CS360 Database Management

for U1W 2006

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CS 360 Database Management


U1W 2006 TI


Demler, Scott M.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S. Computer Science
M.S. Management Information Systems

Daytime Phone

(405) 517-7139

Other Phone

(405) 285-6568





Semester Dates

1 Jun - 27 Jul 2006

Class Days


Class Time

7:30 - 10:20 PM



Credit Hours


Mannino, Michael V.  Database Design, Application Development, & Administration.  3rd ed.  Boston, Massachusetts: McGraw-Hill, 2007

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Students may find local libraries and/or the internet useful for finding supplemental resources that would aid in the understanding of the material presented in this course and/or in the completion of the homework assignments.


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:
Lecture and reinforcement through the use of homework assignments, a midterm exam, and a final exam will be the primary teaching techniques used in this course.

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:
To successfully complete this course, the student will be required to:

 Read all assigned material prior to class
 Complete 8 homework assignments, a midterm exam, and a final exam

The final course grade will be determined as follows:

 Homework Assignments (8 @ 5% each)      40%
 Midterm Exam                            25%
 Final Exam                              25%
 Class Participation                     10%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Assignments must be turned in no later than the end of the class period on which they is due.  Normally, if you turn in an assignment later than that, that assignment's score will be reduced by 25% for each successive class period.


Class Activities

Assignments Due

1 Jun

Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2


6 Jun

Chapter 3


8 Jun

Chapter 4


13 Jun

Chapter 4 Continued

Chapter 3 Homework

15 Jun

Chapter 5


20 Jun

Chapter 6


22 Jun

Chapter 7

Chapter 5 Homework

27 Jun

Midterm Exam

Chapter 4 Homework, Chapter 6 Homework

29 Jun

Chapter 8

Chapter 7 Homework

6 Jul

Chapter 9


11 Jul

Chapter 9 Continued

Chapter 8 Homework

13 Jul

Chapter 10


18 Jul

Chapter 11


20 Jul

Chapter 12


25 Jul

Chapter 13

Chapter 9 Homework

27 Jul

Final Exam


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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