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CS 387 - Fall 2002

Database Design

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``Learning without thinking is labour lost; thinking without learning is perilous''. Confucius, Analects, II, 17.

Course description: CS 387 prepares you to face the real world of databases applications and development. It presents the fundamental concepts of database design. It provides a study of data models, data normalization; data description languages and their design and form, query facilities including relational algebra and query functions. It will focus on the SQL query language. But this class is more than a SQL programming class.

Goals: By the end of this course, students will be able to design and implement a database and will have some practices in implementing transactions. This course contains a part on security.

Tools: Oracle, SQL, XML, JDBC.

General Information: CS387 is a 3-credit course. Prerequisite is a grade of "C" or better in CS 232 and CS 242.

Christelle Scharff
New York City Campus
Computer Science and Information System Department
173 William Street
Floor 2 - Room 228
New York, NY
212-346-1016 (Tel)
212-346-1863 (Fax)

Class time: Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:00pm
Room: Civic E323
Office hours: Tuesday 5:00-6:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 - 6:00 pm, Thursday 5:00-6:00pm and by appointment