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CS 365 Computer Networking
Samples, Verlin F.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 365 Computer Networking

Semester

S1DD 2006 DC

Faculty

Samples, Verlin F. Jr

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Office Location

DSCC

Office Hours

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 10:30 AM

Other Phone

Fax (614) 920-1774

E-Mail

Verlin.Samples@park.edu

verlins56@ameritech.net

Web Page

http://www.aw.com/kurose-ross

Semester Dates

1/9/06 - 3/5/06

Class Days

--T----

Class Time

5:00 - 10:45 PM

Prerequisites

Prerequisite: CS 219. 3:0:3.

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Computer Networking, 3rd edition, by James Kurose and Keith Ross. ISBN-0-321-22735-2.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

http://www.aw.com/kurose-ross

Course Description:
This course provides an overview of computer networking concepts.   Course topics include (but are not limited to): protocol layer stack, circuit  switching vs. packet switching, connectionless vs. connection-oriented  services, routing, Ethernet, LAN topologies, transmission media. Optionally,  the course may provide hands-on projects.  For example, students may be  asked to install and configure a LAN, install and use Linux network  applications, or write network programs.  Prerequisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain and apply basic computer networking concepts including (but not limited to):
  2. - Circuit-switching vs. packet-switching; Residential access networks - point to point, dialup modem, ISDN, ADSL, cable modem
  3. - Physical media - twisted pair, coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, unguided media; Protocol layer stack > Client-server paradigm
  4. - Calculating delay in packet-switched networks
  5. Explain and apply several common application-layer applications in depth. For example, explain several of these applications in depth:
  6. - Telnet, FTP, DNS name server, HTTP web server, SMTP mail server
  7. Explain and apply these transport-layer concepts: UDP protocol, TCP protocol, Reliable data transfer, Flow control, Congestion control
  8. Explain and apply these network-layer concepts: IP protocol, Routing algorithms - link state algorithm, distance vector algorithm, IPv4 addressing
  9. Explain and apply these link-layer and local area network concepts:
  10. - Network topologies (bus, star, ring), Error detection and correction, Error detection and correction, ARP, Ethernet, Token ring, Hubs, switches, and bridges
  11. Optional: Do one or two of the following:
  12. - Use and explain Linux commands and Linux networking applications
  13. - Install and configure specified Linux network applications. Note that teachers should cover this objective only if their site has spare computers that can be wiped clean and converted to Linux computers.
  14. - Write specified networking programs.
  15. - Use and explain Windows server administration
  16. - Design a LAN or WAN.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
Examinations, quizzes, presentations, projects, papers

Grading:
You will be able to track your average exactly throughout the course. The grading scale is as follows: A = 90%-100%; B = 80%-89%; C = 70%-79%; D = 60%-69%; F = 0-59%. You will know in advance the standards for each assignment. My goal is to give you prompt, clear, and useful feedback to help you to succeed in this class. Each student is responsible for:
• Completing Weekly Reading assignments
• Completing Weekly Discussions
• Completing Weekly Homework assignments
• Completing Weekly Quizzes
• Midterm Examination
• Completing a Final Examination. This step is essential!
• Completing a Online Survey of Student Opinion of Teaching

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are responsible for thoroughly reading each course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
Policy #1:  Submission of Work:
• A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday 12:01 am EST and Sunday at 11:59 PM EST. The first week begins the first day of the term/semester. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed and successfully submitted by the posted due date.
• Create a back up file of every piece of work you submit for grading. This will ensure that a computer glitch or a glitch in cyberspace won't erase your efforts.
• When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in either Microsoft Word, RTF, ASCII, txt, or PDF file formats.
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Communication & Participation
• General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class.
• Threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members.
• Instructor Response Policy:  Instructors will check email frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 24-48 hours.
• Observation of "Netiquette": All your communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact.  Spelling and grammar are very important in this course.  What you put into a course reflects on your level of professionalism.  Here are a couple of references that discuss writing Online http://goto.intwg.com/ and netiquette http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
• Please check the Announcements area before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?).  If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.  
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems or have questions about the classroom.  
• If you experience difficulties or need general help during the course, or if you experience any errors or problems while in your course, contact the instructor immediately.
• If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.
Policy #4: DISABILITY GUIDELINES:  Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.
Additional information concerning the criteria for special assistance and Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Course Policies Course-Specific Policies
A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight the following Sunday. Students are encouraged to use the eCompanion to review grades and submit homework assignments.

Participation
This course is offered face-to face, and some aspects are covered using the Internet, through the eCollege course delivery system. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week either in the classroom or logged on to the eCollege discussion.
Weekly Quiz
Each week, there is a weekly quiz. The scope of the week quiz covers the assigned reading textbook material for the week. Most questions in a quiz are from the review questions at the back of the assigned chapter. It is to your benefit to go through all review questions of the assigned sections first before taking the quiz. Each quiz has 10 - 15 questions. You have 30 minutes to finish each quiz. You can take each quiz exactly one time. You must complete each quiz by Sunday 11:59pm Eastern time. Each correct answer in a quiz is worth 1 - 3 points.
Homework Format and Submission
In general, each homework problem is worth 6 points. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by Sunday of the week assigned. Homework must be done independently. Type your answer using a word processor. Do not post your homework answers in the virtual classroom. Post all parts of the assignment in a weekly dropbox, by clicking on the Dropbox tab at the top of the course frame and choosing an appropriate week: Activities. If needed, click on the Help button above for more information on Course Tools/Using the Dropbox.
It is very important that you verify your assignment is indeed in the dropbox, after you post your assignment in a dropbox. There are many instances in the past in which students thought their assignments were in the dropbox, but the assignments actually were not successfully transmitted.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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