CSC102- 01: HOW THE INTERNET WORKS
Classes: Monday – Wednesday 1.10 pm – 2.30 pm
Location: Ford Hall 342
Instructor: Dr. Şadi Evren ŞEKER (Office: Ford Hall 252)
- Wednesday, 11.00- 12.00 or 3.30 – 4.30 PM
- Other times by appointment/as available
- Lunch meetings available by request for small groups
YouTube : (after each class I will try to shoot youtube videos (not a promise, I will do my best))
Introduction: The Internet has transformed society, opening up communication channels never dreamed of by previous generations. This course introduces students to the structure, design, and operation of the Internet, beginning with the electronic and physical construction of networks and basic network protocols. It addresses personal safety online, how email and Web browsers work, and the design of simple Web pages. Along the way it explores the historical and societal implications of this new medium.
- Introduction to Networking: How the Internet Works, Charles R. Severance. Available free online, or in an inexpensive paperback edition.
- How Personal & Internet Security Work, by Preston Gralla. Free 10-day trial, or in paperback.
Optional / also recommended (on reserve in Young library):
- How The Internet Works, by Preston Gralla: Contains detailed labeled diagrams of many internet-related topics.
- Basics of Web Design by Terry Felke-Morris: Contains detailed information on web page design and specific aspects of HTML, aimed at beginners. The more advanced portions of this book will also be useful if you take CSC 105.
- Web 101, by Wendy Lehnert and Richard Kopec, which was used for this course in previous semesters.
In addition to the texts above, Wikipedia usually contains accurate information focused on specific topics relating to the Internet.
Tentative Course Outline
|1 [PPT]||Physics of Networks: Signals, Fiber optics||Ch. 1-3||~||~||Ch.1-2||~||1.1-1.4|
|2||History of Internet; LAN; IP||Ch. 4-5||~||~||Ch 3-4||~||1.5-1.6|
|3||Communications Protocols: TCP; DNS||Ch. 6||~||~||Ch. 5-6||~||~|
|4||WWW Intro; HTTP; URL||Ch. 7||Ch. 1-2||~||Ch. 17-18||Ch. 1 & 4||1.7-1.8|
|5||HTML: introduction||~||4-6||~||Ch. 19-20||Ch. 2-3||9.1-9.3|
|6 [PPT]||HTML: tables, relative URL, etc.||~||7-8||~||Ch. 21||Ch. 9||10.1-10.2|
|7 [PPT]||Color & Images; Forms||~||Ch. 9, 21||~||Ch. 22||Ch. 6 & 10||9.6, 10.5|
|8 [PPT]||Style rules; Multimedia||~||10-13||~||~||Ch. 5 & 7 & 11||10.3-10.4|
|9 [PPT]||Email, SMTP, spam||~||~||Ch. 13||Ch. 11-12||~||3.1-3.6|
|10 [PPT]||Personal Safety: cookies, phishing, etc.||~||~||Ch. 4 & 6||Ch. 44-49||~||2.1-2.16|
|11||Web searching; Page rank||~||~||Ch. 5 & 8||Ch. 27-28||~||5.3-5.4|
|Final presentations||Final projects/exams due|
I2N = Introduction to Networking: How the Internet Works
P&IS = How Personal & Internet Security Work
WtIW = How the Internet Works
BoWD = Basics of Web Design
W101 = Web 101
Collaboration Policy: You may freely use internet resources and your course notes in completing assignments and quizzes for this course. You may not consult any person other than the professor when completing quizzes or exams. (Clarifying questions should be directed to the professor.) On assignments you may collaborate with others in the course, so long as you personally prepare the materials submitted under your name, and they accurately reflect your understanding of the topic. Any collaborations should be indicated by a note submitted with the assignment.
Assignment #1 : You can download your first assignment from this link. [Due Date: 09/22, Thursday]
Assignment #2: TCP and HTTP assignment. please click to download [Due Date : 09/29, Thursday]
Assignment #3: HTML Practice [Due Date : 10/06, Thursday]
Assignment #4: HTML Forms [Due Date : 10/20, Thursday]
Assignment #5: E-Mail Headers [Due Date: 10/26, Wednesday]
Final Projects: Click to Download the project file [Due Date: 10/27, Thursday]
Important !!! Announcement about Self Scheduled Exam: I have just learnt that, self-scheduled exams are not available for the half-term classes. (I think in the past, it was possible to give at the end of the semester, but it seems this does not work well). So, the best thing we have is applying the final project for all. Also we can talk about the case in the next class (monday).
Announcement about Last Class: We have a class at Oct 26 (Wednesday).
Announcements about final grades:
Note 1: The reason I am announcing all the grades in detail is I can make a mistake or there may be some cases with email submissions. So, if there is a problem about your submissions (0 means not submitted) please contact me
Note2: If you have extension about any submissions for some reason, dont worry about the final grades, I will update the grades when all the submissions are completed.