|General Course Information|
6:10PM -- 8:40PM, Monday
SEH, Room 5860
202 994 9751 / 202 994 4875
cheng AT gwu.edu
2:00PM-4:00PM on Mondays.
alrawais AT gwmail.gwu.edu; Office Hours: 12:00PM-2:00PM, Wednesday
|This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in the design and implementation of computer communication networks, their protocols, and applications. Topics to be covered include: layered network architectures, network applications, network programming interfaces (e.g., sockets), transport layer services, data link protocols, local area networks, wireless networks, and network routing. Examples will be drawn primarily from the Internet protocol suite.|
|Upon successful completion of the course, you will have an understanding of the layered network architecture, the fundamental design issues at each layer, and the solution approaches towards addressing relevant issues.|
"Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet",
by Jim F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross; Addison Wesley; 7th Edition; ISBN-13:978-0-13-359414-0.
"Computer Networks", 5th Edition by Andrew S. Tanenbaum and David J. Wetherall, Prentice Hall, ISBN-10: 0132126958 --- Recommended Reference
Csci 2461 Computer Architectures or equivalent knowledge;
A rudimentary understanding of operating systems and probability would be helpful.
Programming ability in Java or C/C++, in particular, socket programming.
|Method of Instruction|
The course will be taught mainly through lectures and in-class discussion.
You are required
to actively participate the in-class discussion!
We will have five Wireshark labs, which will help you understand HTTP, TCP, IP, and Ethernet.
There will be one homework assignment for each chapter, containing a number of problems drawn from your textbook.
We will have three programming projects and two midterms. The exams will be close-book.
Your lab assignments and projects have to be done individually. For each day your assignment/project is late, 10% will be deducted from your score; assignments will NOT be accepted after one week.
Homework assignments will NOT be graded. Solutions will be provided to you two days after the homework problems are ready.
|Method of Evaluation|
Grades will be computed based on the following weights:
Final letter grade will be curved based on the distribution of the overall scores. However, you may expect the following tentative grading scale to evaluate your performance:
A's,A-'s:90-100%, B+'s,B's,B-'s:80-89%, C+'s,C's,C-'s:70-79%, D+'s,D's,D-'s:60-69%.
|Academic Integrity Policy|
|All examinations, projects, and other graded work products and assignments are to be completed in accordance with GW Code of Academic Integrity.|
|Emergency Management: Emergency Preparedness Information.|