Java Data Structures
I. Course Prefix/Number: CSC 241
Course Name: Java Data Structures
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
B. Utilize object-oriented programming skills to design maintainable classes.
C. Analyze algorithms to optimize memory and time complexity.
D. Implement a collection of data structures into a variety of applications.
E. Survey methods of sorting and searching.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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.
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VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Complexity analysis of efficiency
a. Big-O notation
2. Design strategies
a. Modularity & recursion
b. Object-oriented class relationships
i. inheritance and encapsulation
ii. Java packages
iii. dynamic binding
3. Program verification
a. correctness proofs by induction
B. Abstract data design
a. stacks and queues
a. binary search trees
a. priority queues
a. selection & insertion sorts
b. merge, heap & quick sorts
a. binary and sequential searches
b. hash functions
c. breadth & depth first searches
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Within the Schedule of Classes, textbooks can be found by clicking on an individual course section and looking for the words "View Book Information".
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
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