Course Syllabus

MWF 10:00-10:50 am in
the Linux Lab (aka WL 136)

Prof. Stephen P. Carl
    Office Hours:     Woods 133

MW 3:30-4:30, T 1:30-3:30
Also after class or by appointment
    email:     scarl AT sewanee D0T edu
    phone:     598-1305


In this course, we will introduce the programming language features and problem solving techniques common to software engineering tasks, using the object-oriented features of the Java programming language.

Textbook: Java: An Eventful Approach by Bruce, Danyluk, and Murtagh

Weekly Labs: Thursday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Course web page

General Education Goals (G5Q: Quantitative/Algorithmic/Abstract/Logical Reasoning)

Students will have the ability to:

  1. communicate computer science concepts both orally and in writing
  2. model real world problems and implement solutions
  3. use effective user interface design to communicate using computers
  4. understand idea of levels of abstraction of computer and software systems
Course Objectives

Students will have an understanding of:

Grading: Course grades will be determined as follows:

Tentative Schedule
Week Topic
Reading Assignment
1, 2
Object-oriented Programming Chapters 1 and 2
3 Numeric Computing
Chapter 3
4 Selection Statements Chapters 4 and 5
5 Class Definitions. Computing with Interactive Objects  Chapter 6
Control Structures and Iteration
Chapters 7 and 13
Scope. Using Active Objects
Chapters 8 and 9
Java Interfaces
Chapter 10
Graphical User Interfaces
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapters 14 and 15
Inheritance Chapter 17
13 Polymorphism
Chapter 18
Exceptions and File I/O Chapter 19

ADA Statement

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Administrative Handouts

Stephen P. Carl
scarl AT sewanee DOT edu