Course Details

  • Course Number: 01:198:352
  • Instructor: Srinivas Narayana
  • Course Type: Undergraduate
  • Semester 1: Fall
  • Semester 2: Spring
  • Semester 3: Summer
  • Credits: 4
  • Description:

    To provide a practical understanding of computer networks with respect to system architectures, protocols, and client-server interaction.  These objectives are accomplished through extensive laboratory exercises.

  • Syllabus:
  • Instructor Profile: Narayana, Srinivas
  • Prerequisite Information:

    01:198:211 or 14:332:331; 01:198:206 or 01:640:477 or 14:332:321 or 14:332:226.

    - A grade below a "C" in a prerequisite course will not satisfy that prerequisite requirement.

  • Course Links: 01:198:206 - Introduction to Discrete Structures II, 01:198:211 - Computer Architecture
  • Topics:

    Communication media; protocol layers, TCP/IP protocols, wireless protocols, high speed protocols, routing, and switching architectures.
    Interprocess communication, client-server interaction, and socket programming.
    Emerging trends and technologies such as high speed asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) communication, wireless communication, and videoconferencing.

  • Expected Work: Homework and programming projects; final design/analysis project
  • Exams: Midterm exam
  • Learning Goals:

    Computer Science majors ...

    • will be prepared to contribute to a rapidly changing field by acquiring a thorough grounding in the core principles and foundations of computer science (e.g., techniques of program design, creation, and testing; key aspects of computer hardware; algorithmic principles).
    • will acquire a deeper understanding on (elective) topics of more specialized interest, and be able to critically review, assess, and communicate current developments in the field.
    • will be prepared for the next step in their careers, for example, by having done a research project (for those headed to graduate school), a programming project (for those going into the software industry), or some sort of business plan (for those going into startups).