Bossier Parish Community College

Section Syllabus

Fall 2009 Computer System Analysis and Design CIS 227 - 91

The Course Meets:  INTERNET  08.21 == 12.08

Instructor:  Paul Weaver              E-Mail Address:

Office: A – 2nd Floor                       Telephone            318-678-6374

Class Website:


Professor Office Hours:

Primary contact via e-mail. Secondary via telephone.

Section Requirements:

Text: System Analysis and Design. 8th edition, Gary B. Shelly, Harry J. Rosenblatt  ISBN-10: 0324597665 |  ISBN-13: 9780324597660 Publish date: 2010

Course objectives: Analysis and design in a business information context with e emphasis on tools for analysis, planning, decision-making, and system design. Practical application development utilizing "real world" case studies.

Course description: This course provides an introduction to Systems Analysis and Design. Topics include analyzing the business case, requirements modeling, data and process modeling, and development strategies, with an increased focus on object modeling and project management.  Students also learn about output and user interface design, data design, systems architecture and implementation, and systems operation, support and security.

Prerequisite: CIS 115 and/ OR CIS209.
Also, you must have Internet access, an email account, access to Office 2007 Professional (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Section Attendance requirements: 

ATTENDANCE: You must COMMUNICATE with me regularly. Missing a total of two weeks of class are grounds for suspension. Not turning in assignments or taking tests equates to being absent from class and is grounds for suspension. REMEMBER, it your responsibility to contact me! IF YOU HAVE TO MISS, email or call!!! From BPCC, "Attendance will be checked every class meeting.  When a student has accumulated a total of two weeks of unexcused absences in a course, the instructor may suspend the student (College policy).  As a result of this action, the instructor will assign the student a grade of ‘F’ for the course."

Section Grading:


B. EXAMS: There will be THREE during the course, including the FINAL, which will only cover the last chapters. MAKE-UPS: ONLY if arrangements made before the test! It must be taken WITHIN ONE CALENDAR WEEK FOLLOWING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAM. Through Blackboard.

C. CASE STUDY: CASE STUDY assignment will be given at the end of each chapter. They must be TYPED in Word and have the appearance of a professional document from you to me. I will check spelling, grammar, attention to detail, thoroughness, etc,.  All CASE STUDY assignments turned in late will be given 50% credit and must be turned in WITHIN ONE CALENDAR WEEK FOLLOWING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED date to receive any credit!! Files are received and returned to a specific location in the assignments section, see "View/Complete" in BlackBoard.

Keep a copy of everything you send me until the course is over and you receive your grade, just in case there is a major technical difficulty with Blackboard. 


Assignments can be turned in at any time up until the deadline.  LATE WORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!  If you have an extenuating circumstance, you must let me know about it ahead of time by phone.  It is highly recommended that you turn assignments in ahead of time to ensure that you do not encounter a technological difficulty.


PLAGIARISM:  All assignments are to be completed individually.  If two or more students submit the same work, it will be considered cheating.  Students should be aware of the Student Academic Integrity policy described in the Student Handbook and that if the policy is violated, they will be subjected to disciplinary sanctions listed in the Handbook.  Cheating can result in a failing grade or dismissal from the College, so PLEASE do your own work.


 ALL make-up work must be turned in by the last day of class, December 8, 2009!!!


Early Engagement

30 points



207 points

   (3 @ 69 points each )


480 points

(8 chapters @ 60 points each)

Database Assignment

160 points

 160 points

Discussion Board


60 points

63 points


Total possible..

  1000 points




900 or more points = A

600 through 699 points = D

800 through 899 points = B

less than 600 points = F

700 through 799 points = C


COMMUNICATION: When sending e-mail to your instructor the subject line must consist of the course name with the section included the semester code, and the student’s user name.  (Example:  SUBJECT:  CIS22701pweaver)

The above schedule and procedures in this course are subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances.

Section Calendar:



Learning Activity

Assessment [due according to policy]

Assessment Points

(Read and Review)


Course Introduction

Early Engagement



Chapter 1

Case Study 1 - New Century Health Clinic



Chapter 2

Case Study 2 - New Century Health Clinic



Chapter 3

Case Study 3 - New Century Health Clinic



Chapter 4

Case Study 4 - New Century Health Clinic



 Phase 1

 Exam 1 (Ch. 1 – 3)



Chapter 5

Case Study 5 - New Century Health Clinic



Chapter 6

Case Study 6 - New Century Health Clinic



Chapter 7

Case Study 7 - New Century Health Clinic



 Phase 2

Exam 2 (Ch. 4 - 7)



Chapter 8 & 9 - Database

Rough Draft Database



Chapter 8 & 9 - Database

 Second Draft Database




 Final Draft



Turn in Final Project

Turn in Database Assignment



Chapter 10

Case Study 10 - New Century Health Clinic



 Phase 3

Exam 2 (Ch. 8 - 10)



Chapter 11 -12

Discussion Board




Final Exam [Discussion Board]






All students who may be in need of special accommodations according to the guidelines of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the ADA should contact the Special Services Counselor, Morris Robinson, at 678-6315 or in Bldg. F Room 241.


BPCC library website:  Blackboard Link:  (In the event the BPCC website goes down, you may still be able to log into Blackboard using this address)

How do I log into Blackboard?

To log into Blackboard your Username is your CWID number (Campus Wide Identification number) without any dashes or spaces. This ID number is given to you when you registered with BPCC for the current semester.  It is also located on the back of your BPCC student ID.  Your password is your birth date in the six digit format without any dashes or spaces (Example: January 1, 1980 would be entered as 010180). If you did not receive your CWID number when you registered at the college, you may log in to the BPCC CAVS system using your social security number as your "STUDENT ID:" and your birth date in the example above as your "PIN:" and a message stating "YOUR NEW LOG IN ID:" will display giving your CWID number.  If you have changed your name or need to correct the spelling of your name, you should contact the registrar’s office and your instructors to make sure everyone is made aware of the corrections.

How do I access Student Webmail?

Your logon information for your BPCC student email account is the first initial of your first name, all of your last name, and the last four digits of your social security number. Your password is your birth date in the six digit format. Please see the example below:  If your name was John Smith and your social security number was 999-00-9999 and your birth date was January 1, 1980 your logon information would look like this:


Username: jsmith9999                                        Password: 010180

All BPCC students are expected to become acquainted with College policies, requirements, procedures, and regulations, and to remain cognizant of them during attendance at BPCC.  See Student Handbook for details.