This course will focus on studying IT systems from various angles. It will introduce students to techniques and strategies to carry out system design, with a focus on a developer's view. The course will consider methodologies to analyze both legacy systems and design of newly specified systems. Other applicable topics such as modular design components, iterative versus flexible design, databases, and data collection will also be studied. (3 credits)
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Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Introduction to a developer based outlook on systems design and systems analysis.
- Consider processes to analyze a proposed system design and analyze a pre-existing system structure.
- Understand the importance and practice of systems modeling.
- Study design strategies including Joint Application Development and Rapid Application Development.
- Consider integration of human and computer interface components into I/O.
- Introduction to database schema design.
- Introduction to Object Oriented Design.
- Build an understanding of end to end analysis in overall system architecture.
- Study tools and methods to carry out efficient implementation strategies.
- Obtain a basic understanding of security threats which may impact systems design considerations.
- Consider ethical situations in systems design and systems usage by way of case studies
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Discussions (due weekly on Wednesdays)
Participation (due weekly on Sundays)
Quizzes (due weekly on Sundays)
Weekly Reflection (due weekly on Sundays)
Midterm Exam (Week 4)
Final Exam (Week 8)
Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore
- Tilley, Scott. Systems Analysis and Design. 12th ed. Cengage Learning., 2020. ISBN-13: 978-0-357-11781-1
Readings and Exercises
Topic: What is Systems Design Analysis?
Topic: Mapping Development to Models
Topic: Input and Output Design
Material from weeks 1-4
Topic: Data Modeling
Topic: Architecture Analysis
Topic: Implementation of a Design
Topic: Support and Security Applications
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
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