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2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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BA 4770 - C++ Programming for Business

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
The object-oriented programmer is introduced to the syntax and semantics of the C++ programming language. Students write several programs exploring basic techniques covering the concepts of C++ expressions, data types, functions, parameter passing, control structures, data structures and operator overloading. The basic object model in C++ is covered and the canonical form of class authorship is stressed (constructors, destructors, copy constructors and overloading the assignment operator). (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic expressions that make up the C++ language (constant, variable, arithmetic, relational, logical, etc.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of control statements and the proper structuring of control statements to solve problems
  • Demonstrate knowledge of I/O streams for reading and writing data to and from files, consoles and other devices
  • Demonstrate knowledge of functions and parameter passing (value parameters, reference parameters, return by reference, tec.)
  • Design a program in a modular fashion using functions
  • Understand the scoping rules for identifiers and the use of global namespaces
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic data structures: arrays and vectors (both one-and two-dimensional)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strings and basic string manipulation operations
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of classes, data members, and member functions (object-oriented programming basics); use of “const’ as a mechanism for protection of data
  • Demonstrate basic operator overloading: overloading with a method (+) and overloading with a global friend 

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Knowledge, understanding, and familiarity with computing languages
  • Knowledge of an object-oriented programming language

Course Topics
  • Introduction to object-oriented software development (1 class)
  • Introduction to C++ syntax and basic operations (4 classes)
  • Functions: identifier scope and lifetime, parameters (4 classes)
  • Object-oriented design, class libraries and member functions (3 classes)
  • Selection and iteration (4 classes)
  • Containers: vector, list, and array (3 classes)
  • Character string classes and operations (2 classes)
  • Programming style, development process, design exercises and special topics (5 classes)

Laboratory Topics
  • Computing environment (1 session)
  • Conditionals (1 session)
  • Loops (1 session)
  • File I/O (1 session)
  • Sorting (1 session)
  • Matrices (2 sessions)
  • Rational Number Class Abstraction (2 sessions)

Dr. Jeffrey Blessing

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