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IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
Garner, Jerald L.


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 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I

Semester

S1LL 2006 LR

Faculty

Garner, Jerald L.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS Operations Management
Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)

Daytime Phone

501-944-2967

Other Phone

501-450-1406

E-Mail

p20320@park.edu

jlgarner@centurytel.net

Semester Dates

January 9 - March 5, 2006

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Prerequisites

CS 205

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Systems Analysis and Design Methods, 7th ed, Whitten and Bently


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:
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.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify stakeholders and describe their roles and individual needs in system development.
  2. Explain the Information Systems professional's role and the user's role in system development in order to achieve user acceptance and a solution that fits both the user's needs and satisfies the business objective.
  3. Evaluate strengths/weaknesses and applicable roles of several strategies/methodologies for design of information systems including Model Driven, RAD, Agile, OO development, and Prototyping.
  4. Evaluate problem/opportunity/directive, cause/effect and business requirements for a given problem scenario.
  5. Illustrate 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.
  7. Practice systems analysis traditional tasks: Problem analysis, Requirements analysis. Decision analysis
  8. Build process and data models for analysis within the system development life cycle.
  9. Differentiate between logical and physical models.
  10. Communicate both orally and in writing as an individual and as a member of a team.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Impact of security on life cycle of systems.
  2. Successful implementation of systems.
Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
A mid term and final will be administered and students will be required to complete a three page report, 10 questions, outline (speakers notes), and 45 min to 1 hour round table discussion or presentation (NOTE: Team must turn in a PowerPoint Presentation on CD or Disk!) 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.  Students will be required to discuss current events during each class session.

Grading:
Class participation/attendance - 15%, Mid Term - 30%, Report/presentation - 20%, and Final - 35%.
A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69 and F 0-59

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Students may recieve a 5 to 10% drop in grade for late assigments.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class, homework and papers will be completed by due dates and academic honesty is strictly enforced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Session 1
Tues 10 Jan Introduction. Chapt 1 Context of Systems Analysis & Design Methods, Review Current Technology.
Discuss Paper Topics.
Session 2
           Chapt 2 System Building Blocks. Chapt 1 -review questions 1, 2, 3 and 4 due. Select Presentation Topics
Session 3
Tues 17 Jan Chapt 3 System Development. Chapt 2 - review questions C2 - 2&4 due.
Session 4
           Chapt 4 Project MGMT.  C3 - 4&5 due.

Session 5
24 Jan      Chapt 5  Systems Analysis Chapt 4 - review questions 1, 3 & 5 due.      
Session 6
           Chapt 6 Fact Finding Techniques for Requirements History Chapt 5 review questions 1,2&3 due.
Session 7
   Mid Term & Chapt 7 Modeling System Requiements with use Cases.  Chapt 6 review question 4 due.
Session 8
           31 Jan Chapt 8 Data Modeling & Analysis
Session 9
           7 Feb  Chapt 9 Process Modeling
Session 10
           Chapt 10 Object-Oriented Analysis & Modeling Paper, outline and questions due for 1st presentation.
Session 11
           14 Feb 1st presentation. Paper, outline and questions due for 2nd presentation.
Session 12
           2nd presentation. Paper, outline and questions due for 3rd presentation.
Session 13  
           21 Feb 3rd presentations. Paper, outline and questions due for 4th presentation.
Session 14  
           4th presentation.
Session 15
           28 Feb Review and Open Discussion
Session 16
           Final Test

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.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
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