A study of designing and using a database management system (DBMS) and of developing
theory, techniques for supporting ACID properties, and frontiers in database research.
As part of a large team, students design and develop a system using both Web and mobile
front ends that interacts with a DBMS using SQL.
Upon completing this course, you will know how to:
model and capture database design, queries, and entity relationships in SQL
design and construct a well-designed Mobile application, using Android
utilize a web framework backend to access a database
describe the basic theory and algorithms underlying implementation of database management systems
It is the policy of Hendrix College to accommodate students with disabilities, pursuant
to federal and state law. Students should contact Julie Brown in the Office of Academic
Success (505.2954; firstname.lastname@example.org) to begin the accommodation process. Any student
seeking accommodation in relation to a recognized disability should inform the instructor
at the beginning of the course.
Extensions and rescheduling for labs, projects, exams and quizzes are only given when
circumstances beyond your control (e.g. being sick, academic, choir or sports travel, etc)
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.
You are expected to attend class and participate in discussions every day,
answering questions, asking questions,
presenting material, etc.
Active participation will
comprise 5% of your final grade.
We will be using no textbook but instead supplemental material such as
relevant web-pages for the course.
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.
For the bulk of this semester, you will be participating in teams to
develop a database, web application and mobile application
in coordination with either a campus organization
or a local non-profit organization. More details will soon be posted below.