Students are introduced to the use of structured problem solving methods, algorithms,
structured programming, and object-oriented programming. Students use a high level programming
language to learn how to design, develop, and document well-structured programs using software
engineering principles. Students learn the workings of a computer as part of programming. In a
laboratory setting, through critical thinking and investigation, students will iteratively design
and build a variety of applications to reinforce learning and develop real world competency in
Computer Programming. This course is for students who plan to take further courses in Computing
Science or to learn basic programming concepts.
- Understand the fundamental programming aspects and use of Java programming language.
- Apply basic object-oriented programming concepts.
- Design, develop, and document well-structured programs using software-engineering
- Use problem-solving skills to write software applications.
- Identify a real-world problem that can be addressed through the design and development of a
novel computer application.
- Reflect on and apply informed conclusions to build on the knowledge gained from earlier
applications and feedback received from faculty and peers to build more complex applications as
the course progresses.
The chapter titles in the text book are a good indicator of the topics covered in this course:
- Module 1: Introduction
- Module 2: Data and Expressions
- Module 3: Using Classes and Objects
- Module 4: Conditionals and Loops
- Module 5: Writing Classes
- Module 6: Arrays
- Module 7: Recursion
Required text and materials
The following materials are required for this course:
- Lewis, J., DePasquale, P., & Chase, J. Java foundations: Introduction to program
design and data structures (5th ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson.
Type: Textbook: ISBN:
- A computer and Internet access.
- Java Programming Language
- Microsoft Office or other Office software to view to view Power Point presentations.
Note: As a programming course, you will also require a development environment to
compile and run your programs. Module 1 includes detailed instructions on installing a Java
Interactive Development Environment (IDE).
Please be aware that should your course have a final exam, you are responsible for the fee to the online proctoring service, ProctorU, or to the in-person approved Testing Centre. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about this.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Assignment 1 : Data and Expressions
|Assignment 2 : Using Classes and Objects
|Assignment 3 : Conditionals and Loops
|Assignment 4 : Writing Classes
|Assignment 5 : Arrays and Recursion
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.