DataBase Management Systems (IS 3845)
Instructor : Dr. Kailash Joshi
Office : CCB 207
Office Hours: 4.40 – 5.30 PM Tuesdays, Thursdays
contactmail joshi using umsl dot edu
Required Text Books
1. Database Systems by Coronel, Morris, Rob: Course Technology (9th or 10th edition)
2. A Guide to SQL by Philip J. Pratt, Thomson Course Technology (/8th Edition or newer).
INFSYS 3845 Database Management Systems (3)
Prerequisites: INFSYS 2800 and a minimum campus GPA of 2.0. This course provides an introduction to the design and use of databases in meeting business information needs. Topics include database planning, conceptual design, and data administration. The concepts are studied with projects involving the use of a current database management system.
This course introduces the concepts of database management for business applications. The course covers issues in Database Architecture, Database Design, and Implementation. With increasing emphasis on building integrated systems based on unified information architecture, information modeling and database development have emerged as the most important activities in information systems development. Database modeling has also become the central unifying activity in all contemporary systems analysis and design methodologies. Besides fundamentals of database systems and data modeling, students will also learn SQL to access databases on an Oracle platform.
In additions to the course work, students will carry out various projects. The two graded projects involve database design and setting up a database and using SQL query facility in an Oracle DBMS environment. The use of packages is designed to illustrate the concepts discussed in the text book. Due dates for each project will be announced in the class. There will be a penalty of up to 100% for late submission, especially after the solution is presented in the class. Students are required to work in groups for some project assignments.
The final grade will be based on the weighted average of marks obtained on the basis of evaluation of examinations, assignments, and journals. The weights will be assigned as follows:
Examinations - Two
Assignments - Four
Journals - Four
Standard letter grading scale will be used for the course grade. Any grade indication for midterm is only tentative; the final grade will depend on the overall performance. There would be two exams: Exam 1 and Exam 2, each worth 25% of the course grade, and four assignments each worth 10% of the grade. Students are also required to turn in four journals as per the schedule for 10% of the grade. For the dates, please refer to the schedule. Assignment and Journal requirements are posted on mygateway. Students who miss an examination without prior accomodation will be automatically assigned zero marks.
The class will use problem based learning (PBL) approach. Students should read the assigned chapters in advance and be prepared to participate actively in the class. The power point transparencies for the Rob and Coronel chapters covered and the tentative schedule are available on mygateway. The slides for the SQL book are included below.
General SCHEDULE (subject to modification)
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