Foundations of Emerging Computer Applications, Fall 2016
Topic: Mobile Device Applications with focus on Android
Southern Oregon University
Department of Computer Science
CS 415/CRN 1321 (undergraduate), CS 515/CRN 2300 (graduate), Four Credits
Prerequisite: CS 258
Professor: Dan Harvey
Room: Computer Science Building CS 218
Office Hours: Office Hours: Mon, Wed 12:30-2:30, Tue 10:30-1:30
Web Site: http://cs.sou.edu/~harveyd
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Class Times: Monday, Wednesday 8:30 to 10:20 CS 224
Final Exam: Monday, December 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
· Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide, Big Nerd Ranch, Bill Phillips & Brian Hardy, 978-0321804334
Catalog Description: Covers the background needed for students to make contributions in an emerging application area. Topics may include topics such as digital signal processing, data mining, security, and mobile technology.
Course Objectives: We will focus on the emerging application: Mobile Application Development. More specifically, we’ll concentrate on platforms that utilize the Android Operating System. The objective is to introduce the foundational concepts that are important to consider when one embarks on creating a mobile application. Some of the concepts that we will cover include issues relating to cross-device portability, applications running within mobile browsers, popular development frameworks, native application development and device simulators/emulators.
1. Developing mobile applications with a cross-platform focus
2. Android Development framework and application components
3. The Android operating system
4. Android simulator installation and use
5. Developing Android native applications
1. Students will complete five labs. This portion of the grade contributes 45% towards the total grade. Late submissions will not be accepted. There will be opportunities for extra credit. An optional presentation can replace one of the five labs. This presentation is required for graduate students.
2. There will be three exams (lowest score dropped) that contribute 30% towards the total grade. Each exam will contain lab-based questions.
3. The final contributes twenty-five percent toward the total grade.
Note: For all exams
(including the final), you may bring a 8 ˝ x 11 inch
page of handwritten notes to be turned in at the end of the period.
Grade Breakdown: 93-100 A 90-92 A-
88-89 B+ 82-87 B 80-81 B-
78-79 C+ 72-77 C 70-71 C-
68-69 D+ 62-67 D 60-61 D-
Under 60 F
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