The notion of “object” directs the discipline of programming
presented in this course. The Java programming language serves as
the medium through which key ideas are introduced. The “smaller”
issues of message passing and control flow are presented, as are
the “larger” issues of abstraction, encapsulation, and hierarchy.
Variables and typing, procedures and parameters are discussed.
Functionality provided in specific java packages is employed.
Standard algorithms are presented. Problem solving strategies are
articulated and exploited.