SE1011
Software Development I

Emphasis is placed on translating written problem descriptions into robust software solutions. Topics covered include Java program structure, algorithmic problem solving and modularization, I/O statements, control constructs, looping techniques, class libraries, user defined classes and methods, arrays, and ArrayLists. (prereq: none) (3-2-4)

My job as your instructor is to make it as easy as possible for you to learn the material covered in this course. Please ask questions in and out of class. Dr. Taylor

Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Design and document an algorithmic solution for a given problem statement
  • Use if/if-else/switch statements to control program flow in algorithmic solutions
  • Select the appropriate selection control statement for a given task
  • Create and interpret complex expressions that use relational and boolean operators
  • Use while/do-while/for statements to control repetition in algorithmic solutions
  • Select the appropriate repetition control statement for a given task
  • Translate UML class diagrams into Java code
  • Design and implement simple classes
  • Design and implement class and object methods
  • Use existing Java class libraries
  • Design and implement simple Java programs
  • Declare and use collections of primitive and object data using arrays
  • Declare and use collections of object data using ArrayLists

The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.

General Course Policies

Please review the general course policies webpage.

Textbook

Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach, by Dean and Dean, McGraw-Hill, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-07-304702-7 (errata list)

Quizzes

Quizzes will be given nearly every week at the beginning of lab. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.

Laboratory

Unless stated otherwise, all laboratory assignments will be completed individually. All lab assignments are worth 100 points per week (i.e., a two week lab assignment is worth 200 points).

My Schedule

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Please send me a calendar invite in Outlook if you would like to meet during my office hours. We can meet via a Teams Meeting.

Grading

Lab projectss 20%
Homework 15%
Quizzes 15%
Exam I 15%
Exam II 15%
Final Exam 20%
Total 100%

Tentative Schedule

See here for the: tentative schedule.

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