGrade %
Assignments 60.00 %
Assignment: WK2 Data Types and Variables 10.00 %
Assignment: WK3 Classes 10.00 %
Assignment: WK4 Inheritance 10.00 %
Assignment: WK5 Abstract and Interface 10.00 %
Assignment: WK6 Exceptions 10.00 %
Assignment: WK7 File Reading/Writing 10.00 %
Forums 21.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.63 %
Week 2 Forum 2.63 %
Week 3 Forum 2.63 %
Week 4 Forum 2.63 %
Week 5 Forum 2.63 %
Week 6 Forum 2.63 %
Week 7 Forum 2.63 %
Week 8 Forum 2.63 %
Final Project 19.00 %
Assignment: WK8 Final Project 19.00 %

Additional references are found in the Lessons Page of the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:ENTD463 - required software for this course is not covered by the APUS Book Grant. Purchase information is available here - Cost may vary by subscription length.
ISBN:ENTD463 Software

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.