CIS1868 JAVA PROGRAMMING
3 Credit Hours
This course is open to students on the college level in either freshman or sophomore year.
CIS1868 - Java Programming (3 hrs.)
An introductory course to give computer science majors an introduction to programming in Java.
Applications and applets will be created using a structured programming approach. Object oriented topics will be covered. Various problems will be solved using Java.
This course is offered to teach programming skills in Java to students. The basic constructs learned in this course will apply to any programming language (with slight modifications).
Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to write applications using Java. The student should be able to use input/output statements, selection statements, repetition structures, procedures, and arrays. The student will learn how to incorporate exception handling into their programs. The student will learn how to use Java to enhance their web pages. Lastly, they will know how to write to and retrieve data from various sources.
Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:
The following defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other content as time allows.
UNIT 1: Introduction to Computers, the Internet and the Web
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will get an introduction to programming languages and specifically the Java environment
- Understand basic computer science concepts.
- Become familiar with different types of programming languages.
- Introduce a typical Java development environment.
- Understand Java’s role in developing distributed client/server applications for the Internet and Web.
- Introduce object-oriented design with the UML and design patterns.
UNIT 2: Introduction to Java Applications
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write simple Java applications and know how to use the input/output and decision making statements along with some of the operators and types.
- Be able to write simple Java applications.
- Be able to use input and output statements.
- Become familiar with primitive types.
- Understand basic memory concepts.
- Be able to use arithmetic operators.
- Understand arithmetic-operator precedence.
- Be able to write decision-making statements.
- Be able to use relational and equality operators.
UNIT 3: Introduction to Java Applets
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write simple Java applets and understand when to use them versus applications.
- Differentiate between applets and applications.
- Observe some of Java’s capabilities through the Java 2 Software Development Kit’s demonstration applets.
- Be able to write simple Java applets.
- Be able to write a simple Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) document to load an applet into the applet viewer or a Web browser and execute the applet
- Understand the difference between variables and references.
UNIT 4: Control Statements: Part 1
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that use the selection and repetition statements.
- Understand basic problem-solving techniques.
- Be able to develop algorithms through the process of top-down, stepwise refinement.
- Be able to use the if and if…else selection statements to choose among alternative actions.
- Be able to use the while repetition statement to execute statements in a program repeatedly.
- Understand counter-controlled repletion and sentinel-controlled repetition.
- Be able to use the assignment, increment and decrement operators.
UNIT 5: Control Statements: Part 2
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that use more advanced selection and repetition statements.
- Be able to use the for and do…while repetition statements to execute statements in a program repeatedly.
- Understand multiple selection using the switch selection statement.
- Be able to use the break and continue program control statements.
- Be able to use the logical operators.
UNIT 6: Methods
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that include methods. They will also understand the appropriate time to use methods.
- Understand how to construct programs modularly from small pieces called methods.
- Introduce the common math methods available in the Java API.
- Be able to create new methods.
- Understand the mechanisms for passing information between methods.
- Introduce simulation techniques that use random-number generation.
- Understand how the visibility of declarations is limited to specific regions of programs.
- Understand how to write and use methods that call themselves.
UNIT 7: Arrays
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that incorporate arrays.
- Introduce the array data structure.
- Understand the use of arrays to store, sort and search lists and tables of values.
- Understand how to declare an array, initialize an array and refer to individual elements of an array.
- Be able to pass arrays to methods.
- Be able to declare and manipulate multidimensional arrays.
UNIT 8: Object-Based Programming
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will understand the basic concepts of object based programming.
- Understand encapsulation and data hiding.
- Understand the notions of data abstraction and abstract data types (ADTs).
- Create Java ADTs - namely, classes.
- Be able to create and use objects.
- Be able to control access to instance variables and methods.
- Understand the use of the this reference.
- Be able to use class variables and methods.
- Understand the value of object orientation.
UNIT 9: Object-Oriented Programming: Inheritance
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will understand how inheritance works in object-oriented programming
- Understand how inheritance promotes software reusability.
- Understand the notions of super classes and subclasses.
- Understand access modified protected.
- Be able to access superclass members with super.
- Understand the use of constructors and finalizers in inheritance hierarchies.
UNIT 10: Object-Oriented Programming: Polymorphism
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will understand how polymorphism relates to object oriented programming.
- Understand the concept of polymorphism.
- Understand how to use overridden methods to effect polymorphism.
- Distinguish between abstract and concrete classes.
- Learn how to declare abstract methods to create abstract classes.
- Appreciate how polymorphism makes systems extensible and maintainable.
- Be able to determine an object’s type at execution time.
UNIT 11: Strings and Characters
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to programs that manipulate strings and charters.
- Be able to create and manipulate nonmodifiable character string objects of class String.
- Be able to create and manipulate modifiable character string objects of class String Buffer.
- Be able to create and manipulate objects of class Character.
- Be able to use a String Tokenizer object to break a String object into tokens.
UNIT 13: Graphical User Interface Components: Part 1
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to programs that uses buttons, labels, list, text fields, and panels. They will also be able to use layout managers and understand how to respond to mouse and keyboard events.
- Understand the design principles of graphical user interfaces (GUI).
- Be able to build graphical user interfaces.
- Understand the packages containing GUI-related components, event handling classes and interfaces.
- Be able to create and manipulate buttons, labels, lists, text fields and panels.
- Understand mouse events and keyboard events.
- Understand and be able to use layout managers.
UNIT 14: Graphical User Interface Components: Part 2
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that use text areas, sliders, menus, popup menus, windows, J Panel objects, and additional layout managers. Also, the student will get an introduction to Swing.
- Create and manipulate text areas, sliders, menus, popup menus and windows.
- Be able to create customized J Panel objects.
- Be able to change the look-and-feel of a GUI, using Swing’s pluggable look and-feel (PLAF).
- Be able to create a multiple-document interface with J Desktop Pane and J Internal Frame.
- Be able to use additional layout managers.
UNIT 15: Exception Handling
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able write programs that have error checking.
- Understand exception and error handling.
- Use try, throw and catch to detect, indicate and handle exceptions, respectively.
- Use the finally clause to release resources.
- Understand the Java exception hierarchy.
- Create chained exceptions.
UNIT 17: Files and Streams
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that manipulate files in various ways. Also, they will gain an understanding of Streams.
- Be able to create, read, write and update files.
- Be able to use class File.
- Understand the Java streams class hierarchy.
- Be able to use the File Input Stream and File Output Stream classes.
- Be able to use a J File Chooser dialog to access files and directories.
- Be able to use the Object Input Stream and Object Output Stream classes.
- Be able to use class Random Access File.
- Become familiar with sequential-access and random-access file processing.
UNIT 23: Java Database Connectivity with JDBC
Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the student will be able to write programs that access a relational database.
- Understand relational databases.
- Understand basic database queries using SQL.
- Use the classes and interfaces of package java.sql to manipulate databases.
Projects will vary according to the instructor.
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Traditional Classroom Delivery: None.
Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.
Maximum Class Size:
Based on classroom occupancy.
Course Time Frame:
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Refer to the following policies:
402.00 Academic Code of Conduct
263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades
403.00 Student Code of Conduct
Disability Services Program:
Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability, which may influence work in this class, which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.