COURSE NUMBER & TITLE:CSC-420 Database Principles & Design
PREREQUISITES:CSC 260 (Computer Programming II)
An introductory course emphasizing the basic concepts and principles of database systems Topics include introductions to database systems and databases, different database system models, basic systems and language support (SQL) for database systems; relational modes, relational algebra and introductions to relational database design as well as overview of common database system issues.
The Department of Computer Science is located in Suite 320 Robinson Technology Center. The individual faculty offices are located within the suite.
This course is a required course for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science (Information Systems Curriculum BS.CSC.IS). Activities and assignments in this course support our program objectives currently listed on our departmental website (www.cs.nsu.edu/programs/ugradprogram.html).
The primary instructional method for this class will be lecture and discussion. Students will also work in team to design, test and implement a relational database system. The Course management system Blackboard(nsu.blackboard.com) will be used to provide supplemental material and/or to administer some or all of the quizzes and examinations.
The department requires all work that contributes to a student's grade to be the unaided work of the student. Copying another's work, working together, asking others for help and giving help are not ethical and prohibited The only allowable source of help is the instructor. These rules apply to homework, tests, quizzes, laboratory exercises, take-home examinations and in-class examinations. When exceptions are made; as in the case of group projects, the cooperation that is allowed will be explained by the instructor. Any violation of the above rules or any other form of dishonesty, for example, changing an answer on an examination paper that has been returned and claiming credit for the corrected answer, will be treated seriously by the Department. In most cases, the students involved will immediately fail the course. Except in exceptional cases, where it can be demonstrated that work has been stolen from a student without the student's knowledge, the same penalties will apply to the provider and the copier.
The Department of Computer Science employs a no tolerance policy on cheating. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, copying others work, misrepresenting the work of others as your own (includes online sites and the use of code provided by online sites), plagiarism, sharing when unauthorized, and the use of cell phones and/or electronic media when unauthorized. The following outlines the departmental procedure if a student is suspected of cheating during their academic tenure with the Computer Science Department at Norfolk State University.
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