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Java Programming I




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course is a study in Java programming. It covers topics around Java programming, variables, expressions, using branches and loops, storing data in arrays and using methods.



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Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Java™ Programming

  • Compare and contrast the features of Java™ to those of C++, JavaScript™, and other industry-current programming languages.
  • Identify and perform the steps necessary to create an executable Java™ program.
  • Code, test, and document a customized Java™ “Hello, world!” program.

Variables, Data Types, and Decision Constructs

  • Describe the purpose of variables (vs. constants) in Java™ programming and explain the syntax required to declare and initialize a variable.
  • Describe the if, if/then, if/then/else, and switch statements, and, for each, explain the criteria by which one statement would be more appropriate than the others.
  • Explain how the concepts of variables, data types, and decision constructs can be applied in real-world Java™ apps/programs.
  • Code, test, and document a Java™ program containing multiple variables of at least two different data types and containing two different decision constructs.


  • Differentiate among the while, do-while, and for loops.
  • Describe the syntax required to create, name, exit, and call a loop.
  • Identify how the concepts of looping apply to real-world Java™ apps/programs.
  • Code, test, and document a Java™ program containing while, do-while, and for loops.


  • Describe the kind of data best suited to representation as an array.
  • Identify how arrays can be used in real-world Java™ programs.
  • Code, test, and document a Java™ program that declares, populates, traverses, and sorts an array.

String Manipulation, Date/Time, and Exceptions

  • Create and manipulate string and calendar data.
  • In terms of usability and business value, explain the value of incorporating exception handlers into Java™ code.
  • Code, test, and document a Java™ program that manipulates string and calendar data, and that catches and throws an exception.


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