INF 385M - Database Management

Fall 2016
Unique ID: 28200
Syllabus:   Syllabus
Prof:  Gunn, Stan
Room: UTA 1.210A
Days:  Wed
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
 

Prerequisites:
Restricted to graduate-level degree seekers at the School of Information.

Description:
Principles and practices of database management and database design. Discussion and implementation of a database. Application life cycle, data dictionaries, relational database design, SQL queries, reports and other interfaces to database data, and documentation. Students work on individual and group projects.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Enrollment is restricted to iSchool degree seekers as of Summer 2017.

Restricted to students enrolled in the School of Information.

Notes:
This section of INF 385M will introduce you to data modeling and
SQL. The focus will be on relational database concepts and on
practical use of SQL. Topics will include data modeling,
entity-relationship (ER) diagrams, introduction to SQL,
transformation of E-R models to SQL, database normalization.
MySQL and other open source tools will be used in practical
assignments and in a course project.

This class takes the "flipped classroom" approach that minimizes
in-class lecture time and maximizes the time students spend in
the class (computer lab) on applying their knowledge to solving
practical problems. All assigned readings are required to be
completed before class. An important course activity, in which
student teams will engage, will be a hands-on term project.

Link to the last syllabus (Fall 2014):
https://utexas.instructure.com/courses/1103533/assignments/syllabus

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