Agenda Item FA 10-01

Submitted by the Academic Programs Committee

(School of Computing): Courses Changes, Programs of Study (4 items)

02/04/10: Passed

02/10/10: Approved

College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (Undergraduate)

Undergraduate - School of Computing

 
09/10-201
APC 2
CIS 4593
M-Computing Capstone Project I
We are requesting to change this course to include topics related to the development of computer games. This change will allow us to offer more options to our students and will potentially help increase
enrollment in our program.
The requested changes are:
- New name: "Gaming and Mobile Apps Capstone I"
- New course description, and learning outcomes (as articulated in this form).
New Course Description:
This is the first of a sequence of two courses where students will have the opportunity to analyze,
implement, and deploy complex software systems as enterprise mobile applications, as computer games, and as an appropriate combination of both.
 
09/10-202
APC 2
CIS 4594
M-Computing Capstone Project II
We are requesting to change this course to include topics related to the development of computer games. This change will allow us to offer more options to our students and will potentially help increase
enrollment in our program. The requested changes are:
- New name: "Gaming and Mobile Apps Capstone II"
- New course description, and learning outcomes (as articulated in this form).
New Course Description:
This is the second of a sequence of two courses where students will have the opportunity to analyze,
  implement, and deploy complex software systems as enterprise mobile applications, as computer games, and as an appropriate combination of both.
 
09/10-203
APC 2
CIS 4535C
Development of Mobile Software Applications

We are requesting to change this course to include topics related to the development of computer games. This change will allow us to offer more options to our students and will potentially help increase
  enrollment in our program. The requested changes are:
  - New name: "Development of Gaming and Mobile Applications"
  - New course description, learning outcomes, methods of evaluation, and proposed textbook/journals
(as articulated in this form).

New Course Description:
This course covers various approaches to the development of computer games and mobile software
applications using current development environments, frameworks, and game engines. Examples of
mobile approaches include, but are not limited to, "thin" clients and "smart" clients, which interact with servers implemented as enterprise systems or web services. Examples of game development approaches include, but are not limited to, the use of various modelers, Artificial Intelligence techniques, Physics engines, and realistic Computer Graphics renderers. Development environments and platforms include open-source and commercial. Laboratories consist of small programming assignments that are demonstrated through simulators of mobile devices, the deployment to mobile devices, and the development of computer games and their elements.
 
09/10-204
APC 3
B.S. - CIS Major Information Technology Track
Summary of the Changes:
We are requesting to modify three of the courses of our Concentration in Mobile Computing (CEN 4535C, CIS 4593, and CIS 4594), as per the attached AP2 forms. These changes will allow us to offer more options to our students and will potentially help increase enrollment in our program.
We are also requesting to change the name of the concentration to: "Gaming and Mobile Applications"
to better reflect the updated contents.
(Click here to view the Program of study)
 
 

 

From: Solano, Judith
  Sent: Friday, December 04, 2009 10:56 AM
  To: Roberson, Len
  Cc: Lai-Chin, Fong Chuen; Sanchez, Arturo
  Subject: Resources Statement for APC Forms 09/10-201 to 09/10-204

In relation to APC forms 09/10-201 to 09/10-204 from the School of Computing, let me assure the APC Committee and the academic community that:

(1) No new faculty/personnel are needed, since this is a concentration which already exists and we are simply proposing a modification.

(2) We are establishing a game development environment (software) which will be used by students
  pursuing this concentration. The cost of the software license will be borne by the School of Computing's Software Endowment Fund (Foundation account).

(3) Additional space and computing equipment are not required, as we propose using one of our existing teaching labs (15/3126).

(4) We are in the process of requesting the acquisition of books by the Library to support this
  concentration (Contact: Mr. Michael Kucsak, Director of Library Systems and Technology).

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  Judith L. Solano, Director
  School of Computing
  University of North Florida
  1 UNF Drive
  Jacksonville, FL 32224
  Phone: 904-620-2985 FAX: 904-620-2988