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CS 360 Database Management
Rejai, Barry


Course Number:                  CS360

Course Title:                        Database Management

Instructor:                            Barry Rejai

                Day:  (913) 762-8499

                Cell:  (913) 485-6207

                Email id: b.rejai@park.edu

                Web site:   http://brejai.pageout.net

Term Dates:                         8/25/2004 through 10/13/2004

Meeting Time:                     Wednesday 5:30 PM to 9:50 PM

Site Location:                       Park Downtown

 

Course Description:

This course provides an overview of database system concepts. The course will deal 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.  Pre-requisite: CS219

 

Goals of the Course:

This is an introductory course primarily covering the foundation concepts of database management.  This course imparts knowledge and skills required for a foundation in current Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS).  The course will also provide coverage of special topics, including object-oriented systems, distributed systems, client/server systems, data warehousing, and implications of the internet and intranets for database management.

 

Learning Objectives:

·         database management system concepts and architecture

·         data modeling

·         database logical and physical design   

·         database lifecycle

·         database administration 

·         relational database model and relational algebra

·         Structured Query Language (SQL) 

·         other topics in database management systems

 

Class Policies:

Class attendance and participation is required.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of F.  Excused absence is defined in Park University catalog.

Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park University will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or any other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty will be given failing grades and may be expelled from Park University.

 

Textbooks:

Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management, Fifth Edition, Rob/Coronel.  Course Technology.  ISBN: 0-619-06269-X.  Publisher’s web site is www.course.com

 

A Guide to SQL, Sixth Edition, Pratt.  Course Technology.  ISBN: 0-619-15957-X.  Publisher’s web site is www.course.com

 

Exams and Grading:

Teaching techniques will include lectures, class discussions, textbooks, reference materials, group exercises, etc.  There will be seven or more tests given one of which will be take-home.  Your final grade will be calculated as the average of all tests.  No makeup tests. No incomplete grades.  You are in an accelerated educational program which means you must be willing and committed to learning a lot of material in a short amount of time.

 

A = 90%-100%      B = 80%-89%        C = 70%-79%        D = 60%-69%        F = less than 60%

 

The syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.                                                                                                         Last updated:  8/18/2004