COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER:
BEING TAUGHT: Fall, 2004
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Dr. Wen Hsin
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Associate Professor of Information and Computer Science
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION:
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Friday: 11:00am to 12:00pm (noon),
Tuesday, Thursday: 1:00pm to
2:00pm, or by appointment
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE
FACULTY PARK EMAIL
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
DATES OF THE
SEMESTER/TERM: August 23-December
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday in room SC016
CLASS SESSION TIME:
10:00 am to 10:50 am
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
Park University will be a
renowned international leader in providing innovative educational
opportunities for learners within the global society.
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, transmission media, routing, Ethernet, LAN topologies. Optionally, the
course may include hands-on projects. For example, students may be asked to
install and configure Linux network applications or write networking programs
PHILOSOPHY: I believe that most
people learn best by actually working with and using the information presented
in class. To do this, we will have a number of lab assignments that will give
the students an opportunity to build, test and use computer networks and
computer networking tools. In addition, we will have some assignments that
should help emphasize some of the more difficult course topics.
Upon completion of this course the student should be able to:
Kurose and Ross,
Computer Networking – A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet. Addison Wesley
3rd Edition, 2004
“Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence,
Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or
other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given
failing grades or expelled from Park.”
Plagiarism—the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another
person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through
carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper
documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The
instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made
up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must
also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry
further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences
in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn,
resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who
has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving
Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational
benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment.
Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in
a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or academic)
resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance
from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
Homework must be turned in no later than the beginning of the class
period on which it is due.
I reserve the right to
modify previously assigned homework. For example, if I assign homework two class
periods in advance of when it is due, I may update the homework via an e-mail or
in an intervening class period. Consequently, if you miss a class, it is your
responsibility to contact me (or a classmate) to find out what you missed.
If you cannot turn in your
homework in class, you may slide it under my office door, but you must slide it
under my door well in advance of the beginning of class (at least a half hour
before class). If you slide it under my door right at the start of class, then I
might not see it prior to class and then the homework will be considered late.
When you turn in a homework
assignment, you must staple all of your papers together so the problems appear
in the assigned order. Make sure that the staple is positioned in the top left
corner and that it is high enough so that all of your work is readable.
LATE SUBMISSION OF
COURSE MATERIALS: Each student is
allowed one late submission for the entire semester. It is intended to be used
for lateness due to family problems, sickness, printer or diskette malfunctions,
losing the homework, transportation problems, forgetting to bring the
(completed) homework to class, etc. Once this allowance is used up, no further
late submission is allowed.
This one-time late
allowance extends the assignment due date by one extra class period. For
example, if the class meets Tuesday and Thursday, and an assignment is due on
Tuesday at 2:00pm, you have up to Thursday 2:00pm of the same week to submit
your homework without penalty. If the assignment is due on Thursday 2:00pm, you
have up to Tuesday 2:00pm of the following week to submit your homework.
When you submit a late
assignment, you must clearly mark "one-time late submission is used" next to
your name on the first page.
Any submission beyond the
due date/time without using one-time allowance gets 0 point.
Projects, assignments, and examinations
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 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: www.park.edu/disability.
No calculator, cell phone,
or any electronic device is allowed in any test.
You will be allowed to take
a make-up test only if you give me a note that is signed by a doctor, sports
coach, or funeral director, and the signer's phone number is on the note.
Make-up tests will tend to be harder than the original tests. All make-up tests
must be taken within one week of the original test's date.
Sequence (subject to change):
A: Chapter 1
B: IP address
C: Chapter 2
D: Chapter 3
E: Chapter 4
F: Chapter 5
exam 3 (final
Your overall score is
determined as follows:
/ max_hw_pts) * 35 +
/ max_exam1_pts) * 20 +
/ max_exam2_pts) * 20 +
/ max_exam3_pts) * 25
Letter grades are assigned
(based on your overall score) as follows:
Oct 31 Last day to drop
and receive a "W" (Withdraw) on your transcript.
Note: If you quit attending
class, you should drop the class. In the event of two consecutive weeks of
unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, you will be administratively
withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F”.