IS 361 Data Management Concepts
S1B 2013 BL
Babers, Charles R.
Senior Adjunct Faculty, Computer Science/Information Technology
BA, General Engineering, US Military Academy, West Point, NY, May 1983MS, Information Technology, Univ. of texas at El paso, El Paso, TX, Jun 2006
14 January – 10 March 2013
5:00 - 7:30 PM
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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Additional Resources: Apache OpenOffice 3.4.1 software (www.openoffice.org)
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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.
· 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 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:
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.
Wkly Journal Topic
Database Dvmt Project
Quiz / Exam
Chapters 1 & 2
Course readings or current event.
Chapters 3 & 4
Chapters 5 & 6
Chapters 7 & 8
Chapters 9 & 10
Final project due.
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