IT 313 Advanced Application Development

Steve Jost

Office: CDM 744
Winter 2019-2020
Class number: 22562
Section number: 501
TuTh 11:50AM - 1:20PM
CDM 00216 Loop Campus


Development of complex applications through the use and development of APIs. Appropriate selection of common data structures (hash tables, trees, stacks, queues, networks) and design patterns for use in API development. Prerequisite: IT 212


Cay Horstmann, Big Java Late Objects, Wiley, 2013.


  • Grading Breakdown: Midterm: 25%, Final: 25%, Projects: 30%, D2L Quizzes: 10%, Attendance: 10%.
  • Grading Scale: 94-100:A, 89-93:A-, 85-88:B+, 80-84:B, 75-79:B-, 70-74:C+, 65-69: C, 60-64: C-, 55-59: D+, 50-54: D, 0-49:F. Late Penalties: Late Penalties: 10% per day; no projects will be accepted more than 10 days late.
  • Projects cannot be resubmitted.


IT 212.

Additional Regulations

  • The late penalty for class projects is 10% per day. No projects are accepted more than 10 days late. An exception to this penalty requires documentation submitted through the office of the <a href="" target="_blank">Dean of Students</a>. Such documentation must be submitted on or before the date the the project is due. Even if an exception to this policy is granted, the late penalty may be reduced, but it will not be not entirely eliminated.
  • No late assignments will be accepted after the Sunday following finals week, 11:59pm.
  • All projects must be submitted on D2L.
  • An incomplete is hard to get in CDM. It is usually only allowed for a major illness (typically requiring hospitalization) or a death in the family. In any case documentation is required, which must be submitted to the Dean of Students Office.
  • More than one half of the work must be completed for the course for a student's incomplete request to be considered.
  • If you have trouble submitting any project, email the completed project to the professor to prove that you completed it on time, then submit the assignment on the D2L system as soon as possible.
  • Students in the in-class section that must miss an exam must contact the professor before the exam is given to the in-class section to reschedule the exam.
  • Students in the online section must register to take the midterm and final exams on D2L.
  • Attendence counts 10% of your grade. Students in the in-class section get credit by attending class, so study logs do not apply to them. Students in the online section get credit for attendence by submitting weekly study logs to the StudyLogs dropbox on D2L. (There is only one dropbox for the entire quarter to which you should submit one study log per week.) Study logs are due on each Sunday night for the preceding week and are subject to the same late penalties as projects.

    In your study log, itemize what you did in the preceding week to study for IT 212, including watching the recorded lectures, the materials that  you read, the examples that you ran, the quiz that you took.  What did you find easy; what did you find difficult.  What questions did you have?  Estimate the number of hours that you spent on each item in your study log.
  • Submitting a wrong version is not a reason to waive a late penalty for a project.
  • Class registration is not allowed after the first week of class.
  • Students must keep backup copies of all submitted projects.
  • Extra credit assignments are not given.
  • This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be announced during the class and posted on the course announcements page.

Java constants, datatypes, and variables. Introduction to IntelliJ IDE. Control structures (if-else, switch, while, and for statements). Chapters 1, 2.

Using built in object methods. User defined methods. Chapters 3, 4, and 5. Arrays and array lists. Refactoring. Chapters 6, 15. Input/output, exception handling. Writing classes and objects. Chapters 7, 8, 19. Inheritance. Review for midterm. Chapter 9. MIDTERM. More about inheritance, interfaces, object oriented design. Chapters 12, 14. Collection classes. Chapters 15. Software patterns, optional topic such multithreading. Chapters 20, 21, and 22. Additional Topics. Applications, practice problems, review for final.

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Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

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Academic Policies

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