Introduction to Desktop Databases
IT 240 (402)

Marcus Schaefer

Latest additions

hw7 is online

new presentation online: ER Mapping

the Final Project is online

Homeworks and Examples

Assignments will be available through this webpage. Homeworks are due on the day of class. If you hand in the homework late 10% will be taken off the score for each day.

Homework due
hw1 9/18
hw2 9/27
hw3 10/9
hw4 10/18
hw5 10/25
Final Project 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
hw6 11/1
hw7 11/8

Questions and Answers


Classes and office hours

The class meets TuTh 1:30-3:00pm , CS&T 202.


Office hours are Tu 3:15-4:45 and Th 4-5:30.


During that time you can find me in the CS&TC building, room 749.

If you want to set up an appointment at another time, or simply ask a question,

send email to



Homework, quizzes: 40%, Midterm: 30%, Final project: 30%.

I will use the following grading scheme:

Grade Percentage
A 95-100
A- 90-95
B+ 87-90
B 83-87
B- 80-83
C+ 77-80
C 73-77
C- 70-73
D+ 65-70
D 60-65
F <60

Throughout the quarter there will be extra credit problems; extra credit does not directly make up for points lost on homeworks or exams; instead it is added in with a weight at the end to adjust grades upwards.

The midterm will take place during class on 10/11. No make-up exam.


For general information (literature, course summary), see the class syllabus.

Academic Honesty


An incomplete grade is given only for an exceptional reason such as a death in the family, a serious illness, etc. Any such reason must be documented. Any incomplete request must be made at least two weeks before the final, and approved by the Dean of the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. Any consequences resulting from a poor grade for the course will not be considered as valid reasons for such a request.

Marcus Schaefer
Last updated: August 22nd, 2007.