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
EntityRelationship model, the relational data model and its formal
languages, SQL, and the theory of database design.
 Prerequisites

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.

Requirements

Two exams, and five homework assignments, including computer work
(approximate weights are indicated in parenthesis):

Homework assignments (30%)

Midterm exam (30%)

Final exam (40%)

Textbook


Database Systems: An ApplicationOriented Approach, Introductory Version,
2/E, 2005
by Lewis, Kifer & Bernstein
Pearson, 2005.

Oracle 10g Programming: A Primer
by Sunderraman
AddisonWesley, 2008.

Instructor

Dr. Ami Motro
Office: Eng4415, Telephone: 9931665
Email: ami@gmu.edu, http://www.cs.gmu.edu/~
ami
Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 3:004:00

Teaching Assistant

To be announced
Office:
Email:
Office hours:

Meeting

Tuesday 4:307:10, ENG4705