Cape Breton University
Math 271 (Fall 2009) Course Outline
Instructor: Dr. George Chen
Office: A129 G
Office hour: Mon., Tue., Thur. Fri. 10:30-11:20; Tue. 2:30-3:20
Textbook: Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design (fourth edition)
Author: Valacich, George, Hoffer
One 3-credit programming course, preferably Math 187 plus some basic Object-oriented programming
The main focus of this course is the analysis of software systems. Techniques for structured and object-oriented software analysis are examined. Although emphasis is placed on analysis, the topics will also cover software design and development, data model design and the common gateway interface (web client and server).
Course Contents (subject to change):
Your class attendance will affect your final grade.
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