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COMP 218 - Fundamentals of Programming

Computers and computing: problem solving with computers, basic data types, expressions, assignments, control structures, simple library functions, programmer-defined functions, arrays of basic types. Basic elements of object-oriented programming: classes, objects and methods. Lectures: three hours per week. Tutorial: one hour per week.


  • Fall (September 3 - December 2, 2024)
  • Winter (January 13 - April 12, 2025)


Please refer to the Course Outline below.


Undergraduate, 3 credits

There is no access fee for this course.


Prerequisite: MATH 201 or equivalent (no prior experience with computers is assumed).  NOTE: Students who have received credit for COMP 248 may not take this course for credit.


Dale, N. & Weems, C.  (2010).  Programming and Problem Solving with C++, 6th Ed. Jones Bartlett Learning

The textbook will be purchased through jblearning. Once the textbook is purchased, you will receive an email with an access code and redemption instructions.

Registration Information:

Concordia students must register for this course in their Student Hub. It is strongly recommended that they consult Concordia's class schedule prior to enrolling in order to be aware of any registration restrictions (see the notes). Once registered, students must then sign up for an eConcordia account to access the course material. » Visit the registration section for details.


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