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CS 360 Database Management
Edmond, Laurence B.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 360 Database Management

Semester

S1AA 2008 LC

Faculty

Edmond, Laurence B.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

PMP
MS Information Technology Management
MS Computer Science

Office Location

Lackland AFB, TX

Office Hours

By Appointment

E-Mail

Laurence.Edmond@park.edu

Semester Dates

January 14, 2008 to May 09, 2008

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

4:45 - 10:10 PM

Prerequisites

CS 219

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Hoffer, Jeffrey A., Prescott, Mary B., McFadden, Fred R., Modern Database Management, Seventh Edition, Prentice Hall, 2005, ISBN 0-13-145320-3.

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

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. The course will be conducted through a combination of reading assignments, with associated topical weekly discussion questions which are posted on the appropriate public discussion threads, weekly homework assignments and weekly internet research assignments which are submitted to the appropriate private drop boxes, and a proctored comprehensive final exam. 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).

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the difference between Data and Database management (1, 2, 3)
  2. Explain the duties of the data and database administrator. (41, 42, 45)
  3. Describe the creation and use of metadata and data dictionaries. (4, 6, 26, 27, 37, 38, 47)
  4. Identify the organizational perspective of managing data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage. (5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 43, 44, 46)
  5. Compare a Relational Database and Object Orientated Database. (16, 23, 24)
  6. Analyze components of a Database Management System and the techniques used to store and access data within DBMS. (17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 36, 39, 40, 49)
  7. Describe a Data Warehouse including possible designs, use and terminology. (48, 49, 50)
  8. Explain and apply the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL). (28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35)


Core 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 at least eight of the eight course core objectives. Correspondence between core learning outcomes and the sample final exam artifact are as follows:

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
Projects (6)

Midterm

Final

Grading:

Overall Course Grading

  • Projects (6) - 60%
  • Midterm - 20%
  • Final - 20%
  • 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 a late submission penalty of 25% of the assignment value for each day late - see the course FAQs for more information on this policy.

Make-up Work: Because solutions to most of the assignments are published weekly along with submission critiques in order to provide rapid feedback, the nature of this course does not lend itself to any make-up work.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

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. 

Definitions

Academic dishonesty includes committing or the attempt to commit cheating, plagiarism, falsifying academic records, and other acts intentionally designed to provide unfair advantage to the students.

  • Cheating includes, but is not limited to, intentionally giving or receiving unauthorized aid or notes on examinations, papers, laboratory reports, exercises, projects, or class assignments which are intended to be individually completed.  Cheating also includes the unauthorized copying of tests or any other deceit or fraud related to the student's academic conduct.
  • Plagiarism involves the use of quotation 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 assignments (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing.
  • Falsifying academic records includes, but is not limited to, altering grades or other academic records.
  • Other acts that constitute academic dishonesty include:
    • Stealing, manipulating, or interfering with an academic work of another student or faculty member.
    • Collusion with other students on work to be completed by one student.
    • Lying to or deceiving a faculty member.

Procedure

In the event of alleged academic dishonesty, an Academic Dishonesty Incident Report will be submitted to an Online Academic Director who will then investigate the charge.  Students who engage in academic dishonesty are subject to a range of disciplinary actions, from a failing grade on the assignment or activity in question to expulsion from Park UniversityPark University's academic honesty policy and related procedures can be found in full in the 2004-2005 Park University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs.

 

 
Attendance

Professors are required to keep attendance records and report absences throughout the term. Excused absences can be granted by the instructor for medical reasons, school sponsored activities, and employment-related demands including temporary duty. The student is responsible for completing all missed work.  Any student failing to attend class for two consecutive weeks, without an approved excuse from their instructor, will be administratively withdrawn and notified via email that you have been withdrawn and a grade of "WH" will be recorded.

An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term.  PLEASE NOTE:  Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation.  Participation grades will be assigned by each individual instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

For more details on Park University on page 100 of the Park University Undergraduate Catalog or page 14 of the Park University Graduate Catalog.

Students are expected to spend a substantial amount of time online and offline each week including but not limited to responding to the weekly conference discussions, sending/receiving Email, reading and viewing online lectures, completing online quizzes and tests, and conducting research over the World Wide Web.  A rule of thumb is that you should spend a minimum of approximately 4-5 hours per week online reviewing course content, and engaging in the conference discussion and an additional 4-6 hours per week on readings, preparing assignments, or examinations.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Course Schedule 

Provided in class during week one.


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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86

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. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85

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.
  3. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  4. 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".
  5. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  6. 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.
  7. 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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88

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 .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. The artifact demonstrates the student ability to judge relative value of information based on prior knowledge. Evaluation is not demonstrated when less than 1 out of 3 questions are correctly answering regarding: (a) relational data base characteristics (b) object oriented data base characteristics (c) comparison of relation and object oriented databases. 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 10 out of 10 questions regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 7 out of 10 questions regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is demonstrated by correctly answering 5 out of 10 questions regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology The artifact demonstrates the student ability to creatively apply prior knowledge and skills to produce an original narrative. Synthesis is not demonstrated when less than 5 out of 10 questions are correctly answered regarding: (a) creation and use of meta data and data dictionaries (b) data warehouse designs, use, and terminology 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 14 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 10 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is demonstrated by correctly answering 7 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management The artifact demonstrates the student ability to differentiate information in an organizational structure. Analysis is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than six 7 out of 14 questions of the type: (a) components of a Database Management System or DBMS (b) techniques used ot store and access data within a DBMS (c) data management and data base management 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 13 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 10 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is demonstrated by correctly answering 7 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage The artifact demonstrates student ability to use principles as they relate to core course topics. Application is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 7 out of 13 questions regarding organization perspective of managing data, including (a) efficiency (b) privacy and security (c) ethical responsibility (d) strategic advantage 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 3 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 2 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is demonstrated by correctly answering 1 out of 3 questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration The artifact demonstrates student ability to explain accepted practices in managing data base systems. Ability is not demonstrated by answering questions regarding: (a) duties of data administration (b) duties of data base administration 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 8 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 6 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is demonstrated by correctly answering 4 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL The artifact demonstrates the student ability to proficiently use terminology related to specific course area. Use of terminology is not demonstrated by correctly answering less than 4 out of 8 questions regarding (a) explaining fundamentals of Structured Query Language or SQL (b) applying fundamentals SQL 

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