CSCI 2300 Object Oriented Software Design

Time/Place

This section of the course (Spring 2016) meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-12:50PM in Ritter Hall 120.

General Description

In this course you will continue learning how to design and write computer software, in particular, object-oriented software in Java. I view this course as a bridge between the elementary programming courses and the more sophisticated techniques that make up Software Engineering (which most of you will take next Spring).

Here is the course schedule where you will find the topics we'll cover, as well as announcements of reading assignments and other date-sensitive material.

The course prerequisite is a C- or better in CSCI 2100 (Data Structures).

Textbook Information

The textbook for the course is Object-Oriented Design & Patterns, 2nd ed., by Cay S. Hortsmann. You can buy or rent the book from Amazon or the SLU bookstore should have some copies.

Homework and Exams

You'll see a number of reading assignments and some programming exercises on the course schedule page. Although these are not to be turned in for a grade, it is critical that you complete all of the assignments if you hope to master the course material. I will check that you understand the lectures, homework, and textbook readings with two in-class hour exams, scheduled for February 19th and March 30th; each is worth 15% of your final grade.

Each student will work on a semester project of their choosing. This will be a medium-to-large scale project, implemented in Java, and artfully designed according to the principles we'll learn about in the course. The project makes up 40% of your final grade.

The final exam is scheduled for Friday, May 6th from noon to 1:50PM; it is comprehensive and is worth 30% of your final grade.


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