1st 8 Week Details

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Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus



8/17/2015 - 10/11/2015 and 10/12/2015 - 12/16/2015

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Fall 2015
Office Hours E-Mail: Ticket # #19620 and #19945
Class Site : Room # Optional BGS248 - Blackboard - Help
Central Web-Site Time & Day Office Hours Wednesday Noon Q&A Web-casts
Course Description
Covers server-side web development using Structured Query Language (SQL) and MySQL, to create, manipulate, and query databases. Covers the fundamentals of a relational database, single table queries, multiple table queries, updating data, MySQL database administration, querying data, joins, and indexes. (Formerly CIM 205A)
Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Summarize the fundamentals of good relational database design.
  2. Create databases.
  3. Code complex SQL queries on a database.
  4. Use SQL to create reports.
  5. Explain database administration issues
Required Textbook

A Guide to MySQL, by Philip J. Pratt, Mary Z. Last ISBN: 1-4188-3635-4 © 2006 ISBN-13: 978-1-4188-3635-1 Publish date: December 9, 2005 -Online PDF - Valore Books or Amazon, used are not that expensive. Nota bene, Since author has never updated this specific version of the book it is a little old. However, a key reason for SQL's significant market penetration is they all adhere to a 1992 standard. In addition blackboard has a full set of state of the art videos, covering PHPMyAdmin and all new features for MySQL.

Course Grading
Course grades is taken equally from assignments and blackboard quizzes. Course has a full set of pre-book blackboard videos, which not only touchs on the entire SQL/PLSQL language, but makes the book easier to read. The text-book has 6 chapters with corresponding quizzes and assignments. Academic Integrity is critical to passing this course. Failure to abide by academic integrity can result in a failing grade. For information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's detailed description. and CIM site policy. All students are required to have their Saddleback E-mail forwarded to an account that they frequently use. When sending me e-mails, make sure you include MySQL or CIMW 105 in the subject line. Course Grading will be calculated from...

Minimum Blackboard
Quiz Points*

Minimum Assignment
A 258 Points /
280 Possible
180 Points /
195 Possible
Up to and including Chapter 6 at 92%. Chapter 4-6 assignment list: p125.sql (21points), p157.sql (20), p177.sql (15), (180/195=92%)
B 203 Points /
220 Possible
128 Points /
139 Possible
Up to and including Chapter 3, at 92% Average. Chapter 1..3 assignments: p21.sql (10), p58.sql (7) and p87.sql (10). All chapter quizzes are 20 points; Chapter 1 has two 20 point quizzes.
C 148/160 103 Points /
112 Possible

You can obtain a C grade by completing pre-book assignments (103/112=90% ) and prebook/chapter 1 quiz (148/160 =92%). The pre-book assignments cover the entire SQL language.

D 50


F 10 10  
* To view your quiz grades, click the blackboard left quiz grades tab.
**Assignments grades and due dates(except phpMyAdmin report) are displayed on submit. Last day of class is last day of class. You may not submit anything 9 hours after the last day of class. However, you may submit prior last day assignments, 7 days late at 25% penalty, after 7 days penalty is 50%.

Dropping Class
It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw (drop) from the class. However, the Instructor may drop students under the following conditions:
  1. Students who have not completed at least questionnaire and intro assignment/quiz by two days before the drop without W Date (Click the Class Details)
  2. Students who have not completed at least first three assignments and two quizzes  by two days before the drop with W grade. Nota bene, positive attendance on assignments consists of: watching the corresponding videos, submitting the assignment and attempting the quiz.
Regrading Policy
Sometimes you get a grade that you don't like, usually for one of the following reasons:
  1. There was a clerical error  (i.e., the points were added up wrong).
  2. You think you did something right, and I think you did it wrong.

If you discover a clerical error, tell me immediately. The following Statute of Limitations will apply: You have one week from the day any graded assignment or test is returned to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, I will assume that you believe the grade you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed, and permanent

Special Needs

Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  This course meets the requirements set forth in the accessibility checklist and universal design grid provided by Special Services. The Web pages, video presentations, textbooks and class materials used in this course are accessible to students with disabilities. If you have specific disabilities requiring accommodations, let your instructor know the first 10 days of the semester so that your learning needs may be met and for referral to the Special Services office where documentation of your disability will be provided to receive services and accommodations.  The Special Services Office is in Student Services Center, Room 113..

Student Services - General student service information is available at the Saddleback College Website. General, academic and service information can be obtained by accessing the Counseling Division and Financial Web sites. Individual and small group counseling information such as academic planning and review of transcripts is available by appointment. All other student services are available on campus during normal business hours.

Distance Education Requirements

This is an on on-line - distance educational course.

The first blackboard announcement will concisely summarize the three key steps in completing the class. The assignment page provides a detailed course guide. At the start of the course both the assignment page and three step summary will be e-mail to your Saddleback e-mail address. Complete all assignments in the order they are listed.

The first blackboard announcement will concisely summarize the three key steps in completing the class. The assignment page provides a detailed course guide. At the start of the course the three step summary will be sent to your Saddleback e-mail address. Complete all assignments in the order they are listed.

Regular effective contact between the Professor and student is required for success. This class we will have weekly videos, web-casts, threaded blackboard discussion boards, and frequent emails (several per week). When required actual phone calls will be made. Note instructor does have office hours and blackboard provides 24/7 access to illuminate web-casting software.

For additional help: blackboard, login and/or general.

Any exceptions to the above statements will be considered individually & only if you approach me about the proposed exception at least a week in advance. Blackboard announcement page has detailed schedule.