Prerequisites: 90-728, Information Technology for Public Policy or 91-802, Information Systems for Managers This course is designed to cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of database management systems. In order to provide an understanding of the evolution of data management, the traditional file organization is compared with network, hierarchical and relational models of data. The theory and practice of languages and design approaches for the relational model are stressed. Specific topics covered will include data modeling, database design using normalization theory and relational query languages, and issues of database security, privacy and integrity. Students in the course will be expected to design and implement a database application using ORACLE.