A recent paper appeared in the October issue of the ISEDJ that may be of interest to you on what should be in a typical systems analysis and design course.
The paper is entitled, Defining the Content of the Undergraduate Systems Analysis and Design Course as Measured by a Survey of Instructors by Timothy Joseph Burns. There is a great deal of information on the who, what, when, where, why, and how of typical SAD course.
This paper can serve as a good template for building a successful SAD course.
The only missing element from this paper is the value that automated tools brings such as: expert rules checking, project reporting, and keeping track changes to a given project.
There are many factors that make the undergraduate systems analysis and design course somewhat enigmatic in its purpose, and therefore equivocal in its...