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Recommended Citation: Baugh, J M.  A First Course in Database Management.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2003, v 20 (San Diego): §3423. ISSN: 1542-7382. (A later version appears in Information Systems Education Journal 2(31). ISSN: 1545-679X.)

A First Course in Database Management

Refereed13 pages
Jeanne M. Baugh    [a1] [a2]
Robert Morris University    [u1] [u2]
Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA    [c1] [c2]

This paper describes a course that provides Computer Information System students with an introduction to Database Management in which they choose their own semester database project. The course was designed to allow the student to work on his project while learning the database theory in a concurrent manner. The organization of the course is presented, including a database written to track the progress of the students with their work. This database is available for download. The results of the student projects as well as student attitudes are discussed and recommendations for course structure and content are presented.

Keywords: database first course, introductory computer course, database project, IS education

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