IS 315 Computer Systems Analysis and Design I
F1SS 2006 RA
Feldhaus, James H.
Master of Science - Computer Resources and Information ManagementBachelor of Science - Computer Science3 Masters Certificates in Oracle Designer CASE Tools: Systems Analyst, Designer/Developer, and Database Administrator
21 Aug - 15 Oct 2006
7:40 - 10:20 PM
IS 205 - Managing Information Systems
Systems Analysis and Design; 6th Edition; Kendall & Kendall; ISBN 0-13-145455-2
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS or Parkville Bookstores.
Projects will utilize the Oracle Designer Case tool from the Oracle Developer Suite. Depending on class size, projects will most likely be accomplished as project teams to be determined first week based on class size. CASE Software and tools will be provided in the computer lab. Instructions for downloading the same software to personal computers will be provided at the first class.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
The CASE tool to be used during this class will be Oracle Designer as part of the Oracle Developer Suite and Database.
Software will be loaded on several computers in the computer lab to be used in support of your Group Project assignments during this and the follow-on class.
You will not need to obtain copies of any CASE software, however, instructions/information will be provided for those who'd like to obtain their own personal copies for completion of individual portions of the Group Project using personal computers.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, dialogues, presentations, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas and issues through analysis and problem/solution breakdown.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the relevant Departmental Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. The core assessment for this course is a project which counts for 20% of the grade. The course project will be an information system plan for a system chosen by the student. Emphasis will be on developing the basic components of a system using system analysis tools and methodology. The system may be stand alone or integrated with other systems in the organization. Each week portions of the project will be developed including a system description, needs analysis, feasibility analysis, data analysis, process analysis, and financial analysis. Computer aided software engineering (CASE) tools will be used where needed in support of the weekly assignments. The final project document is due at the end of the course with all assignments integrated into one document.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
* 2 Exams (Mid and Final) (25% each, 50% total)
* Term Paper and Paper Presentation (15%) - Term papers will be written on a topic picked from a list of approved technical specialties provided by the instructor. All topics must be picked the first week and approved by the instructor.
* Project and Presentations (25 %) - Projects will utilize the Oracle Designer Case tool from the Oracle Developer Suite. Depending on class size, projects will most likely be accomplished as project teams to be determined first week based on class size.
* Participation and in class work in a group setting - includes peer evaluations of participation (10%)
* Exams are 100 points each
* Term paper and presentation is 100 points - term paper topics must be approved by the instructor. This will ensure no duplication or redundant information presented as well as maximize the learning experience by everyone.
* Group Project and Presentation is 100 points
* Participation and in class work in a group setting - 100 points
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late Assignments/homework/Arrivals: Late submissions will receive a 5 pt deduction for each day past the due date. Coordination prior to an absence, which would result in missing the turn in date, can be authorized with advance notice. Having another student facilitate your turn-in can also be accepted when coordinated in advance. Portions of this course and some classes are based on group participation, your late arrival or missed class may have an impact on the groups learning experience and/or project and may be considered under the portion of your grade that relates to classroom/group participation.
Make-up Examinations: Make-up exams will only be given with a valid excused absence and approved by the instructor. Make-up exams must be scheduled before the next class session or a zero may be given. If granted, the instructor will schedule a date to take the exam.
Incompleteness: Due to the nature of group participation in all projects, incomplete portions of any project will affect the overall grade. This is why peer evaluations and observed classroom/group participation will affect 10% of the overall grade. Failure to deliver your portion of a project or contribute to the groups project may result in a poor peer review and instructor evaluation with regard to this portion of your grade. Family and/or health emergencies and responsibilities do affect your performance throughout a course and may permit you to petition for an incomplete grade and/or make up work missed, however, due to the group/partnering nature of the project, you may be assigned different yet equivalent work at the instructor's discretion to evaluate your grasp of materials covered. The instructor retains the right to veto petitions in these cases or grant an incomplete in an unforeseen circumstance.
Withdrawals: Enrollment status in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If you wish to change your status i this course, ensure you file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the advertised deadlines. Notification of your intent to withdrawal to the instructor will not initiate/accomplish a withdrawal. Not attending class, does not constitute withdrawal. You "must" go to the Campus Center Director and file a withdrawal slip. You are considered part of this class and subject to all graded requirements until notified by the Campus Center Director.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Respect and consideration of everyone's experience, background and input in group projects and/or classroom discussions regardless of differing perspectives.
2. Read the syllabus and be aware of all requirements and deadlines associated with this class and how they affect your overall grade. You are responsible for your work.
3. Be prepared for class. Be familiar and ready to discuss assigned readings and you may have personal, related experience to share as well. This course consists of presentation material, class discussions, group/project discussions and computer lab time for work on group projects. As mentioned before, you are expected to participate in group discussions and project work and failure to do so may result in a lower grade based on participation. Every aspect of assigned readings will not necessarily be reviewed in class but you are still responsible for comprehending all assigned readings from the book which may be covered on the mid-term and/or final exams.
Review student experience and expectations within syllabus.
Chapters 1 and 2
Pick project teams
Pick an approved term paper topic
Computer lab time for project
Computer Lab time for project
Monday is a Holiday
Wednesday will begin with Mid-term Exam (Chaps 1-3)
Chapter 4 review
Classroom presentations of Paper topics
Project reviews and/or Computer lab time for project
Final Group Project Presentations
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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 87Papers and presentations of paper topics are intended to be technical in nature and may not include new ideas and therefore the reference material and quotation of source documentation is mandatory. You shall identify a minimum of three references using standard reference formats for bibliography pages. Paper topics should be supported with information from source material published in the last two years unless providing historical reference.
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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Papers and presentations of paper topics are intended to be technical in nature and may not include new ideas and therefore the reference material and quotation of source documentation is mandatory. You shall identify a minimum of three references using standard reference formats for bibliography pages. Paper topics should be supported with information from source material published in the last two years unless providing historical reference.
Papers should be a minimum of three large paragraphs and between 1 and 2 pages in length, double spaced. Bibliography pages are not included in the 1-2 pages in length but are a required page in addition. Papers will be graded on content, relevancy, and whether something new about the topic could be learned from the information therein. Do not simply cut and paste out of your source material, that is plaiarism, you should take the vast amount of information and consolidate it into the short space available to provide the best of the information available.
Presentation of paper topics are scheduled to be accomplished in one evening. Presentations should be no more than 5 minutes in length. Use of overhead projectors is encouraged and one will be available but please notify the instructor and show up early that class to verify you have all you need to present as planned.
75% of the grade will consist of paper topic content, format, spelling, grammar, and references. The remaining 25% will be based on the quality of the presentation, time, and observable level of effort.
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