CSC 263 C++ Programming (4 credits)

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. Four lecture hours and one optional recitation hour per week. Prerequisite: CSC 110 or CSC 111 or Permission of Instructor.