Course

Database I

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Computing Studies & Information Systems
Course Code
CSIS 2300
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks
Max Class Size
35
Method(s) Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course will provide the student with knowledge of database concepts. Emphasis will be placed on database design, development and querying using DBMS installed on both LAN and cloud environments. Concepts covered include ER modelling, normalization, and database design theory. Hands on activities will allow students to create, maintain and query various databases. An introduction and overview of stored procedures, triggers and data warehousing will also be covered.

Course Content
  1. Overview: Concept of information systems - entities, attributes, values
  2. Data model overview
  3. Database development and systems life-cycle
  4. Database integrity, privacy, data independence
  5. Indexed files, primary vs. foreign keys
  6. Data normalization: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and BCNF
  7. Understanding data requirements
  8. Conceptual, logical and physical design
  9. Queries/views using a database management system
  10. Database planning, design and administration
  11. Structured query language (SQL)
  12. Advanced SQL and problem solving
  13. Brief introduction to stored procedures and triggers
  14. Brief introduction to data warehousing
  15. Report design techniques
Learning Activities

Lecture, seminar and hands-on exercises in the lab

Means of Assessment
Assignments/Project(s)    20% - 30%
Tests/Quizzes 10% - 20%
Mid-term Examination 25% - 35%
Final Examination* 25% - 40%
Total       100%

Some of these assessments may involve group work.

* Practical hands-on computer exam

In order to pass the course, students must, in addition to receiving an overall course grade of 50%, also achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined weighted examination components (including quizzes, tests, exams).

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

 

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:
  1. Describe the database approach, its environment, database application life cycle and roles in data administration;
  2. Explain the functions of a relational database model;
  3. Explain and apply data modeling techniques;
  4. Apply techniques of database design, including:
    • Enhanced entity-relationship modeling;
    • Functional dependencies and normalization;
    • Derivation of relational schema from EER model;
  5. Explain and apply the necessary commands to create, maintain and query a database within a DBMS;
  6. Apply SQL statements from the basic commands to more advanced commands;
  7. Apply simple report design techniques to present query data results for users;
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of stored procedures and triggers;
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of data warehousing.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Kroenke. Database Concepts. Latest Edition. Prentice Hall.

or other textbooks as approved by the department.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Min grade C in CSIS 2200 

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for CSIS 2300
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX CPSC 2XX (3)
Athabasca University (AU) DOUG CSIS 2300 (3) & DOUG CSIS 3300 (3) = AU COMP 378 (3) & AU COMP 3XX (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU COMP 2XX (3)
Coast Mountain College (CMTN) CMTN CPSC 2XX (3)
Columbia College (COLU) COLU CSCI 2nd (3)
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU CSCI 2XX (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU INFO 2312 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG CPSC 2221 (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC CPS 146 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC COSC 304 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU CMPT 2XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU COMP 2560 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU CMPT 2XX (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW CPSC 2XX (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO COSC_O 2nd (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV CPSC_V 2nd (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC CPSC 2XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV COMP 230 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC CSC 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) No credit
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC CSTP 1201 (4)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU CSCI 2nd (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2024

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
23462
Tue
May 6
- August 7
May 6
August 7
Instructor Last Name
Tan
Instructor First Name
William
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
0
Actual Seats Count
36
-36
Actual Wait Count
11
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N6107
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
23659
Thu
May 6
- August 7
May 6
August 7
Instructor Last Name
Neloy
Instructor First Name
Asif Ahmed
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
0
Actual Seats Count
33
-33
Actual Wait Count
9
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5111
Start Time
15:30
-
End Time
18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
CRN
23691
Fri
May 6
- August 7
May 6
August 7
Instructor Last Name
Tan
Instructor First Name
William
Course Status
Waitlist
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
Max Seats Count
0
Actual Seats Count
34
-34
Actual Wait Count
5
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
Building
New Westminster - North Bldg.
Room
N5111
Start Time
12:30
-
End Time
15:20