CS 360 Database Management
F1F 2008 QU
Hubbard, William B.
Senior Instructor/Adjunct Faculty
MS, Information Systems, Strayer University, 1991BS, Management/Computer Information Systems, Park University, 1987AAS, Data Processing, Community College of the Air Force, 1980
4 August 2008 - 5 October 2008
8:00 - 1:00 PM
Textbook: Modern Database Management, Eighth Edition by Hoffer, Prescott, and McFadden. Prentice Hall, ISBN-0-13-221211-0, 2007.
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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:
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
Link to Class RubricClass 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.
Overall Course Grading
The relative weight of the course will be as follows:
Homework Quizzes (10)
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:
8 August 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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