Introduction to Computer Networks

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Computer Networks

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Computer Info Systems, Information Technologies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    ITC 1070 LE Information Technology Fundamentals –orCS
    1070 Introduction to Information Systems
    MA 1009 Mathematics for Business, Economics and Sciences

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION: 
    Computer communications systems components, models, operation, and applications. Networking standards, protocols and connectivity aspects. Local area networks design, implementation. Wide area networks, emerging technologies.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course aims to introduce students to various networking concepts. It includes local and wide area networks and communication protocols.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Identify and compare networking models, configurations, operational characteristics and applications.
    2. Determine characteristics and purposes of reference models and protocols used in networking.
    3. Evaluate and select the appropriate topology, transmission media, connectivity devices and protocols for various networking environments.

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    • Lectures, class discussions, laboratory practical sessions and problem solving.
    • Office hours: Students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    • Use of the Blackboard Learning platform, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.