IS 610 Database Program Development (Credits: 3)

An introduction to computer databases which examines the basic functions and capabilities of database management software (DBMS). Emphasis is placed on the use of this software in solving information processing problems which may include laboratory work as well as database design case studies. Topics include a discussion of data structures, host language programming, indirect and direct file organization, and DBMS models including hierarchical, network, and relational. Also examined are storage devices, data administration, and database administration, as well as database analysis, design, and implementation.