Course Details

  • Instructor Profile: Chang, Lily , Venugopal, Seshadri
  • Prerequisite Information:


    - A grade below a "C" in a prerequisite course will not satisfy that prerequisite requirement.

  • Course Links: 01:198:112 - Data Structures
  • This course is a Pre-requisite for the Following Courses: 01:198:431 - Software Engineering
  • Topics:
       - Inheritance, interfaces, abstract classes, polymorphism
       - Unified Modeling Language (UML)
       - Essential design patterns, including Singleton, Model-View-Controller (MVC),
         Template Method, State
       - Black-box unit testing, debugging, developing large applications in Eclipse
       - Object persistence, serialization
       - Code management using CVS
       - Designing and implementing GUIs using Java Swing and AWT
       - Frames, dialogs, panels, widgets, tables, layouts, colors, fonts, drawing, painting
       - The Swing MVC architecture and working with data models
       - Event handling
       - Introduction to software development on mobile platforms
       - Introduction to multithreading
       - Introduction to network programming
  • Expected Work: Regular homework assignments, team projects.
  • Exams: Final
  • Learning Goals:

    Computer Science majors ...

    • will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing field by acquiring a thorough grounding in the core principles and foundations of computer science (e.g., techniques of program design, creation, and testing; key aspects of computer hardware; algorithmic principles).
    • will acquire a deeper understanding on (elective) topics of more specialized interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in the field.
    • will be prepared for the next step in their careers, for example, by having done a research project (for those headed to graduate school), a programming project (for those going into the software industry), or some sort of business plan (for those going into startups).
  • Notes:

    Information about Fall 2020 CS 213 sections by Lily Chang:



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