CS365 Computer Networking

for S2R 2010

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CS 365 Computer Networking


S2R 2010 SC


Goodman, George E.


Adjunct Faculty


Master of Arts, Computers Resources and Info Management
Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Office Location

Scott Air Force Base Campus

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 to 5:00 pm, Friday 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Daytime Phone

(618) 229-9365

Other Phone

(618) 980-2493



Semester Dates

March 21, 2009 - May 9, 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM


CS 219

Credit Hours



         ,Network + Guide to Networks, Fourth Edition    by:  Tamara Dean

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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 instructor will supplement class lectures and problem solving with experience gained through a career as a computer specialist and IT.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine and compare various network media and topologies
  2. Inspect and differentiate various network protocols and standards
  3. Inspect and differentiate various network protocols and standards
  4. Analyze network scenarios to determine the appropriate network support

Core Assessment:
For this course, the assessment artifact is a final exam which counts for 20% to 25% of the grade. In the artifact there will be 4 questions in each of the categories. ( Critical Thinking: Synthesis, Analysis, Evaluation; Content: Terminology, Concepts, Application; and Technical Skills: Whole Artifact, Component, Relationship) Thus, there will be 32 questions total in the final exam artifact. The artifact will test all four of the core learning objectives in each category.
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 365 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.

Class Assessment:
The student will be assigned chapters to read and study in the text. The student will also be assigned weekly homework.  Students will be required to turn in 4- page paper on new emerging technologies, and give an oral presentation.  Requirements will be discussed on the first night of class.  Topics are due on the second week of class.  It is expected that the student will complete weekly homework assignments prior to each class, participate in classroom discussions, and be present for all classes.

Homework assignments are worth 10 percent, class participation is worth 10 percent, the Mid-Term exam is worth 30 percent, the final Exam is worth 30 percent, and the paper is worth 20 percent.  A (90%), B (80%), C (70%), D (60%), F (less than 60%) scale.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Work is to be turned in by the deadline.  Talk to the instructor for special circumstances.

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:
Week 1: Introduce myself and have students introduce themselves; then go over syllabus. Discuss the goals of the class, and talk about group project requirements. We will cover chapters 2 and 4. Students can pick two questions from the end of the chapters we are covering and answer the questions and turn-in the following week. Week 2: We will cover chapters 5, 6, 7 and 8. Start on setting requirements for the project. Week 3: We will cover chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12. Work on group project. Week 4: We will cover chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16. We will review for the mid-term. Students can get into groups and work on project for the remainder of class. Week 5: Mid-term exam. We will cover chapters 17, 18, 21, and 25. Work on group project. Week 6: We will cover chapter 26, 27, 28, and 30. Work on project at the library. Week 7: We will cover chapters 31, 32, 34, and 40. Projects are due. Review for Final. Week 8: Finish presentations of projects and take Final 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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
“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.”

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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. 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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