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CS 411 - Database Systems

Spring 2021

Official Description

Examination of the logical organization of databases: the entity-relationship model; the hierarchical, network, and relational data models and their languages. Functional dependencies and normal forms. Design, implementation, and optimization of query languages; security and integrity; concurrency control, and distributed database systems. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CS 225.

Related Faculty


Database Systems: The Complete Book, 2nd Edition, by Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D. Ullman, Jennifer Widom

Learning Goals

Analyze real-world data management scenarios and design appropriate data schemas (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Formulate SQL queries to access a relational database system (1), (2), (5), (6)
Design and develop data management applications using relational database systems (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6)
Analyze and apply data indexing techniques for speeding up query processing (1), (2), (5), (6)
Analyze and apply query optimization techniques for optimizing query execution (1), (2), (5), (6)
Analyze and apply transaction processing techniques for executing transactions in relational database systems (1), (2), (5), (6)

Topic List

Data modeling principles and E-R Diagram Techniques
Relational Algebra
SQL Query Language
Data Storage and Indexing
Query Execution and Optimization
Concurrency Control & Failure recovery

Required, Elective, or Selected Elective

Selected Elective.

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