Fall 2021 - CMPT 130 D100

Introduction to Computer Programming I (3)

Class Number: 4509

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • 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

  • Prerequisites:

    BC Math 12 (or equivalent, or any of MATH 100, 150, 151, 154, or 157, with a minimum grade of C-).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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:

Topics

  • 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

Grading

NOTES:

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

MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

Reference Books

  • Programming, Principles and Practice Using C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley, 2014, 9780321992789

REQUIRED READING:

  • Problem Solving with C++, Tenth Edition, Walter Savitch, Addison-Wesley, 2018,, ebook version is about half the cost of the paper version

ISBN: 9780134448282

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.