database systems, emphasizing study of database models and languages
and practice of database design and programming. Topics include
Entity-Relationship model, relational model and its formal query
languages, SQL, theory of relational database design, and
object-oriented and logic-based databases.
Engineering Building 4419
jessica [AT] cs [DOT] gmu [DOT] edu
Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 3-4pm
Art and Design Building 2026
INFS 501, 515, 519, and SWE 510, or equivalent.
Prerequisites are strictly enforced.
Class Participation: 3%
There will be 5 assignments. However, the
assignments will not be
There will be 4 quizzes, a midterm exam and a final
readings (in class, closed book). The final exam is comprehensive, and includes topics covered in the entire semester. With the exception of the quizzes, which must be taken
at the time they are given, prior arrangement needs to be made with the
instructor if you cannot make it to the exam. Missed exams cannot be
familiar with the GMU
Honor Code. In addition, the CS department has its
Code policies. Any deviation from this is considered
an Honor Code violation.
If you are
a student with a disability and you need academic accommodations,
please see me and contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) at
993-2474, http://ods.gmu.edu. All academic accommodations must be arranged through the ODS.
Management Systems" 3rd
Edition, by Ramakrishnan and
Recommended: Oracle 10g Programming: A Primer
of Database Systems
Ch.2: Introduction to Database Design
Ch.3: The Relational Model
Ch.4: Relational Algebra
Ch.6: Database Application Development
Ch.10: Tree-Structured Indexing
Ch.19: Schema Refinement and Normal Forms
Note: If time permits, more
chapters will be added.