CSCI A114 / INFO I111
Introduction to Databases
First semester 2000-2001
A114 Introduction to Databases (1.5 cr.) P: A110, A111, or equivalent. Introduction to database design
concepts. Entering and modifying data, accessing data using visual tools and SQL, building database applications
using forms and application development tools. Emphasis on problem-solving techniques. Lecture and laboratory.
- Dan-Adrian GERMAN
(email@example.com, 5-7071 LH 301G)
- Associate Instructors:
Gopalakrishnan NATARAJAN (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Zhen PAN (email@example.com)
Classes: two lectures and one of three labs per week:
1315/6951 Lecture Adrian 2:30pm - 3:20pm TR LI033
1316/6952 Lab Adrian 4:00pm - 5:15pm TR LH025
1317/6954 Lab Zhen 4:00pm - 5:15pm WF SB221
1318/6953 Lab Raj 11:15am - 12:30pm WF LI503
- Weekly assignments and possibly written (take-home) quizzes.
- Two practical exams, a midterm and a final exam.
- Communication and feedback
- A web course home page, an e-mail distribution list, regular (individual)
e-mail, office hours and individual appointments are available.
- Will be posted over the web.
- Office Hours
- By appointment or as listed.
- Why should you take A114?
- Databases are one of the most important
tools used in the industry, yet they are one of the most hard-to-use software
applications. This course will provide the necessary knowledge for unlocking the
mystery of database systems and making them more accessible. You will be able to
design databases involving multiple tables, set up relationships and construct
queries on these databases. A114 will provide the background on these methods and
allow you to solve problems that potentially involves database design.
- Who should take A114?
- Anyone who is presently dealing with or intends to deal
with data in a structured form that need to be organized, stored and retrieved according
to special criteria, should consider the use of databases. In A114, we introduce databases
using a problem-solving approach so that concepts learned here can be used with any database
system. Even if you may never be directly involved in designing a database application, your
daily computing may already be affected by database use, such as banking systems, reservation
systems, libraries and so on. Knowing about the design of database will give you the ability
to intelligently use these systems as well.
Last updated: Aug 21, 2000 by Adrian German for