Volume 2

Volume 2, Number 31

May 10, 2004

16 pages1352 K bytes

A First Course in Database Management

Jeanne M. Baugh
Robert Morris University
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108

Abstract: This paper describes a course that provides Computer Information System students with an introduction to Database Management in which they choose their own semester database project. The course was designed to allow the student to work on his project while learning the database theory in a concurrent manner. The organization of the course is presented, including a database written to track the progress of the students with their work. This database is available for download. The results of the student projects as well as student attitudes are discussed and recommendations for course structure and content are presented.

Keywords: database first course, introductory computer course, database project, IS education

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Recommended Citation: Baugh (2004). A First Course in Database Management. Information Systems Education Journal, 2 (31). http://isedj.org/2/31/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2003: §3423. ISSN: 1542-7382.)