Telecommunications | Network Design
T326 | 6809 | Forkner, T.

Fall 2009

Instructor: Terry R.Forkner

Understand the basic concepts of voice, data, and video
networking.  Be able to discuss the major functional components of a
network, and describe how they meet operational requirements.  Be
able to describe basic characteristics of telephone traffic
engineering and design.  Be able to describe the tools and
technology required to design and implement an effective network
system.  Be able to discuss the organizational considerations that
must be examined to effectively manage a network system.

Course Format:
This  course is presented in a lecture/discussion format.
Students each week are given assigned readings targeted at the
particular topic.  The associated lectures are aimed at creating a
comprehensive understanding of the topic and related issues.
Lectures are designed to encourage active discussion by the
students.  Lab activities may be used to further enhance the
learning process.

Prerequisites: TEL T207 with a grade of C- or higher, or consent of
the instructor

Mid-term Exam          100 pts.
Final Exam             100  “
Research paper         100  “
Participation          100  “
Total                  400 pts.

Exams are designed to enable the student to demonstrate a command of
the major issues through essay and short answer.  A 10-page research
paper is completed by the student on a network system of his/her
choice. Emphasis on participation is intended to encourage
attendance and “active” learning.

Introduction to Communications Technologies; Jones, Kovac, and Groom
Handouts and other information

Meeting Times: Tuesday    2:30pm - 5:15pm

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
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