||Section 1 1:30-2:50 pm Tuesday/Thursday & 2:00-2:50 pm Friday|
Section 2 3:00-4:20 pm Tuesday/Thursday & 3:00-3:50 pm Friday
|Office Hours ||9:30-10:20am Monday/Wednesday or by appointment|
OFWJ: Objects First with Java,
Fifth edition, David J. Barnes and Michael Kolling, Prentice Hall/Pearson Education, 2012
JSS: Java Software Structures, Third edition, Lewis and Chase, Pearson Education, 2010
See the Links page.
A quick look at the course schedule should give you an idea of the main topics
of the course. You can also go to the
official course description.
|Reading the Textbook
- Read the section(s) of the textbook listed
on the schedule before that class period.
- You do not learn as much by reading as you do by doing.
Therefore, you should do some of the exercises are you read. In particular:
- As you are reading the OFWJ book, you should attempt as many of the exercises as you can.
The reason they are there is that you will learn the most if you practice what you read about.
You can skip the longer/more extensive exercises.
- After you read each chapter of the JSS book, you should attempt all of the Self-Review Questions.
The answers to these are at the very end of each chapter.
- If you have any questions about the reading or the exercises, ask them at the beginning of class.
I usually begin class by asking if there are any questions, but if I forget and you have a question, raise
your hand and tell me you have a question about the reading/exercises.
- If you do not do the assigned readings and exercises, you will not be allowed to work with anybody who
has done the reading during in-class group activities.