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CMPS 182 - Winter 2010

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CMPS 182- Intro. to Database Management - Winter 2010

General Class Information

Lecture times:
Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:45 PM, Engineering 2 192
Name: Wang-Chiew Tan (
Phone: x9-3709
Office: E2-343B
Instructor Office Hours:
Tuesday 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Thursday: 2:30PM to 3:30PM,
or by appointment.
Lab Sections:
Monday and Wednesday 9:00AM to 10:45AM, BE 109
Friday 9:00 to 10:45AM, Social Sciences I PC (Room 135)
Teaching Assistant:
Maria Daltayanni (

Office Hours: TBD
Wednesday: 12:30PM to 1:30PM
Friday: 1:00PM to 2:00PM

Course Description

Concepts, approaches, tools, and methodology of database design. Topics include the entity-relationship model; the relational data model; normal forms; commercial languages such as SQL (SQL constraints, SQL triggers, and update languages); query-by-example (QBE); XML data model, and XML query language (XQuery); as well as relational database-management support for XML and object-relational features in database-management systems. Involves a database -application development project. Prerequisite(s): course 12B. Course intended for non-majors; computer science majors should enroll in course 180.

Moodle Course Management System

This course will be managed using the moodle course management system. The weekly schedule of this course, project description, online resources, as well as other relevant course material will be posted through moodle. Here is the link to CMPS182 on moodle. You will need a key to access this page. The key will be provided in class.