Ticket # 14364
Ronald P. Kessler, Ph.D., MCSE
Java Programming 4th Edition
by Joel Murach
23 chapters, 802 pages, 340 illustrations
Introduction to JAVA SE 8 programming is designed to help you learn how to create programs for Microsoft® Windows using Java Standard Edition. This is not a beginning course in programming. If you have never programmed before, you should not attempt this class. At least two semesters of C++ or C# will certainly help you learn JAVA. I want you to become familiar with the terminology and the use of JAVA FX Swing so that you can develop the skills necessary to learn programming as either a hobby or a future career. A good deal of emphasis this semester will be placed upon the creation of Windows programs in order to demonstrate how to solve real-world problems with today’s technology.
Your final grade in my class will be based on the total number of points you earn. I plan to give you 5 quizzes and two exams. You will also build projects in class for points as well. The grade which you earn will be based upon the total amount of points you receive on the in-class activities, quizzes, and exams. An exam will be given at the midterm and end of the semester.
Grades are based on the following criteria:
The total possible points in the course will be approximately as follows:
Tests 200 (2 exams @ 100)
Lab Projects 150 Lab projects can NOT be made up.
I will be available after class to help you or give you extra time to work. It is always possible to meet before class if you arrange that with me ahead of time.
Accommodations for Disabilities
It is possible to take a make-up exam or quiz during the semester (EXCLUDING THE FINAL) if the exam is missed due to illness or other emergency. Please contact me right away if you cannot attend class when we are having an exam so I can help you with the best solution for your situation.
Student Code of Conduct/Civility/Cell Phones/Internet Use
You are encouraged to work with other students in the class, but all work that you turn in for grading must be your own. Taking credit for another students work is plagiarism and is a violation of SCC academic policy. You will be reported for academic dishonesty. Don't let this happen to you! Remember, all work that you turn in for grading must be your original work.
Specific Student Learning Outcomes
The number of projects and the points possible for exams, projects and activities are subject to change without notice. This information is intended to be an accurate overview of this course so you will know what to expect during the semester. But sometimes, we will need to modify this plan.
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is happy to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. It is your responsibility to inform me if you have such needs.