CS 430 - Database Systems

  • 4 credits

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 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
    ISBN: 978-0-07-352332-3


  • Database System Concepts, 7th Ed.
    Silberschatz, Korth, Sudarshan
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore

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


Dr. Indrakshi Ray

(970) 491-7986 | indrakshi.ray@colostate.edu

Dr. Indrakshi Ray is a Professor of Computer Science at Colorado State University, where she teaches classes in Cyber Security and Privacy and also conducts foundational research in these areas.