T-Th 9:05, Hollister B14
T-Th 11:15, Phillips 101

CS1110: Introduction to Computing Using Java

Fall 2011

Instructors: David Gries and Steve Marschner

Information about alternative courses.

Gries webpage | Marschner webpage

From the Cornell Courses of Study

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, recursion, 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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About the Final: 9 Dec 2011, 9:00AM–11:30AM
Last name A–P: Uris Hal G01; Q–Z: Phillips 101

Review sessions listed on this handout (pdf)

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About labs

About CMS

Older ones

Consulting schedule


Office hours

Videonote lectures (Fall 2010)

Expected outcomes of CS 1110

(1) Understand OO concepts, as used in Java: classes, subclasses, inheritance, and overriding. This includes an operational model of method calls. Understand the basics of OO design.

(2) Be fluent in the use of procedural statements ---assignments, conditional statements, loops, method calls--- and one-dimensional arrays. Be able to design, code, and test small Java programs that meet requirements expressed in English. This includes a basic understanding of top-down design.

(3) Have knowledge of basic searching and sorting algorithms.

For more information on the course, see its syllabet.


The times for all prelims and the final are given here.