INFS3220-A1 Systems Analysis and Design    (Fall 2008)

Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor

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Course Details


Enrollment for this section is reserved for students in the School of Adult and Continuing Education (ACE).

All courses offered through the School of Adult and Continuing Education utilize an online component. The amount of online usage varies with the type of class. If you have any questions regarding this or anything else related to ACE, please direct your inquiry to ace@rmu.edu.



Section will be taught as a combination of online and in class meetings. There are regularly scheduled class meeting times as well as significant online interaction and assignments. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account.
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Session, Dates: 3 (10/18/2008 - 12/13/2008)

Days: W

Time: 06:00 - 08:00 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: Hale Center 105

Seats Available: 14 Seats

Credits: 3

The following additional fees apply to this section:   Partially Online Fee : $90.00

Course Description

This course provides the student with theory and practice associated with the analysis and design of computer-based information systems. Fundamental topics include systems theory, the role of the information system in operating and managing the organization, and systems design concepts. The purpose, function, and expected outcomes of each phase and activity of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) are discussed from theoretical and practical perspectives. Specific design techniques, such as data flow diagrams and data dictionaries, are discussed and used. Other topics include the function of design tools such as CASE, planning techniques, and project management. Case studies are used to supplement lectures, with hands-on experiences in applying the SDLC to the analysis and design of information systems.

Prerequisite: One of INFS1020, INFS1050, INFS2010, INFS2110, INFS2120, INFS2130, INFS3140, INFS3184, INFS3151 or MATH2070

About The Instructor

Patricia Byerly, M.B.A.
Part-Time Faculty
 Computer and Information Systems

byerly@rmu.edu
412-397-4200 phone
Hale Center 305

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For additional course information, First Class requirements, syllabus, etc., check the About The Instructor section for a link to a Faculty Website.



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