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Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane SSE, Spring 2003 Syllabus, CSC 3326: Database Systems Professor: Hachim Haddouti Office: Building 7, Room 16 Class hours : T Th from 12:30-13:50 pm in B 7 R 1 Office Hours: 3:00-5:30 T Th Phone: 2111 10-12 W Th Email: h.haddouti Course Objective: Upon sucessful completion of this course, a student will 1. know strengths and weaknesses of the major conceptual and implementation models for databases 2. know current trends in databases Student will be able to 3. produce good relational database design 4. use SQL to build and query a database 5. implement a database using a commercial DBMS Textbook: Database Systems: Design, Implementation and Management, 5th edition, by P. Rob and C. Coronel, Int’l Thomson Publishing, 2002. Course Requirements: Student grades will be based on a midterm and a final exam, homework assignments, projects/Labs, and participation & attendance & punctuality, according to the following grading policy: Midterm exam 20 %, final exam 30 %, homework assignments 15 %, project 30 %, participation & attendance & punctuality 5 %. Grading The following grading scale will be applied: A [90..100] B [80..90[ C [70..80[ D [60..70[ F [00..60[ Tests: Tests and exams will be given in-class. No academic material is allowed during exams and nothing could be shared. An excused absence for a test will allow the student to take a makeup for that test during the final week of class. Expect makeup tests to be more difficult than the original test. Projects/Labs: In your term project, you will bring together concepts and tools, in order to develop a complete database application. The project consists of: your project proposal; a first deliverable, consisting of your E-R diagram, along with an implementation of the normalized tables in MS SQL Server; a second deliverable, consisting of your complete application using desktop GUI or web capabilities; and a final report and demo. Topic(s) Chapter(s) Syllabus and preliminaries File Systems and Databases 1 The Relational Model 2 Entity-Relationship Modelling 3 SQL 5 Normalization of Database Tables 4 Mid Exam (week of 10/3) !!!!!13/3 in Auditorium Bldg. 4 12:3013:50!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Database Design 6 Implementation of the Database Design Concepts: A Case Study 7 Transaction Management and Concurrency Control 9 Object-Oriented Databases 11 Client/Server and Web databases 12, 15 Data Warehouse 13 Final Exam (weeks of 12/5) Mid semester break: Week of 3/3 !!!!! Mid Exam on 13 March, same class time but in Auditorium Bldg. 4 !!!!!! Course Philosophy: The professor will present course material in a variety of ways, including lecture, extended examples, and assignment and review of projects. It is your responsibility to keep up with course material and to ask questions when concepts are unclear during class, during office hours or during other individually scheduled times. IMPORTANT NOTES: This syllabus is tentative and subject to change, according to verbal notice during class meetings. 3 lates (2 min) means UA No mobile Phone.