Fall 2009

CSCI 2133 Introduction to Java

Syllabus CSCI 2133 Section 390 Call # 14087 Online

Instructor Information
Assoc. Prof. Dr. William Smith

E-mail: william_smith@mail.tulsacc.edu Work phone: (918) 595-7616
Skype: drwillsmith

Office Location: Southeast Campus - 4201 Office hours: Tues/Thurs 8:30 – 12:30
Tues/Thurs 2:00 – 3:00

Textbook Java Programming 4th Edition by Joyce Farrell (ISBN 1-4239-0128-2)

Prerequisites CSC 2473 (Intro. to C) or CSC 2843 (Intro. to C++) or instructor approval.

Course Description An introduction to how Java language is used to develop highly portable applications and applets. Topics will include data objects, exceptions, threads, and the Abstract Windows Toolkit.

Goals The goals of the Introduction to Java Programming course are that students, by mastering the topics presented in this course, gain valuable problem-solving skills and Java knowledge that will enable them to become proficient in object-oriented programming with Java characteristics.

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Objectives Upon successful completion of the Introduction to Java Programming course, students will be able to apply the object-oriented approach to develop applications and applets with graphics, multithreading, multimedia, exception handling, I/O, and networking.

Course Content The course covers fundamental Java programming and core Java API. Specifically, the following topics will be included: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Fundamental programming concepts, including primitive data types, control structures, methods, method abstraction, and arrays Object-oriented programming: class abstraction and encapsulation, class inheritance, and interfaces. Java graphics programming: Swing class hierarchy, JDK1.1 event delegation model, creating user interfaces, drawing geometric figures Java applets: interaction between the Web browser and applets, and conversion between applications and applets Exception handling: how Java handles exception and how the student can incorporate exception-handling capability in his/her programs Multithreading and multimedia: using the Thread class and the Runnable interface, animations, playing audio, and displaying images I/O: I/O stream hierarchy, binary streams and character streams

Course Grade The course grade will be calculated as follows: • • • • 16 “You Do It” programming labs @ 10 pts each 8 Case Projects @ 20 pts each Completion of student information web page - 10 pts Ongoing and meaningful participation in Discussion Forums - 20 pts

Total Points Possible: 350

Grading Scale The standard TCC 90-80-70-60 grading scale will be used.

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Submission of Programming Assignments All programming labs and programming projects must be submitted via Blackboard.

Late Assignments There are four deadlines in the course as listed in the agenda. Assignments due prior to those deadlines will not be accepted for a grade after the deadline has passed. There is no late penalty for assignments submitted prior to the deadlines.

Required Course Participation This course requires regular participation and work throughout the term. If a student has not submitted any work by the end of the 1st deadline of the term, that student will be withdrawn from the course at the instructor's discretion

Copyright Notice It is a violation of the law to create unauthorized duplicates of copyrighted microcomputer software. Tulsa Community College makes every effort to support these copyright agreements and does not support illegal duplication of any copyrighted material.

Technical Requirements The student must meet the requirements as listed on the TCC distance learning web site as well as any additional requirements listed on the course Blackboard site.

Course Withdrawal The deadline to withdraw from a course shall not exceed 3/4 the duration of any class. Contact the Counseling Office at any TCC campus to initiate withdrawal from a course (“W” grade) or to change from Credit to Audit. Check the TCC Academic Calendar for deadlines. Students who stop participating in the course and fail to withdraw may receive a course grade of “F,” which may have financial aid consequences for the student.

Communications Email communications: All TCC students receive a designated “MyTCC” email address (ex: jane.doe@mail.tulsacc.edu). All communications to you about TCC and course assignments will be

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sent to your MyTCC email address; and you must use MyTCC email to send email to, and receive email from, the instructor regarding this course.

Inclement Weather: TCC rarely closes. If extreme weather conditions or emergency situations arise, TCC always gives cancellation notices to radio and television stations. This information is also posted on the TCC website (www.tulsacc.edu).

General Education Goals General Education courses at TCC ensure that our graduates gain skills, knowledge, and abilities that comprise a common foundation for their higher education and a backdrop for their work and personal lives. TCC’s General Education goals are: Critical Thinking, Effective Communication, Engaged Learning, and Technological Proficiency.

Classroom Etiquette Open and mutually respectful communication of varied opinions, beliefs, and perspectives during classroom or online discussion encourages the free exchange of ideas that is essential to higher learning and to the ability to learn from each other. Use of any electronic device is at the discretion of the instructor.

Syllabus Changes Occasionally, changes to the syllabus may be necessary. Students will be notified of any changes to the syllabus in writing.

Students with Disabilities TCC provides accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For information, students may contact the disabled Student Resource Center, 918-5957115, or the Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 918-595-7428V, 918-595-7434TTY.

Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty (cheating) is defined as the deception of others about one’s own work or about the work of another. Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at campuses within the Tulsa Community College system. Tulsa Community College adopts a policy delegating certain forms of authority for disciplinary action to the faculty. Such disciplinary actions delegated to the faculty include, but are not limited to, the dismissal of disrespectful or disorderly students from classes. In the case of academic dishonesty a faculty member may:

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require the student to redo an assignment or test, or require the student to complete a substitute assignment or test; Record a "zero" for the assignment or test in question; Recommend to the student that the student withdraw from the class, or administratively withdraw the student from the class; Record a grade of "F" for the student at the end of the semester.

Faculty may request that disciplinary action be taken against a student at the administrative level by submitting such request to the Dean of Student Services.

Institutional Statement Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the TCC Catalog, TCC Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook, and semester information listed in the class schedule. All information may be viewed on the TCC website: www.tulsacc.edu

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Course Calendar Week 1 Course Material Chapter 1 Creating your first Java Classes 2 Chapter 2 Using Data within a Program 3 Chapter 3 Using Methods, Classes, and Objects 4 Chapter 4 More Object Concepts 5 Chapter 5 Making Decisions 6 Chapter 6 Looping 7 Chapter 7 Characters, Strings, and the StringBuffer 8 Chapter 8 Arrays 9 Chapter 9 Applets 10 Chapter 10 Graphics 11 Chapter 11 Introduction to Inheritance “You Do It” Lab 10 Case Project 5 “You Do It” Lab 11 “You Do It” Lab 8 Case Project 4 “You Do It” Lab 9 “You Do It” Lab 6 Case Project 3 “You Do It” Lab 7 “You Do It” Lab 4 Case Project 2 “You Do It” Lab 5 “You Do It” Lab 2 Case Project 1 “You Do It” Lab 3 Assignments “You Do It” Lab 1

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Week 12

Course Material Chapter 12 Advanced Inheritance Concepts

Assignments “You Do It” Lab 12 Case Project 6


Chapter 13 Understanding Swing Components

“You Do It” Lab 13


Chapter 14 Using Layout Managers and Events

“You Do It” Lab 14 Case Project 7


Chapter 15 Exception Handling

“You Do It” Lab 15


Chapter 16 File Input and Output

“You Do It” Lab 16 Case Project 8

Course Deadlines (Deadline is always at midnight on Friday of the indicated week) Deadline #1: Week 4 - “You Do It” Labs 1-4; Case Projects 1 & 2 Deadline #2: Week 8 - “You Do It” Labs 5-8; Case Projects 3 & 4 Deadline #3: Week 12 - “You Do It” Labs 9-12; Case Projects 5 & 6 Deadline #4: Week 16 - “You Do It” Labs 13-16; Case Projects 7 & 8

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