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  • Professor: Dr. Cathy Bareiss
  • Office SB 027
  • Class Time: Online
  • Class Location: Online
  • Textbook:

Course Content


  * Covid related polices, etc
  * Integrity
  * Late work 
  * Software Standards
  * Software Development Report:  A sample software development report:  File:SDRDemo1.pdf


There are MANY online resources for learning Java. Below are just a few:

  1. Using your ACM membership, in the Skillsoft library there are a number of courses and many books. Three courses that are a good starting point are:
    1. Course: Getting Stated with java
    2. Getting Started with Java Programming
    3. Classes and Objects in Java
  2. Entering "python programmers learning java" into a search engine produced quite a few nice options including: (but there are many more)
  3. There are MANY MOOC's for learning java. Just type "learn java mooc" into your favorite search engine
  4. Recommended ide: JGrasp. At this level it is simple, easy to install, and easy to run.


  1. Selection assignment
  2. First repetition assignment
  3. Second repetition assignment
  4. Array assignment
  5. First method assignment
  6. Second method assignment
  7. First class assignment
  8. Second class assignment


The grade of this class is based on 250 points. Each program you turn in is worth at most 25 points:

  • 5 points for appropriate comments
  • 5 points for appropriate style
  • 5 points for compiling
  • 10 points for a working program

You must do at least one program from each assignment. You can choose which one, but you must add a comment to your program to specify which one you chose. It is expected that you do at least two additional programs. Zip all your code (even if it is just one file) into a compressed folder and submit this. This is extremely important because we must maintain the name of the file for java code.

The final number of points will be normalized and the scale below will be used to compute the final grade.

  • Grade scale
    • 93% <= average <= 100% -> A
    • 90% <= average < 93% -> A-
    • 87% <= average < 90% -> B+
    • 83% <= average < 87% -> B
    • 80% <= average < 83% -> B-
    • 77% <= average < 80% -> C+
    • 73% <= average < 77% -> C
    • 70% <= average < 73% -> C-
    • 67% <= average < 70% -> D+
    • 63% <= average < 67% -> D
    • 60% <= average < 63% -> D-
    • 0% <= average < 60% -> F

Tentative Schedule

Week 1


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