Intro to Database Systems - Spring 2018

Instructor: Mehul Shah


Q: I am on the waitlist. What can I do to get in?
A: In a course this big, we cannot consider requests for individual treatment.  So we will let the campus waitlist policy play out.  Interested students on the waitlist are invited to attend the first few lectures, sign up for course accounts, begin homeworks, and wait to see if they can get in.

Q: Will lectures be webcasted?
A: Yes, webcasts will be published on CalCentral.  However, experts say that students who attend CS186 lectures in person marinate more deliciously in the material, and benefit from powerful network effects.

Q: Do I need the book?
A: All the material you need will be covered in lectures, sections, and test reviews. Sometimes, however, our explanations are not ideal, in which case, the book is a great reference with more detail.

CS186 Spring 2018 OH Calendar