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Course Description: This course provides an overview of database system concepts. The course deals with file organization methods, database models, data integrity and security, and database administration issues. The student will be introduced to application program development in a database environment with emphasis on setting up, modifying, and querying a database. Prerequisite: CS219. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes:At the end of the course the successful student should be able to:
Describe a relational database and object-oriented database.
Describe components of a database management system and the techniques used to store and access data within the DBMS.
Utilize modeling software to build a database design.
Describe normalization and perform normalization of a database model.
Understand the basic fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).
Use SQL to create the tables within a database and queries for updating tables.
Utilize SQL to build queries to extract data from multiple tables based on selection criteria.
Describe the duties of the database administrator.
Describe the creation and use of metadata and data dictionaries.
Understand issues of implementing an enterprise database or other DBMS solution such as concurrency, efficiency, management of and security.
Understand the role and issues surrounding the management of data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage.
Describe and understand the role of web-enabling databases.
Course Assessment: See schedule.
Grading: Current Events . . . . . . 20 points
Group Projects . . . . . 20 points
Participation . . . . . 40 points
Mid-Term . . . . . . . . . 100 points
Final . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 points
Exercises . . . . . . . . 120 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers will be marked down accordingly and a failing grade assigned if not submitted before the final examination.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time. Roll will be checked each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as illness or temporary duty, are excusable; however, the student must turn in homework assignments as well as typewritten chapter notes and comments the next class meeting following the absence (a partial failing grade for class participation will be assessed for late chapter cases or unexcused absences).
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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