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CS 211 Fundamentals of Computer Science II • 5 Cr.


Continues CS 210, with data structures algorithm analysis and inheritance. Students learn to create collections, lists, binary trees, and sets. Other topics include sets, generic data types, sorting, recursion, run-time complexity, and graphical user interfaces. Prerequisite: CS 210 or entry code.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • 1. Explain the benefits of abstraction, modularity and encapsulation for program design, reliability and testing.
  • 2. Explain the differences between procedural and object-oriented programming.
  • 3. Define inheritance and polymorphism, and explain the role they play in program design.
  • 4. Create and use new classes through inheritance and virtual functions, and design object structure interfaces and inheritance hierarchies.
  • 5. Explain the principles of recursion versus repetition, and write recursive methods for a variety of tasks.
  • 6. Explain, implement use, and contrast data structures including arrays, sets, lists, collections, and trees.
  • 7. Explain and use container classes, and create linked lists.
  • 8. Measure and evaluate program performance through running time and the use of Big-O notation.
  • 9. Use different approaches and algorithms to search for a value or item in a data structure, such as linear and binary search techniques.
  • 10. Explain different sorting algorithms for various applications, and apply different algorithms, from both the API and user-defined.
  • 11. Compose design elements that facilitate troubleshooting, using Exceptions with try-catch blocks.
  • 12. Design programs using a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and event driven programming.



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