Introduction to Programming II

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 1275
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined
New Westminster


Course Description
This course is a thorough introduction to computer science and programming suitable for students with some programming background. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and terminology of computer science and acquire elementary programming skills in the Java programming language.
This course is intended for students who will major in computing science or a related program.

Course Content
  • Usage of the official Java Development Kit (JDK) and any appropriate third party development kit for Java
  • Data types, variables, constants, and comments
  • Arithmetic operators
  • Math and String class
  • Decision Structures
  • Loops and Files
  • Methods
  • Overloading methods and class constructors
  • Classes and Interfaces
  • Access modifiers and non-access modifiers
  • Arrays
  • Inheritance
  • Overriding
  • Exceptions
  • Recursion
  • Introduction to basic Search and Sorting algorithm
  • Basic to more advanced Swing components and Event handling
  • The basics of Java applets.
  • GUI and database programming


Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Seminar
  • Tutorial
  • Hands-on exercises in the lab
Means of Assessment
Assignments (3-6) 10% - 25%
Quizzes (2 - 3)  15% - 25%
Midterm Examination          25% - 35%
Final Examination*  30% - 40%

* Practical hands-on computer programming exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the successful student will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose and behavior of a provided code fragment.
  • Modify an existing code fragment to change its behavior.
  • Modify conditional and iterative structures in a short program.
  • Write well-structured, well- documented, well-commented readable code.
  • Design, implement, test, and debug a program that uses each of the following fundamental programming constructs: basic computation, simple I/O, basic conditional and iterative structures, and methods.
  • Describe the syntax and semantics of different conditional structures.
  • Use conditional structures.
  • Apply the techniques of decomposition to break a program into smaller pieces.
  • Describe the role of formal and actual parameters of a function.
  • Describe how strings and arrays are allocated, manipulated and used.
  • Compare iterative and recursive solutions for elementary problems such as factorial.
  • Formulate loop invariants for simple loops.
  • Demonstrate loop termination.
  • Implement, test, and debug simple recursive methods.
  • Explain the philosophy of object- oriented design and the concepts of encapsulation, abstraction, inheritance, interface and polymorphism.
  • Use different access modifiers and non-access modifiers.
  • Describe how the class mechanism supports encapsulation and information hiding.
  • Compare and contrast the notions of overloading and overriding in methods.
  • Identify the scope of the variables involved in a given code.
  • Access and program databases using various classes.
  • Design GUI programs.


Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Farrell. Java Programming. Latest Edition.  Course Technology.


Gaddis and Muganda, Java from Control Structures through Data Structures


approved by the department



A grade of C or better in either CSIS 1175 or CMPT1110


Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses


CISY 3480

Requisite for

Course Guidelines

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Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX CPSC 112 (4) 2015/01/01 to -
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 268 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO COMP 132 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU COMP 121 (4) 2015/01/01 to -
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN CPSC 123 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC CSC 110 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) COLU CSCI 125 (3) 2015/09/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU CSCI 120 (3) or COQU CSCI 125 (3) 2009/09/01 to 2014/12/31
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU CSCI 125 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU CISY 2411 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2019/12/31
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU CPSC 1204 (3) 2020/01/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 1150 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC CPS 100 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 111 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 125 (3) 2015/01/01 to 2015/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 125 (3) 2015/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 120 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2014/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2120 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 1230 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2014/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 123 (3) 2007/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ISYS 160 (1) & TWU ISYS 167 (2) 2007/09/01 to 2019/04/30
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU CMPT 166 (3) 2019/05/01 to -
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CMPT 1XX (3) 2015/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC 1st (3) 2007/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG CSIS 1275 (3) & DOUG CSIS 2375 (3) = UBCV CPSC 1st (6) 2007/09/01 to 2020/04/30
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV CPSC 1st (3) 2006/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) DOUG CSIS 1175 (3) & DOUG CSIS 1275 (3) = UNBC CPSC 1XX (6) 2015/01/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV COMP 150 (4) 2007/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 110 (1.5) 2007/09/01 to -
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC CMPT 1010 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU CSCI 161 (4) 2015/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Summer 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.