CS 430 - Database Systems

  • 4 credits
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This course introduces the fundamental concepts of Database Systems. The course is divided into sections covering database system architecture, database design and modeling, and SQL. The goal of the course is to gain an understanding of how database systems are implemented as well as how to create efficient data models for modern relational database systems.


CS 314 (Software Development Methods with a C (2.0) or better) or CS 370 (System Architecture and Software with a C or better).

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Database Management Systems, 3rd Ed.
    Raghu Ramakrishnan, J. Gehrke
    ISBN: 978-0072465631

For textbook and other information, please visit http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs430dl/


Russell Wakefield
Russell Wakefield

(970) 491-2090 | Russ.Wakefield@colostate.edu

Russell Wakefield has been an instructor in the Computer Science department at Colorado State University since 2008. He has a BS and a MCS degree in Computer Science; his research areas include database systems, operating systems, and distributed systems. He has over 25 years of industry experience in systems programming and management at corporations including Control Data Corporation, Pyramid Technology, Evans & Sutherland, and most recently 7 years as Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems.