Java Computer Science 1
I. Course Prefix/Number: CSC 156
Course Name: Java Computer Science 1
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. Use methods and modularity to create solutions to complex programming problems.
C. Solve problems using existing and constructed elementary data structures.
D. Design software demonstrating the proper use of encapsulation and data abstraction.
E. Incorporate class objects as a fundamental tool in designing maintainable software.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Analysis and design
2. Implementation and validation
B. Essential Programming
1. Execution Models
a. variables, operators, input and output
a. binary (if)
b. multi-way (switch)
a. pre-test (for, while)
b. post-test (do)
D. Class Objects and Abstract Data Types
1. Files and Exceptions
2. Strings and Arrays
3. User Classes
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
A. Java Programming: From Problem Analysis to Program Design, 5th edition, by D. S. Malik. Boston: Course Technology (Cengage Learning), 2012. ISBN-10: 1-111-53053-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-111-53053-2.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.