Abstract: Systems analysis and design is traditionally a required course for both management information systems (MIS) and computer science (CS) majors, taught by different faculty in the different schools (i.e., business faculty for MIS students and CS faculty for CS students). However, due to an unusual and unpredictable situation at a public university in the US, this course was offered as a combined course taught by an MIS instructor. As expected, the semester had its unique challenges and positive experiences. This paper provides student feedback about the course, advantages and disadvantages of the combined course, and recommendations and lessons learned from both the students and professor on future combined classes.
Keywords: Education, Systems Analysis and Design, Combined Class, Computer Sciences, Management Information Systems
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Recommended Citation: Harris (2009). A Systems Analysis and Design Course Experience with both MIS and CS Majors. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (56). http://isedj.org/7/56/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2008: §2524. ISSN: 1542-7382.)
Published by EDSIG, the Education Special Interest Group of AITP, the Association of Information Technology Professionals (Chicago, Illinois).