System Analysis and Design – CSIS 351

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This practical course in information systems development will cover the concepts, skills, methodologies (RAD as well as SDLC), and tools essential for systems analysts to successfully develop information systems. The course will also introduce the student to the Oracle Designer CASE tools, which will be used to assist in the documentation of the analysis and design phases. The course will include a significant amount of team-based activities, therefore issues associated with team interactions and processes will be discussed. (Formerly BMIS 351)


CSIS 325 (may be taken concurrently)


Object-oriented systems analysis and design is gaining in popularity. As emphasis on the Internet continues to expand in the business world, an increasing amount of software is designed to operate in this environment—almost entirely using object-oriented tools and techniques. Although OOSAD is based on object-oriented concepts and is different from the still-popular structured analysis methodology developed in the 1970’s, the overall focus on the development of effective information systems is the same.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss the relevance of course material to a biblical worldview.
  2. Perform various analysis projects, which include analyzing a problem and identifying the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. Design a process component or program to meet the desired need.
  4. Analyze a computer-based system.
  5. Utilize current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, in each module/week, the student will create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum.

Minicase Assignments (4)

The student will complete 4 Minicase Assignment problems from the course textbook, studying business scenarios, and applying them to what he or she has learned in the course. The student must read the case, answer the questions, and submit his or her answers through the respective assignment links.

Systems Design Project

The student will create an entire SDLC process that will bring added value to a business, using his/her own place of business (preferred) or an existing business.

Quizzes (4)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned modules/weeks along with the preceding module/week.