Course LocationTu-Th 1:30-2:45, Main 326
Course Web Sitehttp://digital.cs.usu.edu/~cdyreson/teaching/databases/111
Teacher Contact DetailsAssistant Professor Curtis Dyreson
Office: Main 402A
Phone number: 797-0742
E-mail: Curtis.Dyreson at usu dot edu Office Hours: Tu 2:45-4:00, Th 9:00-11:00 or by appt. via e-mail
Course BackgroundThis course is an advanced study of
Course ObjectivesThis course will help students to achieve the following objectives.
TextElmasri and Navathe, Fundamentals of Database Systems, 6th Edition, Addison Wesley
Additional ReadingOther papers will be either handed out in class.
Course PrerequisitesThe course prerequisite is CS4800/5800, or permission from the instructor. If you do not meet these prerequisites, you MUST come and talk with the teacher in the first week of class. The teacher reserves the right to drop you from the course if it becomes obvious that you do not meet the prerequisites.
Course RequirementsStudents are responsible for attending lecture. Lecture notes will be posted on-line. Students are also expected to participate in class discussions to a reasonable extent. The teacher reserves the right to lower the grade of any student who is deficient in attendance and/or participation.
Homework, Assignments, and TestsThere will be one mid-term exam and one final examination. The final will be comprehensive. There will be three homework assignments given out, mainly involving exercises from the book. There will be several programming projects. Finally, there will be four discussions. Each discussion will cover material in a paper that is handed out in class. The following allocation of grade percentages is tentative, and may change during the semester.
Exams (2): 45% (16, 29)
Discussions (4): 4%
Programming Project: 36%
Homework (3): 15%
Cheating PolicyExams, homework, and programming projects are subject to the CS Department policy on academic integrity. DO NOT CHEAT IN ANY WAY: DO YOUR OWN WORK! Side effects of cheating can be severe, and may include expulsion from the university.
Grading PolicyAll grading will generally be marked within a week of the due date and returned to students in lecture. Additionally, some grades will be sent via e-mail. Assessment may be resubmitted for re-grading no later than one week after the assessment is returned. This is the only window of opportunity for re-grading. In order to submit a piece of assessment for re-grading, write or type a detailed explanation of the reasons for the re-grading. Then submit the re-grading to the professor.
Withdrawal PolicyStudents are required to complete all courses for which they are registered by the end of the semester. In some cases, a student may be unable to complete all of the coursework because of extenuating circumstances, but not due to poor performance or to retain financial aid. The term extenuating circumstances includes:
Students with DisabilitiesStudents with ADA-documented physical, sensory, emotional or medical impairments may be eligible for reasonable accommodations. Veterans may also be eligible for services. All accommodations are coordinated through the Disability Resource Center (www.usu.edu/drc) in Room 101 of the University Inn, (435)797-2444 voice, (435)797-0740 TTY, or toll free at 1-800-259-2966. Please contact the Disability Resource Center as early in the semester as possible. Alternate format materials (Braille, large print or digital) are available with advance notice.
MSDNAA AgreementThe USU Computer Science Department is a member of the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSDNAA), and specifically what is now called the Developer Academic Alliance. Through this program, students in CS courses can obtain and use a large number of Microsoft's operating systems and software packages. If you are interesting in downloading any of this software for your use, please follow the directions found at http://digital.cs.usu.edu/elms.html.
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