CS183: Software Design

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Fall Quarter 2001

This course continues the study of software development using an object-oriented approach and the C++ programming language. Students design, document, and implement software components and incorporate these components into larger software systems. A group project reinforces the application of the software design process in a team context. (prereq: CS-182) (3-3-4)


Upon successful completion of this course, the student will:

  • Understand the rationale for object-oriented design and programming.
  • Understand data abstraction and abstract data types.
  • Be familiar with UML class notation and use cases.
  • Understand and be able to apply pointers and dynamic objects.
  • Understand and be able to apply STL iterators.
  • Be familiar with composition, inheritance, polymorphism, and C++ templates.
  • Be able to design and implement simple C++ classes and class libraries.
  • Be able to design small software systems using classification and use cases.
  • Be able to document the design and implementation of small software systems.
  • Be able to work in a team to create a small software system.

The above course description and goals were taken from the official course description.

General Course Policies

Please review the general course policies webpage.


C++ How to Program, Introducing Object-Oriented Design with the UML, 3rd Ed., by Harvey M. Deitel and Paul J. Deitel, Prentice-Hall, 2000.

My Schedule

Time Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
10:00 CS183 S362 CS183 S344 CS183 S362   CS183 S362
11:00 Office Hour Lunch w/ Students* XX
12:00 XX  
1:00 DEPT MTG Office Hour Office Hour
2:00 CS321 CC48 CS321 CC48 CS321 CC35 CS321 CC48 CS321 CC35
3:00 CS321 CC48 CS321 CC48 CS321 CC48

* I would like to have lunch with you individually or as a group to get to know you better. If we eat in RWJ, housing will pick up my lunch bill. If you would prefer to eat elsewhere, we will each be responsible for our own bill. Feel free to suggest another time... perhaps breakfast, if the time above does not work for you.


A quiz will be given at the beginning of each lab period. The lowest quiz score will be dropped. No make-up quizzes will be given.


Quizzes: (Weekly)




Mid-term: (Week 5)


Final exam:




Tentative Schedule

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