iSchool Course Description
INFX 543 – Relational Databases 1 (4 Cr): Database design and development theory, concepts and skills. Traditional transactional database theory, architecture and implementation in a user-centered systems context using SQL. Introduces database modeling, security and privacy issues. Prerequisite: Skills covered in INFX 502 (This course prepares students for INFX 563 - Relational Databases 2.)
Instructor Course Description with Objectives
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We will be using Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Visio as our learning tools.
Expectations for this Course
My expectations are that you listen to all of the lectures, complete each homework assignment and create your assigned projects in the timeline given. You are also responsible for working with an iPeer partners throughout the quarter for providing and receiving timely, useful and constructive feedback on class assignments.
Technology and Software Requirements
In this course you may be required to access a large number of databases through the Internet. Several of these databases are publicly available, but some are proprietary and will require authentication through the UW Libraries for you to gain access. Information about logging in to use these databases is available on the Connecting to the Libraries page.
The Information School Online MLIS program requirements state that you are expected to have:
- Microsoft SQL 2008 Express with Advanced Services - available free to iSchool students to download
- Microsoft Visio 2010 - available free to iSchool students to download
- at minimum, a 56K connection to the Internet;
- a system that includes a sound card, speakers, microphone, and CD-ROM drive;
- the most current version of Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Netscape Navigator;
- the most current version of Adobe’s Macromedia Flash Player
- the most current version of Windows Media Player (as of 8/2005, you should have version 9 or version 10); and
- the ability to install and configure software on a computer.
MAC users note there is no MAC version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services. You will need to have access to a Windows machine. Most newer Macs can run BootCamp to dual-boot between OS X and Windows. Also many Mac users also already own Parallels or Fusion from VMWare. Both of those options allow them to use run these software tools as well.
The end-of-quarter course evaluations are located here: http://www.ischool.washington.edu/courses/submit-evaluations.aspx
The following paragraphs discussing academic integrity, copyright and privacy outline matters governing student conduct in the iSchool and the University of Washington. They apply to all assignments and communications in this course.
The essence of academic life revolves around respect not only for the ideas of others, but also their rights to those ideas and their promulgation. It is therefore essential that all of us engaged in the life of the mind take the utmost care that the ideas and expressions of ideas of other people always be appropriately handled, and, where necessary, cited. For writing assignments, when ideas or materials of others are used, they must be cited. The format is not that important–as long as the source material can be located and the citation verified, it’s OK. What is important is that the material be cited. In any situation, if you have a question, please feel free to ask. Such attention to ideas and acknowledgment of their sources is central not only to academic life, but life in general.
Please acquaint yourself with the University of Washington's resources on academic honesty.
All of the expressions of ideas in this class that are fixed in any tangible medium such as digital and physical documents are protected by copyright law as embodied in title 17 of the United States Code. These expressions include the work product of both: (1) your student colleagues (e.g., any assignments published here in the course environment or statements committed to text in a discussion forum); and, (2) your instructors (e.g., the syllabus, assignments, reading lists, and lectures). Within the constraints of "fair use" (you should have/will have learned about that in depth in LIS 550), you may copy these copyrighted expressions for your personal intellectual use in support of your education here in the iSchool. Such fair use by you does not include further distribution by any means of copying, performance or presentation beyond the circle of your close acquaintances, student colleagues in this class and your family. If you have any questions regarding whether a use to which you wish to put one of these expressions violates the creator's copyright interests, please feel free to ask the instructor for guidance.
To support an academic environment of rigorous discussion and open expression of personal thoughts and feelings, we, as members of the academic community, must be committed to the inviolate right of privacy of our student and instructor colleagues. As a result, we must forego sharing personally identifiable information about any member of our community including information about the ideas they express, their families, life styles and their political and social affiliations. If you have any questions regarding whether a disclosure you wish to make regarding anyone in this course or in the iSchool community violates that person's privacy interests, please feel free to ask the instructor for guidance.
Knowing violations of these principles of academic conduct, privacy or copyright may result in University disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.
Students with Disabilities
To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services: 448 Schmitz, 206-543-8924 (V/TTY). If you have a letter from DSS indicating that you have a disability which requires academic accommodations, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need in the class.
Academic accommodations due to disability will not be made unless the student has a letter from DSS specifying the type and nature of accommodations needed.
Student Code of Conduct
Good student conduct is important for maintaining a healthy course environment. Please familiarize yourself with the University of Washington's Student Code of Conduct.
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