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CS 360 Database Management
Arnold, Jonathan Lee


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.
CourseCS 360 Database Management FE
SemesterF2Q2005
FacultyArnold, Jonathan
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Daytime Phone307.635.8568
E-Mailjonathan.arnold@park.edu
Semester DatesOctober 10 - December 11, 2005
Class DaysW
Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PM
PerquisitesCS219
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Database Processing, Fundamentals, Design and Implementation, David M. Kroenke, 10th edition, ISBN 0-13-167272-X

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore


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:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness. Lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings will be used to present a variety of exposure and opportunities for the student. 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:

1. Describe a relational database and object-oriented database.
2. Describe components of a database management system and the techniques used to store and access data within the DBMS.
3. Utilize modeling software to build a database design.
4. Describe normalization and perform normalization of a database model.
5. Demonstrate the basic fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).
6. Use SQL to create the tables within a database and queries for updating tables.
7. Utilize SQL to build queries to extract data from multiple tables based on selection criteria.
8. Describe the duties of the database administrator.
9. Describe the creation and use of metadata and data dictionaries.
10. Examine issues of implementing an enterprise database or other DBMS solution such as concurrency, efficiency, management of and security.
11. Explain the role and issues surrounding the management of data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage.
12. Describe the role of web-enabling databases.

Course Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, projects, discussion, homework and presentations will be used in assessment of the student's learning.

Grading:
Homework and quizzes: 100 points
Midterm Examination: 100 points
Final Examination: 100 points
Final Project: 100 points
Group project: 100 points
Class participation: 100 points

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any course work submitted late, without due cause, will have 10% of the total points possible deducted from the graded score for each day late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
No food or beverages are allowed at workstations. Computers are to be used only at the direction of the instructor during class sessions.  Children are not allowed in the computer lab during class sessions. Cell phones must be off or in silent mode.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Readings will be assigned from the following:
Session Activity
1 Laboratory familiarization and Ch. 1 introduction to database processing
2. Chps. 2, 3
3. Chps. 4, 5
4. Chps. 6, 7, 8
5. Review and midterm examination
6. Chps. 9, 10, 11
7. Chps. 12, 13
8. Chps. 14, 15
9. Review and final examination
Laboratory work will be assigned at various times during the course. This schedule is tentative and may be adjusted to ensure a more successful learning environment.


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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

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.

  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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
7. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor regarding any missed classes or assignments.

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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