Real examples of database applications give students an opportunity
to experience the entire database life cycle. Topics include the context, analysis, logical and
physical design, and the implementation of a database management system. A database project
will be required.
CSC 234 or permission of instructor.
Quizzes and Participation
You are encouraged to attend class and participate in discussions.
Active participation in class discussions and short quizzes will
comprise 5% of your final grade.
Extra credit for this course can be earned by participating in the
Centenary Math Problem of the Week
(POTW). Each reasonable submission will be worth an
additional 0.5% toward your final grade, CC me with your submission for credit. Also, attendence
at the Shreveport .NET User Group
for extra credit.
Centenary assures students with disabilities equal opportunity to reach the same level of
achievement as other students. Strict confidentiality will be maintained on students with
disabilities. Services for students with disabilities are available through the Counseling
Center, located on the ground floor of Rotary Residence Hall, phone (318) 869-5424.
All students are bound by the Honor System. The Honor System is applicable to all academic
work. See the Centenary College Handbook
for the complete Honor Code
Extensions for labs, projects, exams and quizzes are only given when
circumstances beyond your control (e.g. being sick, choir or sports travel)
prevent you from completing a project on time. You must notify me either by
email or phone of your circumstances well in advance of the due date.
We will be covering pieces of the textbook, Chapters 1-7, 8, 12, 16, 19-21.
We will also be using additional supplemental material such as relevant web-pages
and background material.
Additional readings will be assigned before material will be covered in class. You are expected
to review the material and come to class prepared. As readings are assigned,
they will be posted
here. Course notes can be found on PicasaWeb
- August 25th: Chapters 1 and 7 (Skip XML discussion)
- September 3rd: Chapter 2
You will have semi-weekly Homeworks in this course, for a total of
20% of your final grade. These homeworks will cover concepts we have
discussed in class, and will be due approximately one week
after they are assigned.
The purpose of this project is to implement a large web-based database application, using
an SQL database in combination with a web front-end, as a service project for some
aspect of the college community. The goal is to have these projects ready to incorporate
into the college internal webpages by the end of the semester.
This project is worth 55% of your final grade, and
throughout the semester you will be developing this website and portfolio of progress.
Deadlines and Tasks will be posted as necessary. You will be working in a team of two.
|Choose Teams and Task||Aug 28th|
|Client Report: Requirements||Sep 10th|
|Web Mockup||Sep 24th|
|Database Schema||Oct 1st|
|Client Report: Revision||Oct 8th|
|Implementation Demonstration||Oct 29th|
|Client Report: Final Feedback||Nov 12th|
|Class Presentation||Week of Dec 14th|
There will be one exam, worth 20% of your final grade.
- Final: November Thursday 19th
Your final grade for this course will be based on the Homework, Project, Exams and
Participation described above.
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