CS 360 Database Management
S1G 2006 GR
Etherton, Garrie Ray
BS M/CIS Park UniversityMS Information Technology
9 Jan 06 – 5 Mar 06
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Textbook: Title Edition Author Publisher ISBN
Database 3 Gerald V. Post McGraw-Hill 007297129
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
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Late Submission of Course Materials: B. Late and early work policy
We are going to be covering a lot of material in a very short period of time. It's very important not to fall behind.
Most assignments are due by the date and time specified. Exceptions will be announced.
I understand there are unavoidable circumstances, which prevent students from turning in their assignments on time. However, it's not fair for those who met the assignment due dates not to penalize those that are late. Therefore, points may be deducted from your grades for late submission.
Turned in Percentage of points deducted
1 day late 10 %
2 days late 15 %
3 days late 25 %
4 or more days late Not accepted without prior arrangements
If you know you can't make a deadline, please contact me so we can discuss it. You must notify me no later than 48 hours prior to the deadline of any circumstances that may result in a delay of your work submission.
If I don't hear from you prior to the deadline, points will be automatically deducted. Please don't attempt to argue this with me. Only a letter from the University will waive point deductions.
You can turn in your work prior to the due date. However, I will not grade early work until the due date.
I urge you not to submit work too far ahead. Often times, questions arise about a particular assignment in class discussions and lectures. I do my best to clarify them. If your work is already turned in, you may not benefit from these discussions
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Potential Computer Problems
Hard drive crashes are not uncommon. Be prepared of computer problems. Remember “Murphy's Law” will become factual someday be prepared.
Students are strongly urged to back up their data regularly. I know that this is sometimes a hard concept to grasps but from experience it's a necessity. Programmers are notorious for stating, “make backups” but not abiding by their own advise. For everyone's sake /peace of mind please ” Do as I say and not as I do”. Sooner or later “Murphy's Law” will get you, voice of experience so be prepared.
If a group assignment is given, all students should have a copy of the work.
Have a contingency plan ready in the event your PC becomes inoperable for several days. Make arrangements with work or your neighbors to use their computers. Check with your local library or Kinko's for Pc availability and potential charges.
Expectations for Class Participation
Active classroom participation is encouraged. Striking up dialogs and building relationships with one another is invaluable to your education process.
To maximize your learning experience and time, these ground rules must be followed during class times.
? Please be punctual.
? Don't interrupt your fellow students or me with sideline/personal chat.
? Your welcome to answer any questions posed by your classmates.
? Please don't use class time to discuss issues that don't impact other students. Call or email me those types of issues.
? The basic agenda for class will be:
o Questions regarding prior material or Learning Event
o Questions for current material or Learning Event
o Several key concepts for current material
o Open forum for any questions
Communication / Conduct
I believe in open and honest frequent communications.
I welcome your suggestions and constructive criticisms.
Please accept my suggestions and constructive criticisms
Each of you comes to this class with different experiences and expectations. Through my academic endeavors, I've found that students represent the full spectrum of experience levels. Some are already experts and some are just starting out. As you can imagine it's impossible to tailor a class to meet everyone's expectation. Please keep that in mind throughout the session. The following is true, “in any educational environment some may feel under challenged and some will be overwhelmed. “
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
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 .
A. Contact Information
The success of this program and this course depends on clear, effective and open communication.
I make a strong attempt to reply to all emails within 24 hours. In the rare occasion I am away from my system for more than 48 hours, I will notify you via email if possible and Park University in advance.
Of course, we can always schedule a time for us to talk on the telephone. Lets try to plan on scheduling such a time via use of email or pre arranged phone conversations.