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Course Details

Course Code: ENTD313 Course ID: 4385 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an introductory study of mobile application design and development and how enhanced mobile devices are changing the face of technology. The course begins with some basic introductory concepts and lays the foundation for more advanced topics regarding Development Platforms, Cross Platform Development, Mobile Operating Systems, Mobile Web, The Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence in Apps. The course cements a theoretical overview of mobile application, design and development issues, and practical application concerns. The course will cover both conceptual and scenario based exercises, thus enabling students to experience the maximum amount of comprehension and retention of material covered in the course. Students also need introductory level programming experiences and/or knowledge to do well in the course. Students will need download and install XCode. Software/hardware is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/20 - 04/02/21 04/05/21 - 05/30/21 Spring 2021 Session B 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  1. Explain mobile application design and development and their significance in the mobile technology industry;
  2. Examine key tools used to design, develop, write, test and deploy applications into the target platform environment;
  3. Analyze the need for mobile design and development services;
  4. Analyze various types of mobile application software and devices that use them;
  5. Apply a strategy for development that includes development and platform selection;
  6. Apply common design practices of the past with new styles and techniques of the present;
  7. Summarize various elements associated with software applications development.

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, assignments, the midterm project and final project.

The main book for the course, Mobile Interaction Design along with assigned articles or websites, will be used for textbook readings. Review the table at the end of the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week.


The projects for this course are located throughout each Lesson. The projects that are required for grading with this course are created from scratch.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Collaboration Exercise 25.00 %
Week 5 Collaboration Exercise Final Assessment 25.00 %
Course Project 25.00 %
Week 2 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 3 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 4 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 6 Assignment 5.00 %
Week 7 Assignment 5.00 %
Final Project/Assignment 25.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 25.00 %

Course Materials are found in the Lessons Page of the classroom.

Book Title:Mobile Developer's Guide to the Galaxy - e-book available online and provided inside the classroom.
Author:Tabor, et. al.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.