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IS 316 Computer Systems Analysis and Design II
Demler, Scott M.


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.


Course

IS 316 Computer Systems Analysis and Design II

Semester

F2W2005

Faculty

Demler, Scott M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland
M.S. Management Information Systems, Bowie State University

Daytime Phone

517-7139 (Cell)

Other Phone

285-6568 (Home)

E-Mail

scott.demler@park.edu

 

scott.demler@tinker.af.mil

 

sdemler@cox.net

Semester Dates

17 Oct 200513 Dec 2005

Class Days

M/W

Class Time

1630-1920

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Dennis, Alan and Barbara Wixom.  Systems Analysis & Design.  2nd Edition.  Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 2003

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Students may find local libraries and/or the internet useful for finding supplemental resources that would aid in the understanding of the material presented in this course and/or in the completion of the homework assignments.

Course Description:

The student will continue to study concepts and methods used in a system development life cycle. In addition, the student will gain practical experience by working on various projects. The student will learn how to use a CASE tool. Suggested prerequisite: IS315.

Educational Philosophy:

Lecture and reinforcement through the use of homework assignments, a group project, a midterm exam, and a final exam will be the primary teaching techniques used in this course.

Learning Outcomes:

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

 

1.      Distinguish logical versus physical models and translate logical process and data models into physical design models using design/ CASE software.   2.      Evaluate and make architectural design decisions given a problem scenario:
    • Client Server
    • Centralized versus Decentralized
    • Database and distribution of data
    • User and system interface alternatives (inputs/outputs)
3.      Explain design principles for Input/Output with regard to human interaction and user acceptability.

 

4.      Explain advantages and disadvantages of data storage options (i.e. Relational Database, Object Database, Conventional Files and Data Warehouse).

 

5.      Practice key concepts of analysis and design as well as advance techniques such as JAD, Prototyping, USE CASES and/or other OOA/OOD techniques.

 

6.      Evaluate strengths/weaknesses and applicable roles of several strategies/methodologies for design of information systems including Model Driven, RAD, Agile, OO development, and Prototyping.

 

7.      Apply Quality Assurance steps that can be taken in all phases of development to ensure a quality product and user acceptance.

 

8.      Communicate both orally and in writing as an individual and as a member of a team.

Course Assessment:

To successfully complete this course, the student will be required to:

·        Read all assigned material prior to class

·        Complete 6 homework assignments, a group project, a midterm exam, and a final exam

Grading:

The final course grade will be determined as follows:

            Homework Assignments (6 @ 5% each)                       30%
            Group Project                                                              20%
            Midterm Exam                                                              20%
            Final Exam                                                                   20%
            Class Participation                                                        10%

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

            90% - 100%                            A
            80% - 89%                              B
            70% - 79%                              C
            60% - 69%                              D
            Below 60%                              F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments must be turned in no later than the end of the class period on which they is due.  Normally, if you turn in an assignment later than that, that assignment's score will be reduced by 25% for each successive class period.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Class Activities

Assignments Due

17 Oct

Introduction, Review

 

19 Oct

Chapter 8

 

24 Oct

Chapter 8

 

26 Oct

Chapter 9

 

31 Oct

Chapter 9

Chapter 8

2 Nov

Chapter 10

 

7 Nov

Chapter 10

Chapter 9

9 Nov

Midterm Exam

 

14 Nov

Chapter 11

Chapter 10

16 Nov

Chapter 11

 

21 Nov

Chapter 12

 

23 Nov

Chapter 12

Chapter 11

28 Nov

Chapter 13

 

30 Nov

Chapter 13

Chapter 12

5 Dec

Chapter 14

 

7 Dec

Final Exam

Chapter 13, Group Project

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 101

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.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Failure to attend class will also affect the participation grade.  Excused absences can be granted for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty.  The student is responsible for completing all missed work.

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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