CSC 263 C++ Programming (3 credits)

This course is an introduction to the C++ language, which provides software developers with an "extendable" language in which abstract data types suitable for a given application can be created and then used as naturally as built in data types. While based on the C programming language, C++ provides data and function encapsulation, function overloading, inheritance, strong typing, and other features needed for object-oriented programming (OOP). This makes C++ a true high level language suitable for professional software engineering. The language constructs and OOP methods are introduced with a series of examples of increasing sophistication, which are the basis of project assignments. Prerequisite: CSC 110, 111, or permission of instructor.