CSIS 24: Java Programming   

Fall 2011
CRN 10728, Lecture class
CRN 10726, Online class


Welcome to the information page for CSIS 24. Please send your email address to me at dvantassel@gavilan.edu so I will be able to contact you as needed. 

You will be able to access the course BEFORE Augurst 30, 2011, or if you e-mail me after enrolling for the class, I will set up an account for you and you can start on the course earlier. Click on the log on button below and follow the instructions. You must log on and begin the course within 3 days of the start of the class, or you may be dropped to make space for students wishing to add. There are 3 simple assignments, you can do without needing the textbook. Please contact me by email if you have any questions.

Syllabus How to log on Orientation to Online Learning Online Help Pages

How to 
Log in:
You will be able to log into the class BEFORE the first week of classes.


Dennie Van Tassel, dvantassel@gavilan.edu
Office: Morgan Hill site
Office hours:
Sundays 4-7:30 PM
Fall and Spring semester only.

CSIS Department

Date, Time & Place: This Fall CSIS 24 Java is a hybrid class. You can attend lectures at the Morgan Hill site, or take the course as an Online course. Both Lecture and Online students can attend lectures when desired. All programming courses are difficult to do online, but much easier if you come to lectures. Students that attend lectures consistently get higher grades for the course, especially if you do not have prior programming experience. While close to 100% of the students attending lectures complete the course with a high grade, less then 50% complete the course that do not attend lectures.
Students will be required to complete assigned readings, writings, online discussion, quizzes or exams, and projects each week. There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week. 

Introduction to Java programming. Includes learning the Java environment, using and creating Java applets, and writing stand-alone applications. Covers the Java environment, object-oriented programming, language basics, classes, interfaces, packages, threads, and exceptions. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.

Objectives: Students will learn Java programming, which is one of the most popular and used programming language. CSIS 24 transfers to both UC and CSU, and is a desirable course in many majors, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, etc.
Web Orientations: The Gavilan Library will offer several orientations to online courses during the first two weeks of the semester. If you have never taken an online course, this orientation will provide critical information to help you be successful in this class. If you are unable to attend an orientation on campus, an online tutorial will be available. For more details see the schedule of orientations
Texts: The texts being used for the current semester are listed below: Object-Oriented Program Development Using Java: A Class-Centered Approach, by Gary Bronson, Course Technology, 2005, ISBN: 0-619-21720-0 a required book.
The books are available in the Gavilan bookstore or online.
Syllabus: For more details, you can see the class syllabus for the current semester.

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Last updated: July 28, 2011
Please email dvantassel@gavilan.edu  for questions or comments