Computer Science

Computer Communications and Networking

Computer Communications and Networking
Introduction to data communications and computer networking. Communications fundamentals, computer networks, software, architecture, telecommunications, regulation, standards.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesC S 324; or C S 360
 NoteStudents are allowed only 1 retake of C S 460. This includes students who have failed or withdrawn (received a "W" grade). If after 1 retake, a student needs to retake the course again, the student must wait 1 semester/term before being allowed to take any C S course and must follow the petition process at This policy does not apply to classes dropped before the add/drop deadline. Petitions for exceptions to the policy can be completed at
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining C S 460
Course Outcomes: 

Internet Architecture

Understand the principles of the Internet architecture

Internet Design

Understand how the Internet works, from the transport layer down to the physical layer

Internet Implementation

Gain hands-on experience with implementing and simulating transport, routing, and MAC protocols, leading to a deeper understanding of these critical Internet components

Internet Research

Be capable of reading and understanding research papers in the area of computer networking

Scholarly Communication

Demonstrate the ability to effectively conduct, describe and report on an experimental research project in the area of computer networking