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ICS 141 Problem Solving with Programming

Structure, design, and implementation of object-oriented computer programs. Topics include objects, classes, GUI, and layout managers. Introduction to containment, inheritance, and polymorphism. Programming projects involving multiple classes. Emphasis on methods, parameter passing, and arrays of objects. Exploration of problem-solving and algorithm-design techniques using pseudocode, Unified Modeling Language (UML) class diagrams, and simple patterns. Design of good test cases and debugging techniques.


Special information

First day attendance is mandatory.Co-Requisite: MATH 215 or have taken the course prior. Note: This class uses the Java language. Students are responsible to both be aware of and abide by prerequisites for ICS courses for which they enroll, and will be administratively dropped from a course if they have not met prerequisites.
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective August 17, 2021 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Create, compile, test, and debug Java programs using an Integrated Development Environment (such as Eclipse).
  • Employ standard Java coding conventions, proper programming style, and appropriate documentation conventions.
  • Apply inheritance, information hiding, and polymorphism to solve problems.
  • Apply stepwise refinement, design techniques, and the Unified Modeling Language (UML).
  • Design and implement object-oriented applications based on problem statements.
  • Use event handling, Graphical User Interface (GUI) gadgets and layout managers to create friendly user interfaces and applications.
  • Develop applications that process data from multiple external streams.
  • Develop robust programs using exception handling.

Fall 2021

Section Title Instructor
01 Problem Solving with Programming Gona, Manikanta Bala Kumar Books Course details
02 Problem Solving with Programming Jasthi, Siva Books Course details
03 Problem Solving with Programming Jahn, Robert G Books Course details
04 Problem Solving with Programming Hassan, Farris Adam Books Course details