CS 317: Data Management and Information Processing

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Next Assignment Due: Final Project is due Tuesday, June 11th, 2002

Changed: 6/6/2002

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This course is an introduction to the use of database systems for the implementation of information systems. In this course, you will become acquainted with various data models and see what goes into database design. The first half of the course will largely be devoted to understanding the data models that are commonly used in designing databases. The second half of the course will be spent putting these ideas to use in implementing a reasonably large information system. This course will include weekly homeworks (some written work and some programming work), a midterm exam, and a final project. In addition, there may be occasional quizzes.

The required text for this course is A First Course In Database Systems (2nd Edition) by Jeffrey Ullman and Jennifer Widom. A strongly recommended guide to getting started with our database system is SELECT Lab Series, Projects for Microsoft Access 97 by Koneman, Toliver and Johnson. (This book gives excruciatingly detailed directions on how to accomplish a wide variety of tasks in Access.)

This class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am until 10:20am in Tech Inst LR5.

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