CS-320 Data Communications

Fall 2011

9:25-10:40 TR

3 Credit hours

SC-11

 

Instructor: Gene Marksbury            

E-mail : marksburyg@moval.edu

Office phone  660-831-4620 

Office location SC-12

Office hours see Website

 

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.

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STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

The modern world uses communication networks to provide all of our goods and services we use to work, play, and run our households.  The modern person needs to have a basic understanding of how these networks work and interact.  This course will provide the student with an overview and selected depth of the area of electronic data communications.  We will explore the telecommunications network as the foundation of data communications, and move on to digital communications.  Wireless and satellite communication will be discussed.   Computer networks will be discussed in order to prepare students for working in a networked environment

 

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

 

 

REQUIRED TEXT/S

Data Communications and Computer Networks(6th Ed.).  Curt M. White.  Thomson, 2011  ISBN: 0-538-45261-7

 

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

 

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Topic

 

 

1

Chapter 1, Introduction

 

 

2

Chapter 2, Data and Signals

 

 

3

Chapter 3, Conducted and Wireless

 

 

4

Chapter 4, Making Connections

 

Exam 1

5

Chapter 5 Making Connections Efficient

 

 

6

Chapter 6, Errors, Detection and Control

 

 

7

Chapter 7, LAN’s

 

 

8

Chapter 8, LAN Internetworking

 

Midterm

9

Chapter 9, MAN Software and Support

 

 

10

Chapter 10, The Internet

 

 

11

Chapter 11, Voice and Data delivery

 

Exam 3

12

Chapter 12, Security

 

 

13

Chapter 13, Design and Management

 

 

14

Chapter 14, Design and Management

 

Exam 4

15

Chapter 15, Presentations

 

 

FINAL EXAM

Wednesday, Dec. 7 10:00 A.M.

 

OPTIONAL INSTRUCTOR POLICIES

Add any additional policies unique to your class, such as ones for cell phones, tardiness, etc.

 

 

 

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

Faculty create an environment conducive to honest student work through clear communication of expectations.  In the case of suspected academic dishonesty, the faculty member deals with and documents the situation as they deem appropriate.  Each documented incident is put in the student’s file in the office of the Chief Academic Officer.  Documentation will include the student response to the incident.  After three offenses, the CAO, the faculty member(s), and the student meet to discuss the consequences.  Consequences include, but are not limited to, course failure or dismissal from school. 

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Attendance is expected and required at each class meeting. 

 

Any student who misses two consecutive weeks of class or has missed 50% of class periods by mid-term may be administratively withdrawn from class.  If the withdrawal takes place within the first 6 weeks of class, the student will receive a grade of “W”.  If the withdraw takes place after the 6th week of class, the student will receive a “WF” or “WP”.  The student will be notified of this action by the Registrar’s Office.  Readmission will be considered only for extenuating circumstances as approved by the Chief Academic Officer and Registrar.  In such cases, where readmission is approved, a readmit fee of $350 will be charged.  If a student drops below full-time status of 12 hours, financial aid may be adversely affected.  Resident students dropping below 12 hours will be asked to move out of campus housing. 

 

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, Jamie Gold, Baity Hall, Room 206, 831-4170, and set up an appointment as soon as they arrive on campus.  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.