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CS 365 Computer Networking
Priddle, Lawrence R.


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 PV
SemesterS2J2005
FacultyPriddle, Lawrence R.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA Mathematics
MBA
Office HoursN./A
Daytime Phone816 891-5720
E-Maillawrence.priddle@park.edu
Semester Dates03/14/2005 - 05/05/2005
Class Days----R--
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
PerquisitesCS 219
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Panko, Raymond R.  Business Data Networking and Telecommunications,5th edition.  Prentice Hall 2004. ISBN 0131454498

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:
The instructor will supplement class lectures  and problem solving with experience gained through a career in computer programming and  IT.  

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of the course, the student will be able to:
· Learn fundamental Networking concepts and    principles
· Be able to make basic key networking choices for business today.
· Develop a more technical understanding of internal corporate networks with emphasis on Local Area Networks, and of the Internet

Course Assessment:
Assessment will be based upon  weekly homework / lab assignments, a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Grading:
Homework / Lab Assignments average 100 points each, and there will be a Mid-Term exam worth 150 points and a Final Exam worth 150 points.  Percentage distribution will be Homework / Lab – 64%, Mid-Term & Final exams – 31%, Attendance & Class Participation – 5%.  Grading will be on a typical A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), F (less than 60%) scale. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework submitted late will be docked 10%. Lab grading rules will be distributed at the first class session.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to leave the room to take phone calls and to respond to beepers. Notebook computers are allowed in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
The course will consist of a series of lectures using the text as a guide. This will also be supplemented by outside material. As well, the instructor will assist the student in the PC lab

WEEKClass Activities
Meeting - 1 Mar 17Chapter 1
Meeting - 2 Mar 24Chapter 2
Meeting - 3 Mar 31Chapters 3 & 4
Meeting - 4 Apr 7Chapters 4 & 6
Meeting - 5 Apr 14Mid-term exam & Chapter 7
Meeting - 6 Apr 21Chapters 8 & 9
Meeting - 7 Apr 28Chapters 10 & 11
Meeting - 8 May 5Final Exam

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> 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

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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