The Java as a Second Language specialization assumes that you know some programming and want to transfer that knowledge into learning Java.
Lab exercises will be performed using your own system and Java installation as well as the Coursera lab platform. The instructor will guide you through setting up and configuring your environment and working through the labs. Java can be installed on just about any type of computer, but the instructor will demonstrate the installation on a Windows system.
Learners will use the Java language features to install and run a Java application, as well as work with Java features including inheritance and polymorphism. As you work through the exercises, you’ll create several smaller Java applications. In the final course, you’ll create a fully functioning calculator application using the Java language.