The Internet Spring 2006
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GoalsOur common goal is for you to be able to:
- Use the Internet
- Construct an interactive web page from scratch (without using a WYSIWYG editor)
- Understand the concepts and the technologies of the Internet
A comprehensive survey of the design, implementation, history and use of the Internet. Data communications and network
concepts, TCP/IP, client-server computing, e-mail and web applications, HTML and client-side scripting tools.
Security issues, financial and political applications, ethical concerns.
Core 5 or 5.1 or a course in computing. Not open to students who have completed CIS 13 or higher.
TopicsThese are not necessarily in order.
- Webpage construction (not using WYSIWYG editors).
- Image Maps
- The Internet and the World Wide Web.
- Networks: LANs, WANs, packets, client/server model, wireless.
- Protocols: HTTP, TCP/IP, FTP, SMPT, POP, IMAP.
- Browsers: Domain Name System, extensions.
- E-mail: addresses, mailing-lists, automatic handling of e-mail, netiquette, protocols.
- Searching: (meta) search engines, "boolean" searches, regular expressions, directories.
- Online Information.
- Data communication.
- Virtual Community: Mailing lists, Usenet, Chat, Instant messaging
- Security: private key, public key, digital signature, RSA, PGP, SSL
New Perspectives on The Internet 5th. Edition. Comprehensive, Schneider and Evans, Thomson Course Technology, 2004
This book has an Online Companion.
RecommendedInternet Technologies at Work , Hofstetter, Fred T., McGraw-Hill, 2005.
See also a list of References
You may not submit work done by another person.
- labs, quizzes (if necessary) and homework assignments 25%
5% per class penalty for late submissions. 5% per class bonus for early submissions.
Some homework assignments will take much time. Make sure you have the time.
Assignments must be submitted at the beginning of class.
- 2-3 exams 40%
- final exam (cumulative) 35%
The CUNY Policy and the Report of the Committee on Academic Integrity
Class participation may affect your grade by up to 10%.
Questions about the material being discussed are welcome. Disturbances are not.
Classes will be a combination of lecture, powerpoint, examples, discussions and labs. The URL's will be given in class.
Exams will cover class work, textbook(s), and homeworks.
HomeworkRead Tutorial 1 of the text.
In tutorial 2 we'll do only the first 2 sessions.
In tutorial 3 we'll do only the first 2 sessions.
Read each tutorial in the text as we get to it. Do not submit the following:
Go to the lab, pick up your account information and do
Assignment 0 .
- Do the QuickChecks.
- Review the Key Terms.
- Do the Lab Assignment on the Student Online Companion (preferably from a fast connection).
Classmates(name and contact information):
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