In this course, students will explore and become familiar
with various concepts, principles, and stages of computer-based
information systems analysis and design. Students will be exposed to and
learn about the groups of people involved in systems development and the
different methods, tools, and techniques used in systems analysis and
design. Feasibility study, requirements definition and design and
development documentation will be covered. The system development life
cycle, prototyping, data modeling, and user involvement will also be
1. To learn and demonstrate an understanding of systems
analysis and design principles, concepts, and evaluation.
2. To gain an appreciation for the scope of systems analysis and design in
a business organization context
1.Working knowledge of some type graphic tool (i.e.
PowerPoint). This will be used for any type modeling done in the course.
2. Management of Information Technology (PTMA 3020-R50). This course
will provide the students with the basics of information systems
components and vocabulary.
Tentatively, course material will be presented and
covered on a chapter-by-chapter basis. The instructor will announce any
deviation from this well in advance.
Knowledge of an automated graphics tool. This will be
used throughout the course for modeling purposes.
Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements
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||Notes, handouts, presentations
as posted on the bulletin board.
Minimum Requirements--Microsoft Office 97/2000/XP is required.
||Tests, assignments, and
homework will be on an individual basis. The time and place for these
items will be posted on the bulletin board and will be made well in
advance of due dates. All items must be turned in on time to receive
Grades will be based on performance on tests,
assignments, and homework.
Total points will be determined for tests, assignments,
and homework. Of the total points available, the following percentages
will be used to determine the grade for the course.
1. Students must check course bulletin board at lease 2-3
times per week.
2. Students must participate in collaborative or chat room sessions.
3. Students must communicate with the instructor on a regular basis.
4. Students must participate in any interactive aspects of the course.
1. Students are expected to meet any required deadlines
(i.e. assignments) on time.
2. Students are expected to be on time for any collaborative assignments
1. Copying/cheating will not be tolerated and will result
in a grade of "F" for the course.
2. Missed assignments will not be tolerated and will not receive credit
unless agreed to by the instructor.
3. It is the student's responsibility to provide suitable documentation
to the instructor before consideration of missed work will be given.
4. It is the student's responsibility to communicate with the instructor
in advance of any problems or concerns.
5. All tests, assignments, homework, etc. must be typed.
6. Unless otherwise stated, all tests, assignments, and homework will be
1. Always include a subject line.
2. Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the
wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be
helpful in some cases.
3. Use standard fonts.
4. Do not send large attachments without permission of the instructor.
5. Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html,
etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or
6. Respect the privacy of other class members.
1. Review the discussion threads thoroughly before
entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
2. Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a
3. Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of
the discussion group.
4. Be respectful of other s ideas.
5. Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly
before entering your remarks.
6. Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
7. Be positive and constructive during group discussions.
8. Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
1. Introduce yourself to the other learners in the chat
2. Be polite. Choose your words carefully. Do not use derogatory
3. Be concise in responding to others in the chat session.
4. Be prepared to open the chat session at the scheduled time.
5. Be constructive in your comments and suggestions.
All web-based TBR student oriented web sites are
available to the students.
Tennessee Board of Regents Virtual Library is available
to all students enrolled in the Regents Degree Program. Links
to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases,
interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps,
and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to
complete online assignments and as background reading must be included
in all courses.
||Qualified students with
disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic
accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability
services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability
accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written
verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from
the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's
responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's
disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for
having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.
instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this
syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the
instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by
individual email communication and posting both notification and nature
of change(s) on the course bulletin board.
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