COP 3330
Object Oriented Programming in C++
Summer 2013 Syllabus

Instructor Information

Position Name E-mail Office Office hours
Course Instructor Xin Yuan Love 168 Tues/Thurs 12:45 - 1:45 PM, or by appointment
TA Md Shafayat Rahman MCH 106B M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
TA Zhou Tong MCH 105 F 9:00AM - 11:59AM
TA Zachary Yannes Lov 170 W 2:00AM - 3:30PM

Class Schedule


Sections Room Time
1 - 5 HWC 2100 Tues/Thurs 2:00 - 3:15 PM


Section Room Day Time Instructor
1 MCH 315A Mon 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Rahman
2 MCH 315A Tues 12:20 - 1:35 PM Tong
3 MCH 315A Wed 12:30 - 1:45 PM Yannes
4 MCH 315A Wed 3:35 - 4:50 AM Yannes
5 MCH 315A Tue 3:35 - 4:50 PM Tong

Course Requirements:

Prerequisite Course

Course Website:


Course Objectives:

Grading Policy:

The final course grade will be computed as follows:
Programming assignments 30 %
Homework/quiz/etc 10 %
Midterm 25 %
Final 35 %

In addition to the scale listed above, in order to earn a C- or better in the course, a student is required to achieve a test average of C- or better. If the test average is below this level, the highest possible course grade is a D+. The test average can be computed with the following formula:

  TestAvg = ((midterm * 25) + (final * 35)) / 60

Tentative Letter Grade Scale:

Letter Numerical Average
A 92.00 - 100
A- 90.00 - 91.99
B+ 88.00 - 89.99
B 82.00 - 87.99
B- 80.00 - 81.99
C+ 78.00 - 79.99
C 72.00 - 77.99
C- 70.00 - 71.99
D+ 68.00 - 69.99
D 62.00 - 67.99
D- 60.00 - 61.99
F 0.00 - 59.99

Recitation / Quizzes

Periodic quizzes may be given, in lecture or in recitation class, to help students gauge their progress in the class, and to gauge attendance, if needed. No makeup quizzes will be given (no exceptions). Attendance and participation is expected, both in lecture and recitation class. There may also be some hand-in exercises done in recitation class. Any attendance grades, quiz grades, or graded work from recitation will count in the homework/quiz grade.

Programming Assignments

Web References:

The course web page is your friend -- check it frequently! It will be continually updated with essential course materials, such as assignments, examples, and notes outlines. It will also include other helpful supplements, such as instructions for using the compilers, a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page, suggested exercises, and other useful help materials. It is your responsibility to check the web page often for posted materials.

Miscellaneous Policies:

  1. A student will be allowed to make up a missed test if he or she has a notice of illness from the Student Heath Center or family physician. Any other excuses that are not medical or emergency related will be at the discretion of the instructor, and must be approved in advance.
  2. Students in the class should have a computer account from the Computer Science Department (sign up for one if you don't already have one), and this can and should be used to store project files and access one of the compilers used in the course.
  3. Please turn OFF all cellular phones, beepers, etc. in the classroom.

Academic Honor Policy:

The Florida State University Academic Honor Policy outlines the University’s expectations for the integrity of students’ academic work, the procedures for resolving alleged violations of those expectations, and the rights and responsibilities of students and faculty members throughout the process. Students are responsible for reading the Academic Honor Policy and for living up to their pledge to “ . . . be honest and truthful and . . . [to] strive for personal and institutional integrity at Florida State University.” (Florida State University Academic Honor Policy, found at

In addition to this information, please be aware of the following:

Americans With Disabilities Act

Students with disabilities needing academic accommodation should:
(1) register with and provide documentation to the Student Disability Resource Center; and
(2) bring a letter to the instructor indicating the need for accommodation and what type. This should be done during the first week of class.

This syllabus and other class materials are available in alternative format upon request.

For more information about services available to FSU students with disabilities, contact the:

Student Disability Resource Center
874 Traditions Way
108 Student Services Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-4167
(850) 644-9566 (voice)
(850) 644-8504 (TDD)

Students approved to take exams at the SDRC office are expected to take exams at the regularly scheduled time.  Any exception to this will only be granted with a valid documented reason and must be approved by the instructor a week before the exam.

Syllabus Changes

Except for changes that substantially affect implementation of the evaluation (grading) statement, this syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change with advance notice.