UNC-Chapel Hill COMP 130 - Computer Science 130 Syllabus (3 pages)

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Comp 130 - Files and Databases

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130 1 1 Computer Science 130 Files and Databases 3 hours Spring 2002 General information Instructor Stephen Weiss 159 Sitterson Hall 962 1888 weiss cs unc edu Office hours Monday and Friday 10 11 a m or by appointment TAs Suzanne Vogel Richard Mukherjee 040 Sitterson 040 Sitterson 962 1979 962 1753 vogel cs unc edu mukherje cs unc edu Office hours Monday 3 20 5 20 p m Office hours Wednesday 3 15 5 15 p m Class Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 30 10 45 am in Sitterson 014 Texts Fundamentals of Database Systems Elmasri Navathe 3rd edition Addison Wesley 2000 Microsoft Access documentation from ATN http help unc edu index xml trail 1146 1599 id 1599 sort score Prerequisites Knowing how to program in some high level language e g Pascal Turing C C JAVA Basic understanding of data representation inside a computer COMP 120 Basic data structures algorithm analysis and searching and sorting techniques COMP 114 and 121 Comfort with mathematics especially matrix manipulation Officially MATH 81 is listed as a prerequisite although there s nothing specific in that course that will be used here Very basic www skills If you are in doubt about whether or not you meet the prerequisite see the instructor immediately Homework Readings in the text and possibly elsewhere Written assignments Programs Database project done in small groups involving the selection of data designing the database implementing it on a commercial database management system DBMS and running some sample 130 1 2 operations Each team will make a brief oral presentation of their project Exams There will be one or two in class exams plus a final The final will be Saturday May 4 9 00 a m noon The exams will count for about 50 your grade the other graded work homework programs and project count for 50 of will Incompletes Incompletes will be given in special circumstances only for example illness or family emergency but not for merely falling behind in your work Honor The Honor Code applies to all graded work for this course If



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