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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, modifying, and querying a database. Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3
The instructor's educational philosophy is based on the concept of applied learning. It is believed that in order to fully benefit from an education, students must aggressively read and study course material on a routine basis, continually applying and building upon their new found knowledge. Students are expected to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments provided in each chapter. Discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade. Students should expect to invest at a minimum of 10 hours of focused time studying and working on the case studies and group project each week.
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. Understand 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. Understand issues of implementing an enterprise database or other DBMS solution such as concurrency, efficiency, management of and security.
11. Understand the role and issues surrounding the management of data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage.
12. Describe and understand the role of web-enabling databases.
Class Participation 8%
DB Project Presentation 10%
Case Studies (9% each) 18%
Midterm Examination 20%
DB Project Documentation 14%
Final Examination 30%
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the examples/assignments provided at the end of each assigned chapter or handed out by the instructor. Discussion of these examples/assignments will be the basis of the class participation grade. Students will also prepare a number of project assignments.
· Case Studies: Each student will complete and turn-in an assigned database case during the week specified below.
· Database Design Project Assignment: Each student will design a database for their respective work environment (or other appropriate location with which the student is familiar). This will be a group assignment (no more than 3 students per group). Using the design techniques in the text, consideration of the organizations business rules, users, decisions supported, data input sources, and usability shall be included.
· A written and oral presentation is due in week seven or eight.
· This project will require a significant effort outside of class, with an emphasis on:
1) Defining and satisfying requirements
2) Logical design
3) Physical design
4) Implementation plan
Below 60 F
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework must be turned in at the beginning of class on the day it is due. The due date of homework will be annotated at the bottom of each assignment. Late assignments will be accepted up to the start of the next class meeting but will incur a 10-point (out of 100) reduction in score each calendar day it is late. Late homework will not be accepted after the start of the next class meeting and will receive an automatic zero for a grade. The instructor may modify the due dates and it is the student's responsibility to adjust to the assignment turn in accordingly.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
DO NOT SURF THE INTERNET OR RUN OTHER APPLICATIONS WHICH ARE NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISCUSSIONS IN CLASS. TYPING ON THE KEYBOARD AND CLICKING THE MOUSE IS DISTRACTING AND DISRESPECTFUL TOWARD OTHER STUDENTS TRY TO LEARN.
While in class, the class should be your primary focus. Disruptions of class due to communications devices have become so prevalent that they are a major distraction in class (to you, to the instructor and to other students). For this reason such devices must not be brought to class or must be inactivated during the class lecture.
29 Oct 04 Lecture topic: Introduction to Databasing and Query by Example (QBE) Case study #1 discussion.
CHAPTER 1,2 and 9 (pp340-348)
05 Nov 04 Lecture topic: Modeling/entity-Relationshop (ER) Diagrams
CHAPTER 3 and Appendix A
12 Nov 04 Lecture topics: Locical Database Design/Relational Model/Normalization
CHAPTER 4 and Appendix A
Assignment: Case Study #1 Due
19 Nov 04 Lecture topics: Structured Query Language (SQL)
Assignment: Case Study #2 due
26 Nov 04 Lecture topic: Structured Query Language (SQL)
CHAPTER: 7 and 8
Assignment: Midterm aand Case Study #3 due
03 Dec 04 Lecture topics: Physical Database Design, Client-Server Architectures, Distributed Databases
Chapter: 6,9(minus pp 340-348), 10 and 13
Assignment: Case Study 4 due
10 Dec 04 Lecture topics: Data and Database Administration, Data Warhousing
CHAPTER: 11 and 12
Assignment: Project Presentations, Final Project Documentation Due
17 Dec 04 Lecture topic: Object Oriented approach to Databasing
CHAPTER: 14 and 15
Assignment: Final Exam, Project Presentations, final presentations slides due
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 Undergradute Catalog Page 101
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
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and
to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergradute
Catalog Page 100
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