COP 4720: Database Systems
Course Description for Database Systems
Prerequisite: COP 3855 and COP 3538
Description: After an overview of database history, students learn about entity relationships and design processes. Databases are studied with a concentration on relational concepts, Structured Query Language, Data Definition Language, and Data Manipulation Language. Issues of redundancy, normalization, optimization, and concurrency control are examined. The combination of theoretical concepts and practical experiences will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of concepts, principles, and techniques for the analysis, design, implementation, utilization, and documentation involved in the development of database systems.