Object-oriented Programming

Course Details

Course Number: 2143  Section Number: 101

Fall 2013

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 213

Days & Times:

TR 2-3:20pm



Course Attachments

Syllabus  2143syllabus-20130820-153816.pdf

Academic Calendar  CS2143AcadCal-20130820-153834.pdf

Textbooks

The Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming
3rd ed. by Timothy Budd
  ISBN: 201760312

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Catherine V. Stringfellow   
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Course Objectives

 

  • Students will learn the concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP) including abstraction, modularity and encapsulation mechanisms in several languages, such as C++, Java, C#, Python, Perl v5+, PHP5+, and CLO, etc..
  • Students will examine abstract data types both from a software engineering and representational perspective and be able to develop advanced Java/C++ constructs such as abstract base classes, static members and other constructs.
  • Students will explore other concepts including polymorphism, operator overloading, and message passing viz. generic functions, late versus early binding times, as well as inheritance mechanisms.
  • Students will learn object oriented design techniques as well as OOP paridigm and be able to apply classic OOP design patterns and frameworks.
  • The emphasis of this course this semester will be the comparison of central features of several OOP languages. Special topics will be included as time permits.

Course Expectations

 Course Assignments and Evaluation:  Students will be required to write four or five moderately complex programs in either C++ or Java.  There might be a few very small programming assignments that will aid you in the larger assignments.  These programs will involve applying some of the general concepts learned in class.  Good documentation will also be expected!  A couple of writing assignments and a few homework assignments will also be required.

 
Final grades will be based on the following criteria.
 
            Activity                                                           percentage of grade

          
            Homework, quizzes, and participation           20%
            Programming assignments                              45%
            TWO Exams                                                   20%
            Final                                                                15%

Grading Standards

 

Grades may be determined according to this scale (approximate):

A         90% ‑ 100%                                        B         80% ‑ 89%

C         70% ‑ 79%                                          D         60% ‑ 69%


Final Exam12/11/2013  1-3pm

Submission Format PolicyNote: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

Programming Assignment PolicyPolicy for late programs and grading will be handed out.


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

 

Makeup Exams and Quizzes:  There are two exams and one final exam.  The only acceptable reason for missing an exam is with a valid university excuse (e.g., excuse from the doctor, death in the immediate family, etc.)  A makeup exam will only be given to those students who have a valid excuse.  If you know ahead of time that you will miss an exam, please see me.


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.