CS371p: Object-Oriented Programming

Spring 2017: 52195

This is a course on object-oriented programming, comparing C++ to Java.

It is also strongly focused on using tools to improve the quality of software development, including:

Estimates of the required effort to do well are:

  • 5-15 hours per week of reading/studying
  • 5-35 hours per week of programming
  • 1,000-3,500 lines of code


Unique Days Time Place
52195 MWF 1-1:50pm GSB 2.126

TA/Proctor Lab Sessions

Graders Days Time Place
T 6-8pm GDC 1.302


Type Name GitHub ID Days Time Place
Lecturer Glenn Downing gpdowning MF 12-12:50pm GDC 6.308
TAs Huihuang Zheng zhhsplendid W 2-3pm GDC 1.302
Megan Avery meganutexas F 2-3pm GDC 3.302
Proctors Eric Lee thecreedo M 2-3pm GDC 1.302
Sarah Baxter sabax23 T 12:30-1:30pm



Getting Started

  1. Sign into Canvas and confirm that you're registered for the course and can see your grades. It's imperative that you check your grades on a regular basis.
  2. Sign into Piazza. Post class questions to Piazza. Regarding a question of a personal nature e-mail us on Canvas.
  3. Get a GitHub education account as soon as possible. It must be an education account, which will entitle you to private repos. It can take several days to get this, and you must have it before you can turn in any projects.


Computer Science 429 (or 310) or 429H (or 310H) with a grade of at least C-.

Independent Inquiry Flag

This course carries the Independent Inquiry flag. Independent Inquiry courses are designed to engage you in the process of inquiry over the course of a semester, providing you with the opportunity for independent investigation of a question, problem, or project related to your major. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from the independent investigation and presentation of your own work.

Special Needs

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.

You must provide this letter to me by the 12th class day. Project deadlines will not be extended for special-needs students.


To be eligible for an incomplete you must have a letter grade of C or better and a written, verifiable excuse for missing the last test. This is a necessary but insufficient condition for receiving an incomplete.

Academic Integrity

Students who violate University rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. For further information please visit the Student Judicial Services Web site: Student Judicial Services.

Programming assignments will be compared using MOSS. You may share design ideas with your fellow students. You may not share code in any way with your fellow students.

The penalty for academic dishonesty will be a course grade of F and a referral of the case to the Dean of Students. Further penalties, including suspension or expulsion from the university may be imposed by that office.