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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: I expect students to prepare for each class by reading their assignments and completing their homework. I will lecture and encourage interactive discussion on the material. At the end of each class, I will host a lab on Microsoft Access. The purpose of the lab is to expose students to the capabilities of Access and prepare them to complete the database project due at the end of the term.
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. Understand 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. Understand issues of implementing an enterprise database or other DBMS solution such as concurrency, efficiency, management of and security.
11. Understand the role and issues surrounding the management of data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage.
12. Describe and understand the role of web-enabling databases.
Course Assessment: Homework - Modeling, SQL and Normalization
Mid-term Exam - Short Answer Essay covering Chapters 1-7
Final Exam - Short Answer Essay covering Chapters 10-18
Group Database Project - Groups of 3 students will create an Access database with all associated documentation
Presentation - Each member of Project Group will make a 10 minute presentation on the work they completed on the Project.
Grading: Homework 25%
Mid-Term Exam 25%
Final Exam 25%
Group Project/Presentation 25%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Homework is assigned to ensure that all of the learning objectives are covered. Homework is assigned for each chapter and is due at the beginning of the class period. Homework not turned in on time will not receive credit. If a student will miss class, the homework must be e-mailed to the instructor by 08:00 AM of the date due. Students arriving late to class will not receive credit for their homework unless arrangements are made in advance.
The group project must be turned in on time or no credit will be given.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: All reading assignments should be completed before the class period in which the assignment is to be discussed. Come to class prepared to discuss the reading assignment. Regular class meeting times will be used to discuss concepts and insights for each session's reading assignment.
Classroom participation is encouraged.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Sat / Jan 14 / Intro, Syllabus Review, and Ch: 1 & 2
Sat / Jan 21 / Ch: 3 & 4
Sat / Jan 28 / Ch: 5 & 6
Sat / Feb 04 / Ch: 7
Sat / Feb 11 / Midterm & Ch: 10
Sat / Feb 18 / Ch: 14 & 16
Sat / Feb 25 / Ch: 17 & 18
Sat / Mar 04 / Final and Project Presentations
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.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
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