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CSCI 459/659: FOUNDATIONS OF COMPUTER NETWORKS

(3 CREDITS)
INSTRUCTOR AND CONTACT INFO
Dr. Changhui Yan
QBB 258 A27
Phone: 701-231-8182
Email: Changhui.Yan@ndsu.edu
OFFICE HOURS
MWF 1:00pm-2:00pm
PLACE AND TIME FOR CLASS MEETINGS
MWF 2:00PM - 2:50PM
Quentin Burdick Building, Rm 106
TEXTBOOK
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, David J. Wetherall, Computer Networks (5
th
Edition),
Prentice Hall,
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-21-2695-3
ISBN-10: 0-13-212695-8
BULLETIN DESCRIPTION
This is an introduction to fundamental concepts for the design and analysis of
broadband networks. Topics include resource allocation, routing, congestion control,
medium access, scheduling, and multicast. Concepts are applied to state-of-the-art
systems and protocols such as current and future Internet protocols.
PREREQUISITES
CSCI 366 Files/Database Systems.
EVALUATION PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA
There will be seven assignments. Three of them are programming. Students
registered for CSCI 659 will be asked to write a paper report at the end of the
semester. Quizzes might be given in classes without notification in advance. The
final score will be the sum of assignments, quizzes and report (for CSCI 659
students only) normalized to the range of [0, 100] by the total score. Letter grades
will be determined as follows

Average Score Final Grade
[90-100] A
[75-90) B
[60-75) C
[45-60) D
[0-45) F


ATTENDANCE
According to NDSU Policy 333, attendance in classes is expected. When quizzes
are given in the classes, make-up quizzes will not be allowed.

TENTATIVE COURSE SCHEDULE

Weeks 1-6 Chapters 1-3
Weeks 7-12 Chapters 4-5
Weeks 13-17 Chapters 6-9

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES STATEMENT ABOUT STUDENTS
WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Any students with disabilities or other special needs, who need special
accommodations in this course are invited to share these concerns or requests with
the instructor as soon as possible.
APPROVED ACADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT
The academic community is operated on the basis of honesty, integrity, and fair
play. NDSU Policy 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct applies to
cases in which cheating, plagiarism, or other academic misconduct have occurred in
an instructional context. Students found guilty of academic misconduct are subject to
penalties, up to and possibly including suspension and/or expulsion. Student
academic misconduct records are maintained by the Office of Registration and
Records. Informational resources about academic honesty for students and
instructional staff members can be found atwww.ndsu.edu/academichonesty.
Students in this course must do assignments, report, and quizzes INDIVIDUALLY!
Students are required to protect their work and not allow other students access to
that work whether it be allowing it to be copied, or treating its security in such a way
as to give unintentional access, such as "accidental" loss. When duplicate
(essentially the same) work is turned in by two or more students, each student will
receive minus the points possible for the work. Thus, for a 100-point assignment, all
involved would receive -100 points. If the infraction is deemed more egregious, then
further action may be taken.
LATE WORK POLICY
Assignments are due at midnight on the given due dates. Assignments turned in
within one day after the due time will be subjected to a 25% penalty in score. For
example, if the total score of the assignment is 100 points, then 25 points will be
deducted from whatever score the student has. Assignments overdue by more than
one day will get 0 point.
VETERANS STATEMENT
Veterans and student soldiers with special circumstances or who are activated are
encouraged to notify the instructor in advance
IMPORTANT DATES
Sept 4, Last day to add course or drop without record