Introduction to Database Management Systems
All homework assignments are from the textbook unless specified otherwise. Homeworks should be brought to class in hardcopy on the day they are due. No late homeworks will be accepted.
Description (from the academic calendar)
The purpose of this course is to introduce the fundamental concepts of database management, including aspects of data models, database languages, and database design. At the end of this course, a student will be able to understand and apply the fundamental concepts required for the use and design of database management systems.
Students will become proficient at modeling databases at a conceptual and physical level of design. Students will be able to develop database schemas that enforce data integrity. Students will also become knowledgeable in the creation, altering, and manipulation of tables, indexes, and views using relational algebra and SQL.
Specific topics to be covered include:
This corresponds to the following chapters from the textbook: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 17, 18 and possibly 5 and 10.
Learning Outcomes for the course:After successful completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:
Required Textbook / Reading
Useful Books / Reading
|Final Exam||40%||April 12|
|Homeworks||10%||Every 2-3 weeks|
The grading policy is a standard one. The instructor will grade the exams. The TA will grade the projects. Homeworks will not be graded; you get credit for simply submitting the asnwers to homework questions. Projects and homeworks late no more than 24 hours will receive half of the credit. After 24 hour delay, no assignments will be accepted.
York University's rules for academic honesty and plagiarism always remain in effect. Discussion is fine on the projects. However, collaboration is not. The work must be your own. Exams, of course, must be done on your own.
If you miss a test for good reason (e.g., illness with a medical document), your Final Exam grade will count for both the final exam and the missed test.