George Mason University

Department of Computer Science

INFS 614: Database Management

Fall 2011 --- Prof. Ami Motro

This graduate course is an introductory course in the area of databases, with a focus on database models and languages. Topics to be covered include: data modeling with the Entity-Relationship model, the relational data model and its formal languages, SQL, and the theory of database design.

INFS 501, INFS 515, INFS 590, SWE 510. Specifically, good background in discrete mathematics (e.g., set theory and mathematical logic), programming (good knowledge of C or Java), data structures and algorithms, and computer architecture and operating systems.

Two exams, and five homework assignments, including computer work (approximate weights are indicated in parenthesis):
  1. Homework assignments (30%)
  2. Midterm exam (30%)
  3. Final exam (40%)

  1. Database Systems: An Application-Oriented Approach, Introductory Version, 2/E, 2005
    by Lewis, Kifer & Bernstein
    Pearson, 2005.
  2. Oracle 10g Programming: A Primer
    by Sunderraman
    Addison-Wesley, 2008.

Dr. Ami Motro
Office: Eng-4415, Telephone: 993-1665
Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 3:00-4:00

Teaching Assistant
To be announced
Office hours:

Tuesday 4:30-7:10, ENG-4705