Cadenhead; SAMS Teach Yourself Java 2 in 24 Hours, 2nd Edition, SAMS.
Harris; Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage * with exercises *, Third Edition, Prentice Hall
This course introduces students to algorithmic design and structured/modular programming. Programming concepts will be put into practice by using Java for programming projects. These basic programming concepts and constructs will be covered: variables, data types, strings, arithmetic and logical operators, branching statements, loops, and debugging. Additionally, these object-oriented programming concepts will be covered: classes, instance variables, methods, and constructors. Pre-requisite: high school algebra proficiency. 3:0:3
We are here to learn. In addition to lectures, there will be multiple class exercises on the lab computers that will provide hands-on experience with the concepts covered in class. Students are expected to ask questions if they are unsure of any concepts or details that have been covered.
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain basic programming concepts - program compilation, program execution, history of Java.
2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
3. Use the TextPad integrated development environment to enter, run, and debug Java programs.
4. Debug and test Java programs.
5. Write Java programs that use proper style and documentation.
6. Demonstrate proper use of the object-oriented principle of encapsulation.
o Given a problem description, the student should be able to decide on appropriate classes, private instance variables, public instance methods.
7. Demonstrate proper use of top-down design.
o Given a description for a non-trivial method, the student should be able to implement it by deciding on appropriate helper methods and parameter passing.
8. Write Java programs that use:
o Primitive types and expressions - int, double, char (including escape characters), operator precedence, etc.
o Strings - concatenation, equals, length, charAt
o Boolean variables and boolean expressions
o Control structures - if, switch, while, do, for, nested loops, conditional operator
o Object-oriented programming concepts - classes, instance variables, instance methods, constructors
o Static fields and static methods
o Math class
o Wrapper classes
o DecimalFormat class (for formatted output)
There will be two examinations, a midterm and a final. Three labs (comprehensive programming problems) will be assigned.
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements: 25% midterm exam, 25% final exam, 50% homework and labs.
The labs will be typewritten and in the format specified by the lab requirements handout.
The following will be used to assign course letter grades:
90 - 100 ........... A
80 - 89 ............ B
70 - 79 ............ C
60 - 69 ............ D
Below 60 ........... F (or 2 or more unexcused absences)
NOTE: ALL labs are required. Failure to turn in a lab will result in a grade of F for the course.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
All labs are required to be turned in on the due date specified in the lab assignment handout. One letter grade will be deducted for each week a lab is late. Failure to turn in a lab will result in an F for the course.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to participate in classroom discussions. Students who grasp the material quickly are encouraged to assist others. Students are expected to be on time and respectful of the rights of others.
Date Chapter Topics
11 Jan 1 Introduction to Computers & Java Object
18 Jan 2 Primitive Types, Strings, & Interactive I/O
25 Jan 3 Flow of Control
1 Feb 4 Defining Classes & Methods
8 Feb 1-4 Mid Term Exam
15 Feb 6 Arrays
22 Feb 6 Arrays
1 Mar 5 More About Objects & Methods
8 Mar 1-6 Final Exam
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Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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