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CS 360 Database Management
Garner, Jerald L.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.
Course CS 360 Database Management
Semester F2LL2005
Faculty Garner, Jerald L.
Title Adjunct Faculty
Degrees/Certificates BS Management/Human Resources
BS Management
MS Production/Operations Managment
Office Location Little Rock AFB, AR
Office Hours 6 - 9 PM
Daytime Phone 501-450-1406
Other Phone 501-944-2967
E-Mail p20320@pirate.park.edu
garner@hendrix.edu
jlgarner@centurytel.net
Semester Dates October 17 - December 11, 2005
Class Days -T-Thur--
Class Time 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Perquisites CS360
Credit Hours 3

Textbook:
Database Management Systems, 3rd ed, Gerald V. Post (Ref)

Additional Resources:
2003 Server, Microsoft Access, FrontPage, films, computer systems, software, and Internet Access. Any materials needed to bring the latest trend setting information to the classroom.

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, modifying, and querying a database.  Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Group discussions, computer database design, student lectures, and lectures will be used.  Students will be required to use the Internet to locate articles on Database Topics and present them in class.  Students will be exposed to different cases dealing with Databases implementations in current day systems.

Learning Outcomes:
This course is designed to provide students with an en-depth understanding of Database Design, history of databases and Data structures. Students will develop a database; create update forms, reports and web posting of data.

Course Assessment:
Problems will be announced in class, students must be prepared to discuss assignments at each class session.   Students will be required to complete a term paper and presentation of material, and complete two examinations.
Students will complete a three page report, and 20 to 45 min presentation on assigned projects (database creation, managing, DBMS systems, posting and updating on web).(instructors approval).  Each student will be required to research  current event topics (technology, outsourcing of tech jobs, trends in technology)weekly and be prepared to discuss at the beginning of each session.

Grading:
Class participation - 15%, Mid Term - 30%, Report/Project - 20%, and Final - 35%.
A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69 and F 0-59.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend class, homework and papers will be completed by due dates and academic honesty is strictly enforced.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
17 Oct Session 1 -
Current Events. Database Systems and how they Affect our Lives, Banking, Medical, College, Church, IRS, Fed, state, local and other locations. Select Paper Topics.
19 Oct Session 2 -
Current Events. Discuss some of the DBMS systems available and work group database systems.   
24 Oct Session 3 -
Current Events. DBMS selection process and implementation elements.  Database design process and steps involved.  To include; structure, concepts, terms, and uses.  Work on papers.
26 Oct Session 4 -
Current Events. Continued - DBMS selection process and implementation elements.  Database design process and steps involved.  To include; structure, concepts, terms, and uses.  Work on papers. 
1 Nov Session 5 -
Current Events. Discuss the history of  Data warehousing, marts, mining and implementations. To include DSS, EIS and other support systems for decision making. Work on papers. 
3 Nov Session 6 -
Current Events. Databases and their interface with Web development tools. 
8 Nov Session 7 -
Current Events. Databases and the WEB.  Implementation and uses. 
10  Nov Session 8 -
Current Events. (REVIEW) Open Discussion 
15 Nov Session 9 -
Mid Term. Current Events, Work on papers. 
17 Nov Session 10 -
Current Events. MS ACCESS server setup & FrontPage 2003 demo; creating databases, forms, reports and queries. 
22 Nov Session 11 - 
Work On presentations 
24 Nov Session 12 - 
Turkey Day 
29 Nov Session 13 -
Current Events. Securing the Corporate Environment. A close look at regulations on data and privacy. Present Projects/Papers 
1 Nov Session 14 -
Present Projects/Papers 
6 Nov Session 15 -
Review   Present Projects/Papers 
8 Dec Session 16 -
Final

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.  
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal.  It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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