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IS 316 Computer Systems Analysis and Design II
Demler, Scott M.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academi

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 316 Computer Systems Analysis and Design II

Semester

F2W2004

Faculty

Demler, Scott M.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland
M.S. Management Information Systems, Bowie State University

Daytime Phone

517-7139 (Cell)

Other Phone

285-6568 (Home)

E-Mail

scott.demler@park.edu

 

scott.demler@tinker.af.mil

 

sdemler@cox.net

Semester Dates

18 Oct - 12 Dec

Class Days

M/W

Class Time

1930-2220

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Whitten, Jeffrey L., Bentley, Lonnie D., and Dittman, Kevin C.  Systems Analysis & Design Methods.  6th ed.  Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2004

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Students may find local libraries and/or the internet useful for finding supplemental resources that would aid in the understanding of the material presented in this course and/or in the completion of the homework assignments.

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:

Lecture and reinforcement through the use of homework assignments, a group case study, and a comprehensive final exam will be the primary teaching techniques used in this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

·        Define process modeling and explain its benefits

·        Recognize and understand the basic concepts and constructs of a process model

·        Identify feasibility checkpoints in the systems life cycle

·        Define and describe four types of feasibility and their respective criteria

·        Define object modeling and explain its benefits

·        Recognize and understand the basic concepts and constructs of object modeling

·        Describe the design phase in terms of information building blocks

·        Identify and differentiate between several systems design strategies

·        Describe database and data distribution alternatives for information system design

·        Describe user and system interface alternatives for information system design

·        Compare and contrast conventional files and modern, relational databases

·        Distinguish between internal, external, and turnaround outputs

·        Differentiate between detailed, summary, and exception reports

·        Describe several general principles that are important to output design

·        Explain the difference between data capture, data entry, and data input

·        Select proper screen-based controls for input attributes that are to be appear on a GUI

·        Distinguish between different types of computer users and design considerations for each

·        Describe how prototyping can be used to design a user interface

·        Differentiate between entity, interface, and control objects

·        Explain the difference between a behavior and a method

Course Assessment:

To successfully complete this course, the student will be required to:

·        Read all assigned material prior to class

·        Complete 10 homework assignments, a group case study, and a comprehensive final exam

Grading:

The final course grade will be determined as follows:

            Homework Assignments (10 @ 4% each)                     40%
            Group Case Study                                                        20%
            Comprehensive Final Exam                                           30%
            Class Participation                                                        10%

Letter grades will be assigned as follows:

            90% - 100%                            A
            80% - 89%                              B
            70% - 79%                              C
            60% - 69%                              D
            Below 60%                              F

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Assignments must be turned in no later than the end of the class period on which they is due.  Normally, if you turn in an assignment later than that, that assignment's score will be reduced by 25% for each successive class period.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Class Activities

Assignments Due

1 - 18 Oct

Group Case Study Discussion

 

2 - 20 Oct

Chapter 9

 

3 - 25 Oct

Chapter 9

 

4 - 27 Oct

Chapter 10

 

5 - 01 Nov

Chapter 11

Chapter 9 Homework

6 - 03 Nov

Chapter 12

Chapter 10 Homework

7 - 08 Nov

Chapter 12

Chapter 11 Homework

8 - 10 Nov

Chapter 13

 

9 - 15 Nov

Chapter 14

Chapter 12 Homework

10 - 17 Nov

Chapter 14

Chapter 13 Homework

11 - 22 Nov

Chapter 15

 

12 - 24 Nov

Chapter 16

Chapter 14 Homework

13 - 29 Nov

Chapter 17

Chapter 15 Homework

14 - 01 Dec

Chapter 18

Chapter 16 Homework

15 - 03 Dec

Review

Chapter 17 Homework; Group Case Study Presentation

16 - 08 Dec

Comprehensive Final Exam

Chapter 18 Homework

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 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.  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.

  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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100

Failure to attend class will also affect the participation grade.  Excused absences can be granted for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty.  The student is responsible for completing all missed work.

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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