ITCS 3166 Introduction to Computer Networks - Spring 2022 ( Sec 001 ) - Wed 5:30 - 8:15pm - WOOD 106
Instructor: Dr. Angelina A Tzacheva, Department of Computer Science, College of Computing and Informatics,
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Prerequisites: ITCS 1213 and ITCS 1213L, or permission of the department.
Computer Networks, 5/E, Andrew S. Tanenbaum and David J. Wetherall, Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0132126958
*Do Not* purchase online if it takes more than 3 days to ship. Textbook is needed the first day of class.
Please *Do Not* purchase International edition version, as well as Older editions of this textbook - because the exercise numbers and page numbers do not match (used on exams and homework), and some sections are missing.
- The Physical Layer
- The Data Link Layer
- The Medium Access Control Sublayer
- The Network Layer
- The Transport Layer
- The Application Layer
- Network Security
Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Recognize and Define Computer Network Layers
2. Recognize and Solve problems in Computer Network Implementation
3. Demonstrate Programming Skills for Networking Protocols TCP and IP
This course takes case and project approach, complemented by lectures, and group activities. Active Learning Activities and Flipped Classroom approach will be used once per week.
Lectures Notes, Videos, and Reading Assignments are posted in the syllabus table below, as well as on Canvas. Please download and read each lecture material, and view each Video on the specified day.
All material by date is listed, including preparation for the exams with sample questions. The exams are open-book / open-notes. The exams are available through Canvas and can be completed at any time on the assigned day. The textbook is necessary, as exam questions are based on lecture notes AND on the text.
There is a group project assignment, and students are expected to identify and communicate with their group members, meet with them ( live or online ex. via Skype, GoogleHangout ), and participate in the group activities.
Credit Hours: This is a 3 credit hour course.
This course is designed to require about 10 hours per week - for readings, exams, exercises, video cases, and group project work.
The material is technical, and requires dedication of time to comprehend. To complete course successfully, Please do not plan on cramming all lectures the day before the exam. Designate 6 hours every lecture day for reading the given lecture, and book chapter. Designate additional 4 hours per week for Exercises, videocase assignments, and Group meetings / activities.
Exercises are assigned after each chapter. The Exercises are due on Canvas on the dates they are assigned. Exercises are *not accepted* through e-mail. Late Exercises are not accepted.
The final course grade is determined on the following weights:
Exam I 18%
Exam II 18%
Group Project 18%
Final Exam 18%
Exercises 18% (there are 18 Exercises: each is worth 1 point + 2 for ExtraCredit)
The final course letter grade is determiend as follows:
A 90% - 100%
B 80% - 89%
C 70% - 79%
D 60% - 69%
F less than 60%
X academic dishonesty
Grades to all Exercises, Exams, and Project are posted on Canvas shortly after the assignments are due. Students are expected to observe their grades on Canvas, and e-mail TA and Instructor immediately if they notice any issues . Students who have questions or concerns about their final CourseTotal grade are expected to e-mail the TA and Instructor at least 1 week prior to letter Grades being assigned on Banner registration system ( my.uncc.edu ) . The letter grades Due date is found on the University Calenadar ( registrar.uncc.edu/calendar ) at the end . Once the letter grades are assigned and rolled on Banner registration system , we are unable to change the grades anymore .
Academic Integrity and Honesty:
Students are required to read and abide by the Code of Student Academic Integrity available from Dean of Students Office. This code forbids cheating, fabrication or falsification of information, multiple submissions of academic work, plagiarism (including viewing others work without instructor permission), abuse of academic materials, and complicity of academic dishonesty. Violations of the Code of Student Academic Integrity, including plagiarism, result in disciplinary action as provided by the Code.
We are concerned with a positive learning experience. This course strives to create an inclusive academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. We value diversity that is beneficial to both employers and society at large. Students are encouraged to actively and appropriately share their views in class discussions.
University Policy Statement #13 states the University is open unless the Chancellor announces that the University is closed. The inclement weather hotline number to call is 704-687-1900. In the event of inclement weather, check your e-mail, and Canvas. The instructor will post a message on Canvas, and through e-mail. The instructor will use their best judgment as to whether class should be held.
UNC Charlotte is committed to access to education. If you have a disability and need academic accomodations, please provide a letter of accomodation from Disability Services early in the semester. For more information on accomodations, contact the Office of Disability Services at 704-687-0040 or visit their office in Fretwell 230.
The University policy on Course Withdrawal allows students a limited number of opportunities available to withdraw from courses. There are financial and academic consequences that may result from course withdrawal. If a student is concerned about his / her ability to succeed in this course it is important to make an appointment to speak with the instructor as soon as possible.
The instructor may modify the class schedule and syllabus during the course of the semester. For example - additional educational vidoes may be posted. Same changed will appear on Canvas. Students are responsible for refreshing their syllabus once per week.
Students are responsible for *all* announcements made in class and on the class online resources. Students should check the online class resources throughout the semester. The Instructor and Teaching Assistants send occasional e-mails with important information. We send this information to the student's UNCCharlotte e-mail address listed on Banner system. If a student is not checking his / her UNCCharlotte e-mail address ( ex. userName@uncc.edu ) please be sure to access this e-mail and check it regularly during this course.
By attending class beyond the first week, students agree to follow the framework and rules related to this course as described above.
Syllabus Copyright 2015-2025 Angelina A Tzacheva.
No reusage or reproduction without permission.