CIS 3400: Sample Course Syllabus

Title Database management Systems I
Description This course introduces students to information systems in business. Due to the rapid developments in Information Technology (IT) and the dramatic changes brought by these new technologies in the way companies operate, compete and do business, familiarity with information systems has become indispensable for the leaders of today and tomorrow’s organizations.
Prerequisites CIS 2200
Learning Goals Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze business requirements
  • Produce a viable model and implementation of a database to meet such requirements
  • Manage data in a professional and ethical fashion
Grades Course grades will be based upon the following weights:

  • Exam 1: 20%
  • Exam 2: 20%
  • Exam 3: 20%
  • Group Project: 20%
  • Homework, Quizzes and Class participation: 20%
  • Course Introduction and Introduction to Databases
  • Systems Analysis and Database Modeling
  • Entity Relationship Modeling (E-R Modeling) and Advanced Data Modeling
  • Converting E-R models to Relational Models
  • The Relational Model and Normalization
  • Exam 1
  • Physical Database Design and SQL
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) Continued
  • Database Administration
  • Exam 2
  • Professional, Legal and Ethical Aspects
  • Transaction Processing
  • Database System Architectures
  • Exam 3