This course is designed to provide already experienced students with some of
the advanced tools that they need to take their places as competent
professional programmers. In this offering of CMPT 370, the topics we will be
exploring include graphical user interfaces, parallel programming, and 3D
By the end of the course students should be able to |
- understand the concepts of event-driven programming for GUIs and
demonstrate this understanding by programming in FLTK,
- understand the concepts of parallel programming and
demonstrate this understanding by programming in OpenMP, and
- understand the concepts of 3D computer graphics and
demonstrate this understanding by programming in OpenGL.
The first-year CMPT sequence (145/141/143 and 160+165/167), plus
either CMPT 231 or CMPT 285, or second-year transfer status from another school
with the instructor's permission.
There is no required text. All our readings will be online.
- "Parallel Programming in C with MPI and OpenMP", Quinn, McGraw-Hill,
- "Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice", Foley, van Dam et al.,
- "Interactive Computer Graphics: A Top-Down Approach with OpenGL", 4th
edition, Edward Angel, Addison Wesley.
- "OpenGL Programming Guide", 5th Edition, Shreiner et al., Addison Wesley.
This semester we will cover three major topics; the approximate number of weeks
spent on each topic is shown in parentheses:|
- Graphical User Interfaces and Event Programming (2)
- Parallel Programming (2)
- Computer Graphics (6)
Letter grade assignment follows the TWU percentage to grade equivalents
except that >=85% and <95% is an A; 95% and above is an A+.
|Labs (5-6) ||40% ||About every other week|
|Midterm 1 ||15% ||Thu 12 Feb (tentative)|
|Midterm 2 ||15% ||Thu 19 Mar (tentative)|
|Final Exam ||30% ||Mon 20 Apr 2-4pm|
- All labs must be completed -- if you do not turn in
something for each lab, you will automatically fail the course.
- The good news is
the late policy is fairly lenient: penalty of 5% per calendar day,
up to a week late. More than a week late is
50% penalty. More than two weeks late and it will not be accepted unless there
are extenuating circumstances. We will use the timestamp on myCourses. It is
your responsibility to make sure all parts of your lab are
uploaded to the right place in myCourses by the deadline.
- During in-class quizzes/exams, all of the following are not permitted
and should be left in your closed/zipped bag and put on the floor:
Scratch paper will be provided.
Your desk should be clear except for your pencil/pen.
- Textbooks, notes, cell phones (turn off), laptops, PDAs,
electronic dictionaries, calculators.
- In case of inclement weather, call (604) 513-2147 or
for official campus conditions.
As Christian scholars pursuing higher education,
we value academic integrity as a core
value of the entire TWU community. Students are invited into this scholarly
culture and required to abide by the principles of sound academic scholarship
at TWU. This includes, but is not limited to, avoiding all forms of plagiarism
and cheating in scholarly work. TWU has a strict policy on plagiarism (see
academic calendar 2008-09, pp. 37-38). Learning what constitutes plagiarism and
avoiding it is the student's responsibility. An excellent resource describing
plagiarism and how to avoid it has been prepared by TWU Librarian William Badke
and is freely available for download
or used as
flash (14 minute)
tutorials of varying length.