Dr Jose Perez-Carballo
Email: jperezc at calstatela.edu
This course provides an introduction to Systems Analysis and Design
methodologies. Topics include analyzing the business case, System
development life cycle, requirements modeling, data and process
modeling, system architecture, and development strategies, with a
focus on object-oriented modeling and project management. Students
will learn about output and user interface design, data design,
systems architecture and implementation, and systems operation,
support, and security. The course also includes hands-on experience
with related software tools and the real-world system development
Systems Analysis and Design, 9th Edition
Gary B. Shelly
Harry J. Rosenblatt - College of the Albemarle
ISBN-10: 0538481617 ISBN-13: 9780538481618
752 Pages Hardcover
Goals and Objectives
To understand the concepts, tools and techniques of modern system analysis and design
To understanding of the business process requirements in information systems in the real world
To develop skills in utilizing system planning, analysis, design and development tools
To develop techniques in documenting information systems
To experience in working as a team member in information system development
To understand system security life cycle, architecture and requirements.
To discuss and define system security design requirements including access control, encryption and authentication control, virus control and system value estimates
Requirements and Grading
The grading of this course involves these components:
- Assignments and Participation
You can always find your current standing by looking at your scores in moodle.
There will be one mid-term and one comprehensive final exam.
Exams are closed book, closed notes. Topics to be on exams will be covered in class discussions and completely defined before each test.
A list of topics will be published in our website. Students are
expected to choose a topic and deliver a presentation. The topics
will be about design, analysis, and implementation of information
systems: successes, failures, new methodologies, etc. Students are
encouraged to suggest topics to be added to the list.
There will be weekly assignments. Late work is not accepted with NO EXCEPTIONS.
After we finish a chapter there will be an assignment bout it due a week from that moment.
Students are expected to enrich the course through relevant questions and contributions of personal knowledge and experience. Active participation in class discussions is therefore an important component of this course.
Regular attendance and promptness is required. Attendace may be taken during the first few minutes of the class. Note that attendance is distinct from participation but it will count for the same category. If you are often not present at the time attendance is taken you probably will not get the full credit for participation.
We will have in class quizzes. They must be done in class. If you submit them from anywhere else they will not count.
Grades will be assigned based on the following weights:
- Participation: 12%
- Assigments: 24%
- Mid-term exam: 24%
- Final exam: 24%
- Project: 16%
Letter grades will be assigned using the following scale:
Work Load: This course requires a relatively greater
expenditure of effort than most courses in the Computer Information
Systems program. Students are urged to consider this in planning
their program schedule.
Late Work: Late work will not be accepted. WITH NO EXCEPTIONS.