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CMPSCI-182L - Data Structures and Program Design Lab - Benjamin Riveira

Course:Data Structures and Program Design Lab
Professor:Benjamin Riveira
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this class will be taught via remote instruction.

Course Description

A review of primitive data types and their internal representation. Data structures built from primitive types such as arrays and records. Program design, Big O notation and algorithms: searching and sorting. Advanced data structures: stacks, queues, link lists, binary trees and hash tables.

What to Expect in this Course

Students are expected to regularly attend the "live" lab sessions conducted over Zoom during scheduled class meetings.

During a "live" lab session, I will monitor activity on Zoom while students work on programming projects.  If a student has a question during a "live" lab session, the student can ask me for assistance through Zoom Group Chat.  If the question is too complex for Zoom Group Chat, I may request that the student share his or her screen with me and I will try to help the student to debug their code.

Regular attendance is mandatory and will be taken at the beginning of each Zoom class session.

Types of Assessments

6 Programming Projects

Textbook Information

The required textbook for this course is:

Data Abstraction & Problem Solving with Java,Janet J. Prichard and Frank M. Carrano, Pearson, 3rd Ed., ISBN: 9780132122306

Other Relevant Course Information

In order to work on the Programming Projects in this course, you must have access to a computer on which the Java Development Kit Standard Edition (JDK SE) and Netbeans have been installed.  The link to obtain both is here:

Additional Resources


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Online Education

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Last updated: 09/01/2022 Sub#: 786