IS361 Data Management Concepts

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IS 361 Data Management Concepts


S1LL 2012 LR


Hostetler, Michael L.


Senior Adjunct Instructor


Masters of Arts – Computer Resources / Information Management
Bachelor of Science – Management / Computer Information Systems

Office Location

Bldg 1490, Rm 113, Little Rock AFB

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

501 – 912 – 2565


Semester Dates

Jan 16 - Mar 11 2012

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours



Modern Database Management; 10th Edition;
Jeffrey A. Hoffer, V Ramesh, Heikki Topi; Prentice Hall; 2011
ISBN: 9780136088394

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Course Description:
IS361 Data Management Concepts: This course provides an overview of data management concepts. This course will explore the enterprise perspective of managing data needs of an organization. This includes data integrity, database models, and integration of databases, security, and database administration issues. The student will be introduced to query processing within a database environment. Prerequisite CS219 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interaction through lectures, guided discussions, hands-on projects, and examinations. The instructor will engage each student in discussion lead learning to encourage an understanding of the basic concepts and design of a database system, and knowledge of Database application software.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the differences between Data and Database management
  2. Explain the duties of the data and database administrator.
  3. Describe the creation and use of metadata and data dictionaries.
  4. Identify the organizational perspective of managing data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage
  5. Compare a Relational Database and Object Orientated Database.
  6. Analyze components of a Database Management System and the techniques used to store and access data within DBMS.
  7. Describe a Data Warehouse including possible designs, use and terminology.
  8. Explain and apply the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).

Core Assessment:
Short Essay questionsProblem Solving, e.g. hands on SQL assignments
True/False plus justification for the answer
Homework Assignments
Short Essay questions
Problem Solving
True/False plus justification for the answer
Write a short review/essay paper about a subject in database technology

Class Assessment:
Class outcomes and objectives will be assessed by quizzes and hands-on projects.


Discussion Questions               28            10               280
Exams                                     14            50               700
Project                                      1          250               250
Total                                                                        1230
1230 - 1105   A
1104 -   980   B
  979 -   855   C
  854 -   730   D
  729 -       0   F  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of discussion questions will have a 10% reduction on points. Extremely late submission (more than two days) will have a reduction of 25%. Discussion questions are due in two stages: 1) your answer to the questions assigned to you, and 2) your response to other student's answer to the question assigned to them.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are required to read all assigned material prior to class and be prepared to discuss the assigned material. Students are required to complete all lab and homework projects. Students are responsible for all work assigned to be submitted by the due date. Students are responsible for all work assigned when student is absent from class. The instructor reserves the right to add or take away any part of these requirements.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Jan 16      Introduction, Chapter 1
Jan 23      Quiz Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and 3
Jan 30      Quiz Chapter 2 and 3, Chapter 4 and 5
Feb 6       Quiz Chapter 4 and 5, Chapter 6 and 7
Feb 13     Quiz Chapter 6 and 7, Chapter 8 and 9
Feb 20     Quiz Chapter 8 and 9, Chapter 10 and 11
Feb 27     Quiz Chapter 10 and 11, Chapter 12, 13, and 14
Mar 5       Quiz Chapter 12, 13 and 14, Project Due

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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