Projects in Computer Science

Course number: 
CIS 4398
Fall 2015

CIS 3238 | Minimum Grade of C- | May not be taken concurrently.
( CIS 3287 | Minimum Grade of C- | May not be taken concurrently.  )
AND (CIS 2166 | Minimum Grade of C- | May not be taken concurrently. )

Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:

  • Senior/Fifth Year 120+ Credits
  • Senior 90 to 119 Credits
Topics covered: 
Students will be organized into project teams ranging in size from 3 to 6. The project will follow a modified version of the Rational Unified Process known as the Unified Process for Education.
  • Inception – defines the scope of the project
  • Elaboration – design product(s) and plans the project
  • Construction – builds the product(s)
The end of each phase is a Milestone with specified documentation and other artifacts.
Course goals: 
Team-oriented design and implementation of a large programming project. Students will propose topics for review and acceptance early in the semester. Students will provide written documentation of their completed projects and will demonstrate the operation of their completed projects in an oral presentation.
Attendance policy: 
Attendance to all meetings of the class is mandatory
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities: 
Any student who has a need for accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability, including special accommodations for access to technology resources and electronic instructional materials required for the course, should contact me privately to discuss the specific situation by the end of the second week of classes or as soon as practical. If you have not done so already, please contact Disability Resources and Services (DRS) at 215-204-1280 in 100 Ritter Annex to learn more about the resources available to you. I will work with DRS to coordinate reasonable accommodations for all students with documented disabilities. (
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