CS472 Senior Capstone II

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  • CS471
Jon Genetti
Chapman 208B
Office Hours
Meeting Time
Chap 104
Course Website
Required Texts
Software Engineering by Sommerville

Course Description

Group projects in a real computer industry environment and produce appropriate documentation and reports. Nature, ethics, and legal considerations of the computer science profession are discussed with an emphasis on ethics. Additional topics include project management, design methodologies, technical presentation, human-machine interface and programming team interactions.

Course Outcomes

  • Ability to create a software requirements document for a real-world client
  • Ability to design a large software system for a real-world client
  • Ability to implement and deliver a large software system to a real-world client
  • Ability to create effective end-user documentation
  • Ability to attend team meetings and contribute towards the solution of technical problems.
  • Ability to listen and consider all points of view
  • Ability to contribute effectively to a group presentation
  • Ability to follow a defined software development process (e.g. Agile, Waterfall, .)
  • Ability to keep developer documentation up-to-date during agile development.
  • Understand and apply the ACM code of ethics (or similar) and principles underlying them
  • Understands software licensing issues
  • Demonstrates ethical decision making

Tentative Schedule

    • First day of instruction; late registration begins
    • Spring Break (no class)
    • Spring Break (no class)
    • Final examinations
    • Deadline for faculty to post grades, noon


Students are expected to be at every class meeting on time, and are responsible for all class content, whether present or not. If absence from class is necessary, in-class work (other than quizzes) and homework may be made up only if the instructor is notified as soon as possible; in particular, absences due to scheduled events must be arranged ahead of time. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated, and will be dealt with according to UAF procedures. Students in this class must pay the CS lab fee. Payment allows access to the Chapman 103 lab.

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Disabilities Services:

The UAF Office of Disability Services implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ensures that UAF students have equal access to the campus and course materials. I will work with the UAF Office of Disability Services (208 WHITAKER BLDG, 474-5655) to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.