Introduction to Mobile Application Development

Commerce & Business Administration
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 3175
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
In this course, students will learn to develop mobile applications to solve business problems. Topics covered include different software platforms, tools for development, user interface, and database handling for mobile applications.
Course Content
  • Introduction to Layouts
  • Views
  • Intents on Android
  • Menus
  • Dialogs
  • Introduction to Data Persistence
  • SQLite and its applications
  • Navigation Drawer
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture, seminar, demonstration, and hands-on exercises 

Means of Assessment






Midterm Examination


Final Examination*




Some of these assessments may involve group work.

* Practical hands-on computer programming exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Install and use appropriate tools for mobile application development;
  • Explain mobile platform architecture;
  • Build user interfaces for mobile devices using Java;
  • Use mobile database systems;
  • Use built-in widgets and components on mobile devices;
  • Create applications that make use of the mobile environment.
Textbook Materials

Corinne Hoisington. Android Boot Camp For Developers Using Java, latest edition, Course Technology or other textbooks as approved by the department



Min C in (CSIS 1275 OR CSIS 2175


No corequisite courses.


Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM MTSC 1XX (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Athabasca University (AU) AU COMP 3XX (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BMKT 317 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR COMP 2XX (3) 2014/01/01 to -
Columbia College (COLU) COLU CSCI 1st (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 3245 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 417 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 2XX (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2XXX (3) 2013/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2013/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 299 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 2XX (1.5) 2013/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.