Fall Semester 2003


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[ 1] Sep 2
[ 2] Sep 4
Slides One
Lab  1
Lab  2
HWK 1
[ 3] Sep 9
[ 4] Sep 11
Slides Two
Lab  3
Lab  4
HWK 2
[ 5] Sep 16
[ 6] Sep 18
Slides Three
Lab  5
Lab  6
Old Hwk 3
Solutions
[ 7] Sep 23
[ 8] Sep 25
[ 8] HWK 3
Lab  7
Lab  8
Slides Five
MIDTERM
[ 9] Oct 2
Lab  9
PRACT
HWK 4
[10] Oct 7
[11] Oct 9
Slides Six
Lab 10
Lab 11
HWK 5
[12] Oct 14
[13] Oct 16
Lab 12
Lab 13
[14] Oct 21
[15] FINAL
Lab 14
PROJECT

Syllabus

We are going to cover

The first book, "Concepts of Database Management" will be used mainly in lecture, and will be the source for all exam questions, and homework assignments. The Access 2002 lab manual will be the source for all Practical Exam questions and lab assignments.

There will be two written exams:

Both exams are open-book and open-notes. There will be a

There will also be

for which you are encouraged to work in groups.

Roughly, the material for the midterm is from Chapters 1-4 of the Pratt and Adamski book; the material for the practical exam is from projects 1-6 of the Shelly Cashman book; the project consists of solving the question about Holt Distributors in Appendix A of the Pratt and Adamski book; the material for the final is cumulative, includes Chapters 1-6 and Appendix A in Pratt and Adamski.

Grading

Course grades will be determined as follows:

Component Category Weight
Six Assignments HWK 20%
Group Project PRJ 15%
Practical Exam PRX 15%
Midterm Exam MID 15%
Final Exam FIN 15%
Lab Assignments (about 12) LAB 15%
Minute Papers (about 12) MIN 5%

The overall cutoff scale is as follows:

Percent
0-54 55-59 60-65 66-67 68-69 70-75 76-77 78-79 80-85 86-87 88-89 90-95 96-100
F D- D D+ C- C C+ B- B B+ A- A A+
Grade

Late policy: all assignments need to be turned in on time.

We'll try to help you accomplish that.

Office Hours

To be announced.

Here's the syllabus handed out in class on Tuesday.

Course Materials

As indicated in the first lab, try to get the two books for this class, I list them below:


Lab Manual

Lecture Notes


Last updated: Sept 3, 2002 by Adrian German for A114/I111