Course Syllabus - IST 210 Organization of Data

General Course Information

Department IST

Number 210

Title Organization of Data

Credits 4

Description The objective of IST 210 is to provide an introduction to the

storage, retrieval, manipulation, analysis and display of

information. This course includes an introduction to data

structures, physical storage devices and access, database

models and database management systems architectures,

database analysis and design, query languages, user

interface design, database administration and policy and

social concerns in data management. Students will learn to

use a commercial database management system and group

assignments and projects, and other performance indicators.

Students will be periodically assessed through examinations,

individual and group assignments and projects, and other

performance indicators.



This course is required of all Information Science and

Technology (IST) undergraduates under both Associate and

Baccalaureate degrees. It is a common course requirement

and is a prerequisite for all degree options. IST 110 is the

prerequisite for this course.



This course also requires student access and use of a robust

commercial database management system such as Oracle,

DB2, or SQLServer.



The laboratory component of the course provides a gentle

introduction to boolean algebra and programming concepts

(e.g., variables, arrays, and iterations) that are critical for
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