This is a course on software engineering using Python, Java, Javascript, HTML, CSS, SQL, and Django.

It may be counted toward the writing flag requirement. Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing.

Estimates of the required effort to do well are:

  • 3 hours per week of studying
  • 21 hours per week of programming
  • 3,000 lines of Python code


Unique Days Time Place
90171 MWF 10-11:30am GDC 1.304


Type Name Days Time Place
Lecturer Glenn Downing
MF 11:30am-12:50pm GDC 6.308
Assistants Mukund Rathi
F 11:30am-12:30pm GDC 1.302
Raul Cardenas
M 12:30-1:30pm
Tyler Hunt
W 5-6pm


Title Authors Year
Extreme Programming Installed Ron Jeffries
Ann Anderson
Chet Hendrickson
Database Design with UML and SQL Tom Jewett 2006
Refactoring Martin Fowler 1999


Type URL
Discussion Piazza
Examples GitHub
Grades Canvas


The following coursework with a grade of at least C- in each: Computer Science 311, 311H, 313H, or 313K; Computer Science 307, 314, 314H, 315, or 315H; Computer Science 310, 310H, 429, or 429H; and Mathematics 408C, 408K, or 408N.

Writing Flag

This course carries the Writing Flag. Writing Flag courses are designed to give students experience with writing in an academic discipline. In this class, you can expect to write regularly during the semester, complete substantial writing projects, and receive feedback from your instructor to help you improve your writing. You will also have the opportunity to revise one or more assignments, and you may be asked to read and discuss your peers' work. You should therefore expect a substantial portion of your grade to come from your written work. Writing Flag classes meet the Core Communications objectives of Critical Thinking, Communication, Teamwork, and Personal Responsibility, established by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Special Needs

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.

You must provide this letter to me by the 12th class day. Project deadlines will not be extended for special-needs students.


To be eligible for an incomplete you must have a letter grade of C or better and a written, verifiable excuse for missing the last test. This is a necessary but insufficient condition for receiving an incomplete.

Academic Integrity

Students who violate University rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. For further information please visit the Student Judicial Services Web site: Student Judicial Services.

Programming assignments will be compared using Moss. You may share design ideas with your fellow students. You may not share code in any way with your fellow students.

The penalty for academic dishonesty will be a course grade of F and a referral of the case to the Dean of Students. Further penalties, including suspension or expulsion from the university may be imposed by that office.