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COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM:
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  • 1. COURSE: Business 325: Systems Analysis TERM: Bus 325 is an online course designed for self-paced progression and instructor/student interaction via the Internet and the Blackboard interface. COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces the concepts of data and information, develops the concepts of (and need for) information flow systems, and presents techniques for analysis and design. REQUIRED COURSE TEXT: McLeod, R. and Schell, G.P. (2007). Management Information Systems, 10e. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall Publishing. UNIVERSITY/SCHOOL MISSION: See attachment. LEARNED SOCIETY STANDARDS: See attachment. LEARNER GOALS/COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. To expand student knowledge as to how managers should understand and utilize the information system within his/her organization. 2. To increase student awareness of ethical considerations in information systems. 3. To increase student competencies in information systems research. LEARNER OUTCOMES: 1. Students will develop the ability to understand information systems. 2. Students will have the ability to research different information systems. 3. Students will know how to use a given system in order to make effective planning decisions in an organization. 4. Students will be able to use information systems to make ethical decisions within their organization. 5. Students will understand how and why particular procedures are applied in certain situations. 6. Students will understand why design standards are essential to the functioning of an organization. 7. Students will understand why operations standards are essential to the functioning of an organization. 8. Students will understand why control standards are essential to the functioning of an organization.
  • 2. INSTRUCTIONAL PROCEDURES: Due to the nature of the course, instruction and feedback will be given through email and Blackboard Online. Students should become familiar with logging in to Blackboard, checking announcements for the course, and replying to messages on the message board. COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include chapter reading assignments, written assignments, and tests. Students must complete the assignments as schedule. The exams will be given through Blackboard Online. These are timed exams (one hour is given to complete the exam) and utilization of notes and text is permitted. Exams will consist of multiple-choice, matching, true/false, and essay questions. Students will have one opportunity to take each exam. If there are technical problems, the student should contact the instructor immediately. Any questions or comments should be directed to the instructor. EVALUATION RATIONALE: Assessment in the form of Chapter Questions, Research Paper, Article Reviews, and Tests will be used for this class. GRADING SCALE AND PROCEDURE: 96-100% A 73-76% C 90-95% A- 70-72% C- 87-89% B+ 67-69% D+ 83-86% B 63-66% D 80-82% B- 60-62% D- 77-79% C+ 0-59% F 20% of Course Grade 20% of Course Grade 30% of Course Grade 30% of Course Grade Chapter Questions / Problems Article Reviews Research Paper / Presentation Exams Learned Society Standards for Systems Analysis (Cited from the International Technology Education Association) The Nature of Technology Standard One: Students will develop an understanding of the characteristics and scope of technology. Standard Two: Students will develop an understanding of the core concepts of technology. Standard Three: Students will develop an understanding of the relationships among technologies and the connections between technologies and the connections between technology and other fields of study. Technology and Society Standard Four: Students will develop an understanding of the cultural, social, economic,
  • 3. and political effects of technology. Standard Five: Students will develop an understanding of the effects of technology on the environment. Standard Six: Students will develop an understanding of the role of society in the development and use of technology. Standard Seven: Students will develop an understanding of the influence of technology on history. Design Standard Eight: Students will develop an understanding of the attributes of design. Standard Nine: Students will develop an understanding of engineering design. Standard Ten: Students will develop an understanding of the role of troubleshooting, research and development, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving. Abilities for a Technological World Standard Eleven: Students will develop abilities to apply the design process. Standard Twelve: Students will develop abilities to use and maintain technological products and systems. Standard Thirteen: Students will develop abilities to assess the impact of products and systems. The Designed World Standard Fourteen: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use medical technologies. Standard Fifteen: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to use agricultural and related biotechnologies. Standard Sixteen: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use energy and power technologies. Standard Seventeen: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use information and communication technologies. Standard Eighteen: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use transportation technologies. Standard Nineteen: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use manufacturing technologies. Standard Twenty: Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use construction technologies. COURSE OUTLINE: Module 1: Essential Concepts .* Read Chapter 1: “Introduction to Information Systems” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 1 Questions 2, 5, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18. .* Provide your response to Chapter 1 Problem 2. .* Read Chapter 2: “Information Systems for Competitive Advantage” *Provide your responses to Chapter 2 Questions 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 15, 16, 18, 20, 24. .* Read Chapter 3: “Using Information Technology to Engage in Electronic
  • 4. Commerce” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 3 Questions 2, 3, 4, 7, 11, 13, 17. .* Read Chapter 4: “System Users and Developers” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 4 Questions 1, 5, 7. .* Provide your response to Chapter 4 Problem 1. .* Article Review: Submit a review of an on-line article that is relevant to subject matter covered in any of the four chapters in Module 1. (See format and instructions for article review.) .* Exam, Chapters 1 -4. Module 2: Information Resources .* Read Chapter 5: “Computing and Communications Resources” *Provide your responses to Chapter 5 Questions 1, 4, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14. .* Read Chapter 6: “Database Management Systems” *Provide your responses to Chapter 6 Questions 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 13. .* Read Chapter 7: “Systems Development” *Provide your responses to Chapter 7 Questions 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 12, 15, 21. .* Read Chapter 8: “Information in Action” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 7 Questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 14. .* Article Review: Submit a review of an on-line article that is relevant to subject matter covered in any of the four chapters in Module 2. (See format and instructions for article review.) .* Exam, Chapters 5 - 8. .* Submit Research Paper / Schedule Presentation Module 3: Managing Information and Technology .* Read Chapter 9: “Information Security” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 9 Questions 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 18, 20. .* Read Chapter 10: “Ethical Implications of Information Technology” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 10 Questions 2, 9, 13, 16, 17. .* Read Chapter 11: “Decision Support Systems” .* Provide your responses to Chapter 11 Questions 1, 8, 9, 10, 16, 18. .* Article Review: Submit a review of an on-line article that is relevant to subject matter covered in any of the four chapters in Module 2. (See format and instructions for article review.) .* Exam, Chapters 5 - 8. Article Review:
  • 5. General Information: Student’s name, title of the article, and date should be placed in the upper left corner of the paper. The review should be double-spaced using Times New Roman, 12 font. Reference: Provide the web address of the article being reviewed. (The article should be readily available on-line. No subscription should be necessary to access the article.) Summary of the Article: This summary should include two to four well-formed and concise paragraphs that state the purpose, design, methodology, and message of the article. Evaluation of the Article: The final portion should be one to three paragraphs that state the student’s evaluation of the article. The paragraphs should answer the following questions (in narrative form): did the author clearly present the purpose of the article, was the author effective in the attempt to examine the issue, did the author have a bias, who will benefit from reading this article, what will the benefit be, and how important or extensive is the benefit? Also, if the author had a reason to provide the information from a biased position, please note that in the evaluation. Finally, provide a paragraph that expresses your opinions or learnings from the article. Additional Information: Articles should be sufficiently long and have enough information to write a good review (generally, articles should be at least two or three pages long). The review should generally be at least 1 ½ - 2 typed pages. The review should not just quote what is in the article or re-state what is in the textbook. Papers should not contain spelling, typographical, or grammatical errors. Research Paper - Each student will select a relevant topic for his/her research paper and submit it to the instructor for approval. During the introductory modules of the course, the student will conduct extensive, in-depth research about the chosen topic. At the end of Module 2, the student will submit a written paper about the topic (5-7 double spaced pages). At least six sources must be cited in the paper, one of which may be the course text. The paper must contain citations and a reference page. The APA format must be followed. In addition to the paper, the student may be required to present an oral summary of the information. The oral presentation should be 10-15 minutes in length. Each student is required to have at least one visual aid during the presentation (PowerPoint slides, posters, charts, graphs, etc). The paper and presentation combined will total 30% of the final course grade. Oakland City University School of Business Written Term Paper/Report Evaluation Form
  • 6. Student’s Name _____________________________________________________________ Course _________________________________ Date _________________________ Skills Possible Points Points Earned The student provided comprehensive and in-depth 10 coverage of the assigned topic. The student’s paper was 10 organized, coherent, and well planned. The student’s paper flowed smoothly and naturally. Transitions were logical and effective. The student used appropriate grammar, sentence structure, 10 and spelling. The format of the paper was professional in appearance. The student included an acceptable title page and 10 references page. Margins, font, and spacing were adequate for the assignment. The student cited professional, scholarly sources in the paper as references. The in-text 10 citations and references page adhered to standard APA documentation style. Points are determined by the following rating scale: 9- Excellent 7-8 Very Good 5-6 Average 10 3-4 Below Average 1-2 Poor 0 Unsatisfactory _______/50 possible points Letter Grade _______ Instructor’s Comments:
  • 7. Oakland City University School of Business Oral Presentation Evaluation Form Student’s Name _____________________________________________________________ Course _________________________________ Date _________________________ Skills Possible Points Points Earned The student provided comprehensive and in-depth 10 coverage of the assigned topic. The student’s presentation was organized, coherent, and well 10 planned. The student used appropriate vocabulary and correct 10 grammar. The student’s delivery was natural in style and tone. The student presented with appropriate volume, rate, and 10 pitch. The student did not simply read his/her presentation. The student’s use of supplementary items enhanced the presentation. Visual aids 10 were professional in appearance. Points are determined by the following rating scale: 9- Excellent 7-8 Very Good 5-6 Average 10 3-4 Below Average 1-2 Poor 0 Unsatisfactory _______/50 possible points Letter Grade _______ Instructor’s Comments:
  • 8. (designed 12/7/04) Oakland City University Mission Oakland City University in Oakland City, Indiana, is a learning community dedicated to: academic excellence, technical preparation, and life-long learning; the promotion of Christian ethical and moral values; the enhancement of each person’s intellectual, spiritual, and social development; community service through positive leadership; and the preparation for gainful employment through academic excellence. Oakland City University School of Business Mission The School of Business at Oakland City University is a learning community dedicated to: academic excellence, life-long learning, and the enhancement of each person’s intellectual development; the promotion of Christian ethical and moral values, especially in the business community; the promotion of community service through positive leadership; the preparation of graduates to successfully meet the needs of business and industry; and the development of skills for each individual to enhance his/her own personal and professional growth.

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