Instructor
Adrian German (dgerman@indiana.edu, Lindley Hall 201D, 855-7860)

Course Web Site
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/classes/a114/

Associate Instructors
Sriram Raghuraman (sraghura@cs.indiana.edu)
Nathan Deckard (ndeckard@indiana.edu)
Michael Ngantung (mngantun@indiana.edu)

Office Hours
To be announced (check the web site).

Textbooks
Concepts of Database Management-Pratt, Vaughn (Lecture)
Access 2002 Shelly Cashman Pratt (Lab Manual)

Lectures
1367 02:30P-03:20P TR TH A201 GERMAN D

Lecture Notes
We will cover chapters 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and Appendix A in the Pratt/Vaughn book in class. There will be six assignments (taken from the book mostly). Reading assignments will be assigned weekly. Midterm and final exams will be based on this book and the material covered in lecture. Very likely we will have a midterm exam after the first four weeks (end of September), and a final exam at the end (around October 25). More details will be posted on the web site. Very likely both exams will be multiple-choice and closed-book so start preparing early.

Practice Quizzes
Will be posted to help you practice for the written exams.

Here's an example:

http://www.cs.indiana.edu/classes/a114-dger/fall2002/prep/chfive2.htm
Labs
1368      09:30A-10:45A  WF     LH 023    Michael 
1369      11:15A-12:30P  WF     BH 308    Nathan 
1370      04:00P-05:15P  WF     HP 154    Sriram 
In labs we will be following the Access 2002 Shelley Cashman Pratt Lab Manual.

Lab Assignments
Each lab will come with a lab assignment. The lab assignment is due the next lab period. Lab Notes will contain all the details.

Practical Exam
Here's an example Practical Exam (one lab period) from last year:
http://www.cs.indiana.edu/classes/a114-dger/fall2001/lectures/nine/

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.

Announcements
Please check the "What's New?" and "What's Due?" sections of the web site. The web site from last year will stay open until Wednesday morning for your reference. If you have any questions please let us know.


Updated by Adrian German for A114/I111 on Tue Sep 2 13:32:54 EST 2003