COMM 437 - Database Technology
Databases are the workhorse of any business nowadays. We are no longer talking about whether one needs a database or not. Your neighbourhood grocery store probably already has one (or two!). Today the issues relate more to integration and at the same time distribution of mission critical information (not data!) than to the design and creation of databases. Therefore this course deals with the principles of database management and their application in organizations. The material is dealt with from the point of view of the user and the database administrator rather than the technical specialist that develops database software. It begins with an introduction to the basic principles of the database approach and the theoretical models that underlie the field (including relational and object-orientated data models).
Note: Credit will only be given for one of COMM 437 and CPSC 304. CPSC 304 cannot be used to satisfy the COMM 437 requirement for the Business Technology Management option without permission. COMM 437 cannot be used to satisfy the CPSC 304 requirement for the Combined Major in Business and Computer Science.
Prerequisite: COMM 335.