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.
This course requires the use of electronic proctoring through ProctorU, please see http://www.online.colostate.edu/current-students/proctoring.dot for detailed instructions. For students requiring accommodations, please contact Resources for Disabled Students (RDS); for consideration of exceptions outside the scope of RDS, please contact the University Testing Center.
This course can be applied toward:
CS 314 (Software Development Methods with a C (2.0) or better) or CS 370 (System Architecture and Software with a C or better).
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Database System Concepts, 6th Ed.
Silberschatz, H. Korth and S. Sudarshan
For textbook and other information, please visit http://www.cs.colostate.edu/~cs430dl/
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.