Sections 01

: Dr. Levent ERTAUL

Office: SC N154
Phone: (510) 885-3356
Email: levent.ertaul@csueastbay.edu
Web: http://www.mcs.csueastbay.edu/~lertaul/

Class Schedule:
Section 1    Lecture: HYBRID-ONLINE

Course Requirements

This class will be held hybrid online. The instructor will provide PowerPoint lectures with accompanying audio-video tracks and transcript.  Lecture videos and audios (mpeg) can be downloaded to iPod or iPhones. Students will engage in Discussion Groups, complete Homeworks,  Lab assignments, and implement a software project.. 

Major announcements related to class will be posted on my web site. Check regularly announcement section from class web page.

Students will receive the solutions of assignment problems and personal messages from their  Horizon E-mail accounts. So please check and clear your horizon e-mail accounts regularly.

Students will use TURNITIN application in blackboard to submit their assignments. FYI,  TURNITIN application has plagiarism filter built in . When students submit their assignments TURNITIN application  prepares an ORIGINALITY report. Students can see this report immediately. Originality reports which have greater then  %40 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. These assignments will get 0 points. If the originality report is higher then %80, instructor will file plagiarism report.

Students will submit their Homeworks on time. 25 points will be cut for one day late Homeworks. Homeworks which are 2 days late WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. These homeworks will get 0 points. E-mail submissions WILL NOT be accepted. These homeworks will get 0 points.

Students will use blackboard to engage in discussion group. (see Blackboard help for further details) (http://www.viewletcentral.com/vc/viewlet.html?id=48389415)

During office hours, students can chat with the instructor for their questions by using SKYPE. Skype ID: CSUEBLERTAUL . (visit http://www.skype.com to get a free account)


Course Description:

Fundamentals of data communications: media, transmission, encoding and processing, interfacing, error detection and handling, link control, multiplexing, circuit and packet switching. Introduction to network architecture and topology: Local and wide area networks.


Required Text: William Stallings, DATA and COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS 9th edition.

Optional Text:
Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Computer Networks, 4th ed.

Course work and Grading:

Homework 20%
Software Project 30%
Discussion Group 10%
Midterm 20%
Final 20%

Final Grades are based on total course %.