Description: CSCI 342 will cover the systems analyst, information systems, problem definition and problem solving; a systems development life cycle, system modeling with Data Flow Diagrams, data dictionary, policy and procedure, systems design tools and techniques, project management, fact-finding, communications skills, feasibility and cost benefit analysis.
Homework: Homework will be taken up and graded without prior knowledge. Homework is due at the beginning of class.
ATTENDANCE Regular attendance is necessary for this class. For every class you miss, you may receive a zero on a pop quiz, a late penalty on a homework assignment and/or a chance to learn something.
EXAMS There will be two exams. The exam dates are 9/17/96 and 10/22/96.
MAKE-UP EXAMS There will NOT be make-up exams. If one exam is missed, your grade will be calculated differently from the formula itemized below. If you will miss an exam, bring a doctor's excuse and notify me in advance. These cases will be handled on an individual basis.
The following course schedule WILL change. This should be interpreted
as a general guideline only.
For current syllabus information, look online at
|08/20/96||Course Information and Description||Chapter 1
|The Modern Systems Analyst |
|08/27/96||The Information Systems Building Blocks||Chapter 3|
|A Systems Development Life Cycle |
|09/03/96||Systems Development Techniques and Methodologies||Chapter 5|
Part 5 Section D
Part 5 Section B
|Computer Aided Systems Engineering (CASE) |
|09/10/96||Review||Study for Test|
|09/17/96||Test on Chapters 1-5, Part 5 Sec. D||Chapter 7 |
Part 5 Section A
|09/24/96||Systems Analysis|| Chapter 8 |
|Project Management |
|Test Discussion |
|10/01/96||Data Modeling||Chapter 10|
|Process Modeling |
|10/08/96||Network Modeling||Chapter 11 |
|Guest Lecturer: Mr. Ron McCoy|
Director of Information Technology, Yale Security, Inc.
|10/15/96||Have a good Fall Break!|
|10/22/96||Data and Process Modeling|| Study
|Using a Project Repository|
|10/29/96||Test on Chapters 6-9 & 11, Part 5 Sec. A||Chapter 12 |
Part 5 Sec. C
|11/05/96||Systems Design||Chapter 14
|Data Analysis |
|Feasibility Analysis |
|11/12/96||Process Analysis and Design||Chapter 17|
|File and Database Design |
|Input and Output Design|
|11/19/96||Guest Lecturer: Mr. Paul Millard|
Director of Networking Services, Transquest, Inc.
|11/26/96||User Interface Design ||
Journal is due today|
|Systems Implementation |
|12/03/96||Systems Support||Study for Final Exam |
|Review for Final|
(50% on Sections 3 & 4,
the remaining 50%
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