Dr. Jessica Lin
Office: Engineering Building, Room 4419
jessica [AT] cs [DOT] gmu [DOT] edu
Hours: Tuesday 1-3pm
Robinsons Hall B113
INFS 501, 515, 590 or
equivalent. Prerequisites are strictly enforced.
Students from one of the following
graduate programs: INFS, SWE, ISA
consult your acceptance letter. In order to enroll in INFS 614, you
must satisfy ALL your foundation course requirements. For each
foundation course, you must either (1) be waived from the course, or
(2) have taken the course and received a grade B or better.
Students from other programs:
Please consult the description
of the prerequisite courses
in the university catalog. During the first class meeting, you will be
asked to sign a form and provide a list of courses you have taken in
the past that fulfill the prerequisites. Information you will need to
bring to the first class meeting regarding the prerequisites
course titles, institution(s) where courses were taken, year(s), and
final grades. All information will be verified.
will be given in the beginning of the class. They may or may not be
announced in advance. The
lowest quiz grade will be dropped at the end of the semester.
There will be a midterm exam and a final exam covering lectures and
readings (both will be in class, closed book). The final exam
(comprehensive) includes topics covered in the entire semester. Exams
must be taken at the scheduled time and place. Missed exams cannot be
familiar with the GMU Honor Code. Any deviation from this is considered
an Honor Code violation. All assignments for this class are individual
unless otherwise specified.
of Database Systems
Ch.2: Introduction to Database Design
Ch.3: The Relational Model
Ch.4: Relational Algebra
Ch.19: Schema Refinement and Normal Forms
Note: If time permits, more
chapters will be added.
by Ramakrishnan and Gehrk