CS365 Computer Networking

for F1B 2009

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CS 365 Computer Networking


F1B 2009 BL


Hill, Shaw


Adjunct Faculty


BS, Computer Science
BA, Management
MS, Industrial Engineer

Office Location


Office Hours

30 minutes prior to class if requested

Daytime Phone


Other Phone





Semester Dates

11 August - 1 October 2009

Class Days


Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM


CS 140

Credit Hours


Network + Guide to Networks, Fifth Edition, Tamara Dean, ISBN-10: 1-423-90245-9 

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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.   Prerequisite: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Learning in a formal environment requires effort from both the instructor and the student.  Students are expected to contribute to his or her own learning.  

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:
Reading assignments. Chapter projects and Case projects assigned from specific chapters. aProject and presentation on a network. Five quizzes. Final exam.

10 = Questions and hands-on activites from the text. 50 = Quizzes. 20 = Final. 20 = Project.  100 = Total.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework is due the tuesday following the assignment.  Submissions over a week late receive a maximum of 75% credit.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Do not leave any trash in the classroom. Cell phones off while in class.  The instructer expects students to be present for class and on time.  The first two classes are very important to understanding the course.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:


CS365 Syllabus 7/4/09

Class 1.            Introduction, Chapter 1; Project 1-2 or 1-3, capture with print screen and put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 2.            Chapter 2; Project 2-3, capture with print screen and put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 3.            Quiz 1 on chapters 1 and 2 (10 points). Chapter 3; Case Project 3-1, put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 4.            Chapter 4; Project 4-4, capture with print screen and put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 5.            Quiz 2 on chapters 3 and 4 (10 points). Chapter 5; Case Project 5-1, put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 6.            Chapter 6; Project 6-4, capture with print screen and put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 7.            Quiz 3 on chapters 5 and 6 (10 points).  Chapter 7; Case Project 7-1, put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 8.            Chapter 8; Project 8-3, capture with print screen and put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 9.            Quiz 4 on chapters 7 and 8 (10 points).  Chapter 9; Case Project 9-1, put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 10.          Chapter 10; Project 10-1, capture with print screen and put in dropbox (1 point).

Class 11.          Quiz 5 on chapters 9 and 10 (10 points).  Chapter 11.

Class 12.          Chapter 12; Review for final exam.

Class 13.          Final exam (20 points).

Class 14.          Project presentations (20 points).

Class 15.          Review graded exams; Project presentations (20 points).

Class 16.          Project presentations (20 points).

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Perceived cheating will be reason for an investigation. Cheating will be reason for being dropped from the class with a grade of F.

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
Study groups are encouraged but all students will do their own work.

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
The instructor must be notified of an absence prior to the missed class for the class to be excused.

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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Last Updated:7/13/2009 7:57:57 AM