IS361 Data Management Concepts

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IS361 Database Management


S1H 2013 BU


Story, Annette M.




BS - Management
Master of Arts - Computer Resources & Information Management & Management
Certification - Security Plus

Office Location

MCAS Beaufort

Office Hours

Upon request

Daytime Phone

(843) 228-6359

Other Phone

Hm: (843) 846-4580    mob: (843) 271-2007


Semester Dates

14 Jan 2013 - 06 Mar 2013

Class Days

-M- W---

Class Time

5:00 PM - 7:35 PM  (1700 - 1935)

Credit Hours



Modern Database Management - Eleventh Edition, Jeffrey A. Hoffer, V. Ramesh, Heikki Topi .
ISBN 13: 978-0-13-266225-3


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Course Description:
IS361  Database Management: 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 introducted to application program development in a database environment with emphasis on setting up, modifying, and querying a database.:3  Prerequisite: CS219 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

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:

Mid-Term Examination - 30%
Final Examination - 30%
Assignments - 20%
Group Project & Presentation - 10% 
Research Paper & Presentation - 10%


100-90 - A
 89-80 - B
 79-70 - C
 69-60 - D
Below 60 F (or three or more unexcused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
There is a late submission penalty of 10 points (10%) .  No assignments will be accepted more than one week late.  Sharing of assignments will result in a grade of 0 for both students.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to attend all classes and be on time.   Classes missed for legitimate reasons (e.g., illness, TAD, etc) are excusable; however, the student will make-up the missed class through an appropriate assignment.  Two unexcused absences are considered excessive.  Students are expected to participate in class discussions . Cellular phone is not allowed on the desk during examination. There will be no phone usage or texting during class.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:




14 Jan 2013


The Database Environment and Development

16 Jan 2013


The Database Environment and Development\Modeling Data in the Organization

21 Jan 2013


Modeling Data in the Organization\The Enhanced E-R Model

23 Jan 2013


The Enhance E-R Model

28 Jan 2013


Logical Database Design and the Relational Model

30 Jan 2013


Physical Database Design and Performance

04 Feb 2013


Group Projection - Presentation

06 Feb 2013


11 Feb 2013


Introduction to SQL

13 Feb 2013


Database Application Development 

18 Feb 2013


Data Warehousing

20 Feb 2013


Data Quality and Integration\Data and Database Administration

25 Feb 2013 


Distributed Databases\Object-Oriented Data Modeling

27 Feb 2013


Overview: Using Relational Databases to Provide Object Persistence

04 Mar 2013



06 Mar 2013


Final Examination

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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 98

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