374 (Spring 2014)
1:10PM Marston, Room 132
Overview: This course provides an
introduction to fundamental concepts in computer networks, including
their design and implementation. Topics covered include the Web and
other applications, transport protocols (providing reliability and
congestion control), routing, and link access. Special attention is
also paid to wireless networks and security. Homework assignments
involve programming and written tasks.
Assignments: All assignments (written homeworks, programming assignments,
Wireshark labs) are posted on the schedule
All assignments have a due date (generally a day when we have class),
and have to be handed-in in class.
late homework submissions: up to 24 hours late: 10% deduction up to 48 hours late: 30%
deduction > 48 hours late 100%
Exam Information: There will be two midterm exams and one (optional) final exam.
The dates for the two midterms are:
First midterm exam: 02/28, Goessman Room 20, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Second midterm exam: 04/10, Goessman Room 20, 7:00PM -
Date for the final:
Final exam: 05/05/14, Goessman Room 20, 1:30PM- 3:30PM
The midterms and the final exam will be closed-book and closed notes.
Grade: The final grade for this
course will be determined as follows:
*25% if you don't take
** This can be taken as an alternative to the final.
List: via Moodle
Academic Honesty Policy:
All work submitted must be your own in
presentation. How much
outside help is allowed depends on the course component.
Exams are closed-book and no outside help is allowed. Any
cheating on an exam will result in an F for the course.
You may discuss homework and final project with other
fact I encourage this as a learning experience. But again, the writeup
be your work. Copying is not allowed, and collaboration so close that
it looks like copying is not allowed. (In general, if I get two
homeworks we will accept neither of them (i.e., both get F's)
and I will report this action to the Academic Honesty Board.) Please
contact me in any case of uncertainty!
A good practice is to divide
your work into an "ideas phase" where you collaborate and a "writeup
where you work alone -- enter the writeup phase with notes, but not
If you make use of a printed or on-line source for the homework,
than specific course materials such as the textbook or web site, please
mention it in your writeup. Of course copying a solution to a problem
the web is cheating, and this is easier for us to detect than you might