Syllabus for Introduction to Programming with Java

Inledande programmering med Java

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IS233
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Software Engineering G1N, Information Systems G1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2017-11-03
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Revised: 2018-02-08
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2018
  • Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English 6, Mathematics 3b/3c, Social Studies 1b/1a1+1a2 or English B, Mathematics C, Civics A
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • explain basic programming concepts,
  • describe basic concepts relevant to object-orientation and error handling.
Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
  • design simple and structured object-oriented software,
  • communicate and justify proposed solutions for programming assignments,
  • document and explain their own and others code,
  • implement basic algorithms.
Regarding judgement and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
  • evaluate solutions for programming assignments based on function and structure.

Content

The course covers how structured object-oriented programs using the programming language Java. To achieve this, the course covers concepts such as variable, method, selection, iteration and basic algorithms. The course also provides an introduction to object- orientation, where classes, objects, inheritance and composition are central. Documentation, error handling and debugging are also covered. The theoretical concepts continuously applied in exercises and laboratory sessions.

Instruction

The course is given in the form of lectures and exercise.

Assessment

The course is examined through laboratory sessions and written exam.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2018

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Skansholm, Jan Java : steg för steg

    1. uppl.: Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012

    Find in the library