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CS 360 Database Management
Thrasher, Carl F.


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CourseCS 360 Database Management
SemesterF2Z2004
FacultyThrasher, Carl F.
Degrees/CertificatesAssociate of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Math
Masters of Administrative Science in Management Information Systems
Daytime Phone(406) 452-7619
E-Mailcarl.thrasher@piratemail.park.edu
Semester DatesOct 18 - Dec 19, 2004
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time7:45 - 10:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Title: Modern Database Managment
Author: Hoffer
ISBN: 0-13-145320-3

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, modifying, and querying a database.  Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is to give the students an opportunity to learn the basics of database management using Microsoft Access which they can use to continue using database software in the future.  Most DBMS's are much too complicated to teach completely in a nine week term.

Learning Outcomes:
1) To define database vocabulary.
2) To understand and apply database concepts and tools to create databases.
3) To recognize a normalized database.
4) To create and use database tables, forms, queries and reports.

Course Assessment:
1) The major assessment entity will be the database that the students will create during the course.
2) Exams (Mid-term & Final) will be given emphasing database vocabulary and concepts.

Grading:
The database design project will constitute half of the stuents grade.  The exams will constitute half of the students grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Since the databse project will be the only homework assignment which is due at the end of the term, late submission of course material is not an option.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1) Be polite and courteous.

2) Be considerate of fellow students.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The class will consist of two parts.  The first part of class will be lecture to cover textbook material.  The second part of class will be lab time to be used to work on the database project.  The database project will be developed over the term incorporating material as each chapter is covered.

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


As classes progress thru the term, topics covered in each chapter are building blocks required for subsequent chapters; therefore, attendance is important so students will not fall behind and class can progress as a group because they will work together in the development of the database project.

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.  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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