COURSE:     CS320 Data Communications

NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS:   3
PREREQUISITE:    
CS110, MA165 or Above  

 

 

Semester and year     Fall 2013

Time and day             9:25 a.m. TR

Instructor                   Gene Marksbury
E-mail                         marksburyg@moval.edu

Office phone              660-831-4620

Home phone               )          

Office location           CSC 12

Office hours               See Web page

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 The course will provide the CIS student with an understanding of the technology of Telecommunications and its interaction with the computer and the computer user. It will explore areas such as Telephone, Microwave, Satellite transmission and above all Data Communications.

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—COURSE

  At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Describe why data communication is important to the organization.

2. Describe and understand the primary business applications used with LAN and WAN technology.

3. Understand the business needs and uses of the Internet.

4. Define and differentiate between a LAN and WAN and the primary technologies behind them.

5. Describe the various tools used to analyze and assess and organizations network.

6. Learn to recognize network opportunities within an organization.

7. Describe the basic network requirements and the evaluation criteria for an organization.  

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—GENERAL EDUCATION

 N/A

 

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES—DESE

 N/A

 

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Exam 1 will cover outcomes 1and 2.

Exam 2 will cover outcomes 3 and 4.

Exam 3 will cover outcomes 5, 6, and 7.

A final exam will be comprehensive.

A paper and presentation will cover one or more outcomes.

 

OTHER INFORMATION*

*Please check with your division dean/chair for any additional requirements necessary to meet program accreditation standards for specific programs (for example, Education, Athletic Training, and Nursing).

 

REQUIRED TEXT/S

 Data Communications and Networking, 5/e. 

Behrouz A. Forouzan.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2013

 ISBN: 0073376221

 

OPTIONAL COURSE MATERIALS

Include any supplementary materials that would be helpful to students.

 

GRADING POLICY AND PROCEDURES

 90 – 100% A

80 – 89% B

70 – 79% C

60 – 69% D

59 and below F

Grades will be based 60% on at least 4 exams and 40% on in class and homework assignments.

 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

1

Chapter 1, Introduction

 

 

2

Chapter 2, Network Models

 

 

3

Chapter 3, Physical layer

 

 

4

Chapter 4, Digital Transmission

 

Exam 1

5

Chapter 5 Analog Transmission

 

 

6

Chapter 7, Media

 

 

7

Chapter 7, Media

 

 

8

Chapter 9, Data Link Layer

 

Midterm

9

Chapter 10, Error Detection and Correction

 

 

10

Chapter 15, Wireless LANs

 

 

11

Chapter 17, Connecting Devices

 

Exam 3

12

Chapter 18, Network Layer

 

 

13

Chapter 19, Network Layer Protocols

 

 

14

Chapter 23, Transport Layer

 

Exam 4

15

Chapter 25, Application Layer

 

 

 

 

FINAL EXAM

Wednesday Dec. 4, 2013 10:00 a.m.

 

OPTIONAL INSTRUCTOR POLICIES

 No cell phones or other electronic devices that may interfere with the class.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

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STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

It shall be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to support the academic integrity of the institution.  This applies to personal honesty in all aspects of collegiate work, all student records, and all contacts with faculty and staff.  Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.

It shall also be the responsibility of every student enrolled at Missouri Valley College to be respectful of the right of other students, staff, and instructors to ensure a safe, peaceful atmosphere conducive to the educational goals of an institution of higher learning.  Rude or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.

 

Student actions that do not adhere to the MVC Student Code of Conduct will be addressed according to College policies regarding academic dishonesty and disruptive behavior.  Students who exhibit dishonest, disruptive, or disrespectful behavior risk suspension or expulsion from the institution.

 

ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

Academic integrity is expected and required of all students. Students and faculty are responsible and accountable for personally upholding that integrity. Cheating will not be tolerated, and students found guilty of cheating in any way will be disciplined according to the Academic Dishonesty Policy in the MVC College Catalog.  The following penalties may be applied:

  1. Reprimand.

2.       Requirement that the student repeats and re-submits the same or alternate assignment. In such cases, the grade or mark awarded will be reduced or limited at the discretion of the faculty member.

3.       Completion of the Plagiarism Tutorial found at the student’s Moodle site. (Must be completed  if this is the student’s first plagiarism offense)

4.       A mark of "0" will be given for the assignment with no opportunity to resubmit. This may result in failure of the course.

5.       A failing (F) grade will be awarded in the course.

6.       Automatic failing (F) grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees will be refunded for that semester. This penalty will only be imposed by the student's program division chair or the Chief Academic Officer.

  1. Expulsion from Missouri Valley College, permanently recorded on the student's record. This penalty will result in automatic failing (F) grades in all courses in which the student is registered, and no fees will be refunded for that semester.

 

 

ADA STATEMENT

The College seeks to comply fully with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  The ADA Coordinator works with the programs to assist the faculty in understanding and implementing accommodations.

 

Students with disabilities should have documentation of their disability sent to the campus ADA coordinator, Debbie Coleman, 660-831-4170 or colemand@moval.edu , and set up an appointment as soon as they arrive on campus.  Students enrolled in online courses should email the ADA coordinator.  Failure to do so could delay accommodations.  After proper documentation, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate students’ needs.  If you have any questions about how to initiate this process, please contact your instructor.