IST2400 Database Systems I 3 credits 5 weeks

This course introduces the concepts of relational databases and basic relational database design and maintenance. The student will gain knowledge of design concepts such as records, tables, data types and table normalization. This course also includes the concepts of reading database data through queries using query functions and linked tables. A brief introduction to the SQL query language will be presented. Popular relational database software will be discussed along with alternate database technologies. Students will interact with these concepts using a relational database software program.