The Introduction to Java course aims to expose students to object-oriented concepts and Java using BlueJ. Java has a clean design and is very popular. BlueJ is very simple to use, yet great for teaching purposes. The Java programming language itself provides a very elegant implementation of most of the important object-oriented concepts and serves well as an introductory teaching language. BlueJ offers visualization, ability to create objects, and interact with them.
This course will bring applied computer science to the students, blending computer science concepts with simple and fun problems to solve. Students will be able to start programming in Java within a short amount of time. It is guaranteed to keep the students engaged! Tutors will provide various hands-on interactive exercises across several topics. At the end of each lesson, students will have to take a quiz. This helps to confirm the student’s understanding of the lesson before moving ahead to the next lesson. Students will install BlueJ locally on their desktop or laptop. They should make sure that they are practicing regularly, and working alongside the examples in the lessons!
This course has no pre-requisites and serves as a foundation course for students planning to learn Java or go further and take AP Computer Science as a course at school.
- Units 42
- Quizzes 42
- Duration 50 hours
- Grade Grade
- Skill level All levels
- Assessments Yes
- Homework Yes
Introduction to Java and IDE
Class and Objects
Data Types in Java
Introduction to Data Types, Fields, Methods
Operators in Java
Variables in Java
How to pass parameters and values
Constants and Reference Data Types
Formatting Output and Exploring Packages