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Fall 2016

CSCI 2843 Introduction to C++

CSCI 2843

Section 390

Call # 18373


Instructor Information
Assoc. Prof. Dr. William Smith
Work phone: (918) 595-7616
Google Talk: drwillsmith
Oce Location: Southeast Campus - 4210
Oce hours:
Tues/Thursday 8:30 - 9:30, 11:00 - 11:30, 1:00 - 4:30

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CSC 2473 (Intro. to C) or instructor approval.

Course Description
Programming techniques in object-oriented programming, including data abstraction, inheritance,
polymorphism, and dynamic object creation. Emphasis will be place on the reusability of object
and the focus on object concepts as they deal with future program maintenance.

The goals of the Introduction to C++ Programming course are that students, by mastering the topics presented in this course, gain valuable problem-solving skills and C++ knowledge that will enable them to become procient in object-oriented programming with C++ characteristics.


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Upon successful completion of the Introduction to C++ course, students will be able to apply the
object-oriented approach to develop and design robust and highly reusable classes and applications.

Course Content
The course covers fundamental C++ programming and Object-Oriented programming and design
techniques. Specically, the following topics will be included:

Object-oriented programming: class abstraction and encapsulation, and class inheritance.


Polymorphism: the power of virtual functions and dynamic binding


Exception handling: how C++ handles exception and how to incorporate exception-handling
capability into programs


I/O: I/O character and binary programming


Operator Overloading: Extending operators to integrate with user-dened classes

6. Templates: building generic classes and functions

Course Grade
The course grade will be calculated as follows:

13 Programming Projects (PP) @ 100 pts each = 1300 pts

Completion of Zybook participation and challenge activities = 200 pts

Completion of student information forum post - 20 pts

Ongoing and meaningful participation in Discussion Forums - 80 pts

Total Points Possible: 1600

Grading Scale
The standard TCC 90-80-70-60 grading scale will be used.

Course Deadlines
Deadline is always at midnight on Friday of the indicated week

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Submission of Programming Assignments

All programming labs must be submitted via Zybook.

Late Assignments
Late programs will be assessed a 10% penalty per week late. A program submitted the day after it
is due is considered 1 week late.

Required Course Participation
This course requires regular participation and work throughout the term. If a student has not
submitted any work by the end of the 1st deadline of the term, that student will be withdrawn
from the course at the instructor's discretion

Copyright Notice
It is a violation of the law to create unauthorized duplicates of copyrighted microcomputer software. Tulsa Community College makes every eort to support these copyright agreements and
does not support illegal duplication of any copyrighted material.

Technical Requirements
The student must meet the requirements as listed on the TCC distance learning web site as well as
any additional requirements listed on the course Blackboard site.

Course Withdrawal
The deadline to withdraw from a course shall not exceed 3/4 the duration of any class. Contact the
Counseling Oce at any TCC campus to initiate withdrawal from a course (W grade) or to
change from Credit to Audit. Check the TCC Academic Calendar for deadlines. Students who stop
participating in the course and fail to withdraw may receive a course grade of F, which may
have nancial aid consequences for the student.

Email communications: All TCC students receive a designated MyTCC email address (ex: All communications to you about TCC and course assignments will be
sent to your MyTCC email address; and you must use MyTCC email to send email to, and receive
email from, the instructor regarding this course.

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Inclement Weather: TCC rarely closes. If extreme weather conditions or emergency situations
arise, TCC always gives cancellation notices to radio and television stations. This information is
also posted on the TCC website (

General Education Goals

General Education courses at TCC ensure that our graduates gain skills, knowledge, and abilities
that comprise a common foundation for their higher education and a backdrop for their work and
personal lives. TCCs General Education goals are: Critical Thinking, Eective Communication, Engaged Learning, and Technological Prociency.

Classroom Etiquette
Open and mutually respectful communication of varied opinions, beliefs, and perspectives during
classroom or online discussion encourages the free exchange of ideas that is essential to higher
learning and to the ability to learn from each other. Use of any electronic device is at the discretion of the instructor.

Syllabus Changes
Occasionally, changes to the syllabus may be necessary. Students will be notied of any changes
to the syllabus in writing.

Disability Resources:
It is the policy and practice of Tulsa Community College to create inclusive learning environments.
Accommodations for qualifying students in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are available. To request accommodations, contact the Education Access Center (EAC) at or call (918) 595-7115 (Voice). Deaf and
hard of hearing students may text (918) 809-1864.

Academic Dishonesty
Academic dishonesty (cheating) is dened as the deception of others about ones own work or
about the work of another. Academic dishonesty or misconduct is not condoned or tolerated at
campuses within the Tulsa Community College system. Tulsa Community College adopts a policy
delegating certain forms of authority for disciplinary action to the faculty. Such disciplinary actions
delegated to the faculty include, but are not limited to, the dismissal of disrespectful or disorderly
students from classes. In the case of academic dishonesty a faculty member may:

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require the student to redo an assignment or test, or require the student to complete a
substitute assignment or test;

Record a "zero" for the assignment or test in question;

Recommend to the student that the student withdraw from the class, or administratively
withdraw the student from the class;

Record a grade of "F" for the student at the end of the semester.

Faculty may request that disciplinary action be taken against a student at the administrative level
by submitting such request to the Dean of Student Services.

Institutional Statement
Each student is responsible for being aware of the information contained in the TCC Catalog, TCC
Student Handbook, Student Code of Conduct Policy Handbook, and semester information listed in
the class schedule. All information may be viewed on the TCC website:

Tobacco Free College

Tulsa Community College is a Tobacco Free college in accordance with the Governors Executive
Order 2012-01 and Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes, Section 1-1523 which prohibits smoking or the
use of any tobacco products in all public places, in any indoor workplace, and all vehicles owned
by the State of Oklahoma and all of its agencies and instrumentalities. This Order includes property leased, rented, or owned by TCC including, but not limited to, all grounds, buildings, facilities,
and parking lots. Tulsa Community Colleges policy includes a tobacco free environment on all
campus and o-campus locations conducting TCC credit or non-credit classes. The TCC Campus
Police is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Tobacco-Free Environment Policy. Violations of the policy may be addressed through issuance of campus or state citations.

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Course Calendar

Course Material

Setup Software/Zybook

Introduction to C++

Variables & Assignments




User-dened Functions

Objects & Classess

Objects & Classess Continued







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Course Material


Inheritance Continued







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