CP363 DATABASE I, WINTER 2019, WLU

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to the basic features of Database Management Systems (DBMS), focusing on Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs). Students will obtain an understanding of how the different components of a DBMS system fit together. They will write programs to interact with a particular DBMS as a case study.

Prerequisites CP164 or permission of the Depatment

Course Staff

Course Textbook

Fundamentals of Database Systems, 7/E
Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant B. Navathe
ISBN-10: 0133970779 
ISBN-13: 9780133970777

Textbook Support Web Site: Pearson Education

Lecture Topics (corresponding to the 12 weeks schedule)

  1. Introduction, Database System Concepts and Architecture CH1, CH2

  2. Entity/Relationship (ER) Model CH3

  3. Enhanced Entity/Relationship (EER) Model CH4

  4. Relational Data Model, Relational Databases, Examples of Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS) CH5

  5. Structured Query Language (SQL) Part I CH6

  6. Structured Query Language (SQL) Part II CH7

  7. Relational Algebra (RA) CH8

  8. ER-to-Relational Mapping, EER-to-Relational Mapping
    CH9

  9. Functional Dependencies (FDs), Normal Forms (NFs), Normalization CH14

  10. Algorithms for Relational Database Scheme Design, Multivalued and Join Dependencies CH15

  11. Query Processing and Optimization CH18, CH19

  12. Transactions, Schedules CH20

Class Schedule and Winter Semester Timetable

              |     Mon     |     Wed     |    Fri      |
              |  9:30-10:20 |  9:30-10:20 |  9:30-10:20 |
              |    BA102    |    BA102    |   BA102     |
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Week 1:       |  Jan 07     |    Jan 09   |   Jan 11    |
Week 2:       |  Jan 14     |    Jan 16   |   Jan 18    |
Week 3:       |  Jan 21     |    Jan 23   |   Jan 25 A1 |
Week 4:       |  Jan 28     |    Jan 30   |   Feb 01    |
Week 5:       |  Feb 04     |    Feb 06   |   Feb 08    |
Week 6:       |  Feb 11     |    Feb 13   |   Feb 15 T1 |
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Reading Week  |   Feb 18 - Feb 22   N o   C o u r s e s
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Week 7:       |  Feb 25     |   Feb 27    |   Mar 01    |
Week 8:       |  Mar 04     |   Mar 06    |   Mar 08    |
Week 9:       |  Mar 11     |   Mar 13    |   Mar 15 A2 |
Week 10:      |  Mar 18     |   Mar 20    |   Mar 22    |
Week 11:      |  Mar 25     |   Mar 27    |   Mar 29    |
Week 12:      |  Apr 01     |   Apr 03    |   Apr 05 T2 |
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Course Requirements and Student Evaluation

University and Course Policies (senate approved)

  1. Special Needs: Students with disabilities or special needs are advised to contact Laurier’s Accessible Learning Centre for information regarding its services and resources. Students are encouraged to review the Academic Calendar for information regarding all services available on campus.
  2. Plagiarism: Wilfrid Laurier University uses software that can check for plagiarism. If requested to do so by the instructor, students are required to submit their written work in electronic form and have it checked for plagiarism.
  3. Academic Integrity: Laurier is committed to a culture of integrity within and beyond the classroom. This culture values trustworthiness (i.e., honesty, integrity, reliability), fairness, caring, respect, responsibility and citizenship. Together, we have a shared responsibility to uphold this culture in our academic and nonacademic behaviour. The University has a defined policy with respect to academic misconduct. As a Laurier student you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with this policy and the accompanying penalty guidelines, some of which may appear on your transcript if there is a finding of misconduct. The relevant policy can be found at Laurier's academic integrity website along with resources to educate and support you in upholding a culture of integrity. Ignorance is not a defense.
  4. Classroom Use of Electronic Devices: Read WLU policy 9.3 Classroom Use of Electronic Devices.
  5. Late Assignment Policy: late assignments will be marked with 0.
  6. Final Examinations: Students are strongly urged not to make any commitments (i.e., vacation) during the examination period. Students are required to be available for examinations during the examination periods of all terms in which they register. Refer to the Handbook on Undergraduate Course Management for more information.
  7. Foot Patrol, the Wellness Centre, Student Food Bank.