CMSC132 (Summer 2023) - 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.  

About the "Blended Learning" Version of CMSC132

Most of the course content for this class will be offered on-line via pre-recorded lectures. You can watch the videos when you want, but you are responsible to watch them in a timely manner to keep up with the course. In addition to pre-recorded lectures, we will periodically have in-person labs and Q and A sessions. The quizzes and exams will be in-person and cannot be done on-line. While a tentative schedule will be provided with quiz/exam dates, you are agreeing to be available on any given weekday from 6 to 7:20 during the summer term. If a change is made to the date of a quiz or exam date, you cannot say you are not available on the new date. Make ups for quizzes and exams will only be given for University valid reasons (e.g. an illness with an note from UHC). Specifically, summer travel plans or summer jobs that conflict with a quiz or an exam date will not under any circumstances be a valid excuse for a make-up. Please do not ask for an exception to this rule.

The summer version of 132 will cover exactly the same material as the full term version. This means the class will be more difficult as you will have to complete all the material in 10 weeks instead of 15 weeks. Be ready to very work hard! I would highly recommend you do not take another course or agree to any other major responsibilities (e.g. an internship) while you take this class. You will have to make a major time commitment to this class in order to be successful

The specific schedule for the week will be posted on piazza by Sunday prior to the Monday that starts the week. You cannot assume that the same schedule will be used from one week to the next. Again, since you have committed to be available EVERY CLASS DAY during the summer term from 6:00 to 7:20 PM EST changes from week to week should not be an issue.


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

Name Office Number
Pedram Sadeghian IRB 2214
Textbook (Not Required)
Title Authors ISBN Type
Data Structures & Abstractions with Java, 5th Edition Carrano, Henry 9780134831695 Recommended
Course Topics (Subject to Change)
30% Projects
15% Quizzes
30% Semester Exams (3), (10%, 10% and 10%)
25% Final Exam

Once we have graded any class material (e.g., exams, projects, etc.) we will post an announcement and a deadline by which you must submit any regrade request (if necessary). It is your responsibility to submit regrade requests by the specified deadline; no regrade requests will be processed afterwards.

Regarding Posting of Project Implementations
TA Office Hours

Office hours get extremely busy the day before a project deadline. Therefore do not wait to start your projects. Regarding office hours:


You need to keep backups of your projects as you develop them. No extensions will be granted because you accidentally erased your project. Feel free to use the submit server as a backup tool by submitting often. You can also use tools like git, etc. Do not post code in any online system that is accessible to others (e.g., GitHub).


We will be using (Piazza) for class communication. You will not be able to register to Piazza yourself. Your instructor will register you using the e-mail you have in the school system.

Excused Absence

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

Even if you have a valid reason for missing a quiz or an exam, you still have to let me (not a TA) know BEFORE the time of the exam/quiz. I have no obligation to provide a makeup even with a valid excuse if you send me an email AFTER the exam/quiz. Simply put, if there is an issue, say something as soon as the issue comes up.

As for a note from a physician, please provide one from the UHC or a local office, where you can get an actual signature. Notes provided by an online service that never see you in person will not acceptable.

Academic Accommodations

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

If your accommodation calls for extra time on exams and quizzes, it is your responsibility to get a time with the ADS office for extended time (they ask you to schedule a week ahead). Please do not email me asking to give you extended time during the regular class session because you forgot to get a time with ADS. That is not possible.

Academic Integrity

Note that 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. In short, 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.

It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information, please visit this page.

The CS Department takes academic integrity seriously. Information on how the CS Department views and handle academic integrity matters can be found at Academic Integrity.

The following are examples of academic integrity violations:

Additional information can be found in the sections titled "Academic Integrity" and "Student Conduct" available at Course Related Policies.


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