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CS 360 Database Management
Hubbard, William B.


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.

Course

CS 360 Database Management

Semester

F1F 2008 QU

Faculty

Hubbard, William B.

Title

Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MS, Information Systems, Strayer University, 1991
BS, Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University, 1987
AAS, Data Processing, Community College of the Air Force, 1980

Office Location

Quantico

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

703-578-0521

Other Phone

707-303-0180

E-Mail

William.Hubbard@park.edu

whubbard39@hotmail.com

Semester Dates

4 August 2008 - 5 October 2008

Class Days

Saturdays

Class Time

8:00 - 1:00 PM

Prerequisites

CS219

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Modern Database Management, Eighth Edition by Hoffer, Prescott, and McFadden. Prentice Hall, ISBN-0-13-221211-0, 2007.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

 MS Visio , MS Windows, MS Access, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Word,  & MS Excel
 
 Note:  These references are to be used by the Student
 
 

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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: CS219. 3:0:3

 

Educational Philosophy:
Each week the class will focus on the various aspects of database technology from the basic terms of the discipline, through data modeling, to the concepts utilized in the physical design and implementation of a database. The course will be conducted through a combination of reading assignments, with associated topical weekly discussion questions, including end-of-chapter case studies, which are given in class, weekly homework assignments and weekly research assignments that are submitted and discussed in class, laboratory assignments, a mid-term exam, a term paper with presentation, and a comprehensive final exam. This course will build on the global and multinational aspects of databasing including the international nature and accessibility of information, and the de facto standardization of technology both for a vendor provided database management system (DBMS), and the structured query language (SQL).

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the difference between Data and Database management (1, 2, 3)
  2. Explain the duties of the data and database administrator. (41, 42, 45)
  3. Describe the creation and use of metadata and data dictionaries. (4, 6, 26, 27, 37, 38, 47)
  4. Identify the organizational perspective of managing data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage. (5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 43, 44, 46)
  5. Compare a Relational Database and Object Orientated Database. (16, 23, 24)
  6. Analyze components of a Database Management System and the techniques used to store and access data within DBMS. (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 36, 39, 40, 49)
  7. Describe a Data Warehouse including possible designs, use and terminology. (48, 49, 50)
  8. Explain and apply the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL). (28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35)


Core Assessment:
The core assessment for this course is a final exam which counts for 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test at least eight of the eight course core objectives. Correspondence between core learning outcomes and the sample final exam artifact are as follows:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
   

Evaluation Criteria for Grading

Ten homework quizzes, three laboratory assignments, class participation (discussion), a midterm exam, a research paper with presentation, and a final exam will determine your course grade. Further details of labs and research paper with presentation will be covered in class.

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Submission of Late Work: There is a late submission penalty of 25% of the assignment value for each day late.

Make-up Work: Because solutions to most of the assignments are given weekly along with submission critiques in order to provide timely feedback, the nature of this course does not lend itself to any make-up work.

Grading:

Overall Course Grading

 The relative weight of the course will be as follows:

METHOD

PERCENT

POINTS

Homework Quizzes (10)

 15% (Collectively)

 150

Class Participation

 10% (Collectively)

 100

Labs (3)

 15% (Collectively)

 150

Midterm Exam

 20%

 200

Term Paper

 20%

 200

Final Exam

 20%

 200

***TOTAL***

100%

1000

Course Grading Guidelines:

A = 95-100%                      1000-950

B = 85-94%                          949-850

C = 75-84%                          849-750

D = 70-74%                          749-700

    F = Less than 70%              699-Below

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Submission of Late Work: There is a late submission penalty of 25% of the assignment value for each day late.
 
Make-up Work: Because solutions to most of the assignments are given weekly along with submission critiques in order to provide timely feedback, the nature of this course does not lend itself to any make-up work.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

DATE

CHAPTER(S)

TOPIC(S)

 STUDY ASSIGNMENT

8 August   2008  

 (Week 1)    

1-2  

The Database Environment. The Database Development Process.  

Discuss Case, Chapter 1: pp 33 -35 of Textbook

Discuss Case, Chapter 2: pp 76-82 of Textbook

Read Chapters 1 & 2;  

Answer assigned questions at end of Chap. 1 & 2.  

11 August 2008  

 (Week 2)  

3  

Modeling Data in the Organization. 

Discuss Case, Chapter 3: pp 137-138 of Textbook

Read Chapter 3;  

Answer assigned questions at end of Chapter 3. Homework Assn. Chap. 1 & 2 Due.   

18 August 2008  

(Week 3)   

4  

MID-TERM Exam Review  

The Enhanced E-R Model and Business Rules.  

Discuss Case, Chapter 4: pp 181-183 of Textbook

Lab # 1 Due; Read Chapter 4; Answer assigned questions at end of Chapter 4. Homework Assn. Chap. 3 Due.  

25 August 2008  

 (Week 4)  

5  

MID-TERM Exam  

Logical Database Design and the Relational Model  

Discuss Case, Chapter 5: pp 235-239 of Textbook

Read Chapter 5; Answer assigned questions at end of Lesson 5; Homework Assn. Chap.4 Due.  

28 August 2008    

(Week 5)  

6  

Physical Database Design and Performance  

Discuss Case, Chapter 6: pp 284-286 of Textbook

Read Chapter 6; Lab # 2 Due; Answer assigned questions at end of Chap. 6; Homework Assn. Chap. 5 Due.  

8 September 2008  

 (Week 6)  

7-8  

Introduction to SQL, Advanced SQL  

Discuss Case, Chapter 7: p 332 of Textbook

Discuss Case, Chapter 8: p 367 of Textbook

Read Chapters 7 & 8; Answer assigned questions at end of Chapters 7 & 8. Homework Assn. Chap. 6 Due.  

15 September 2008  

 (Week 7)  

9-10  

The Client-Server Database Environment, The Internet Database Environment.  

Discuss Case, Chapter 9: pp 390-391 of Textbook

Discuss Case, Chapter 10: pp 418-419 of Textbook

Lab # 3 Due; Read Chapters 9 & 10; Answer assigned questions at end of Chap. 9 & 10; Homework Assn. Chaps. 7 & 8 Due.  

22 September 2008  

 (Week 8)  

FINAL Exam Review  

FINAL Exam Review and Project Presentations  

Discuss Chapters 11-15 of Textbook

Homework Assn. Chapters 9 &10 Due; Final Exam Review; Presentations  

29 September 2008  

 (Week 9)    

FINAL Exam  

FINAL Exam   

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 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 "F".
  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 2008-2009 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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is not demonstrated when less than 1 out of 3 questions are correctly answering regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 10 out of 10 questions regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 7 out of 10 questions regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 5 out of 10 questions regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is not demonstrated when less than 5 out of 10 questions are correctly answered regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 14 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 10 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 7 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than six 7 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 13 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 10 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 7 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 7 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is not demonstrated by answering questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 8 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 6 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 4 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL 

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