|Office Locations:||CSTC 500 (Loop)||SAC 284 (Lincoln Park)|
|Class Meeting Time:||Tuesday/Thursday 10:10am-11:40am|
|Class Meeting Place:||DPC 8011 and SAC 262. Note: I will be in the Loop on Tuesdays and in Lincoln Park on Thursdays, so that I see all of you in person once a week.|
|Office Hours:||Tuesdays, 2:00-4:00pm in the Loop; Others by appointment|
|Required Text:||Batini, C., Ceri, S., and Navathe, S. Conceptual Database Design: An Entity Relationship Approach. Benjamin/Cummings. 1992.|
|Class HyperNews group:||hermes.depaul.edu/HyperNews/get/f98/cs351-101.html|
|Class Web Site:||http://condor.depaul.edu/~lsadler/cs351|
Exams--70%: Three exams are scheduled during the quarter and clearly marked in the class schedule. The exam are weighted as follows: Exam 1: 15%; Exam 2: 25%; Exam 3: 30%. Each exam will be based on a problem/case and cases will be distributed at least one class period prior to the exam so that you may prepare for the exam ahead of time.
Team Homework--20%. Students will be divided into four teams and assigned a set of homework problems to complete. Each team will be responsible for posting, either to the HyperNews group or the Annotations group, the solutions to the assigned problems and leading an on-line discussion of the solution sets and rationale. Teams will be graded on solution correctness and their ability to justify and/or correct their solutions through group dialog. Homework assignments are as follows:
Homework 1 (due 22 Sept): Problems 3.6, 4.4, 5.3
Homework 2: (due 6 Oct): Problems 5.2, 6.5, 7.4
Homework 3 (due 13 Oct): Problems 7.8, 8.6, 9.6
Homework 4 (due 10 Nov): Problems 11.5, 12.6
Participation--10%: Participation in the homework discussions, as preparation for the exams, is required in this course. Students are strongly encouraged to check the HyperNews/Annotations group at least three times a week and participate meaningfully out of class. All students are expected to come to class prepared (chapters read before coming to class) and ready to solve problems in class.
Attendance: Attendance is recommended but not required. Attendance and participation in class and in the mailing list will factor heavily in grading cases that are borderline.
Due Dates: Due dates are clearly stated in the above section on grade components and in the course schedule on the next page. All assignments and exams should be e-mailed to the instructor by the date and time due.
Academic Integrity: Consult the student handbook for the academic integrity policy. You are expected to work together cooperatively in completing the homework assignments, and individually on the exam.
|Thursday, 10 September||Intro to course; Data Modeling Concepts||Chapters 1 and 2|
|Tuesday, 15 September||Methodologies for Conceptual Design.||Chapter 3|
|Thursday, 17 September||View Design||Chapter 4|
|Tuesday, 22 September||View
Homework 1 due
|Thursday, 24 September||Improving Quality of Database Schema||Chapter 6|
|Tuesday, 29 September||No class/Group Meet||Case for exam 1|
|Thursday, 1 October||Exam 1|
|Tuesday, 6 October||Schema
Documentation and Maintenance.
Homework 2 due
|Thursday, 8 October||Functional Analysis Using Data Flow Models||Chapter 8|
|Tuesday, 13 October||Joint
Data and Functional Analysis
Homework 3 due
|Thursday, 15 October||No class/Group Meet|
|Tuesday, 20 October||No class|
|Thursday, 22 October||Joint Data and Functional Analysis||Chapter 9
Case for Exam 2
|Tuesday, 27 October||Exam 2|
|Thursday, 29 October||Case Study||Chapter 10;|
|Tuesday, 3 November||Unified Modeling Language||Readings TBA|
|Thursday, 5 November||High-Level Logical Design Using the Entity-Relationship Models||Chapter 11|
|Tuesday, 10 November||Logical Design of
Homework 4 Due
|Thursday, 12 November||Database Design Tools
Case for final exam
|Tuesday, 17 November||Final Exam|