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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
McGinnis, Jacob


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CourseIS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
SemesterS1J2005
FacultyMcGinnis, Chip
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesMS, Industrial Management
BS, Electricity and Electronics
Other Phone816-363-1241
E-Mailjacob.mcginnis@park.edu
chipmckcmo@aol.com
Class Days-M-----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Systems Analysis and Design Methods
Whitten, Bently and Dittman
Irwin/McGraw Hill
ISBN: 0-07-247417-3

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


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 have opportunity to learn details of a CASE tool.  Pre-requisite: IS205. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's philosophy is one of enlisting student participation and interaction based on real life experiences and situations. The instructor will ehgage students in information exchanges and situational exploration and discussion.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn and practice Listening Skills, Information Gathering, Systems Development Life Cycle activities, Team Case solving and class presentation.

Course Assessment:
The class will consist of course exams, several team based class presentations and information gathering activities.

Grading:
A = 90 to 100%
B = 80 to 89%
C = 70 to 79%
D = 60 to 69%
F = 59 and below

These grading policies apply to each graded class activity.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unless there is an overwhelming reason, late submission of any work will be assessed a one letter grade penalty.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Professional conduct is expected in all course associated activities, especially team activities.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 - Listening Skills (outside topic)
Week 2 - Interpersonal Communications Skills (outside topic)
Week 3 - Information gathering Skills (outside topic)
Week 4 - Chapter 1 from text
Week 5 - Chapter 2
Week 6 - Chapter 3
Week 7 - Chapter 4
Week 8 - Final Exam

There will be a weekly exam every week after week 1.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for be ing 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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
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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 vali d 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

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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