This course offers an introduction to database systems as a key concept in information management. The course covers logical and physical database organization, data models, file structures, indexing, hashing, query optimization, and design issues. This course will cover the design and implementation of databases.
Upon successful completion of this class, the student will:
Lectures are devoted to general explanations of the concepts and ideas underlying the topic at stake. All practical work, coding, programming, testing, etc. will be carried at home.
Homework assignments will assist the students in making sure they understand classes expectations and the content of the lecture, as well as to practice their coding and problem-solving skills. Additional resources will be used on a regular basis. The progression of the students will be regularly tested and assessed through quizzes and tests. Active and relevant participation during the lectures is appreciated.
It is our mutual interest for you to succeed: I love to share knowledge and to expand it by helping students, and students want to gain a useful and agreeable experience that will prove valuable in their future endeavors. To this end, here is:
Monday and Wednesday, 11:30 am–12:45 pm in Algood Hall, E-157
|Name||Dr. Clément Aubert|
|Office||Algood Hall E-128|
|Office Hours||Monday 2:30 pm–4:30 pm, Thursday 3:00 pm–5:00 pm and by appointment|
|Institute||School of Computer and Cyber Sciences vice Hull College of Business|
Feel free to drop by when I’m in my office, but be aware that I may be busy, too: if you have multiple questions or if your question requires more than 5 minutes to be exposed and answered, please arrange an appointment with me.
I am committed to follow the principles of Universal design and try to construct a welcoming environment for every student. I should be your first point of entry, but getting help from other persons is perfectly acceptable and encouraged if you feel the need to.
For tutoring resources, consult the tutoring center.
Students will be evaluated using three different types of evaluation:
Seven homework assignments will be given during the course of the semester: they are not expected to be handed back, and won’t be graded, but seven quizzes with questions taken or inspired from those assignments will be given. Those quizzes happen (almost always) every other Wednesday (see the planned schedule), are closed book and timed (5–20 min.).
There will be two in-class exams, held during the regular class periods on Wednesday, 14th February, and Wednesday, 28th March.
The final exam will take place during the exam period, i.e., Wednesday, 2th May, 11:00 am–1:00 pm, in AH E-157.
Your grade will be computed as follows:
|In-class Tests (×2)||40%|
using the following course grade scale:
|1||01/08||Syllabus, Introduction||1–1.3.4||Homework #1 released|
|2||01/15||Relational Data Model and Constraints||3||01/15: MLK day|
|3||01/22||Continued||-||01/24: Quiz #1, Homework #2 released|
|4||01/29||SQL||4–4.4, 5.1–5.1.3, 5.1.7, 5.2, 5.4||-|
|5||02/05||Continued||-||02/07: Quiz #2, Homework #3 released|
|6||02/12||Review Session||-||02/14: Exam #1|
|7||02/19||Entity-Relationship Model||7–7.7, 7.9–7.10||02/21: Quiz #3, Homework #4 released|
|8||02/26||Database Design by mapping ER to relations||9–9.1||-|
|9||03/05||Normalization||15–15.4||03/07: Quiz #4, Homework #5 released|
|10||03/12||Database Design and UML diagrams||7.8, 10.3||-|
|11||03/19||Disk Storage and Hashing||17.4, 17.6–17.8.3||03/21: Quiz #5, Homework #6 released|
|12||03/26||Review Session||-||03/28: Exam #2|
|14||04/09||Introduction to SQL Programming Using Java||13.3.2||04/11: Quiz #6, Homework #7 released|
|16||04/23||Introduction to Database Security||24.1–24.4||04/25: Quiz #7|
|17||04/30||-||-||04/30 is end of class, 05/02, 11:00 am–1:00 pm, in AH E-157: Final|
This schedule is subject to change and enhancements, but provide an indication of the pace, assignments, and major deadlines that you will need to plan for the semester.
Textbook is optional, but strongly recommended. You can use either
Fundamentals of Database Systems (6th Edition) by Elmasri and Navathe, Pearson, 2010. ISBN-10: 0136086209. ISBN-13: 978-0136086208.
Fundamentals of Database Systems (7th Edition) by Elmasri and Navathe, Pearson, 2015. ISBN-10: 0133970779. ISBN-13: 978-0133970777.
The chapters in the schedule above are for the 6th edition, for the 7th edition, you should refer to the following table of correspondence:
|Topic||6th edition||7th edition|
|Relational Data Model and Constraints||3||5|
|SQL||4–4.4, 5.1–5.1.3, 5.1.7, 5.2, 5.4||6–6.4, 7.1–7.1.3, 7.1.7, 7.2, 7.4|
|Entity-Relationship Model||7–7.7, 7.9–7.10||3–3.7, 3.9, 3.11|
|Database Design by mapping ER to relations||9–9.1||9–9.1|
|Database Design and UML diagrams||7.8, 10.3||3.8, Chapter removed|
|Disk Storage and Hashing||17.4, 17.6–17.8.3||16.4, 16.6–16.8.3|
|Introduction to SQL Programming||13.3.2||10.3.2|
|Introduction to Database Security||24.1–24.4||30.1–30.4|
The textbook can be purchased through JagStore, select
JAGSTORE - 2018 SPRING-AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY
Check the schedule for more information.
The University’s Student Code of Conduct, the student’s manual, as well as the academic regulations and all applicable policies are supposed to be known by the students and will be enforced.
Section 5.2, Academic Conduct of the student’s manual defines precisely what kind of collaborations are acceptable. As long as you don’t lie, cheat, plagiarize, assist others or being assisted by others without authorization, we should not need any of that. If you are unsure about whether or not certain kinds of collaboration are permissible, please ask me.
I am committed to the founding principles of Universal Design, and to make my lecture accessible to every one. Concretely, that means that I’m not requiring you to use a particular Operating System, that I always try to give the information repeatedly, and using multiple channels, that I am available over the phone, email, or in my office. If you are registered with Testing and Disability Services, please see me at your earlier convenience to discuss accommodations.
Please be aware of the USG guidance on House Bill 280.