In this course, students will focus on database design from a holistic view of a database from inception to implementation. Students will start by exploring the history and evolution of database systems and models and then proceed to hands-on application of database design theory. The course concentrates on the relational database model and the conceptual, logical, and physical phases of database design and development. Entity-relationship modeling, data normalization, and Structured Query Language application are core components of the class. Students will gain hands-on experience with database design concepts and have the opportunity to build a relational database using the foundational principles of database design within the framework of the database life cycle (DBLC).