- Tom Kelliher
Office: (410) 337-6189
Office hours: MWThF 12:30-1:20pm.
Other times by appointment.
- Hoffberger 149
- Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- Describe network protocols and analyze their operation within a LAN
- Design and implement client/server applications.
- Compare networking models (client/server, peer-to-peer, cloud).
- Compare networking implementations (wired, wireless, mobile).
- Describe the components of the layered TCP/IP protocol suite.
- J. F. Kurose and K. W. Ross, ``Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach,''
5th ed., Addison Wesley, 2010. Required.
- Grade Distribution
A = [92%-100%],
A- = [90%-92%),
B+ = [88%-90%),
B = [82%-88%),
B- = [80%-82%),
etc. Grades are ``one point rounded.''
Course Point Distribution
The following is tentative. There are 900 total points for the course.
Current grades (password protected) may be viewed on the class home page.
- Assignments. 400 points, total.
- Semester project. 200 points.
- Presentation. 20-25 minute PowerPoint presentation on a
computer networking topic. 100 points.
- Exams. There will be two semester exams, each worth 100 points.
Tentatively, the exams will be Mar. 4 and Apr. 22.
200 points, total.
- Course Handouts:
Course handouts will be made available once in class. After that, they may
be obtained from the class home page.
- Group Work:
- This course involves a significant amount of group work. Each of you is
expected to perform your fair share of the work and document the work you
do. Those who shoulder substantially more or less of the group's workload
may have their grades adjusted accordingly.
- Attendance of classes is expected. It is your responsibility to catch up
on missed class work.
- Electronic Communication:
From time-to-time, I will need to send e-mail messages to the class. These
messages will be addressed to your official Goucher e-mail addresses. You
are responsible for checking your e-mail on a timely basis.
- Cell phones must be turned off or set to ``silent'' during class. If you
must enter late, do so as unobtrusively as possible. Likewise if you must
leave early. Please use mental telepathy if you must hold a personal
conference during class. I have ways of making you not talk!
- Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. We are all bound by the
Academic Honor Code.
Thomas P. Kelliher