Object Oriented Programming in C++
Summer 2013 Syllabus
||Tues/Thurs 12:45 - 1:45 PM, or by appointment
||Md Shafayat Rahman
||M 11:30AM - 1:00PM
||F 9:00AM - 11:59AM
||W 2:00AM - 3:30PM
|1 - 5
||Tues/Thurs 2:00 - 3:15 PM
||9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
||12:20 - 1:35 PM
||12:30 - 1:45 PM
||3:35 - 4:50 AM
||3:35 - 4:50 PM
- C- or better in COP 3014, or an equivalent introductory programming
- Absolute C++, 5th ed., Walter Savitch., Addison-Wesley
Upon completion of the course, the student will:
Explain the Object Oriented Programming concept and be able to discuss
the differences between procedural and object oriented languages.
- Demonstrate the ability to create and use classes within the C++
- Demonstrate the ability to create, compile, and execute programs
in multiple compiler environments (typically Microsoft Visual C++ and the
GNU g++ compiler in unix) using the Object-Oriented design model.
- Be able to build C++ classes using appropriate encapsulation and
- Demonstrate the use of arrays and pointers in the solution of
programming problems using C++
Be able to program using important C++ techniques, such as composition of
objects, operator overloads, dynamic memory allocation, inheritance and
polymorphism, file I/O, exception handling, templates, bitwise operations,
preprocessor directives, and basic data structures.
- Be able to apply Object Oriented Programming techniques to solve
The final course grade will be computed as follows:
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.
- Excused absences include documented illness, deaths in the family
and other documented crises, call to active military duty or jury duty,
religious holy days, and official University activities. These absences
will be accommodated in a way that does not arbitrarily penalize students
who have a valid excuse. Consideration will also be given to students
whose dependent children experience serious illness.
- There will be about 10 (tentative) programming projects.
Some will focus on problem solving aspect of programming, others
will focus on object oriented aspect of programming. The project size can
vary significantly: some can be done in one sitting, others may require
multiple days of work. Among the 10 projects, only the highest 8
projects will be counted in the project grade (the two projects with
the lowest grades will be dropped).
- Turn in all assignments on time! Late assignments
will be accepted one day after the due date, with a deduction of 10%
of the grade. Assignments more than a day late will not be
- Programs that do not compile show a lack of debugging
and testing, which is the largest part of programming. A program with any
compiling error will receive a 0 grade for the project.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 http://dof.fsu.edu/honorpolicy.htm.)
In addition to this information, please be aware of the
- Students are expected to do their own work on any classwork or
test submitted for a grade (unless designated as a group assignment).
- It is NOT appropriate to work on assignments with other students or
to give or receive solutions to or from anyone before an assignment
is due and handed in (by all parties).
- Discussing solutions and techniques on assignments with other
students after the assignment has been graded and handed back
is okay, and encouraged.
- When you turn in work with your name on it, you are representing that
work as your own. If your submission matches that of
another student, this is considered a violation of the
Academic Honor Code.
- If a group project is given, then names of all group
members would appear on the single program submission. This is
- Examples found in the course textbook
may be used in programs, as long as the source is cited. This is
appropriate, as some hand-in assignments may be based on program examples
found in the book or contain other code that is provided to you in the
- A first violation of the honor code will result in a penalty of a
0 grade on the assignment or test involved, along with one letter
grade reduction in the course (e.g. C->D).
- Any second violation of the honor code will result in an automatic F
in the course, and proceedings before the Honor Court.
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.
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.