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SE 221. Introduction to Computer Networking

Credits: 3
Department: Computer Science
Description: Design and management of computer networks. Servers, routers, bridges, gateways, transmission media, communications protocols, network security, and performance tuning.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Identify standard communication reference models including: physical layer, data link layer, network layer, transport layer, session layer, presentation layer, and application layer
2. Describe the client-server architecture and identify its characteristics
3. Identify common standard protocols including: IP, TCP, UDP, ARP, ICMP, DHCP
4. Differentiate between peer-to-peer and client/server network designs
5. Identify various networking components such as routers, hubs, firewalls, bridges, and switches

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