Syllabus for SSE 550

Object-Oriented Design I

Fall Semester 2017 (17F)

Early Draft - Expect Changes

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Texts

(Read the Important Note (below the list of texts) before you buy! Three books are listed as "required", but only one is required; which text is required depends on your choice of language.)

 

Software

Other Resources

You will need a suitable computer. The University's Computer Recommendations are appropriate for this course for Windows and OS X. If you use the Linux operating system this course, the recommendations for Windows computers will also be suitable for Linux.

Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

Please see the Mercer's Distance Learning page for more information regarding expected student student access to the internet, and corresponding software.

Course Description

This is a beginning course in object-oriented development. It may be taken in one of several object-oriented languages, e.g., C#, Java, or C++.

This Online Learning course begins on August 22, 2017 at 12:00 am Eastern time. All assignments are due by the end (11:59:59 pm) of the specified calendar day in the Eastern time zone. This course ends at 11:59:59 pm on December 11, 2017, in the Eastern time zone.

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Course Objectives

Breadth and Depth in Defining, Analyzing, and Solving Complex Problems:

Communicate Technical Aspects of the Solution for Complex Software Engineering Problems to a Technical Audience:

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Prerequisite(s)

Permission of the program director.

Please see the Online Learning page for more information regarding expected student abilities and aptitudes.

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Class Location

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Grading

Item
Percent of Term Grade
Direct Activity Report 1
3
Direct Activity Report 2
3
Direct Activity Report 3
4
Project 1 will be delivered twice, once provisionally, and in a final version. (See Assignments, below.) The grade for the provisional version will determine whether or not you are reported as being in academic trouble early in the semester. The grade of the final version will replace the grade of the provisional version.
25
Project 2
30
Project 3
35

Credit will be given only for original work.

The Mercer University Student Handbook, including its provisions for academic honesty (including plagiarism), applies to all Mercer students.

Project reports are to be submitted complete, not as incremental partial submissions.

All course work time is categorized as either Direct or Non-Direct (but not both). More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs. Please read these pages very carefully.

Instruction Time

Federal and regional accreditation requirements stipulate that a 3-credit hour course must include 150 minutes of direct instruction time per week. For this course, that direct instruction time includes"

In addition to the 150 minutes of direct instruction time each week, students are expected to spend a minimum of 300 additional minutes per week completing reading and writing assignments:

More information about the Direct and Non-Direct categories is contained in the Direct and Non-Direct and Report Logs web pages. Please read these pages very carefully.

All deliverables (Activity Reports and Project Reports) are due on their assigned dates.

Use the Report Logs to help you to manage your time and keep on schedule. You should schedule your work evenly throughout the term.

More information about project grading is contained in the General Project Rubric .

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    Assignments

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    Additional Information

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    Changes to this Syllabus:

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    Schedule of Assignments and Events (tentative)

    Start Date
    End Date
    Activity/Event
    August 22, 2017 December 11, 2017 Course in Progress

    August 22, 2017 Subscribe to the course listserv.
    August 22, 2017 September 11, 2017 Work on Project 1

    September 11, 2017 Project 1 Provisional due

    September 18, 2017 Direct Activity Report 1 due

    September 25, 2017 Project 1 Final due

    October 23, 2017 Project 2 due

    October 30, 2017 Direct Activity Report 2 due

    December 11, 2017

    Direct Activity Report 3 due

    Project 3 due

    Course ends

    Notes: The course begins at midnight (12:00 am) on the first day of class (see schedule above), and ends at 11:59:59 pm on the last day of class. Assignments are due at any time during the day specified on the schedule, that is, before 11:59:59 pm on that day. All times are Macon, Georgia (Eastern time zone) times.

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    Contact Information

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