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Text: The required text for the class is: Database Management Systems, 3rd edition, by Ramakrishnan and Gehrke.
Requirements/Responsibilities: Your primary responsibility is to
be an active, engaged, prepared participant in the course. There will be quite a
bit of reading which will require your consistent attention. Learning
and understanding are active, not passive processes. You will have
to take responsibility for your own learning, and you will
be expected to contribute to other's learning also. Part of your
learning will involve expressing yourself, in writing and verbally.
Other specific requirements:
If a student does not complete most of the assignments that require working alone, this is grounds for assigning an F or NC in the class.
Strong evidence from multiple sources that a student did not participate significantly in multiple parts of the group project is grounds to assign a zero to up to 15% of that student's grade. ((This paragraph added Feb. 3, 2015.)
|Quizzes, Midterm, Final Exam
||7, 7, 14, 15%
|Class participation, pop
quizzes, extra credit, etc
A plus and minus grading scale will be used for final grades.
Academic Honesty: The work you do for this course will be your own. You are not to submit other people's work and represent it as your own. Doing so is grounds for an immediate F, and prosecution to the full extent allowed under University policy.
Late Days: Each
student gets an automatic extension of 4 calendar days. You can use the
extension on any programming or homework assignment(s) remaining during
the semester (in increments that are rounded up to the nearest integer).
For instance, you can hand in one
assignment 4 days late, or each of four assignments 1 day late. When
you hand in a late assignment, you must identify in the
README file the following: (i) how late this assignment is, and (ii) how much
of the total slip time you have left. No assignment will be accepted more then
4 days late. After you have used up your slip time, any assignment handed in
late will be marked off 25% per day. There will be no extensions granted.