Introduces 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 2-4pm
Office: Engineering Building 4456
Nguyen Engineering Building 1103
INFS 501, 515, 519, and SWE 510, or equivalent.
Prerequisites are strictly enforced.
There will be a midterm exam and a final exam covering
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.
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.