INFS4240-F Database Management System (Spring 2021)
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Course Details

Section will be taught totally online with no scheduled class meetings. Students must arrange for daily access to a computer and the Internet prior to the start of classes. Robert Morris labs are to be used only as a backup in special situations and may not be relied upon for extended periods of time. In addition to the Internet link, online classes have a large emphasis on email. All messages from the instructor and other information regarding online classes, including user ids, passwords, and login instructions will be sent to your Robert Morris University email account. Visit for more information.
Session, Dates: 1 (01/19/2021 - 04/30/2021)
Time: -
Location: Internet/Online
Seats Available: 2 Seats
Credits: 3

Course Description

The course introduces the student to the theory and practice of database management, that is, the application of database technology to the solution to business and information-related problems. It covers an introduction to the relational model of data, and focuses on the use of Structured Query Language (SQL). Database concepts, terminologies and data structures of the relational database model will be discussed, and briefly compared with other models (such as hierarchical, network, and object). Database design in the practice of normalization is included, but the emphasis is on the use of Entity-Relationship modeling for a graphical approach to the analysis of requirements and the design of a conceptual schema. The student will have hands-on experience working with a database management system such as MS Access, Oracle, or SQL Server.

Prerequisites: one of the following: ARTM3210, INFS2120, INFS2130, INFS2140, INFS2184, INFS2151, INFS2150, or INFS2160.

About the Instructor(s)

Gary J. Janchenko, D.Sc.
Part-Time Faculty
Computer and Information Systems
Wheatley Center 142