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CSC 411/511 COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORK ANALYSIS SPRING SEMESTER 2008 Instructor: Dr. Gene Simmons FCE 10 Phone: 460-6390 g simmons@usouthal.edu Text: by William Stallings, (Eighth Edition, Prentice-Hall 200?) Prerequisites: Professional component standing and CSC 311 (UG). If you have not met this requirement, or if you have doubts about your status, please see me after class. Course Description: An in-depth treatment of network architectures and protocols for both WANs and LANs. Topics include: network routing and flow algorithms, internet working, and distributed systems. Prerequisite: Professional component standing. Course Objectives: This is generally a follow-on course to CSC 311, involving data communications and networking from a three level view: The student should understand The exchange between two directly connected devices, vis-à-vis transmission, interfacing, link control and multiplexing. The internal mechanisms by which communication networks provide data transfer service to attached devices The architectural principles and specific mechanisms required for the exchange of data among computers, terminals and other data processing devices. How data traffic is handled on networks and the Internet Office Hours: 12:30 – 1:30 ; 5:00 – 6:00 TR 11:00-1:00 W Other times by appointment. I will be happy to speak with you whenever I am in my office and not otherwise occupied. FCE 10 . Class Hours: CSC 320 11:00 – 12:15 TR CSC 411/511 6:00 – 7:15 TR Class Policies: Your active participation in class is encouraged. Please feel free to ask questions in class and to consult with the instructor regarding materials that you do not understand. Attendance is both expected and required.
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