Basics of SQL: A First Course in Using Relational Databases to Analyze Publicly Available Data


This course will introduce students to the database language SQL, using the open-source relational database management system MySQL. The class will begin with an introduction to databases, and then cover the major features of a database. Students will learn to create tables and fields; define relationships between tables; and manipulate numbers, strings, and dates.

Students will obtain a solid knowledge of the language, and how to retrieve and manage data efficiently. By the end of the class, students will be able to download a publicly available dataset, import it into MySQL, and query to filter/extract subsets of data.

This course is offered by: Washington University of St. Louis - Brown School of Social Work

Registration fee:

  • $650 General admission
  • $450 Non-profit/government employees (1st Summer Institute class)
  • $400 Non-profit/government employees (Additional Summer Institute classes)

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Sessions: (8:30 am - 11:30 am)

  1. 6/12/2023
  2. 6/13/2023
  3. 6/14/2023
  4. 6/15/2023
  5. 6/16/2023

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