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CSC 340: Software Engineering Theory: 3 hours


Students learn about the details of leading software engineering methodologies and how to implement the associated techniques. Two lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisite: (CSC 121 or ITSC 121) and CSC 150.

Goals for CSC 340 are:

To be determined

Course outcomes for CSC 340 are:

Upon completion of CSC 340, students will understand:

  • the techniques associated with current software engineering techniques (specifically Agile)
  • how to practice such techniques
  • the issues associated with communicating with a customer
  • how to write quality artifacts for a project and present them
  • how to refine their work

Program outcomes for CSC 340 are:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal, ethical, and moral principles.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. Apply computer science theory and software development fundamentals to produce computing-based solutions.
  7. Learn new areas of technology


  1. Self learning at the introductory level by requiring students to learn at least one aspect of Agile programming on their own and use it during the semester.
  2. Note taking at the application level by requiring students to take quality notes from meetings and grading those notes
  3. Technical writing at the application level by quality artifacts and documentation to be in a final form
  4. Team work at the application level by
    • requiring most (if not all) project work to be done in teams. Switching team members during the semester should be considered
    • having the roles in the team chance throughout the semester
  5. Professional at the application level by requiring students to treat all team meetings in a professional context and preparing their work to be at the professional level instead of homework level.
  6. Security at the application level by requiring all work on software to include a section on the security issues
  7. Ethics at the application level by
    • requiring all work on software to include a section on ethical issues
    • covering cases of software failure and the ethics associated with that
  8. Verbal communication at the application level by requiring each team to make at least two presentations to the class.


  • Professor: Dr. Cathy Bareiss
  • Office SB 027
  • Class Time: 9:30-10:50 TR
  • Lab Time: 2:00-4:50 R
  • Class Location: S 030
  • Textbook:

Course Content


  * Covid related polices, etc
  * Integrity
  * Late work 
  * Software Standards
  * Software Development Report:  A sample software development report:  File:SDRDemo1.pdf



  • Grade scale
    • 93% <= average <= 100% -> A
    • 90% <= average < 93% -> A-
    • 87% <= average < 90% -> B+
    • 83% <= average < 87% -> B
    • 80% <= average < 83% -> B-
    • 77% <= average < 80% -> C+
    • 73% <= average < 77% -> C
    • 70% <= average < 73% -> C-
    • 67% <= average < 70% -> D+
    • 63% <= average < 67% -> D
    • 60% <= average < 63% -> D-
    • 0% <= average < 60% -> F

Tentative Schedule

Tuesday Thursday Lab


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