Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
SEN1001 Introduction to Programming (Java) Fall 2 2 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ÖZGE YÜCEL KASAP
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor DUYGU ÇAKIR YENİDOĞAN
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi TAMER UÇAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course offers an introduction to the Java programming language for those students who have had little or no
background in programming. Toward this goal students will learn how to write programs using the Java language and
to compile and execute them under the Sun Microsystems, Inc. Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, or other integrated
development environments (IDEs) such as Eclipse, Netbeans.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define basic concepts and categories of Java programming languages
2. Develop, test and operate Java programmes to address a particular software problem.
3. Define features of primitive data types such as integer, char, double, etc.
4. Define arithmetic, relational and boolean expressions, type conversions, assignment statements, selection and iterative statements and conditional branching.
5. Describe fundamentals of methods, design issues, creating and calling static/nonstatic methods with their input and output parameters, public/private access modifiers and calling
6. Define looping methods(for, while, do-while) in Java language.
7. Demonstrate array and arraylist structures in Java language
8. Define how to generate random numbers with Math class or Random Object
9. Define class structure with methods that has input and output values, build objects and save in array and ArrayList collections

Course Content

The content of the course is composed of the programming basics that include primitive and reference data types , assignments, arithmetic and logical operators, control statements (if/else, switch/case, loops), methods and objects, UML diagrams, set/get methods and constructors, single and multi dimensional arrays, arraylists. Students must attend at least 4 lessons to take the final exam.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction Course schedule and expectations
2) Introduction to Java Applications /Elementary Programming Set up your environment
3) Control Statements: Part 1 Chapter 3
4) Control Statements: Part 2 Chapter 4
5) Methods Cahpter 5
6) Arrays Chapter 6
7) Arrays II Chapter 6&7
8) Review + Midterm
9) Multidimensional Arrays Chapter 8&9
10) Introduction to Classes and Objects Chapter 10
11) Classes and Objects II Chapter 10
12) Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look Chapter 12
13) Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look II Chapter 13
14) Strings Chapter 13


Course Notes / Textbooks: Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel, Java: How to Program, 9th Edition, 2011, Pearson, ISBN-10: 0132575663, Edition: 10th
References: Liang, Introduction to Java Programming, 8e, Pearson Education, Addison Wesley, 2008, ISBN 978-0-321-50968-0

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 8 % 0
Laboratory 2 % 20
Quizzes 9 % 22
Midterms 1 % 18
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Laboratory 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 5 3 15
Homework Assignments 5 10 50
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 18 18
Total Workload 154

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.