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Advanced Java Fall 2013

: Advanced Java (4 credit hours) : Dr. Marenglen Biba
: Faculty building 1st floor
: Wed. 4-6 PM or by appointment : 42273056 / ext. 112

: marenglenbiba@unyt.edu.al Course Location and Time

Independent Study, Wed. 4-6 PM. Prerequisite: Java

Course Description

This course explores advanced Java SE language features and packages and covers some adfanced topics of Java. Students will learn how to use features such Multithreading, JDBC, Collections, Generic methods and classes, Applets and Java Web Start, Multimedia, Networking, Java Server Faces, Ajax Enabled JSFs, Web Services and Java 2D.

Course Outcomes

Upon course completion, students will have demonstrated the ability to do the following:

  •   Understand and use generic collections and generic methods and classes
  •   Understand and use Applets
  •   Understand Multimedia in Java
  •   Understand multithreading and write multithreaded programs
  •   Understand networking in Java and write networked applications
  •   Understand JDBC and process data from databases
  •   Understand JSFs and develop web applications based on these
  •   Understand and use Ajax-enabled JSFs
  •   Understand Web Services and create these in Java
  •   Understand Java 2D.

Textbook
Java: How to Program. 8th ed. by Deitel & Deitel, (required) Content

Multithreading
JDBC
Collections
Generic methods and classes Applets and Java Web Start Multimedia

Networking
Java Server Faces Ajax Enabled JSFs Web Services JAVA 2D

Course Requirements

Students are required to attend lectures. Lecture material will be available after the class. Students are expected to participate in class discussions. In the event of illness or emergency, contact your instructor IN ADVANCE to determine whether special arrangements are possible.

Participation: Participation extends beyond mere attendance. You may miss up to two classes without penalty. Each absence beyond the first two will cost you points off of your grade. The only exceptions to this rule are severe illness (doctor’s note required) and UNYT approved trips/activities. Appropriate documentation for absences beyond the first two is necessary and is to be provided on the class day directly before or after the one you miss. Students are expected to collect materials from the online course page, their classmates or see the instructor during consultation hours.

Exams: Two examinations will be taken one midterm and one final. No Student may miss a scheduled exam without receiving permission before the administration of the exam. Make-up exams might be significantly different from the regular tests, and will be administered at a time of instructor own convenience.

Reading assignments: You will be required to read all the handouts, slides, and other relevant materials. Each week, I will notify you in class what specific materials to read and/or assignments to prepare for the week. The reading assignments are selected to give you adequate understanding of the course material.

Project: I will announce projects usually based on the chapters/materials covered in class. Due dates will be specified accordingly. Projects must be submitted as specified to be considered on-time. Late assignments are accepted with the following penalties: -2 if submitted the next day it is due, and -1 for each day late after that. I will accept e-mail submissions.

Make-up policy Midterm/Final exam: Only students who miss an exam for university- approved and verifiable reasons will be allowed to take a make-up exam. Even then, except in the most extreme circumstances, no student may miss a scheduled exam without receiving permission before the administration of the exam. Make-up exams might be significantly different in format from the regular tests, and will be administered at a time of my own convenience.

Cheating policy: Cheating policy: Exams, assignments, projects and quizzes are subject to the STUDENT HONOUR CODE. The University’s rules on academic dishonesty (e.g. cheating, plagiarism, submitting false information) will be strictly enforced. Please familiarize yourself with the STUDENT HONOUR CODE, or ask me for clarification.

Grading Policy

Grading Scale (Standard UNYT grading scale)

Project

60%

Midterm

20%

Final

20%

Letter Grade

Percent (%)

Generally Accepted Meaning

A

96-100

Outstanding work

A-

90-95

B+

87-89

B

83-86

Good work, distinctly above average

B-

80-82

C+

77-79

Acceptable work

C

73-76

C-

70-72

D+

67-69

D

63-66

Work that is significantly below average

D-

60-62

F

0-59

Work that does not meet minimum standards for passing the course

Technology Expectations

  1. Internet use is necessary since students should regularly check the course home page.
  2. Continued and regular use of e-mail is expected
  3. Students must keep copies of all assignments and projects sent by e-mail.

Monday, 18 November 2013, by Dr. Marenglen Biba