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1/20/2015 CSCI 5333 DBMS Spring 2015 1/7 CSCI 5333.2 & 3 Database Management Systems (DBMS) Spring 2015 Syllabus, Information and Schedule by K. Yue 1. General Information CSCI 5333.2 DBMS Class number: 24231 T 7:00­9:50pm Delta 136 CSCI 5333.3 DBMS Class number: 24232 W 1:00­3:50pm Delta 241 1.1 Instructor Dr. Kwok­Bun Yue, Professor of Computer Science and Computer Information Systems Delta 163, 281­283­3864, yue at; URL: Office hour: T 4:15­6:15, W 4­6, walk­in or appointment. 1.2 Teaching Assistant Puli Sindhu, Email: PuliS0213 at UHCL dot edu. Homework submission should be sent to the TA. Office hours: (Draft) Tuesday 2:00pm ­ 7:00pm Wednesday 10:00am ­ 1:00pm Thursday 1:00pm ­ 7:00pm 1.3 UHCL Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) Motto: Applied Critical Thinking (ACT) for Lifelong Learning and Adaptability This course has been authorized by UHCL as an Applied Critical Thinking (ACT) Course which means that in addition to learning about the specified course content, students will be engaged with some or all of the Elements of Thought and Universal Intellectual Standards of critical thinking . The objective of an ACT course is to develop the student's ability to become skilled at analysis and evaluation by applying a set of intellectual tools that may be effectively used across all disciplines (as well as to the student's personal life). Based on the Foundation for Critical Thinking model ( ), critical thinking involves thinking for a purpose , asking questions, using i nformation , applying concepts , drawing inferences and conclusions , identifying assumptions , anticipating implications and consequences , and recognizing points of view . The Universal Intellectual Standards that are applied to these Elements of Thought of critical thinking in order to develop Intellectual Traits include clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance, and fairness . Critical Thinking In Computer Science in General and Database in Particular Computer science is the scientific and practical study of computation and its applications. Its scope is well agreed upon. For example, in Wikipedia, it is "the systematic study of the feasibility, structure, expression, and mechanization of the methodical procedures (or algorithms) that underlie the acquisition, representation, processing, storage, communication of, and access to information ." A thorough understanding and precise specification of the problem domain through modeling, with a clear understanding of all underlying assumptions, is a prerequisite for effectively use computer science to construct a computer­based solution. All elements of thought of critical thinking are essential in every step of the elaboration and modeling of the problem, and design, implementation, and maintenance of a computer­based solution. In particular, information is usually stored permanently in database. In database, critical thinking is integrated in the process of data modeling, logical design, and data manipulation, the process to construct
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