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Updated Schedule

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This class meets every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 to 1:30 PM, except on University holidays or if I cancel class. All dates in the following schedule are tentative, except those fixed by the University; if some topic listed here as taking one lecture in fact takes two lectures to cover adequately, or vice versa, the schedule will shift.

I expect you to have read the reading assignments (usually one chapter per lecture) before the lecture that deals with that topic; this way I can concentrate my time on answering questions and clarifying subtle or difficult points in the textbook, rather than on reading the textbook to you, which will bore both of us. Please read ahead!

Date(s) Assignment Reading Lecture Subject
23 Jan Administrivia, ``what is this course about?''
28 Jan Names, indentation, constants, and types
30 Jan ``Chunking'', abstraction, and information-hiding
4 Feb 1 Objects vs. sequence; responsibility
6 Feb HW1 2 Designing with Responsibilities
7 Feb Last day to add courses
11 Feb 3 Classes and methods
13 Feb small-group discussion
18 Feb HW1 due group presentations
20 Feb HW2 Classes, Objects, and Methods in Various Languages
21 Feb Last day to drop courses
25 Feb 4 Messages and Class Instances
27 Feb HW2 1st draft due Messages and Instances in Various Languages
4 Mar 5 An example
6 Mar HW2 due 6 Another example
11 Mar 7 Inheritance
13 Mar HW3 8 An example with inheritance
18 Mar 9 Subclasses and subtypes
20 Mar Midterm exam
21 Mar Last day to withdraw from classes
25-27 Mar Spring break -- no classes
1 Apr 9 Subclasses and subtypes
3 Apr 10 Subclasses and subtypes
8 Apr 11 Replacement and refinement
10 Apr 11 Replacement and refinement
15 Apr 12 Problems with inheritance
17 Apr 12 More problems with inheritance
22 Apr Passover -- no classes
24 Apr 13 Multiple inheritance
29 Apr 14 Polymorphism
1 May 15 An example with polymorphism
6 May I'll be at a conference
8 May Project due Catch up and review for final
13 May 1:00-3:00, Final Exam
18 May Commencement

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