CS360 Database Management

for F1J 2006

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CS 360 Database Management


F1J DN 2006


Rejai, Barry


Adjunct Faculty


Bachelors in Computer Science
Masters in Computer Science

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Semester Dates

8/23/2006 through 10/11/2006

Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM



Credit Hours


Database Systems: Design, Implementation, and Management, Sixth Edition, Rob/Coronel.  Course Technology.  ISBN: 0-619-21323-X

Additional Resources:
A Guide to SQL, Seventh Edition, Pratt.  Course Technology.  ISBN: 0-619-21674-3


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.

Educational Philosophy:
Class attendance and participation is required. Teaching techniques will include lectures, class discussions, textbooks, reference materials, group exercises, etc. 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.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core 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.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
There will be six tests plus a project.  Your final grade will be calculated as the average of all tests and the project.  No makeup tests. No incomplete grades.

Your final grade will be calculated as the average of all tests plus the project.

Final Grade % = (Test1+Test2+Test3+Test4+Test5+Test6+Project)/7

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

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submissions of assignments will not be accepted.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
CS360 Course Outline by Week:


Class Activities

Required Studying


Week - 1

Explain Course Logistics, Round-table Intro, File Systems and Evolution of databases, DBMS functions.

Ch. 1 & Ch. 2


Week - 2

The Relational Database Concepts, Relational Tables, Keys, Relational Operators, Data Dictionary and basic entity relationships.

Ch. 3


Week - 3

ER Modeling, ER Diagram Components, Data Modeling Skills, Case Studies and Group Exercises.

Ch. 4


Week - 4

Normalization of Database Tables, Good and Poor Table Structures, Normalization Techniques. Database Life Cycle (DBLC), Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Ch. 5 & Ch. 8

Project START

Week - 5

The University Lab Conceptual Design, Logical Design, and Implementation. Case studies, group exercises and real world projects.

Appendix D & Appendix E


Week - 6

Structured Query Language (SQL) – Lecture & Lab
DDLs and DMLs. The basic commands and functions of SQL.
A Guide to SQL book will also be used to learn basic SQL programming.

Ch. 6 & Ch. 7


Week - 7

Structured Query Language (SQL) – Lecture & Lab
A Guide to SQL book will also be used to learn basic SQL programming.

Ch. 6 & Ch. 7


Week - 8

Basic Client/Server Computing principals and components.  Data as Corporate Asset, Roles of DA and DBA.

Appendix F & Ch. 15

Project DUE

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 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. 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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