Mt. San Jacinto College Computer Information Systems
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CSIS 201: Systems Analysis

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Course Description

This course introduces the basic concepts and principles of information systems analysis and design within the content of an enterprise information architecture. Various systems development lifecycles will be studied and students will apply a systems methodology in modeling an information system. Project management techniques specific to information technology projects will also be covered.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize that a system consists of : hardware, software, data, procedures, and people within a global environment.
  • Apply systems concepts in the investigation, evaluation, and resolution of information technology problems.
  • Explain and identify the different user perspectives and elements in an enterprise information architecture.
  • Identify the stages of the systems development life cycle and the activities that occur in each stage.
  • Analyze existing processes based on interviewing, observation, documentation, analysis and other similar methods.
  • Prepare detailed computer-based specifications that satisfy the requirements specified during systems analysis.
  • Research and apply industry reference models and best practices in order to improve process designs.
  • Assess, manage, and control IT risks.
  • Demonstrate working effectively as a member of a team to accomplish common goals.
  • Analyze technical information, as well as listen effectively to, communicate orally with, and prepare memos, reports and documentation for a wide range of audiences.
  • Investigate and assess new sources of information and learning opportunities to stay abreast of emerging information and computing technologies.
  • List career paths related to the program of study, as well as any qualifications and/or professional certifications that may be associated with those careers.

 Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the stages of the systems development life cycle and the activities that occur in each stage
  • Model entities in an ER diagram based on a problem/case scenario.
  • Model attributes in an ER diagram based on a problem/case scenario
  • Model relationships in an ER diagram based on a problem/case scenario
  • Build a context diagram based on a problem/case scenario.