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Jy0030: Java OOP: Preface to ITSE 2317

Module by: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin. E-mail the author

Summary: This module serves as the Preface to material for the course, ITSE2317 - Java Programming (Intermediate), which Prof. Baldwin teaches at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

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Welcome to the course material for ITSE2317 - Java Programming (Intermediate) , which I teach at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.

Information about the course

The college website for this course is:

As of December 2013, the State of Texas description for this course reads as follows:

"Introduction to object-oriented Java programming including the fundamental syntax and semantics of Java for applications and web applets."

The prerequisite for the course is ITSE 2321 or department approval.

Beginning in the Spring 2014 semester, this course and the follow-on course ( INEW 2338 Advanced Java ) are being updated to take on a more web-centric flavor than was previously the case. The course now covers three major topics :

This material is contained in three major sub-collections in the section titled ITSE2317 - Java Programming (Intermediate) at Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) with Java .

Additional material

Essence of OOP

In addition to the three sub-collections mentioned above , there is also a sub-collection titled Essence of OOP that contains necessary background material for an understanding of Event Handling . This is a continuation of a sub-collection having the same title that begins in the prerequisite course, ITSE 2321 .

Programming Oldies but Goodies

While much of the material required to succeed in this course is contained in the modules in the sub-collection titled ITSE 2317 - Java Programming (Intermediate) , a large amount of relevant material is also contained in the collection titled Programming Oldies but Goodies , which is a work in process. The material in that collection has not yet been converted to the cnxml format required by Instead, the material in that collection is still in its original html format.

You would do well to familiarize yourself with that material as well.


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This section contains a variety of miscellaneous information.

Housekeeping material
  • Module name: Jy0030: Java OOP: Preface to ITSE 2317
  • File: Jy0030.htm
  • Published: November 29, 2012
  • Revised 12/23/14

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Affiliation : I am a professor of Computer Information Technology at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.


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