CS 432 Fall 2006

CS432 provides a basic introduction to the principles of relational database management systems.  Students are also encouraged to concurrently enroll in CS433 (Practicum in Database Systems). CS432 meets from 2:30-3:20pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in 255 Olin Hall.


Course Schedule and Lecture Notes

Course Staff and Office Hours


This is a required textbook. The contents of this book do not constitute the syllabus for the course - the classroom lectures define the course content, and the textbook is a reference.


CS432 will assume knowledge of material covered in CS212 (Computers and Programming) and CS312 (Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs). CS414 (Systems Programming and Operating Systems) will help with some of the advanced topics taught later in the semester. While CS414 is not a prerequisite, we encourage you to take CS414 along with this course.


The grades for CS432 will be determined based on assignments (50%) and two exams (50%).



  1. Mid-term exam, Thursday, October 19, 2006, 7:30pm, B17 Upson Hall. (20%)
  2. Final exam. Cumulative with emphasis on the last half of the course. Monday, December 11, 2006, 2:00pm, 101 Phillips Hall. (30%)

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