Course Syllabus

Systems Analysis

Class Name, Number, and PIN Number

    Systems Analysis, CS 3413, 1265

Instructor Name, Phone Number, E-Mail and Office Number

    Cliff Layton, 918-343-7665, Layton@rsu.edu, (Office) HH 253

††† Office Hours:MT, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM in HH 253 or the RSU Business and Technology Advising Center; T, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM in HH 253; W, 8:00 to 10:30 AM in HH 253; R,7:30 AM to 10:30 AM in HH 253.

Course Prerequisite

    Programming II or Instructor Permission

Course Description

    This systems analysis course is a university junior level course covering computer systems analysis and creation.

Main topics covered include systems analysis fundamentals, information requirements analysis, the analysis process, systems design, and software engineering and implementation.

Both theory and hands-on work will be expected in the course, and computer software tools will be used in aiding hands-on work.

Group will be done with respect to some course projects.

The course prerequisite is Programming II or instructor permission.

Required Text(s) and Materials

Systems Analysis and Design 9th Edition, by Kendall and Kendall , Prentice Hall, 2014, ISBN 10: 0133023443.

A copy of Visible Analyst Student Edition is required and will be significantly used in the course for student hands-on work. A copy may be obtained using the URL below.

http://store.visible.com/(S(0xrnlj0jtr5rtprf0gv5musq))/AnalystEduc.aspx

A copy of a screen capture tool such as MWSnap or PickPic is also required.

Course Objective(s)

1. You will demonstrate understanding of the basic definitions, concepts, and subfields of systems analysis.

2. You will create text, graphics, and other archetypes, corresponding to all phases of systems analysis.

3. You will use a systems analysis software tool to create archetypes corresponding to all phases of systems analysis.

4. You will work individually and collaboratively with others in accomplishing the above objectives.

Teaching Methods (Student-Instructor Interaction)

    The primary modes of Teacher/Student interaction in the course will be face-to-face, e-mail and e-file transfer; supplemented by threaded discussion.

You should communicate with me, and send files to me through e-mail and e-mail attachment, regarding your questions, assignments, etc. I will communicate with you similarly.

Multiple files should be sent in one attachment, where appropriate, by zipping the files together prior to sending the result; and I may send several files to you zipped together, with unzipping required at your location. If you do not have zipping/unzipping software or do not know how to use it, I will send you instructions on how to get it, or on how to use it.

Threaded discussion topics, appropriate to several of those involved in the course at one time, will be posted and added to in the threaded discussion area, which should be checked frequently.

Group projects will be supported by threaded discussion and document sharing services available through RSU Online or RSU. As the course progresses, please expect changes in group project assignments; these changes, if any, will be announced in the Message Center area online and through e-mail to you.

Excepting holidays, sometimes weekends, and cases in which I am on trips away from e-mail, I will respond to e-mail and e-file-transfers daily. I hope you will do likewise.

Other forms of Teacher/Student interaction such as phone, FAX, online-conferencing, etc. may also be used in the course.

Evaluation Techniques

    Evaluation will be based on totaling scoring of a portfolio of weekly projects, and on PROCTORED Mid-Term and Final Exams.  This is detailed in the General Topic Outline and Agenda.

   As you start your studies you must locate an acceptable site for the proctored exams. Acceptable locations might be on a college campus, in the personnel office at your corporation, at your public library, etc. When you have found a site send in the name of the institution, its address, telephone number(s), fax number(s), and appropriate email addresses, including the area code and appropriate phone extensions, and the name and title of the responsible person who will personally be administering the tests. Please note, for an individual to be acceptable as a proctor, they must have an email address and a fax number available to them!

When I receive all that, I will review the information and contact you with approval/disapproval and any additional questions I may have about the location.

However, if you are a student in the Rogers State University service area, you are required to take all the proctored exams at the Claremore, Bartlesville , or Pryor, testing sites. Their testing hours are Wednesday through Saturday as shown below: Claremore - University Preparatory Center Bartlesville Testing Site Pryor Testing Site: Wednesday through Fridays 8am - 8pm (except Bartlesville - they open at 10am) Saturdays 8am - 5pm (except Bartlesville - they open at 10am).

MISSED EXAMS:

Exams must be taken within the week scheduled in the General Topic Outline and Agenda below, and according to times specified at the RSU testing site or by a proctor. Missed exams may only be made up with the permission and timing of the instructor, and consistent with RSU testing site or proctor schedule.

Grading System

    The course grading system is keyed to the Evaluation Techniques indicated above and on the General Topic Outline and Agenda below, according to the following scale.

90% -- 100% A

78% -- 89% B

64% -- 77% C

50% -- 63% D

0% -- 49% F

Attendance Policies

    This course is an online course in which attendance corresponds to contact between student and instructor at least twice per week.  Attendance and late arrivals are not directly factored into grading in the course, but it is highly unlikely that students in the course not having contact with the instructor at least twice per week will generally do well in the course.

Late Assignments and Make-up Work Policy

Late work on assignments is not allowed, with very rare exceptions to possibly be negotiated.

General Topic Outline and Agenda

For a Summer course, please map the work in weeks 1 and 2 (below) to week 1 (in Summer), the work in weeks 3 and 4 to week 2, etc., so that the course will become an 8-week course in Summer with the coverage indicated below.

Week
Number

 

Chapters or Other Info. to be Studied

Assignment or Test Due at Week End

 

Worth

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Chapters 1 and 2

Problem Set 1 Below

 

  5%

2

 

Chapter 3

Problem Set 2 Below

 

  5%

3

 

Chapter 3

Problem Set 3 Below

 

  5%

4

 

Chapter 4

Problem Set 4 Below

 

  5%

5

 

Chapter 6

Problem Set 5 Below

 

  5%

6

 

Chapter 7

Problem Set 6 Below

 

  5%

7

 

Chapter 8

Problem Set 7 Below

 

  5%

8

 

Chapter 9

Problem Set 8 Below

 

  5%

 

 

Chapters Covered in First Eight Wks

Mid-Term Exam

 

10%

9

 

Chapter 10

Problem Set 9 Below

 

  5%

10

 

Chapter 10

Problem Set 10 Below

 

  5%

11

 

Chapter 11

Problem Set 11 Below

 

  5%

12

 

Chapter 12

Problem Set 12 Below

 

  5%

13

 

Chapter 14

Problem Set 13 Below

 

  5%

14

 

Chapter 16

Problem Set 14 Below

 

  5%

15

 

Chapter 16

Problem Set 15 Below

 

  5%

16

 

Review and Final

Comprehensive Final

 

15%

The end of a week will be considered to be Monday next following the week at 11:00 PM.

Problem Sets Re. the Table Above

In general, answers to problems in text form should be in terms of complete well-constructed sentences and paragraphs, and should be comprehensive but brief; Microsoft Word should be used in creating these answers.

In general, answers to problems in graphics forms should be in terms of screen shots based on Visible Analyst functioning.A (free) tool such as MWSnap or PickPic may be used; and any one of a number of for pay tools may be used.

CPU Case exercises information is available through the link below.

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/kendall

1.  Study Chapter 1 and do the following: explore HyperCASE Experience 1 on p. 17; do all Review Questions; and study the CPU Case and do exercise E-1.  Study Chapter 2 and do the following:  study HyperCASE Experience 2 and do HyperCASE questions 3 and 4; do Review Questions 2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22 and 23; do Problem 5; and study the CPU case and do exercises E-2 and E-5 (see the link above the Problem 1 statement, etc.).

2.  Study Chapter 3 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 3.1 and do HyperCase questions 1 and 3; do Review Questions 4, 5, 6, 7, 17 through 20, 23, 25, 27 through 29, 37, 39, 41, and 43; do Problems 1, 18, and 19; and study the CPU Case and do exercises E-1 and E-2.

3.Study Chapter 3 and do the following:study HyperCase Experience 3.2 and do HyperCase questions 3 and 5.Do Review Questions 9 through 16, 21, 22, 24, 44 and 45; do Problems 6 and 13; and do CPU Case exercises E-6, E-7, and E-8.

4.   Study Chapter 4 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 4.1 and do HyperCase questions 1 and 3, with 3 examples in each context in question 1 (not 5 examples); do Review Questions 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 31 and 32; and study the CPU Case and do exercises E-1 and E-2, treating interviews 2 and 4 only.

5.   Study Chapter 6 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 6 and do HyperCase question 2; do Review Questions 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14 through 18, and 20 through 23; do Problem 1; and study the CPU Case and do exercises E-3, and E-8.

6.   Study Chapter 7 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 7 and do HyperCase questions 1 and 2, but not the 0 level diagram in 2; do Review Questions 3, 5, 6, 12, 15, and 17; do Problems 4, 13, 14, 15, and 18; and study the CPU Case and do exercise E-6.

7.    Study Chapter 8 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 8 and do HyperCase question 1; do Review Questions 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 14, and 15; do Problem 1; and study the CPU Case and do exercises E-5, E-10, E-13, E-24 and E-25. 

8.   Study Chapter 9 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 9 and do HyperCase question 1; do Review Questions 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 15 and 16; do Problems 2 and 3; and study the CPU Case and do exercise E-6.

9. Study Chapter 10 and do the following:do all Review Questions; and do Problem 3 at the end of Chapter 10.

10. Study Chapter 10 and do the following:do HyperCase Questions 2, 3 and 5, and do Problems 5, 6, 7 and 10 at the end of Chapter 10.

11.  Study Chapter 11 and do the following:study HyperCase 11 and do HyperCase questions 1 and 2; do Review Questions 1, 3, 5 through 10, 15, 18 through 22, 24 through 27, 30, 33 through 42; do Problem 3; and study the CPU Case and do exercises E-4, E-9, and E-14.

12.    Study Chapter 12 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 12 and do HyperCase question 4; do Review Questions 2, 4, 7, 10, 11, and 13 through 24; do Problems 1; and study the CPU Case and do exercise E-2 and E-9.

13.    Study Chapter 14 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 14 and do HyperCase question 2; do Review Questions 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15 through 22, 24 through 28, 31 through 35, 38, 39, and 41; do Problems 3 and 8; and study the CPU Case and do exercise E-4 and E-9.

14.    Study Chapter 16 and do the following:  study HyperCase Experience 16.1 and do HyperCase question 3; do Review Questions 1 through 11, and 15, 16, and 19; do Problem 3; and study the CPU Case and do exercise E-2 and E-4.

15.  Study Chapter 16 and do the following:study HyperCase Experience 16.2 and do HyperCase questions 2 and 3; do Review Questions 20 through 30, 32, 33, 34, and 36 through 39; and do Problem 5.

Attendance Policies

This course is an online course in which attendance corresponds to contact between student and instructor at least twice per week. Attendance and late arrivals are not directly factored into grading in the course, but it is highly likely that students in the course not having contact with the instructor at least twice per week will generally do well in the course. Also, students MUST participate in Threaded Discussions within the weeks in which they are assigned, in order to receive credit for the assignments, unless exceptions are negotiated.

Late Assignments and Make-up Work Policy

An assignment must be turned in within the week in which it is due in order to count, subject to student/professor negotiation on very rare occasions.  The end of a week is considered to be Monday immediately following that week at 11:00 PM.

Academic Misconduct

Students are expected to follow university policies as put forth in the institutionís Student Code of Responsibilities and Conduct.  In accordance with Title 12 of The Student Code (page 11), instances of alleged academic misconduct will follow the policies and procedures as described in Title 12.  As a general rule, Faculty at Rogers State University has the responsibility of enforcing the academic code.  Therefore, if academic misconduct is suspected, I will submit a letter of alleged academic misconduct to the Office of Student Affairs.

The Rogers State University Plagiarism Statement

Plagiarism is the representation of the words or ideas of another as oneís own, including: direct quotation without both attribution and indication that the material is being directly quoted, e.g. quotation marks; paraphrase without attribution; paraphrase with or without attribution where the wording of the original remains substantially intact and is represented as the authorís own; expression in oneís own words, but without attribution, of ideas, arguments, lines of reasoning, facts, processes, or other products of the intellect where such material is learned from the work of another and is not part of the general fund of common knowledge.

 

ADA Statement

Syllabus Statement

Americans with Disabilities Act

Rogers State University is committed to providing students with disabilities equal access to educational programs and services. Any student who has a disability that he or she believes will require some form of academic accommodation must inform the professor of such need during or immediately following the first class attended.  Before any educational accommodation can be provided, it is the responsibility of each student to prove eligibility for assistance by registering for services through Student Affairs.

Students needing more information about Student Disability Services should contact the Director of Student Development in the Office of Student Affairs at Rogers State University, 1701 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK 74017 (918) 343-7707.

Please call the above number if you have any questions regarding the ADA statement or Disability Services.

Assessment

In the normal course of activities student input will be gathered concerning many aspects of the class.  Student perception, performance and satisfaction may be solicited, systematically gathered and studied to improvement of the class and our programs.  These assessments will be in the context of the learning objectives of the class as well as the mission of the Department, the School and the University.

Copyright  Statement

 The materials on this course website are provided for the educational purposes of students enrolled in Systems Analysis at Rogers State University. These materials are subject to U.S. Copyright law and are not for further reproduction or transmission.

Closure

The schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.