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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ISM6217

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Current Status: SCNS Liaison Notified of Graduate Council Approval - 2016-05-18
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Remove pre-requisite "ISM 6123 or equivalent"
Comments: Elective for MBS, MS in MIS. Need Obj/LO/Topics/Textbook completed. Emailed 5/10/16. Updated 5/10/16. to GC. Approved 5/12/16 To USF Sys 5/18/16; to SCNS after 5/25/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5446 2016-04-14
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Information Systems and Decision Sciences BA 1407000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Balaji Padmanabhan 8139746763

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ISM 6217 Database administration

    Is the course title variable? Y
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Database administration
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    - 0


    ISM 6123 or equivalent


    Course Description


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    Removing the pre-requisite facilitates student graduation with minimal impact on comprehension

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course is designed to introduce students to database concepts and familiarize them with the design, implementation, and usage of relational databases. This class will comprise a mix of conceptual and hands-on segments.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    At the end of the course, students will be able to (1) Explain relational database concepts and tools; (2) Develop logical database models using entity-relationship (ER) diagrams; (3) Convert ER diagrams to relational tables in normalized form; (4) Create effective database queries using structure query language (SQL)

    C. Major Topics

    (1) Database concepts; (2) Database design (conceptual, logical and physical); (3) Structured query language (SQL); (4) Transaction processing; (5) NoSQL databases

    D. Textbooks

    “Introduction to Database Management,” by Mark L. Gillenson, Paulraj Ponniah, Alex Kriegel, Boris M. Trukhnov, Allen G. Taylor, Gavin Powell, and Frank Miller, John Wiley & Sons, 2007 or 2008. (ISBN-13: 978-0470101865)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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