IS 361 Data Management Concepts
F1D 2012 DAH
Abbott, Luchezar A.
M.S., Computer Science
355 MSS/DPE 5260 Granite Street Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson, AZ 85707-3009
Wednesday; online other days of week
Wednesday; 5:30 - 8:45 PM
Textbook: Modern Database Management • 10TH 11
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Educational Philosophy: Each week we 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. 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 language, the structured query language (SQL). Students are expected
to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments
provided in each chapter.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: There will be threaded discussion each week requiring an initial post and a minimum of three peer response, a quiz, and a homework assignment.
The initial post in the discussion board must be completed no later than
11:59 pm CST on Friday to allow sufficient time for the appropriate
peer responses. I do not have a minimum sentence/word count requirement
for the discussion posts, but in order to receive credit, the posts
must fully answer the question in a manner that sparks discussion
amongst peers. Simple, yes/no responses will not be sufficient.
Minimum of three peers responses will be required. Once again, a
substantial response is required, not simple "I agree with you".
Threaded discussions will constitute 240 points or 24% of your final grade.
The weekly quizzes must be completed no later than 11:59
pm CST on Sunday to receive credit. They will be locked after the
deadline and will not be open for retaking. They can be only taken once
and will be timed for 60 minutes.
The 8 quizzes will constitute 160 points or 16% of your final grade.
Homework assignments must be turned in no later than 11:59 pm CST on Sunday to receive credit. Exceptions may be granted with prior approval for valid reasons.
The 8 homework assignments will constitute 400 points or 40% of your final grade.
The final exam will be taken during week 8 and will be timed for 2 hours. It will be closed book, closed notes, and the use of a laptop computer or electronic devices will not be allowed. The exam will cover topics from both the in-person and online class sessions.
The final exam will constitute 200 points or 20% of your final grade.
Grading: The course points will be broken down as follows:
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Generally, no late assignments will be accepted. Of course, there if extenuating circumstances arise outside of your control, we can reasonably agree on a make-up period, as long as you receive prior approval.
Students tasked with a TDY during the duration of the course must coordinate with the instructor as soon as possible. For extended TDY, an option to take an incomplete is available but is not automatic. Certain mandated requirements must be met (student must have completed at a minimum 50% of the course work, etc...).
No extra credit will be awarded.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
I encourage you to bring your own personal
laptop, if you can. The school campus has laptops that they can check
out if you need to. If you bring your laptop (or tablet), please do not
use it to surf the Internet, check personal email, Facebook, etc. - it
is very distracting to other students.
Don't bring food to class; drinks are allowed unless in a computer lab.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: We are going to discuss the following topics online and in class.
Week 1 – Introduction to Database Development – Chapter 1
Week 2 – Data/Modeling/Entity – Chapter 2 and 3
Week 3 – Logical Database Design and Relational Model – Chapter 4
Week 4 – Physical Database Design and Client/Server Architecture – Chapter 5 and 8
Week 5 – Structured Query Language (SQL) – Chapter 6
Week 6 – Data Warehousing and Object-Oriented Databases – Chapter 9 and 13
Week 7 – Data and Database Administration – Chapter 11
Week 8 – Advanced Topics, Review, and Final Exam
Students are expected to review the slides, lectures, and actively participate in the discussion board prior to the schedule class time on Wednesdays.
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 (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
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 .
Last Updated:7/22/2012 5:53:28 PM