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CSIS 561 Software Engineering                                                        Fall 2013 Syllabus

Classroom: CH1150

Time: 1:00pm - 1:50pm MWF

Textbook: Software Engineering, 3nd Edition (2013)
Authors: Frank Tsui, Orlando Karam, and Barbara Bernal
ISBN: 978-1-4496-9199-8 (ISBN-13)

Instructor: David Monismith
                    2210 Colden Hall

Office Hours: M - 2:00pm - 4:00pm, T - 10:00am - 11:00am, W - 2:00pm - 4:00pm, R - 4:00pm - 5:00pm, F - 9:00am - 10:00am.  Other times by appointment.  If my door is open you are welcome to knock and come in for help, but please ask if I am busy, first.

Course Website: https://catpages.nwmissouri.edu/m/monismi/cs561/

Prerequisite: CSIS 242 and 460, with a grade of "C" or better.

Course Description: A study of systems analysis, requirements, specification, and human computer interaction (Undergraduate Academic Catalog, 2012-2014, p. 187).

Course Outline:

Review of Object Oriented Programming
Software Reuse
Domain Analysis, Use Cases, and Requirements
Object Oriented Analysis and Modeling
Design Patterns
Use Cases and User Interfaces
Dynamic Modeling
Design Principles and Architecture


Homework Assignments* (up to 10 @ 5 points) up to 50
Projects** (1 @ 10 points, 1 @ 15 points, up to 7 at 20 points) up to 165
Exams (2 @ 100 points, 1 final @ 100 points) 300
Total Points up to 515

*The instructor reserves the right to give a quiz in lieu of collecting homework.
**Graduate students will be required to complete an additional project (50 points).

Late Work Policy: Homework* will be collected on the due date at the beginning of class and will not be accepted late. Projects must be submitted electronically by 11:59:59pm on the due date. Projects will be accepted up to 48 hours late at a penalty of 20%. Projects involving programming will be penalized at 50%, for the programming portion only, if the program fails to compile.  You are expected to complete assignments in advance for known school events (e.g. athletic or club events). The instructor reserves the right to modify the late policy for students with extenuating circumstances.

Exams: As previously noted, there will be two examinations and one final. Unless announced otherwise in class, these examinations will take place on the following dates:

  Exam 1: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
  Exam 2: Friday, November 22, 2013
  Final:  Thursday, December 12, 2013, 9:40am-11:40am

Students absent during the day of an exam will be given the choice to count the final exam twice or to take a comprehensive make-up exam, time TBD by instructor. The final exam score will replace one regular exam score if a student has a higher score on the final than on one of the two regular exams. The instructor reserves the right to give a regular make-up exam to students having extenuating circumstances such as emergency illness.

Grading Policy:  Grades will be assigned based upon accumulated points as follows:

  100% - 90%   -->  A
  89.99% - 80%   -->  B
  79.99% - 70%   -->  C
  69.99% - 60%   -->  D
  59.99% - 0%     -->  F

The grade scale will not be raised; however, the instructor reserves the right to lower the grade scale without prior notice.

If you have a problem with a grade, please discuss it with the instructor.

Disabilities: Students in this course who need accommodations/modifications should present a copy of their official Northwest accommodation letter from the LAP/S Committee to the instructor as early in the term as possible. Additional information can be found at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/swd.

Academic Integrity: All assignments are to be completed individually unless otherwise designated. You may discuss the concepts of a current assignment with another person. Sharing code for a current assignment, handing in a program written by someone else, and all other obviously dishonest practices are prohibited.

Students are encouraged to come to office hours for help.

Students are expected to read and understand the CSIS Academic Integrity Policy available at http://www.nwmissouri.edu/mathcsis/pdf/AcademicIntegrityCSI.doc.

Disclaimer: The instructor reserves the right to reasonably modify this document as necessary, without notice.