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CS 290
Systems Analysis and Design (Critical Thinking)


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Apply problem-solving, system analysis, and rapid application development techniques to design appropriate hardware/software solutions to meet various end user requirements. Recommended: CS 121.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the systems analyst role.
  • Determine expectations of end users and corporate partners.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of information systems and processing.
  • Implement the basic principles of systems development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of CASE (Computer Application System Engineering) tools.
  • Identify and use data process, network and object modeling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic systems design and construction methods.
  • Use prototyping and RAD (Rapid Application Development).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the "Human Factor" as a part of systems analysis and design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the requirements for a career as a systems analyst.

  • Course Topics
  • Roles of Systems Analyst.
  • Technology trends affecting information systems development.
  • The role of information systems architecture in systems development.
  • Functions of project management.
  • Systems analysis and relate the term to the preliminary investigation, problem analysis, requirements analysis, and decision analysis phases of the systems development methodology.
  • How to differentiate between several systems design strategies.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    CS 290
    Fall 2012
    0552
    Wallace Fisher
    CS 290
    Fall 2011
    0529
    Wallace Fisher
    CS 290
    Winter 2011
    0574
    Gerald Sampson
    CS 290
    Winter 2009
    0574
    Gerald Sampson


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.