CS360 Database Management

for F1LL 2006

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CS 360 Database Management


F1LL 2006 LR


Garner, Jerald L.


Adjunct Faculty

Office Location


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Semester Dates

August 15 - October 8, 2005

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours


Database Management Systems, Designing and Building Business Applications, 3rd Ed., Gerald V. Post, ISBN 0-07-291919-1

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All available as required, Internet, Videos and articles.

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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: CS 219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Group discussions, computer database design, student lectures, and lectures will be used.  Students will be required to use the Internet to locate articles on Database Topics and present them in class.  Students will be exposed to different cases dealing with Databases implementations in current day systems.

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:
Class participation - 15%, Mid Term - 30%, Report/Project - 20%, and Final - 35%

A 90-100, B 80-89, C 70-79, D 60-69 and F 0-59.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Any assignment that is submitted late will be evaluated based on the circumstances surrounding the case.  If found not to be related to work or any serious family issue.  There will be a 10% reduction of grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Class preparation: Problems will be announced in class, students must be prepared to discuss assignments at each class session.   Students will be required to complete a term paper and presentation of material, and complete two examinations.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

15 August - Chapt 1 and Chapt 2 Introduction, Database Systems and how they Affect our Lives, Banking, Medical, College, Church, IRS, Fed, state, local and other locations. Discuss some of the DBMS systems available and work group database systems. Select Paper Topics.

22 August - Chapt 9 and Chapt 10 Database Administration,  To include; structure, concepts, terms, and uses. Distributed Databases and the Internet, Relational Database Model, Keys, Integrity rules.Work on papers.

29 August -  Chapt 3 Normalization, Entities, attributes, relationships and ER Diagram development. Review  Work on papers.

5 Sept - Databases and the Internet. OPEN DISCUSSION

12 Sept - Chapt 4 Data Queries

MID TERM – Open Discussion, WORK ON PAPERS

19 Sept - Chapt 4 continued, and Chapt 6 Forms, Reports. and Applications 

26 Sept - Chapt 7 Database Integrity and Transactions Present Papers

Oct 3 - Chapt 8 Data Warehousing. Review and present papers. Final


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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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