 Instructor: Prof. SungHyuk Cha
 CRN: 37220
 Meeting:
 Textbook:
Silberschatz, Korth, and Sudarshan,
Database System
Concepts, 4th edition, McGrawHill, 2001
 Course Goals:
This course provides an introduction to database concepts, data models,
SQL, and database design. The major goal is to provide students with an
understanding of the basic concepts underlying the design and use of a
database system. A database management system will be used as a vehicle
for illustrating some of the concepts discussed in the course.
 Prerequisites:
CS232 Computer
Organization II and
CS242 Data
Structures and Algorithms II
 Lecture Notes: can be accessed using the http://blackboard.pace.edu.
Blackboard Login Procedures for Registered Students are available
here
 Project: consists of the design and implementation of a
database application of your choice using either MicroSoft Access or
MySQL. It is decomposed into 3 parts. In the first part, choose a
nontrivial application (e.g., an enterprise involving companies,
departments, employees, inventory etc.) and model it by stating the
requirements and using an ER diagram. The second part is the
implementation of the relational model based upon the ER diagram of the
first part. The final part is the implementation of the application. This
project is to be done in groups of 3.
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 Schedule:
Week  Topic 
1 (1/25)  Ch 1 Introduction & Ch 2
EntityRelationship Model 
2 (2/1)
 Ch 3 Relational Algebra

3 (2/8)
 Ch 3 Tuple & Domain Relational Calculus & Ch 4 SQL

4 (2/15)
 Ch 4 SQL, Prj
Part I due 
5 (2/22)
 Ch 5 QBE & Datalog

6 (3/1)
 Review

7 (3/8)
 Midterm

8 (3/15)
 Spring Break

9 (3/22)
 Ch 6 Integrity and Security, Prj Part II
due

10 (3/29)
 Easter

11 (4/5)
 Ch 7 Relational Database Design

12 (4/12)
 Ch 12 Indexing and Hashing 
13 (4/19)
 Ch 15 Transactions 
14 (4/26)
 Ch 22 Advanced Querying and Information Retrieval

15 (5/3)
 Project presentation, Prj Part III
due 
16
 Final Exam

 
 Evaluation:
 Quizzes (10%): There will be 10minutes quizzes given at
the beginning of most lecture classes. Topics will be those covered
most recently.
Your lowest score on the quizzes will be dropped.
 Project (30%): 3 student group project. Presentation with
demonstration is required.
 Midterm Exam (30%):
 Final Exam (30%):
