CSE 114 - Spring 2014

Computer Science I - Procedural and object-oriented programming


Course Information

Instructor: Dr. Paul Fodor
1437 Computer Science Building
Office hours: Tuesdays&Thursdays 10:00AM-11:30AM and By Appointment
Phone: 1(631) 632-9820
Email: pfodor (at) cs (dot) stonybrook (dot) edu

Meeting Time and Place

Graduate Teaching Assistants Office Hours and Contact Information

Graduate TA: Zhen Cao
Office hours: Mondays & Fridays 10:00AM-11:30AM
2110 Computer Science Building
Email: zhccao@cs.stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 466-4691

Graduate TA: Shenghsun Cho
Office hours: Mondays 11:30AM-1:00PM & Fridays 11:30AM-1:00PM
2110 Computer Science Building
Email: shencho@cs.stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 533-2282

Graduate TA: Heyi Li
Office hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00PM-5:30PM
2110 Computer Science Building
Email: heyli@cs.stonybrook.edu
Phone: (631) 413-1457

Course Description

This 4 credits class is an introduction to procedural and object-oriented programming methodology. Topics include program structure, conditional and iterative programming, procedures, arrays and records, object classes, encapsulation, information hiding, inheritance, polymorphism, file I/O, and exceptions. Software debugging and testing techniques are emphasized.
The class is a hands on programming class, so the class includes labs where you will receive you direct hands-on experience in programming and you will require access to a computer and a Java development environment.
Prerequisites: Level 4 or higher on the math placement exam.
Advisory Prerequisite: CSE 110 (Introduction to Computer Science)

Course Syllabus

Lecture Notes and Reading Assignments

The following schedule is tentative and subject to change. The homework assignments and labs are posted on Blackboard: http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu

Week Dates Lecture Topics/Notes Readings
1 1/27, 28 Administrative (course information) JDK & Eclipse Tutorials from Liang companion Web site
1/29, 30 Introduction to Computers, Programs, and Java Read Liang ch. 1
2 2/3, 4 Introduction to Computers, Programs, and Java (cont.) n/a
2/5, 6 Elementary Programming Read Liang ch. 2
2/7, 4PM Add/Swap, Drop without a W Deadline Stony Brook Academic Calendars
3 2/10, 11 Elementary Programming (cont.) n/a
2/12, 13 Selections Read Liang ch. 3
4 2/17, 18 Loops Read Liang ch. 4
2/19, 20 Methods Read Liang ch. 5
5 2/24, 25 Arrays Read Liang ch. 6
2/26, 27 Multidimensional arrays (lecture notes: Arrays cont.) Read Liang ch. 7
6 3/3, 4 Midterm Review see Blackboard
3/5, 6 MIDTERM EXAM 1 n/a
7 3/10, 11 Objects and Classes Read Liang ch. 8
3/12, 13 Strings and Text I/O Read Liang ch. 9
8 3/17-23 Spring Recess Stony Brook Academic Calendars
9 3/24, 25 Thinking in Objects Read Liang ch. 10
3/26, 27 Thinking in Objects (cont.) n/a
10 3/31, 4/1 Inheritance and Polymorphism Read Liang ch. 11
4/2, 3 Inheritance and Polymorphism (cont.) n/a
4/4, 4PM Last Day to Drop with a "W" Stony Brook Academic Calendars
11 4/7, 8 Abstract Classes and Interfaces Read Liang ch. 15
4/9, 10 Abstract Classes and Interfaces (cont.) n/a
12 4/14, 15 Midterm Review see Blackboard
4/16, 17 MIDTERM EXAM 2 n/a
13 4/21, 22 GUI Basics and Event-Driven Programming Read Liang ch. 12
4/23, 24 GUI Basics and Event-Driven Programming (cont.) Read Liang chs. 16
14 4/28, 29 Exceptions Read Liang ch. 14
  4/30, 5/1 Recursion Read Liang ch. 20
15 5/5, 6 Recursion (cont.) n/a
5/7, 8 Final Review n/a
Finals Final exam section 1: Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:30-7:30 PM, in classroom
Final exam section 2: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 8:15-10:15 AM, in classroom
See Registrar for final exams schedule

Grading Schema

Grades will be based on homework and exams according to the following formula:

Do not miss the exam. Make-up exams will be given only in extenuating circumstances (e.g., doctor's note stating that you were ill and unfit to take the exam). Students who miss an exam for a valid reason may need to take a make-up exam; specific arrangements will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The P/NC grading option is not available for this course.

The assignments and grades are posted on Blackboard: http://blackboard.stonybrook.edu.


Information about the laboratory room is available at the Student Instructional Networked Computing (SINC) sites - Computer Science SINC Site website.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact Disability Support Services, ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room128, (631) 632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations, if any, are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Academic Integrity

Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. Faculty in the Health Sciences Center (School of Health Technology & Management, Nursing, Social Welfare, Dental Medicine) and School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/academicjudiciary .

Critical Incident Management

Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.  Faculty in the HSC Schools and the School of Medicine are required to follow their school-specific procedures.
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