Fall 2021 - CMPT 130 D100
Introduction to Computer Programming I (3)
Class Number: 4509
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 11, 2021
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
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Prerequisites:BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157, with a minimum grade of C-).
An introduction to computing science and computer programming, using a systems oriented language, such as C or C++. This course introduces basic computing science concepts. Topics will include: elementary data types, control structures, functions, arrays and strings, fundamental algorithms, computer organization and memory management. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 166 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.
This course is an introduction to computer science and programming. Students will learn fundamental concepts of Computing Science as well as develop basic skills in software development using the C++ programming language.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Elementary programming: data types and basic input and output
- Functions: function libraries, passing parameters, returning values, the call stack
- Control structures: Boolean logic, if statements, loops
- Aggregate Data Types: arrays, strings, records
- Dynamic memory: pointers and addresses, and allocation of dynamic memory
- File input and output
- Errors and debugging
- Representation of data types
To be announced in first week of class.
Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
- Programming, Principles and Practice Using C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley, 2014, 9780321992789
- Problem Solving with C++, Tenth Edition, Walter Savitch, Addison-Wesley, 2018,, ebook version is about half the cost of the paper version
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