IS361 Data Management Concepts

for U1B 2013

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IS 361 Data Management Concepts


U1B 2013 BL


Gonzalez, Arturo


Adjunct Faculty


M.A. Computer Resource Management
M.A. Management
B.A. Management

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By appointment or before or after class

Daytime Phone


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Semester Dates

June 3, 2013 through July 28, 2013

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Credit Hours


Modern Database Management; Hoffer, Jeffrey A.; 11th Edition; Prentice Hall, Inc.; ISBN-13: 978-0-13-266225-3; ISBN-10: 0-13-266225-6; YR (2013)

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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 actively fostering student understanding through participation in classroom lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogs, examinations, Internet, video, websites, class exercises, and 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. Demonstrate the understanding of the data base environment and data base development process
  2. Explain the difference between the logical database design and the physical database design
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of beginning and advanced Structured Query Language
  4. Identify the organizational perspective of managing data such as efficiency, privacy, and security
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:

There will be three exams and three projects assigned throughout the course.  The projects may consists of homework, papers/essays, or other assignments as found at the end of each chapter (may include fill-in-the-blank questions and analysis of selected cases).  There will also be class examples to support the topics covered in each chapter.  These class examples will not be graded.


Projects 1, 2, and 3 are each worth 100 points for a total of 300 points. 
Exams 1 and 2 are worth 200 points each for a total of 400 points.
Exam 3 (core assessment)  is worth 300 points.
Total points:  1,000
90% - 100% = A (900 - 1,000 points)
80% - 89%   = B (800 - 899 points)
70% - 79%   = C (700 - 799 points)
60% - 69%   = D (600 - 699 points)
00% - 59%   = F (000 - 599 points)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late projects will be assessed a 10 point penalty for each day it is late.  After 5 days, the project will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week 1 (June 7, 2013)
     How to use eCompanion
     Chapter 01
     Chapter 02
Week 2 (June 14, 2013)
     Chapter 02 - continued
     Chapter 03
     Chapter 04
     Exam 01
     Project 01 assigned
     Class exercise - select a data base to create
Week 3 (June 21, 2013)
     Chapter 04 - continued
     Chapter 05
     Chapter 06
     Project 01 due
     Class exercise - design a database
Week 4 (June 28, 2013)
     Class exercise - design a database - continued
     Chapter 06 - continued
     Chapter 07
     Chapter 08
     Project 2 assigned
     Exam 02
Week 5 (July 5, 2013)
     Chapter 08 - continued
     Chapter 09
     Chapter 10
     Project 2 due
     Class exercise - query a database
Week 6 (July 12, 2013)
     Chapter 10 - continued
     Chapter 11
     Project 3 assigned
Week 7 (July 19, 2013)
      Chapter 12
      Chapter 13
      Project 3 due
Week 8 (July 26, 2013)
      Chapter 13 - continued
      Exam 03

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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 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98

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