All readings (e.g., Ch. 1) are for the Weisfeld book, The Object Oriented Thought Process. Unless otherwise noted, all readings, homework, and projects are due by the beginning of class on the day listed.

Jan. 26, 28, 30 Java basics Ch. 1 + HW1 MP1
Feb. 2, 4, 6 GUI builder Quiz 1 Ch. 2 & 3 + HW2 MP2
Feb. 9, 11, 13 Encapsulation, UML Quiz 2 Ch. 4 & 5 + HW3 MP3
Feb. 16, 18, 20 Unit testing, exceptions, assertions No Class Quiz 3;
Ch. 6 + HW4
Feb. 23, 25, 27 Inheritance, interfaces, abstract classes Exam 1 Ch. 7 + HW5 MP5
Mar. 2, 4, 6 Containers, data structures, APIs Quiz 4 Ch. 8 & 9 + HW6 MP6
Mar. 9, 11, 13 File IO Quiz 5 Ch. 10 + HW7 MP7
Mar. 14–22 No class—Spring break
Mar. 23, 25, 27 Data serialization (JSON/XML) Quiz 6 Ch. 11 + HW8 FP1
Mar. 30, Apr. 1, 3 Databases Quiz 7 Ch. 12 + HW9; FP2 FP3
Apr. 6, 8, 10 Packages, JAR files Exam 2 Ch. 15 + HW10 FP4
Apr. 13, 15, 17 Debugging Quiz 8 Ch. 13 + HW11 FP5
Apr. 20, 22, 24 Advanced topics No class Quiz 9;
Ch. 14 + HW12
Apr. 27, 29, May 1 Review Exam 3 FP7
May 4 Wrapping up FP8; FP9 No class No class
May 6 Final Presentations—10:15–12:15 in LSB 212
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Most Mondays (or Wednesdays for weeks with a Monday holiday) will begin with a short quiz, mostly concentrating on the material covered the previous week. Paper notes may be used, but no electronic resources. There will be no quizzes during weeks with exams. Not all quizzes will necessarily be graded.


Each week there will be a reading paired with a short homework administered via Canvas. These are due before the start of class each Wednesday.

Mini-projects (MP)

Mini-projects (MPs) are short programming assignments. While all assignments are listed at the beginning of the semester (so theoretically you can work on them as early as the first week of class), the relevant material will be covered Monday and Wednesday of the week the MP is due, giving you just a couple of days to complete it. Since MPs are quite small in scale, this should not present a problem. Not all mini-projects will necessarily be graded.

Up until Spring break, MPs are due each Friday before class. Friday meetings will be dedicated to presentations by students of their work. Student presenters will be announced the day of, and therefore everyone should come prepared on Friday to present.

Here is a full listing of the MPs:

Final project (FP)

The Final project (FP) consists of several milestones. After spring break, MPs will be replaced with FP milestones. Here is a listing of all the milestones:

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