Information Technology Capstone – CSIS 484

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A hands-on experience that requires students to apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout the Information Technology program. A team solution of a real-world project is required.

Prerequisites 

(CSIS 465 or CSIS 474)

Rationale

CSIS 484 is the integrated capstone for the Bachelors in Information Technology degree at Liberty University. Its objective is to synthesize the entire core of the Information Technology program and apply this by completing a real-world final integrated Capstone Project.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate a biblical worldview within the information technology discipline. (PLO-1)
  2. Analyze an information technology solution to a business problem based upon unified modeling language standards. (PLO-3)
  3. Design an information technology solution to a business problem in accordance with unified modeling language standards. (PLO-3)
  4. Build an information technology solution that conforms to industry best practices. (PLO-2)

Course Assignment

Textbook readings, lecture presentations, and study games

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 400 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, reference at least 1 source, and integrate biblical principles. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 150 words and integrate biblical principles.

Peer Review Discussion Board Forums (3)

These peer review discussion boards allow the student the opportunity to showcase their design and build ahead of each of the three capstone project phase submissions and receive peer feedback from the rest of the class. The student will present their different Capstone phases in these peer review discussion boards in draft form for feedback prior to formal submission of each phase.

Capstone Project Phases (3)

The student will complete a detailed Capstone Project consisting of 3 phases. The purpose of this Capstone Project is to create and deploy an information technology system for a chosen company, solving a problem using the courses taken within the IT degree.

Quizzes (5)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 true/false and multiple-choice questions, and have a 25-minute time limit.