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Course : Object Oriented Programming- Fall 2023

Course Number
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Fall 2023
Bolin Hall, 320
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time
Monday, December 09, 2019 12:00 am
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  • 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 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%


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

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

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


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.

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

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