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CS 360 Database Management
Dodge, Robert G.


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 SC
SemesterS1R2006
FacultyDodge, Robert G.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesM.A. Computer Resource Management
B.S. Information Systems
Office LocationScott AFB
Office Hours9:00 - 5:00
Daytime Phone(618) 229-8463
Other Phone(618) 558-7774
E-Mailrobert.dodge@park.edu
robert.dodge-02@scott.af.mil
dodger1922@charter.net
Semester DatesJanuary 09, 2006 - March 05, 2006
Class Days------Sat
Class Time8:00 - 1:00 PM
PrerequisitesCS-219
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Mannino, Database Application Development and Administration, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, 2004, ISBN 0-07-282350-X.

NOTE:  The ER-Assistant bundle and Microsoft Access are NOT required to complete this course.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville 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 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.

  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

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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