CS1021: Software Development II

This course continues the study of objected oriented software development using the Java programming language. Students design, document and implement software classes and incorporate these classes into larger software applications. Topics covered include abstraction, encapsulation, declaring and implementing abstract data types, interfaces, inheritance, polymorphism, and simple event-driven programming. (prereq: CS-1011) (3-2-4)
My job as your instructor is to make it as easy as possible for you to learn the material covered in this course. Please ask questions in and out of class. Dr. Taylor


On successful completion of this course, the student will:

Take from the official course outline

General Course Policies

Please review the general course policies webpage.


Introduction to Programming with Java: A Problem Solving Approach, 3rd Ed., by Dean and Dean, McGraw-Hill, 2021. This book is used for both CS1011 and CS1021. There are two purchasing options:

  1. VitalSource Inclusive Access eBook with Online Access, ISBN: 978-1-26-095839-3
  2. If you'd like a hard copy, you can also add Loose Leaf Inclusive Access, ISBN: 978-1-26-426033-1

Both should be available through our bookstore.


Homework assignments will not be graded however, you are expected to complete them by the given due dates. Homework may consist of watching screencasts, assigned reading, completing online surveys, writing code, etc.


Quizzes will be given nearly every week at the beginning of lab. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.


Unless stated otherwise, all laboratory assignments will be completed individually. All Lab assignments are worth 100 points per week (i.e., a two week lab assignment is worth 200 points).

My Schedule

Quarter Schedule


Labs 25%
Self-Learning Modules 5%
Quizzes 20%
Low Stakes Homework 0%
Low Stakes Quizzes 0%
Exam I 15%
Exam II 15%
Final Exam 20%
Total 100%

Tutoring Options

The Raider Center for Academic Success offers free tutoring for all MSOE students through 1-1 tutoring, group tutoring, writing assistance and Study Spaces. RCAS is located on campus on the 2nd floor of the Walter Schroeder Library. For more information on RCAS Tutoring you can visit their website, schedule an appointment, email at rcastutoring@msoe.edu, or call 414-277-7274


Tentative Schedule