Instructor: Dan Fleck
Email: dfleck (at) gmu.edu
Office: ST-II 405
Office Hours: Wed 1:30-2:30PM, Fri 11:30-12:30 , or anytime by
appointmentTA: Vishal Kankatala
Office Hours: Tues 5:30-6:30, Mon 3:00-4:00
Office: STII - 365
421 - 002 - 16771 - 4:30-7:10 - Wed - Robinson Hall B113
CS 421 - 002 - 16772 -
4:30-7:10 - Wed - Robinson Hall B113
421 gives an introduction to principles and techniques used in software
engineering. The course will cover integration of concepts of
management, methodologies/processes, and metrics. It will
and discuss selected software engineering methods, documentation, and
tools. CS/SWE 421 will introduce object-oriented requirements analysis
modeling, as well as design engineering. CS 421 will have a software
engineering project that requires student to participate in working
teams where students organize, manage, and practice a software
engineering project. This will be a design project, but will not
CS 421 includes Writing
Intensive (WI) activities
that, together with those of CS 306, meet the GMU WI Requirements in
the BS CS Program (http://wac.gmu.edu
This means you will write 1750 graded words (or about 7 standard
pages). You will get feedback on this writing, and be able to resubmit
revisions based on the feedback. For this course, the writing will
include part of the group project, and an individual essay on a
software engineering topic. The schedule for the writing assignment
will be presented in class.
1. Roger Pressman, Software
Engineering, 6th Edition, McGraw Hall, 2005.
it is preferred that you NOT use the paperback international version
since the order and numbering of homework problems is different from
the regular edition.2. Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh,
and Ivar Jacobson, The Unified Modeling Language Users Guide, 2nd
Edition, Pearson, 2005.
...and of course word processing and presentation software
will be used.
(paper and presentation)||30%||Due
at the last class period, April 30, 2008|
current topic paper||10%||Final
revision due April 23|
lowest homework grade will be dropped.|
Exam||30%||Wed, May 7, 2008.
Grades will be posted to courses.gmu.edu
. This is the replacement for WebCT.
If you feel you deserve a better grade on
an assignment, you can appeal your grade in writing. Written grade
appeals will only be accepted within 7 days of you receivng the grade.
The appeal should clearly explain why you feel you deserve a higher
grade. I will never lower your grade due to an appeal, but I may or may
not raise your grade depending on your justification.
homework must be received by the deadline. No late homeworks will be
accepted. The final version of the paper is due on April 23rd. No
further revisions will be allowed after that date. All project
assignments must be submitted during class when they are due. Revisions
will be allowed up to three times for any project assignment except the
presentation (because we have no way to revise and redo the
presentation). All project documents must be turned in by the last day
of class. No revisions will be accepted after this time.
with all GMU courses, this course is governed by the GMU Honor Code. In
this course, all assignments, exams, and project submissions carry with
them an implicit statement that it is the sole work of the author,
unless joint work is explicitly authorized. Help may be obtained from
the instructor or other students to understand the description of the
problem and any technology, but the solution, particularly the design
portion, must be the student's own work. If joint work is authorized,
all contributing students must be listed on the submission. Any
deviation from this is considered an Honor Code violation, and as a
minimum, will result in failure of the submission and as a maximum,
failure of the class.
is stealing the work of others and presenting it as your
includes written papers, but also computer programs, presentations,
etc... anything that was not created by you should be referenced. When
in doubt, add a reference. If you have any questions about whether you
can or cannot use something you've found ask your professor or TA. If
another student let you copy their work you are BOTH guilty. Any
plagiarism violations will be sent to the Honor Committee. If you are
found guilty of plagiarism twice in your university career you will be
expelled. This is a very serious offense! More information about
plagiarism is on the writing
and at plagiarism.org
If you feel the need to do this for any reason, come talk to your
professor and we'll work out a better plan. There is ALWAYS a better
plan than plagiarising!This class will use
automated tools to detect plagiarism (including written materials and
you are a student with a disability and
you need academic accommodations, please see me and contact
Disability Resource Center (DRC) at 703.993.2474. All academic
accommodations must be arranged through that office.