Database Management Systems
COSC-4411/5411
Fall 2000
York University


Semester: fall 2000
Course/Sect#: COSC-4411/5411
Time: Mon 9:30-11:00am
Wed 9:30-11:30am
Location: PS 321
Instructor: Parke Godfrey
Office: 220 CCB
Office Hours: Mon 2:00-4:00pm
Wed 2:00-4:00pm
and by appointment
Ph#: 416-736-2100 x70128
e-mail: godfrey@cs.yorku.ca


Wecome to the Database Management Systems course, COSC-4411 (for undergraduates enrolled) and COSC-5411 (for graduates enrolled), for fall term 2000. Materials, instructions, and notices for the course will accumulate here over the semester.


Class Bulletin Board

  • Course grades are posted via courseInfo on ARIEL.

    % courseInfo 4411A

  • I will not have grades posted by Friday 2 March. I am not done yet. Sorry. (The rules are that I should post all the grades or none, to be equitable.)

  • The (2nd) final exam has been scheduled for Wednesday 21 February 2001 at 15:30-18:30 in room CCB 115.

  • Project #2 is due by midnight 9 February 2000.
    Midterm #2 (takehome) should be turned in by Monday 12 February 2001. The rule is once one had downloaded it and read it, one has four days to complete it and turn it in.

  • During the remedy schedule, I am coming to our scheduled class times (fall term) at the scheduled room. I do not plan to redo the lectures per se, but I am available to discuss the materials and assignments, and to help students with the materials. We are infomrally going through the course materials in class. I also will hold my office hours as posted for fall term.

    Students are obliged to cover the materials under the syllabus and to complete the posted projects and assignments. On my return and once remedy is underway, I will post a due-date schedule.

  • Projects: Project #3 has been eliminated. The class concurred. Projects #1 and #2 will constitute the project mark (30%) at 15% each.

    For anyone who only does Project #1 (or just Project #2), it will count for 20%. This is so that the "missing" project would only count 10% against the final grade. This is just to be fair, since the original three proejcts were worth 10% each.

    Anyone who wants to do a third project anyway can see me. For those, grade-wise I will pick the best two marks of the three.


Projects, Assignments, & Exams


Materials


Useful On-line Information

  • For the textbook
    • On-line support materials by Raghu Ramakrishnan and Johannes Gehrke.
      Includes:
      • General lecture notes related with the book.
      • Answers to the odd-numbered exercises in the book.

Parke Godfrey