CS 1110 Introduction to Computing using Java Grade: letter or S/U Fall 2008
8546 TR 09:05 Hollister B14 Instructor: David Gries 4 credits
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CS 1110 Introduction to Computing using Java
Fall, spring, summer. 4 credits. Assumes basic high school mathematics (no calculus) but no programming experience.

Programming and problem solving using Java. Emphasizes principles of software development, style, and testing. Topics include object-oriented concepts, procedures and functions, iteration, arrays, strings, algorithms, exceptions, GUIs (graphical user interfaces). Weekly labs provide guided practice on the computer, with staff present to help. Assignments use graphics and GUIs to help develop fluency and understanding.

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Expected outcomes of Com S 1110:

(1) Basic understanding of object-oriented and procedural aspects of programming, as expressed in Java.

(2) Fluency in Java —able to write programs using classes and subclasses, as well as assignments, conditionals, and loops.

(3) Knowledge of the basic API classes and their specifications.


The prelims are 7:30–9:00PM
Prelim II: Tues. 21 Oct. Uris Auditorium
II Review: Sun 19 Oct. Hol B14, 1-3PM
Prelim III: Tues. 18 Nov. Ives 305
III Review: Sun., 16 Nov. Phillips 101, 1-3PM

Final: Period A. Wed, Dec 10, 7:00–9:30PM, Uris Auditorium.