CMSC 508. Database Theory. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: CMSC 303 with a minimum grade of C. Design and implementation of relational database systems. Emphasis is placed on entity-relationship diagrams, relational algebra, normal forms and normalization. Introduction to SQL. Discussion of physical level issues. Students will be required to complete a design project and give an oral presentation of the project. Not applicable toward the M.S. in Computer Science or the Ph.D. in Engineering, computer science concentration.