CS 495 Syllabus

Capstone

Revised: February 2015

Course Description

A seminar in which the student develops a project which demonstrates an understanding of the computer science principles learned while completing the requirements for the major. Senior standing required.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Through completing the first half of the capstone project, integrate and demonstrate your understanding of all of the computer science concepts you have learned in the curriculum.

  • Develop your written and oral communication skills through presentations and written reports.

  • Develop an understanding of the issues that arise as you move on to the next step in your computer science career either in employment or graduate school.

Text

Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.

Grading Procedure

Grading procedures and factors influencing course grade are left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.

Attendance Policy

Attendance policy is left to the discretion of individual instructors, subject to general university policy.

Course Outline

The first semester of the capstone sequence focuses on the student project. The project has the following requirements:

  • a non-trivial algorithm or complex software system
  • a graphical component
  • well documented code and acceptable style
  • a written report
  • an oral presentation of the project
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