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CSC 480

Database and File Systems

This course provides an external and an internal view of relational database management systems (DBMSs). The external view consists of database design and implementation. The database query and manipulation language SQL will be studied to the degree that students will be able to become proficient in this language on their own. The internal view involves characteristics of secondary storage devices, methods of organizing information, various file organization and accessing techniques and other topics related to database engine implementation. Programming assignments complement topics discussed in class, including the building of a few key components of a database engine. Prerequisite: CSC 231, CSC 232 and CSC 233. Typically offered annually. Not offered pass/fail.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
CSC 231, CSC 232, CSC 233 1 course

Spring Semester information

Brian Howard

480A: Database & File Systems