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    Macalester College
  Feb 20, 2018
College Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COMP 302 - Introduction to Database Management Systems

This course will introduce students to the design, implementation, and analysis of databases stored in database management systems (DBMS). Topics include implementation-neutral data modeling, database design, database implementation, and data analysis using relational algebra and SQL. Students will generate data models based on real-world problems, and implement a database in a state-of-the-art DBMS. Students will master complex data analysis by learning to first design database queries and then implement them in a database query language such as SQL. Advanced topics include objects in databases, indexing for improved performance, distributed databases, and data warehouses. Offered even-numbered spring semesters. (4 Credits)