Telecommunications | Data Communications
T327 | 31858 | Forkner, T


TEL-T 327
Class Number: 31858
9:30am  12:15pm T

OBJECTIVES:
Understand basic data communications.  Be able to discuss the
fundamental concepts underlying all data communications
architectures and their associated technologies.  Be able to
describe the specific features and functionality available from the
dominant technologies in the world today.  Be able to understand and
apply technical solutions to suit the requirements presented in
various problem situations.

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

GRADING:
Mid-term               25 %
Final exam             25 %
Participation          25 %
Research paper         25 %

Exams are designed to enable the student to demonstrate a command of
the major issues through essay and short answer.  The student will
complete a 10-page research paper on a data communications topic of
their choice.  Emphasis on participation is designed to encourage
attendance and "active" learning.

MATERIAL:
Introduction to Communications Technologies by Jones, Kovac, and
Groom
Assorted handouts

CLASS TIME:
Tuesdays       9:30am -12:15pm

To see which requirements, in the College of Arts and Sciences, this
course will fulfill consult the College Bulletin at
http://college.indiana.edu/undergrad/academicBulletin.shtml.  If you
have questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.