Course Description: Continuation of IS315. The student will continue to study the 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 use a CASE tool for his/her project work. Pre-requisite: IS315. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The educational philosophy of the instructor is one of interactiveness based on lectures, labs, and individual projects. Teaching techniques to be used in this course will consist of a mixture of the following:
· Group Labs
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:
·Centralized versus Decentralized
·Database and distribution of data
·User and system interface alternatives(inputs/outputs)
3. Understand and explain design principles for Input/Output with regard to human interaction and user acceptability.
4. Understand and 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. Understand the role of Quality Assurance and multiple steps that can be taken in all phases of development to ensure a quality product and user acceptance.
8. Build communication skills, both oral and written as well as teamwork.
Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class each Monday. They will be closed book. These quizzes will be 15 minutes in length. The primary nature of the quizzes is to enforce your understanding and recall of terminology, conventions, and techniques from your reading assignment.
· Exams (Midterm and Final)
· Individual Projects - Homework assignments are individual projects. They will be due each Monday at the beginning of class. You will be graded on the content as well as neatness.
Grading: The following grading criteria will be used for all students within this course:
Qty. Type Pts. Each Total Pts Weighted%
4 Quizzes 15 60 10%
5 Homework Assignments 50 250 43%
1 Midterm Exam 120 120 21%
1 Final Exam 150 150 26%
Maximum Points Available 580
A 580 to 522
B 521 to 464
C 463 to 406
D 405 to 348
F Below 348
Late Submission of Course Materials: All class homework and projects are due on the scheduled date or no points will be awarded for that assignment.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Holding class in a lab environment can greatly contribute to your understanding of the topic at hand allowing you to can some hands-on experience with the instructor present. Please utilize this opportunity. To gain the most from this educational experience, try to refrain from browsing the Internet during lectures. Computers can also make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
· All students are expected to read the specified chapters identified in the section – COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS prior to the specified meeting date.
· Students will also be required to complete individual homework projects and have them turned in by the specified due date.
· Students will be expected to successfully complete the periodic quizzes, midterm and final exams.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: All class meetings will be from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Oct 18 – Read Chapter 8 prior to class
Oct 20 – Lecture/Discussion
Assign Project 1 (50 points)
Oct 25 – Read Chapter 10 prior to class
Turn in Project 1
Quiz 1 (15 Points)
Oct 27 – Review Quiz 1
Assign Project 2 (50 points)
Nov 1 – Read Chapter 11 prior to class
Turn in Project 2
Quiz 2 (15 Points)
Nov 3 – Review Quiz 2
Assign Project 3 (50 points)
Nov 8 – Read Chapter 12 prior to class
Nov 10 – MIDTERM EXAM (120 Points)
Nov 15 – Read Chapter 13 prior to class
Nov 17 – Lecture/Discussion
Assign Project 4 (50 points)
Nov 22 – Read Chapter 14 prior to class
Turn in Project 4
Quiz 3 (15 Points)
Nov 24 – Review Quiz 3
Assign Project 5 (50 points)
Nov 29 – Read Chapter 15 prior to class
Turn in Project 5
Quiz 4 (15 Points)
Dec 1 – Review Quiz 4
Dec 6 – Read Chapter 16 prior to class
Dec 8 – Final Exam (150 points)
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 Undergradute 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.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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