CIS4365: Database Applications
Fall, 2017

Your Instructor

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   Ph.D. (1987) from The State University of New York at Buffalo. 
   Associate Professor of CIS at UTEP since 1994

 Please feel free to read my Curriculum Vita for complete information

My teaching philosophy is very much centered on the idea of "active learning". Basically that means that I like to DO things as opposed to reading about them. Many of the activities and projects are planned for you to learn as you work. 

This course is not a 'touchy-feely' course, however.  Databases are well-defined and highly-structured, as are the tools for designing them. They require a lot of practice to understand. You can't learn how to play the violin by listening to someone else play it.

Much of the recipe for success involves discipline. Discipline in your studies, discipline in your life, and discipline in your demeanor. This course requires tremendous self-discipline. To succeed in this course you must stay on schedule and plan carefully for the work that must be done. The more time you spend exploring the topics the better education you will have.

Okay...I hope you enjoy the course!

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