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COSC 1337 Course Guide

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Course Description

Course Description

This course focuses on the object-oriented programming paradigm, emphasizing the definition and use of classes along with fundamentals of object-oriented design. The course includes basic analysis of algorithms, searching and sorting techniques, and an introduction to software engineering processes. Students will apply techniques for testing and debugging software.

Required Textbook & Resources

Textbook: Starting out with C++: Early Objects 10th edition (9th edition is also valid)

  • Author: Tony Gaddis
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135235003 (9th edition: 978-0134400242)

Software: Visual Studio 2017 or equivalent.

  • Visual Studio 2017 is available for download here

Hardware: USB drive or cloud storage access (Google Drive, Dropbox, etc) is recommended.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and explain a programming development lifecycle, including planning, analysis, design, development, and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of object-oriented programming by using structs and classes in software projects.
  • Use object-oriented programming techniques to develop executable programs that include elements such as inheritance and polymorphism.
  • Document and format code in a consistent manner.
  • Apply basic searching and sorting algorithms in software design.
  • Apply single- and multi-dimensional arrays in software.
  • Use a symbolic debugger to find and fix runtime and logical errors in software.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of programming methodologies, including object-oriented, structured, and procedural programming.
  • Describe the phases of program translation from source code to executable code.