CISC 3345                                                                                                               Prof. C. Ziegler

Course Requirements

Textbook & Lecture Notes:


1. Required Textbook: Data and Computer Communications, 9th ed. by - W. Stallings (Pearson /Prentice-Hall)


2. Reference Textbook: Computer Networking with Internet Protocols and Technology by - W. Stallings (Pearson /Prentice-Hall)

3. Copies of the lecture notes are available for download on Professors Ziegler's Web site.

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Class Meetings:


Attendance is an academic requirement. You are responsible for whatever is done in class, whether or not you attend. In particular, you are responsible for the timely submission of all homework assignments.


While attending class, students are required to conduct themselves in an academically, professional manner. Students are expected to arrive on time. While in class, students are to maintain proper academic decorum by not engaging in talking with fellow classmates or other disruptive activities. Any student engaged in disruptive activities will be subject to academic discipline; including, lowering of their final grade and/or expulsion from the class.

            All Cell Phones and Beepers must be turned off before coming to class!



Homework will be assigned from each chapter covered in the text. Selected homework problems will be assigned for submission. Each homework assigned for submission will have a "Due Date". No homework will be accepted after the class session on its "Due Date". Timely submission of homework will count for 5% of your grade.

            Selected homework problems will be reviewed in class after each chapter is completed.



There will be two full period examinations. Together, the exams will count for 60% of your grade.

Final Examination:

            There will be a cumulative final examination, which will count for 35% of your grade.

Course Grade:


The exact mapping of weighted term average to alphabetic grade will be determined at the end of the semester by Professor Ziegler.