Loyola University Chicago

Department of Computer Science

COMP 251: Introduction to Database Systems

Credit Hours



COMP 125: Introductory Programming or COMP 150: Introduction to Computing or COMP 170: Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming or COMP/MATH 215: Object-Oriented Programming with Mathematics


This course explores ways in which data collections are organized, stored, analyzed, and manipulated. Topics include relational databases, the SQL query language, and the basics of XML and web interfaces to data sets. Applications from a variety of domains illustrate the course's key concepts.

Outcomes:  Students will organize data in ways to emphasize relationships, write simple programs to process, visualize and graphically display data, mine data for patterns, and design web interfaces to data.