Course Title
Informatics 291s
Literature Survey in Software Engineering
Fall 2015

André van der Hoek
Office: DBH 5038
Phone: +1 949-824-6326
Office hours: Tuesday, 9-10

Location: ICS 259
Lecture day and time: Thursday, 09:30-10:50

Catalogue Description
291s Literature Survey in Software Engineering (2). Reading and analysis of relevant literature in Software Engineering under the direction of a faculty member.

All students enrolled in the course will earn a letter grade based upon: (a) class participation, (b) weekly summaries, (c) practice questions.

  • Class participation: 50%
  • Weekly summaries: 40%
  • Practice questions: 10%

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Week Date Topic Slides
1 September 24 Introduction Lecture 1
2 October 1 History and Discipline of Software Engineering
3 October 8 Analysis and Safety
4 October 15 Process
5 October 22 Requirements and Architecture
6 October 29 Design
7 November 5 Student panel
8 November 12 Environments and Metrics
9 November 19 Faculty panel
10 November 26 No class: Thanksgiving
11 December 3 Question and answer
December 4 Phase II exam