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University of California, San Diego

Object Oriented Programming in Java

University of California, San Diego via Coursera

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Welcome to our course on Object Oriented Programming in Java using data visualization. People come to this course with many different goals -- and we are really excited to work with all of you! Some of you want to be professional software developers, others want to improve your programming skills to implement that cool personal project that you’ve been thinking about, while others of you might not yet know why you’re here and are trying to figure out what this course is all about.

This is an intermediate Java course. We recommend this course to learners who have previous experience in software development or a background in computer science. Our goal is that by the end of this course each and every one of you feels empowered to create a Java program that’s more advanced than any you have created in the past and that is personally interesting to you. In achieving this goal you will also learn the fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming, how to leverage the power of existing libraries, how to build graphical user interfaces, and how to use some core algorithms for searching and sorting data. And this course is project-based, so we’ll dive right into the project immediately!

We are excited to be offering a unique course structure, designed to support learners of different backgrounds in succeeding at their own pace. The first module explains how this will work and if this course is right for you. We also recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. A good place to start is the navigation bar on the left. Click Course Content to see what material we’ll cover each week, as well preview the assignments you’ll need to complete to pass the course. Click Discussions to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Meet and Greet forum.

This course should take about 6 weeks to complete. You can check out the recommended course schedule below to see a quick overview of the lessons and assignments you’ll complete each week.

We’re excited you’re here learning with us. Let’s get started!

Taught by

Mia Minnes, Leo Porter and Christine Alvarado


4.7 rating, based on 15 Class Central reviews

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  • Harry
    What an outstanding course, I took this right after finishing the Python introduction to programming course and I have to say this course really stepped it up a notch. I've since taken the next two courses in the specialisation and I'm about to star…
  • Ericdo1810
    This course is very rewarding. I'll tell you why There is only a single project. But that project is so comprehensive it will familiarize you with all the essential concepts and techniques that you will need in Java OOP: inheritance, overloading, c…
  • Anonymous
    One of the best (if not the best) organized MOOC I ever had. The instructors did a huge effort to provide material that is suitable for students from a diverse background.

    There are required (core) videos suitable for everyone and additional support videos in case you are struggling. The quizzes are not testing your memorization skills (like other courses I had) but are actually testing your understanding and help you understand the material in-depth!
  • course is really great introduction to object oriented programming .For the first week it seems daunting to apply to do as instructor for map project but after first week remaining week will start making sense of object oriented programming....
    Bottom line
    Really a good course to learn object oriented concepts
  • Anonymous
    The course is very well-put together. The quizzes are balanced both on theory and practical side. The map project was really worth-while for the sense of achievement and learning experience.
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    Jan Schulz
    In itself a good thing and also seemed very promising, however the course relies on outdated templates, after hours of trying and trying, I wasn't able to get the applet class to work.
    It's sad that a university doesn't manage to keep up with the new technology
  • Mani complete the course.

    Excellent explanations and amount of course work for practice, the tests made good use of the examples and work given, I am satisfied with what I learned in this course and see it's real world usage.
  • Andrei Razvan Maresu
    The challenges with questions and demos are very useful.

    Helps for a good understanding.
    The inheritance and polymorphism are explained very well
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