This is a course on databases using SQL and Python.

Estimates of the required effort to do well are:

  • 2 hours per week of studying
  • 6 hours per week of programming
  • 3,000 lines of code


Unique Days Time Place
53680 MWF 11am JGB 2.218


Type Name Days Time Place
Lecturer Glenn Downing
MF 12-12:50pm GDC 6.308
Assistants Aizhuldyz Gabbassova
T 4-5pm GDC 1.302
Fiona Lara
T 3:30-4:30pm


Title Authors Year
SQL: Visual QuickStart Guide
3rd Edition
Chris Fehily 2010 required
Database Design with UML and SQL Tom Jewett 2006


Type Link
Discussion Piazza
Examples GitHub
Grades Canvas


Year Spring
2013-14 4.5 / 4.2
2012-13 4.4 / 4.0


One of the following with a grade of at least C-: Computer Science 303E, 305J, 307, 312, 312H, 314, 314H, 315, 315H, Electrical Engineering 322C, or 422C.

Special Needs

Any student with a documented disability who requires academic accommodations should contact Services for Students with Disabilities at 471-6259 (voice) or 1-866-329-3986 (Video Phone) as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.

You must provide this letter to me by the 12th class day. Project deadlines will not be extended for special-needs students.


To be eligible for an incomplete you must have a letter grade of C or better and a written, verifiable excuse for missing the last test. This is a necessary but insufficient condition for receiving an incomplete.

Academic Integrity

Students who violate University rules on academic dishonesty are subject to disciplinary penalties, including the possibility of failure in the course and/or dismissal from the University. Since such dishonesty harms the individual, all students, and the integrity of the University, policies on academic dishonesty will be strictly enforced. For further information please visit the Student Judicial Services Web site: Student Judicial Services.

Programming assignments will be compared using Moss. You may share design ideas with your fellow students. You may not share code in any way with your fellow students.

The penalty for academic dishonesty will be a course grade of F and a referral of the case to the Dean of Students. Further penalties, including suspension or expulsion from the university may be imposed by that office.