IS 3320 - the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University

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Master Syllabi are developed by the senior faculty in each business discipline. This Master Syllabus must be used as the basi
s for developing the
instructor syllabus for this course, which must also comply with the content specifications outlined in the
Tr
oy University Faculty Handbook
.

The objectives included on this Master Syllabus must be included among the objectives on the instructor’s syllabus, which may

expand upon the
same as the instructor sees fit. The statement of purpose seeks to position the co
urse properly within the curriculum and should be consulted by
faculty as a source of advisement guidance. Specific choice of text and other details are further subject to Program Coordina
tor guidance.

1 August 2005





TROY UNIVERSITY

MASTER SYLLABUS

SORRELL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

IS 3320

Data Communication and Networks


Prerequisites

IS 2241, IS 3310

Vision Statement

The Sorrell College of Business will be a recognized and respected leader for quality and
flexibility
in the delivery of business education that prepares graduates to succeed in the
global business environment.

Mission Statement

The Sorrell College of Business supports the Troy University mission by preparing our
diverse student body to become ethical prof
essionals equipped to compete in the global
business environment. To achieve this, our faculty, staff, and administration will:


1)

provide quality education in global business through our undergraduate and
graduate programs, delivered around the world thro
ugh face
-
to
-
face and online
environments, to traditional, non
-
traditional, military, and international
students;

2)

contribute to the development and application of knowledge focused on applied
business, learning, and pedagogical research;

3)

provide

service to the University, business and professional organizations, and
our communities through individual involvement, business outreach, and our
centers for research.


Master Syllabus:

IS 3320



2


Troy University Faculty Handbook

(2010): Section 3.9.2.8 [extract]


essential elements of the syllabus (somewhat modified fo
r space):

1.

Course title

2.

Course number +
section

3.

Term

4.

Instructor

5.

Prerequisites

6.

Office hours

7.

Class days, times

8.

Classroom
location

9.

Office location +
e
-
mail address

10.

Office telephone

11.

Course
description,
objectives

12.

Text(s)

13.

Other materials

14.

Grading methods,
criterion weights,
make
-
up policy,
mid
-
term grade
reports

15.

Procedure, course
requirements

16.

General supports
(computer works,
writing center)

17.

Daily assignments,
holidays, add/drop
& open dates, dead
day, final exam

18.

ADA statement

19.

Electronic device
statement

20.

Ad
ditional
services,
statements

21.

Absence policy

22.

Incomplete
-
work
policy

23.

Cheating policy

24.

Specialization
requirements
(certification,
licensure, teacher
competencies)



Description

This course introduces the theory and practical applications of current t
echnologies in
data communication and computer networks. Emphasis is placed on data communication
principles, local and wide area networks and an understanding of the basic features,
operations, and limitations of data communications and computer networks.

Coverage
includes wireless technologies, industry convergence, compression techniques, network
security, LAN technologies, VoIP, and error detection and correction.

Objectives

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

1.

Describe the concep
ts of protocols and standards in data communications and
computer networks.

2.

Describe the roles and functions of hardware and software components in data
communications and computer networks.

3.

Describe methods and algorithms used in local area networks (LAN
), wide area
networks (WAN), inter
-
networks, and wireless networks.

4.

Identify network security and management issues, and list technologies to secure
networks and data communications.

Purpose

To introduce the fundamentals of communications, principal networ
k technologies,
business communications applications, and network design concepts required for
successful completion of the other courses in the concentration.

Approved Texts

Forouzan, B. A.. (
2013

or current
).
Data communications,
5
th
. ed,. Boston, MA:
McGraw
-
Hill.

White, C. M.(
2013

or current
).
Data communications and computer networks: A
business user’
s approach,
7/E, Mason, OH: Thomson/
Course Technology.

Stallings, William & Tom Case (
2013

or current); B
usiness Data Communications:
Infrastructure, Networking and Security; 7/E; Pearson.


Master Syllabus:

IS 3320



3


Troy University Faculty Handbook

(2010): Section 3.9.2.8 [extract]


essential elements of the syllabus (somewhat modified fo
r space):

1.

Course title

2.

Course number +
section

3.

Term

4.

Instructor

5.

Prerequisites

6.

Office hours

7.

Class days, times

8.

Classroom
location

9.

Office location +
e
-
mail address

10.

Office telephone

11.

Course
description,
objectives

12.

Text(s)

13.

Other materials

14.

Grading methods,
criterion weights,
make
-
up policy,
mid
-
term grade
reports

15.

Procedure, course
requirements

16.

General supports
(computer works,
writing center)

17.

Daily assignments,
holidays, add/drop
& open dates, dead
day, final exam

18.

ADA statement

19.

Electronic device
statement

20.

Ad
ditional
services,
statements

21.

Absence policy

22.

Incomplete
-
work
policy

23.

Cheating policy

24.

Specialization
requirements
(certification,
licensure, teacher
competencies)



Raymond R Panko & Julia Panko

(
2013

or current); Busi
ness Data Networks and
Security, 9/E

Pearson

Meyers, M.; (
2012

or current), Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting Networks,
McGraw Hill.

Supplements

As deemed appropriate.