IS 315 Computer Sys Analysis & Design I
F2F 2007 MY
Hubbard, William B.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
MS, Information Systems, Strayer University, 1991BS, Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University, 1987AAS, Data Processing, Community College of the Air Force, 1980
Fort Myer, Virginia
10/15/2007 to 12/16/2007
5:00 - 10:00 PM
IS 205 3:0:3
Textbook: Seventh Edition by Kendall & Kendall, Prentice Hall ISBN-0-13-615405-0. For papers, including laboratory assignments, either the American Psychological Association (APA) style or the Modern Language Association (MLA) style will be the only writing styles accepted.
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Additional Resources: 1. Structured System Development, 2nd Edition, Fraser Publishing 1990, 2001.
4. Database Systems: Concepts, Languages, & Architectures, McGraw-Hill, 1999.
6. The Data Model Resource Book: A Library of Data Models for Specific Industries,
John Wiley & Sons, 2001.
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Educational Philosophy: I encourage lively discussion based on both my experiences and the students’ experiences along with our current activities. Moreover, each student is encouraged to engage interactively with both fellow students and instructor to share and provide experiences with research and laboratory activities from both class assignments and employment activities. Each student is encouraged to bring and discuss articles from periodicals, newspapers, Internet and technical writings that are germane to the Computer Systems Analysis and Design discipline.
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:
1. Quizzes: Weekly homework quizzes will be assigned in advance to the student.
2. Labs/Workshops: Students will be assigned three labs/workshops using the team concept, designing a system, and will brief the class and instructor on the progress of the system chosen.
3. Mid-term and Final Exams: Students will complete one Mid-term and one Final Examination.
The paper will be graded to include: grammar, flow of thought, transitions, content, and format. Other factors may be considered in the grading of this paper. If you have any questions while completing this assignment, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor to have the question answered. Student teams (with each team member participating) will present their paper to the class (slides are encouraged). Guidelines: APA or MLA format, 10-15 pages of body text, with not more than 25 pages total, 1" margins, double space, header, title page, table of contents, reference page (Grading criteria: format/references-10, grammar-10, introduction-5, transitions and flow of thought-5, conclusion-10, system summaries-40, graphics/diagrams-10; presentation-10)
Eight homework quizzes, class participation, three workshops toward team project, a midterm exam, a term project paper with presentation, and a final exam will determine your course grade. Further details of labs and term paper with presentation will be covered in class. The relative weight of the course will be as follows:
Homework Quizzes (10)
Lab/Workshops and Student Briefs (3)
A = 95-100% 1000-950
B = 85-94% 949-850
C = 75-84% 849-750
D = 70-74% 749-700
F = Less than 70% 699-Below
Late Submission of Course Materials: If an assignment is due on a night that the student is not present, it is the student's responsibility to get the assignment to the instructor on the due date. Five points will be deducted each day an assignment is late. Assignments will not be accepted after three dates of the due date without prior approval from the instructor.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
· Class participation is expected and will form a part of the final grade.
· Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.
· Students are required to read all material assigned prior to class and apply the material during class discussions, activities, and exercises.
· The student is responsible for providing the instructor with justification for an excused absence, either prior to or immediately after the absence.
· Computers are now an integral part of our educational experience.
· Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.
· Students will conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.
· Students are expected to respect other students' opinions and values, even if they disagree with those opinions and values.
· There should only be one person talking at a time. Side bar conversations will not be tolerated.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
15 October 2007
Assuming the Role of a Systems Analyst – CASE Tool.
Read Chapters 1;
Answer questions at end of Chap. 1;
22 October 2007
Organizational Style and Its Impact on Information Systems.
29 October 2007
Determine Feasibility; Managing Analysis and Design Techniques.
Read Chapter 3; Answer questions at end of Chap. 3;. Homework Assn. Chap. 2 Due; Lab/Workshop 1; Student Brief.
5 November 2007
MID-TERM Exam Review
Information Gathering: Interactive Methods.
Read Chapter 4; Answer questions at end of Chap. 4; Homework Assn. Chap.3 Due.
12 November 2007
Information Gathering: Unobtrusive Methods.
Read Chapter 5; Answer questions at end of Chap. 5; Homework Assn. Chap. 4 Due; Lab/Workshop 2; Student Brief.
19 November 2005
Agile Modeling and Prototyping
Read Chapters 6; Answer questions at end of Chapters 6; Homework Assn. Chap. 5 Due.
26 November 2007
Using Data Flow Diagrams.
Read 7; Answer questions at end of Chap. 7; Homework Assn. Chap. 6 Due;
Lab/Workshop 3; Student Brief.
3 December 2007
FINAL Exam Review; Analyzing Systems Using Data Dictionaries; and Project Presentations
Read Chap 8; Homework Assn. Chap. 7 Due; Final Exam Review; Project Presentations
10 December 2007
Describing Process Specifications
Describing Process Specifications and Structured Decisions; FINAL Exam and Project Presentations
Read Chap. 9;
Homework Assn. Chap. 8 Due;
Project Presentations; and Final Exam.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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Last Updated:11/19/2007 1:12:31 PM