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CS 365 Computer Networking
Heinz, Paul A.


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.
CourseCS 365 Computer Networking
SemesterS1W2005
FacultyHeinz, Paul A.
Daytime Phone386-3038
E-Mailpaul.heinz@park.edu
Web Pagehttp://www.paak.biz
Semester Dates12 Jan - 8 Mar 2005
Class Days-M-W---
Class Time7:30 - 10:20 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Comer, Computer Networks and Internets, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2003,ISBN 0131433512.

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

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.  Pre-requisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
I expect students to read the assigned material on the syllabus before each class.  The lectures are meant to clarify and expand the material in the book.  All assigned reading from the textbook is testable.  Homework is used as a tool to help the student reinforce concepts.  Homework will be assigned based on the students' need to better understand a concept or technique.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
1. Explain and apply basic computer networking concepts including (but not limited to):
· Circuit-switching vs. packet-switching
· Residential access networks - point to point, dialup modem, ISDN, ADSL, cable modem
· Physical media - twisted pair, coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, unguided media
· Protocol layer stack
· Client-server paradigm
· Calculating delay in packet-switched networks
2. Explain and apply several common application-layer applications in depth. For example, explain several of these applications in depth:
· Telnet
· FTP
· DNS name server
· HTTP web server
· SMTP mail server
3. Explain and apply these transport-layer concepts:
· UDP protocol
· TCP protocol
· Reliable data transfer
· Flow control
· Congestion control
4. Explain and apply these network-layer concepts:
· IP protocol
· Routing algorithms - link state algorithm, distance vector algorithm
· IPv4 addressing.
5. Explain and apply these link-layer and local area network concepts:
· Network topologies - bus, star, ring
· Error detection and correction
· ARP
· Ethernet
· Token ring
· Hubs, switches, and bridges
6. Explain the programming techniques used for network applications.

Course Assessment:
Participation in class discussions, examinations, individual projects, and homework.

Grading:
Participation in classroom discussion 15%
Paper or project 35%
Homework 10%
Mid Term 20%
Final Examination 20%
Total 100%

Letter grades will be' assigned as follows:

90% - 100% A
80% - 89% B
70% - 79% C
60% - 69% D
0% - 59% F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All homework is due the next Monday class; the grade will be reduced one letter grade for every class meeting homework is late.

 Class ActivitiesAssignmentsTests
Meeting - 1Introduction, discuss Chapters 1 and 2, and Dicuss requirements for individual paper or projectBriefly explain the difference between the ping and traceroute commands and some possible uses for each. 
Meeting - 2Discuss Chapters 4-7Homework To Be Announced, Prepare your paper or project proposal 
Meeting - 3Discuss Chapters 8-10Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 4Discuss Chapters 11-13Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 5Discuss Chapters 14 and 15Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 6Review for MidtermHomework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 7Discuss Chapter 16Homework To Be AnnouncedMidterm
Meeting - 8Discuss Chapters 17-19Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 9Discuss Chapters 21-23Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 10Discuss Chapters 24-26Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 11Discuss Chapters 27-29Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 12Discuss Chapters 30-32Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 13Discuss Chapters 34, 35, and 39Homework To Be Announced 
Meeting - 14Discuss Chapter 40, Review for Final  
Meeting - 15Start individual presentations Final
Meeting - 16Finish individual  presentations and critique class  

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100


I must be notified within two days of the absence and any missed class work must be made up.  If Rose State College or Tinker AFB is closed due to adverse weather conditions, we will not hold class and the class meeting will be made up later during the term.

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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