DBS211 - Introduction to Database Systems

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Last revision date Oct 22, 2019 11:03:50 AM
Last review date Oct 22, 2019 11:03:50 AM

Subject Title
Introduction to Database Systems

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to data management concepts, database systems and database application programming. Students learn to represent information with a relational database model and manipulate data with an interactive query language. Students will model data using Entity Relationship Diagrams.

Credit Status
One Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject, the student will be able to:

  • Describe database concepts and database management systems to non-technical persons.
  • Apply a relational model with constraints to develop a database.
  • Compose a database using a Data Definition Language to solve a simple business problem.
  • Manipulate data using a Data Manipulation Language to maintain and update records in a database.
  • Examine a database to optimise interactions with a simple business application.
  • Apply database privilege and privacy policies to control user access to a database.

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.