Week 9/10 presentations are up
hw8 is up
requirements are up; second deliverable due 11/8
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.
Questions and Answers
- To find out when and where to
find lab tutors, check the tutor page
- This class is available
online, check out col.cdm.depaul.edu.
- I will collect links that
might be of help to you on a links page.
- We will be working with
Microsoft Access, which is available in the labs. For a free license, check
Classes and office hours
class meets MW 10:50-1:20s in CDM 200.
My office hours are M 4:00-5:30 and MW 11:00-11:45.
During that time you can find me in the CDM building,
you want to set up an appointment at another time, or simply ask a question,
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homework, quizzes: 40%, Midterm (10/18): 30%, Final project: 30%.
I will use the following grading scheme:
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, date tba. No make-up exam.
The textbook for the class is
Concepts of Database Management, Sixth Edition by Phillip J. Pratt, Joseph J. Adamski, Thomson Course Technology, 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1-4239-0147-1, ISBN-10:
For general information, see the
- The course adheres to the university guidelines on
- Cheating is any action that violates university norms or
instructor's guidelines for the preparation and submission of
assignments. This includes but is not limited to unauthorized access to
examination materials prior to the examination itself; use or possession
of unauthorized materials during the examination or quiz; having someone
take an examination in one's place; copying from another student;
unauthorized assistance to another student; or acceptance of such
- Plagiarism is a major form of academic dishonesty involving the
presentation of the work of another as one's own. Plagiarism includes,
but is not limited to the following:
- The direct copying of any source, such as written and verbal
material, computer files, audio disks, video programs or musical
scores, whether published or unpublished, in whole or part, without
proper acknowledgment that it is someone else's.
- Copying of any source in whole or part with only minor changes in
wording or syntax, even with acknowledgment.
- Submitting as one's own work a report, examination paper, computer
file, lab report or other assignment that has been prepared by
someone else. This includes research papers purchased from any other
person or agency.
- The paraphrasing of another's work or ideas without proper
- A charge of cheating and/or plagiarism is always a serious matter.
If proven, it can result in an automatic F in the course and possible
- The use of others' web/publication content (text, graphics, codes) is
regarded as plagiarism without giving credit (see the above description of
- When you directly quote someone's work, you must put it in quotation
marks. Without such quotations and reference, it is regarded as an act of
plagiarism (see the above description of plagiarism).
- Using materials that the student prepared for other purposes (e.g.,
another course or for his/her work) needs the course instructor's prior
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.
Last updated: September 1st, 2010.