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CISC 7540X


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CISC 7540X - Software Methodology

CISC 7540X : Mo 8:15PM - 10:20PM, Room 234 IA

Fall 2022 semester, class is in-person.

Primary E-Mail: alex at theparticle dot com

WhatsApp: group link.

[recommended] Loose Leaf for Software Engineering, by Roger Pressman, Bruce Maxim

CISC 7540X - Software Methodology

Techniques for the design, implementation, maintenance, and management of very large software systems. The relation between size and complexity. Goals and measurements. Design and implementation strategies. Testing, validation, and proofs of correctness. Language aspects. Design and implementation tools. Asynchronous and real-time systems. Project management.

Prerequisite: Computer and Information Science 7510X [717.1X] and two courses chosen from among Computer and Information Science 7522X [765X], 7532X [759X] and 7534X [758X] .

Office Hours:
I'm reachable online via email, before or after class, or during scheduled office hours. Please text me or send me an email to arrange.

There will be several projects (ie: homeworks).

You will have at least a midterm and a final exam.

In This Class:
Peer cooperation is encouraged, however, everyone must submit their own work. You will be expected to answer detailed questions about your assignments/projects. (i.e.: if you didn't write them, I'll know.)

Academic Integrity: The faculty and administration of Brooklyn College support an environment free from cheating and plagiarism. Each student is responsible for being aware of what constitutes cheating and plagiarism and for avoiding both. The complete text of the CUNY Academic Integrity Policy and the Brooklyn College procedure for implementing that policy can be found at this site: If a faculty member suspects a violation of academic integrity and, upon investigation, confirms that violation, or if the student admits the violation, the faculty member MUST report the violation.

CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: Disruptive classroom behavior negatively affects the classroom environment as well as the educational experience for students enrolled in the course. Any serious or continued disruption of class will result in a report to the Office of Judicial Affairs. Public Safety will be summoned immediately if a serious disruption prevents the continued teaching of the class and you may be subject to disciplinary action. For disruptive behavior that does not prevent the continued teaching of the class, you will receive a warning after one such disruption. If the disruptive behavior is repeated in the same or subsequent classes, you may be asked to leave the classroom for the remainder of class and you may be subject to disciplinary action.

This means that if you cheat on a test or an assignment, I must file a report which will initiate academic penalties.

Attendance is not mandatory (I don't need a doctors note!), but highly recommended. [you must attend at least a few times in the first six weeks, or you will be dropped from the class with a WU grade]. Also, it would be VERY difficult to pass the class without regular attendence; you are responsible for catching up if you miss class (for any reason). That being said, if you hardly ever show up (miss >= 4 classes) don't expect to get anything but a WU grade.

All projects, assignments, homeworks, etc., will be submitted via email (subject line: "CISC 7540X HW#"). Do not print out the assignments - they will promptly be trashed.

Tentative grade breakup: ~25% for Midterm, ~35% for Projects, ~40% Final - These may change slightly depending on how well the class does in any of the above.

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