Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus

CS4B Advanced Topics in Java For Computer Science

8/22/2016 - 12/18/2016

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Fall 2016
Office Hours E-Mail: Ticket # 21820
Class Site : Room # SME 301/ BGS233
Central Web-Site Time & Day TTh 2:30-3:50
SME204 and
TTH 4:00-5:20
Course Description
Advanced topics in Java including core class libraries, the swing components, the collections framework, multi- threading, servlets, JSP, RMI, JDBC, and software engineering concerns.
Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Design and test Java applications and applets which are the core classes from the Java Foundation class library.
  2. Design and test multi-threaded applications and applets.
  3. Compare user interfaces designed using the AWT components and the Swing components.
  4. Design applications and applets which communicate over the Internet.
  5. Describe the basics of software engineering as applied to Java
Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Write a simple program involving the use of threads.
  2. Write a simple program involving the use of networking classes.
  3. Derive a class and override a method of the base class.
Required Textbook

Introduction to Java Programming, Comprehensive Version (10th Edition) by Y. Daniel Liang (Author) Publisher: Prentice Hall; 10th edition (Jan. 6 2014) ISBN-10:0133761312 ISBN-13:978-0132936521, Instructor Resources, Valore Books - Brief Version not a big saving.

If you have a previous version of the book that is okay, but we will be covering JavaFX in this class, and JavaFX is not in the previous version of the textbook. It just became available in 2015.

Course Grading

Course grade consists of blackboard quizzes, labs, assignments and tests. Since this class meets only twice a week, you will be required to forward your Saddle back e-mail address to your main e-mail. When sending e-mails, make sure you include cs4b or Java in subject line. Failure to abide by academic integrity can result in a failing grade. For information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's Written Description. and the CIM site policy. The course grade will be calculated from:

92-100 A   Written Final 15%
84-91.9 B Labs & Assignments (1 or 2 per chapter) 50%
65-83.9 C Signing up for Class 5%
55-64.9 D    
0-54.9 F Blackboard Quizzes approximately one per chapter 30%

Dropping Class
It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw (drop) from the class. However, Instructor may drop students under the following conditions:
  1. Students who have not completed at least 1 assignments two days before the drop without W grade. Click the class details link for official dates.
  2. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade.
  3. Students who miss 2 or more class session
Regrading Policy
Sometimes you get a grade that you don't like, usually for one of the following reasons:
  1. There was a clerical error  (i.e., the points were added up wrong).
  2. You think you did something right, and I think you did it wrong.

If you discover a clerical error, tell me immediately. The following Statute of Limitations will apply: You have one week from the day any graded assignment or test is returned to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, I will assume that you believe the grade you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed, and permanent

Special Needs
Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  If you have specific disabilities requiring accommodations, let your instructor know the first 10 days of the semester so that your learning needs may be met and for referral to the Special Services office where documentation of your disability will be provided to receive services and accommodations.  The Special Services Office is in Student Services Center, Room 113.

Any exceptions to the above statements will be considered individually & only if you approach me about the proposed exception at least a week in advance.

Tentative Class Schedule