CISC213 Computer Science III (Java)
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Computer/Information Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- CISC213 Computer Science III (Java)
- II. Number of Credits
- 4 credits
- III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
- 3000 minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- CISC122 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- Students will be evaluated via test results and problem solving. Evaluation will include: writing, testing, and documentation of complete programs. There will be at least 2 one-hour proctored examinations. The laboratory grade will be comprised of no more than one-third of the course grade.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course is a continuation of Computer Science II. This course will apply object-oriented and software engineering techniques to the design and implementation of programs that manipulate complex data structures. Topics include recursion, stacks, queues, linked lists, hash tables, trees.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Learning Goals:The student will be able to:
- solve problems using complex data structures;
- design programs that demonstrate understanding of fundamental computing algorithms; and
- practice basic principles of software engineering for designing and implementing programs with emphasis on algorithm analysis and top-down design using good programming style and documentation.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- Inheritance and polymorphism
- Array-based lists
- Sorting algorithms
- Binary trees
- Hash tables
- Algorithmic analysis and strategies
- Software engineering
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:This course is not in the Core.
Course-specific learning goals will be evaluated via test results and problem solving including writing, testing, and documentation of complete programs.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Departmentally selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section. See course format.
- VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
- At least 2 hours each week will be devoted to the presentation of course material and special projects in a classroom setting. Collaborative work will be encouraged. The remaining time will be used for laboratory exercises and assignments.
Review/Approval Date - 5/06