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AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science A

High School


Course Description:

AP Computer Science A introduces students to computer science through programming. Fundamental topics in this course include the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems. The course emphasizes object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language.

Semester 1

Unit 1: Primitive Types
Unit 2: Using Objects
Unit 3: Boolean Expressions and if Statements
Unit 4: Iteration
Unit 5: Writing Classes

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Unit 6: Array
Unit 7: ArrayList
Unit 8: 2D Array
Unit 9: Inheritance
Unit 10: Recursion

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