Course Number / Section:

CIS 4296 (W281) / 001, 002

Course Title:

Information Systems Analysis and Design


Dr. John T. Nosek


Wachman Hall, Room 316.




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CIS3209 and CIS 3229 must have been completed with a grade of C or better.


None required. Recommended: Systems Analysis and Design: An Applied Approach: Alan Dennis and Barbara Haley Wixom. Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design: Larman  1st, 2nd , or 3rd edition.


Course Goals:

Students should be able to:

1.   Use modern structured design techniques and tools.

2.   Develop an initial problem statement and description of needs.

3.   Complete initial analysis, including an estimate of the costs and benefits (tangible and intangible) of a proposed project.

4.   Communicate with clients to understand needs and provide an effective system.

5.   Design effective interactive screens and reports.

6.   Test their designs.

7.   Interface several packages and programs, for example, databases with word processing systems.

8.   Make effective presentations of their work.

9.   Work effectively in teams.

10. Quickly develop prototypes of systems; Create effective documentation.


Topics Covered:

Introduction to Analysis and Design: Essential Modeling which includes Statement of Purpose; Events; Context Diagrams; and data modeling; Introduction to UML which includes use cases, contracts, and system sequence diagrams; Functional Requirements; Cost/Benefit Analysis; Prototype development.




Attendance Policy:


Attendance will be taken.