Telecommunications | Data Communications
T327 | 14288 | Forkner, T.


Class Number 14288

Terry R. Forkner


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.

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.

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.

TELECOM Factbook,  Pecar & Garbin
Assorted handouts

Tuesdays       5:45 p.m.  -  8:30 p.m.

This course counts toward Social and Historical Studies distribution
requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences. It may, or may
not, also count toward other degree requirements. For more
information about which requirements this course could fulfill see
the College of Arts and Sciences Bulletin at If you have
questions, or need additional help, see your academic advisor.