This web page constitutes my official INFS 410 Course Syllabus, and was last modified (excluding calendar edits) on April 24, 2014. If you wish to have a printed copy of this syllabus, please print from your web browser. I reserve the right to modify my class policies at any time, and to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis. If there are any discrepancies between this syllabus and campus/college/departmental policy, the higher authority takes precedence, of course.
Description: Fundamentals of data base processing. Network, hierarchical, and relational data bases. Comparison of data base systems. Data base implementation.
Prereq: CSCI 220 or CSCI 250
Textbooks and Materials: "Database Processing - Fundamentals,
Design, & Implementation" by David M. Kroenke, 10th edition, Prentice Hall, ISBN 0-13-167267-3.
Important: the 10th edition is NOT the most recent edition of the book -- do NOT purchase any other edition.
In addition to visiting your friendly campus Barnes & Noble bookstore,
here is a helpful link for finding copies of this textbook:
General Course Objectives, Student Outcomes: Students should gain an understanding and appreciation of the modeling, design, development, operation, maintenance, and management of databases.
Specific Course Objectives:
Course Outline: I will cover material in the order that I determine as the class progresses.
If you'd like to see how things were covered in prior terms, please go to the calendar, and view a
past semester. Refer to Prior Syllabi for valid prior terms.
The course will be taught with an emphasis on using Microsoft Access and Oracle
(including writing SQL and PL/SQL). Assignment content is subject to change.
"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a
disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or
Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."
Policies (Grading, etc)
(731) 881-7890 (Office of Information Technology Services)
102 Crisp Hall (Computer Center)
Work Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scheduling of appointments recommended.
"Any student eligible for and requesting academic accommodations due to a disability is requested to provide a letter of accommodation from P.A.C.E. or Student Academic Support Center within the first two weeks of the semester."