IT 222: Database Principles

The course covers: Characteristics of the database approach. Database concepts and architecture; Data models, schemas and instances; Program data independence, Database languages and interfaces. Data models for database systems; The E-R DM, Relational DM and Relational Algebra.Relational model constraints; Domain, key, and integrity constraints. SQL-relational DB language; Data definition, queries, update statements, and views in SQL. Database design; functional dependencies, Normal forms. Introduction to Object Oriented databases.