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IS 361 Data Management Concepts
Babers, Charles R.


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Course

IS 361 Data Management Concepts

Semester

S1B 2013 BL

Faculty

Babers, Charles R.

Title

Senior Adjunct Faculty, Computer Science/Information Technology

Degrees/Certificates

BA, General Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point, NY, May 1983
MS, Information Technology, Univ. of texas at El paso, El Paso, TX, Jun 2006

Office Location

Fort Bliss

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

915.471.0622

Other Phone

915.629.7442

E-Mail

charles.babers@park.edu

charlesbabers@neologica-scientific.com

Web Page

http://www.park.edu

Semester Dates

14 January – 10 March 2013

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
 

Hoffer, Jeffrey A., Prescott, Mary B., McFadden, Fred R., Modern Database Management, Eleventh Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012, ISBN 978-0-13-266255-3.

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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 fostering student understanding through participation in classroom lectures and discussions, readings, quizzes, dialogs, examinations, and the use of video, websites, and supplemental writings. All students are encouraged to share their own personal views and experiences with respect to the topics being discussed.

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).


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify uses of databases in everyday life.
  2. Apply database development techniques to create a database to solve a real-world problem.
  3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of database normalization.
  4. Explain the differences between logical and physical database design.
Core Assessment:
Exams
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
Paper
Write a short review/essay paper about a subject in database technology







Class Assessment:
The core assessment for this course is a final exam which counts for 20% of the grade. Questions on the final exam will be developed to test each of the eight course core objectives.

Grading:
Grading:

·         Bi-weekly Quizzes/Points/Percent

o   Week 2                        100 pts           10%

o   Week 4                        100 pts           10%

o   Week 6                        100 pts           10%

o   TOTAL                      300 pts            30%

·         Database Development Project/Points/Percent

o   Due Week 7               200 pts            20%

·         Weekly Journal Topics/Points/Percent

o   Week 1                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 2                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 3                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 4                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 5                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 6                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 7                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 8                        20 pts              2%

o   TOTAL                      160 pts            16%

·         Class Participation/Points/Percent

o   Week 1                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 2                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 3                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 4                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 5                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 6                        20 pts              2%

o   Week 7                        20 pts              2%

o   TOTAL                      140 pts            14%

·         Final Examination/Points/Percent

o   Week 8                       200 pts            20%

 

·         TOTAL COURSE POINTS:                       1000 pts

Course Grading Scale - The total of all points received (total of all weekly assignments and final exam) will determine the student's letter grade as follows:

A =

90- 100%

B =

80-89%

C =

70-79%

D =

60-69%

F =

< 60%

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: There is no late submission of work allowed.

Make-up Work: The instructor will determine whether make-up work will be allowed and accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Reading Assignment

Wkly Journal Topic

Database Dvmt Project

Quiz / Exam

1 (1/14/13)

Chapters 1 & 2

Course readings or current event.

2 (1/21/13)

Chapters 3 & 4

Course readings or current event.

Project assigned.

Quiz 1

3   (1/28/13)

Chapters 5 & 6

Course readings or current event.

In process.

4 (2/04/13)

Chapters 7 & 8

Course readings or current event.

In process.

Quiz 2

5 (2/11/13)

Chapters 9 & 10

Course readings or current event.

In process.

6 (2/18/13)

Chapter 11

Course readings or current event.

In process.

Quiz 3

7   (2/25/13)

Chapter 12

Course readings or current event.

Final project due.

8 (3/04/12)

Chapter 13

Course readings or current event.

Final

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.

  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

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 .

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