Analysis and Design of Information Systems

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analysis and Design of Information Systems

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Information Sciences, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    CS 1070 Introduction to Information Systems
    CS 2179 Business Information Systems

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Concepts for systems analysis and design, methodologies, techniques, and tools. Evaluation of information systems components and their alignment with business requirements. Integration of the structured systems modeling with the object oriented one.

    RATIONALE: 
    Information systems are viewed as a set of layers which incorporate software components (objects) that act on data. In this course students acquire a strong foundation in structured methodologies which guide systems development and also a clear understanding of the concepts, tools and techniques of the object oriented methodologies. This course introduces the concepts, tools and techniques of both paradigms and deepens into systems thinking in general. Also, since systems analysis and design projects are tasks requiring a combination of resources, students are also introduced to project management.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course the student, should be able to:
    1. Recognize the systems development cycle and the role of the systems analyst.
    2. Evaluate the dimensions of feasibility in information systems
    3. Apply the systems analysis tools and techniques to construct models of a business information system.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the learning and teaching strategy of the College, the following tools/activities are used:
    • Lectures, class discussions on the requirements and design specifications of small enterprise information systems.
    • Office hours held by the instructor to provide further assistance to students.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform to further support communication, by posting lecture notes, assignment instruction, timely announcements, and online submission of assignments.