CMSC132 (Spring 2021, Sections 01*)
Object-Oriented Programming II


Object-Oriented Programming II is a second programming course for Computer Science majors with a focus on object-oriented programming. The goal of the course is to develop skills such as program design and testing as well as the implementation of programs using a graphical IDE. All programming will be done in Java.  


Prerequisite → C- or better in CMSC131 and MATH 140
Credits → 4


Nelson Padua-Perez, Office: IRB 2210


No required textbook. Information about a recommended textbook by Carrano and Henry, that you do not need to buy to be successful in the course, can be found below. Some online textbooks you could use can be found at Introduction to Programming Using Java, Eighth Edition and Think Java 2e (look for "Download Think Java in PDF").

Title Authors ISBN Type
Data Structures & Abstractions with Java, 5th Edition Carrano, Henry 9780134831695 Recommended
Class Format

This class is completely online. Lectures are pre-recorded, lab (discussion session) will be synchronous (live using Zoom) and office hours will be online. Attendance is not required, but you are responsible for any material covered in lecture/lab.

We may record Zoom lab/discussion sessions. If this represents a problem for you, please contact your instructor.

Course Topics (Subject to Change)
40% Projects/Exercises
10% Quizzes
24% Semester Exams (2), (10% and 14%)
26% Final Exam
Grading Concerns

It is your responsibility to submit regrade requests by a specified deadline; no regrade requests will be processed afterwards. Deadlines to address any grading concerns will be available at Grading Concerns.

Regarding Posting of Assignments' Solutions/Implementations
TA Room/Office Hours

Office hours get extremely busy the day before an assignment deadline and you may not get the help you need to do the large number of students looking for help. Please do not wait to start your assignments so you have an opportunity to address any concerns during office hours.


You need to keep backups of your assignments as you develop them. No extensions will be granted because you accidentally erased your assignment. Feel free to use the submit server as a backup tool by submitting often.


We will be using (Piazza) for class communication. Your instructor will register you using the e-mail address you have in the school system.

Class Announcements

You are responsible for checking announcements we post in the announcements Piazza folder.

Excused Absence and Academic Accommodations

See the section titled "Attendance and Missed Assignments" available at Course Related Policies.


See the section titled "Accessibility" available at Course Related Policies.

Academic Integrity

Please read this information carefully. We take academic integrity matters seriously.

Academic dishonesty includes not only cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism, but also includes helping other students commit acts of academic dishonesty by allowing them to obtain copies of your work. All submitted work must be your own. Cases of academic dishonesty will be pursued to the fullest extent possible as stipulated by the Office of Student Conduct. You are responsible for reading the following information:

The following are situations that often lead to academic integrity violations:

Class Concerns

If you or your parents have any class concerns, feel free to contact the instructor. If an issue arises with the instructor, report it using the form available at


All course materials are copyright UMCP, Department of Computer Science © 2021. All rights reserved. Students are permitted to use course materials for their own personal use only. Course materials may not be distributed publicly or provided to others (excepting other students in the course), in any way or format.

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