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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
Williams, Charles H.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
CourseIS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I BU
SemesterF1H2005
FacultyWilliams, Charles H.
TitleSenior Instructor
Degrees/CertificatesMS
Daytime Phone843-522-3230
E-MailCharles.Williams@park.edu
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time5:00 - 7:30 PM
PerquisitesIS205
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Kendall & Kendall, Systems Analysis & Design 5th Edition, Prentice Hall 2002

Additional Resources:
Material provided by the instructor


Course Description:
This course presents various philosophies, terminology, and techniques used in the analysis and implementation of the system development life cycle.  The student will investigate such areas as project proposals, logical systems, flow diagrams, data remodeling, dictionaries, and documentation.  The student will learn how to use a CASE tool.  Pre-requisite: IS205. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one based on lectures, interactive class discussion, reading of the text, and a student project.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Identify stakeholders and describe their roles and individual needs in system development.
2. Understand the Information Systems professional and the user's role in system development in order to acheve user acceptance and a solution that fits both the user's needs and satifies the business objective.
3. Evaluate strengths/weaknesses and applicable roles of several stategies/methodologies for the design of information systems.
4. Identify problem/opportunity/directive, cause/effect, and business requirements for a given problem scenario.
5. Understand and explain project management life cycle, approaches to scheduling, measuring of project progress, and relationship to the system development life cycle.
6. Identify the responsibilities of the Project Manager and discuss why they are important to the success of the project.
Practice systems analysis traditional tasks:
  a. Problem analysis
  b. Requirements analysis
  c. Decision analysis
8. Build process and data models for analysis within the system development life cycle.
9. Differentiate between logical and physical models.
10. Build communication skills, both oral and written.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, and projects.

Grading:
Final grades will be determined according to the following weights:
30% - assigned project/presentation
30% - exam 1
30% - exam 2
10% - quizzes
Grades will be assigned according to performance as follows:
A>=90%, B>=80% and <90%, C>=70% and <80%, D>=60% and <70%, F<60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
At the discretion of the instructor,  work that is submitted late may not receive full credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The student will be responsible for reading all assigned material according to the syllabus and the instructor's direction. The student is expected to be prepared for and participate in classroom discussion.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Aug 16 Assuming the Role of the Systems Analyst - chapter 1
Aug 18 Understanding Organizational Style - chapter 2
Aug 23 Determining Feasibility and Managing Anaysis and Design - chapter 3
Aug 25 Sampling and Investigating Hard Data - chapter 4
Aug 30 Interviewing - chapter 5
Sep 1 Using Questionnaires - chapter 6
Sep 6 Observing Decision-Maker Behavior - chapter 7
Sep 8 Mid Term Exam
Sep 13 Prototyping and Rapid Application Development - chapter 8
Sep 15 Using Data Flow Diagrams - chapter 9
Sep 20 Analyzing Systems Using Data Dictionaries - chapter 10
Sep 22 Describing Process Specifications and Structured Decisions - chapter 11
Sep 27 Analyzing Semistructured Decision Support Systems - chapter 12
Sep 29 Preparing the Systems Proposal - chapter 13
Oct 4 Writing and Presenting the Systems Proposal - chapter 14
Oct 6 Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of ā€œPā€ (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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