IT 240 Introduction to Databases

Evelyn Lulis

Office: CDM 848
Spring 2020-2021
Class number: 30512
Section number: 901
Tu 5:45PM - 9:00PM
OLSYN CH000 Online Campus
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This course will introduce students to the design, implementation and use of desktop databases. Major topics include: modeling using ER diagrams, creating, and maintaining a database using a PC based application, compose and use queries in Structured Query Language, create and customize forms and reports, and integrate databases with other sources of data and applications.

This section is remote. Attendance is required. Regular Zoom sessions will be provided.

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The text we will be using:

Database Concepts, David M. Kroenke and David J. Auer, 9th edition, Prentice Hall,

2020. Print: ISBN-13: 978-0-13-518814-9

eTextbook: Database Concepts, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition
SBN-13: 978-0-13-516002-2

Required Software

Microsoft Excel: The text uses Microsoft Access 2019. The university labs use Access 2016.

For the time being, the university labs are closed. 

The 2016 version is fine.

If you have a PC, you can get a free copy of Office that includes Access.

If you have a Mac, you can use the free new virtual lab where all of the office365 suite can be found.





School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

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Academic Policies

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Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
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