COMP 170: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming¶
This programming intensive course with its weekly lab component introduces basic concepts of object-oriented programming in a language such as Java.
MATH 118: Precalculus or Placement or COMP 125: Visual Information Processing or COMP 150: Introduction to Computing or COMP 163: Discrete Structures or permission. Experience programming in a procedural or object-oriented language recommended.
This course is an introduction to the computer science major, covering basic concepts using the C# (C-Sharp) object-oriented(OO) programming language.
The course addresses the following questions:
- What is an algorithm?
- How does one write, debug, run (“execute”), and test an effective computer program?
- How does one convert an algorithm into a computer program?
- How does one judge a program?
- What does “object-oriented” mean?
Topics include: variables, data types,input/output, loops and repetition, choice, arrays, subprograms,classes/objects, OO principles, and recursion.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Write good programs of small to medium size – programs that are correct, high quality, and use correct and appropriate Object Oriented Programming techniques.
- Reuse classes and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) developed by others, especially the standard library APIs.
- Understand and recognize proper programming style and demonstrate making design decisions consistent with Object Oriented methodologies.
- Be able to read, understand, and interpret programs written by others in the same language.
Ability to take a problem, break it into parts, specify algorithms, and express a solution in terms of variables, data types, input/output, repetition, choice, arrays, subprograms, classes, and objects; ability to judge a good program.