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CS 321: Software Requirements and Design Modeling

Course Information from University Catalog

Limited to 2 Attempts


An introduction to concepts, methods, and tools for the creation of large-scale software systems. Methods, tools, notations, and validation techniques to analyze, specify, prototype, and maintain software requirements. Introduction to object-oriented requirements modeling, including use of case modeling, static modeling, and dynamic modeling using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) notation. Concepts and methods for the design of large-scale software systems. Fundamental design concepts and design notations are introduced. A study of object-oriented analysis and design modeling using the UML notation. Students participate in a group project on software requirements, specification, and object-oriented software design.

Hours of Lecture or Seminar per week: 3

Fulfills writing intensive requirement in the major.

CS 321 is restricted to students in the Applied Computer Science, Computer Science, or Systems Engineering Bachelor's programs or the Computer Science or Software Engineering minors.

Equivalent to SWE 321 (2011-2012 Catalog).

Credits: 3

Prerequisites:

Grade of C or better in CS 211. Students who have received credit for CS 421 or SWE 421 may not take CS 321.

4 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2017

4 Course Sections Scheduled for Spring 2018

5 Course Sections Scheduled for Fall 2018

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