IS316 Computer Sys Analys & Design II

for S2LL 2005

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Course #, Course Title: IS 316 - Computer Systems Analysis and Design II
Instructor:Jerald L. Garner - Home 843-4745/Work (501)-450-1406/Cell 944-2967, e-mail–
Term Dates: March 14 - May 8th
Meeting Time: Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 - 9:00PM
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 modeling, dictionaries, and documentation. The student will learn how to use a CASE tool. Prerequisite: CS 205.
Incoming Competency of Students: Students will be expected to have the ability to analyze and understand the complexities of, Systems Analysis and Design Methods. Written and oral communications skills at the graduate level are required and expected.
Statement of Course Objectives: Provide students with a strong knowledge base in the field of Computer Systems and there Life cycle.
Learning Objectives: Students will be required to complete project, 1 ½ page summary, 5 questions, outline, and round table discussion or presentation on assigned cases or projects.(instructors approval). Each student will be given a work assignment or will work with other students as a team (5 teams with 4 members) on assignments.
Course Arrangements: Group discussions, current Technology examples, and lectures will be used. Students will be required to use the Internet to locate articles on the latest Technology Trends and Computer Systems Headline News and present them in class. Students will be exposed to different cases dealing with Systems Life Cycles and daily Systems Analyst duties.
Course Requirements: Class preparation: Problems will be announced in class, students must be prepared to discuss assignments at each class session. Students will be required to complete a term paper and presentation of material, and complete two examinations.
Required Textbook: Systems Analysis and Design Methods, Jeffery L. Whitten, Lonnie D. Bentley and Kevin C. Dittman, 6th Ed.
Supplemental Materials: Films, computer systems, software, and Internet Access. Any materials needed to bring the latest trend setting information to the classroom.
Required Literacies: Critical literacies - is applicable to this course due to the requirement for analytical thought, information gathering and analysis, problem resolution and presentation, both oral and written, of a solution or solutions to a problem.

Class Meeting and Examination Schedule
Session 1 Introduction. Re-cap of 315.
Tues 15 March Chapt8 Data Modeling&Analysis. Discuss Paper
Session 2 Chapt9 Process Modeling
Session 3 Chapt10 Feasibility Analysis and the System Proposal.
March 22
Session 4 Chapt11 Object-Oriented Analysis & Modeling
Session 5 Chapt12 Systems Design
March 29
Session 6 Chapt13 Application Architecture and Modeling.
Session 7 Chapt14 Database Design
April 5
Session 8 Chapt15 Output Design and Prototyping (REVIEW) Open Discussion
Session 9 Mid Term Work on Papers
April 12
Session 10 Chapt16 Input Design and Prototyping
Session 11 Chapt17 User Interface and Design
April 19
Session 12 Chapt18 Object-Oriented Design and Modling
Session 13 Chapt19 Systems Construction and Implementation
April 26
Session 14 Chapt20 Systems Operations and Support
Session 15 Present Papers / Round Table Discussion
May 3
Session 16 Final Test
Class Policies: Cell PHONES will be turned off or set to silent mode while in class, failure to do so will result in lost of all class participation points! Students are expected to attend class, homework and papers will be completed by due dates and academic honesty is strictly enforced.
Grading Policies: Class participation - 15%, Mid Term - 30%, Report - 20%, and Final - 35%. A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69 and F 0-59.