Title

Analysis of Computer Networks Courses In Undergraduate Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Information Science Programs

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2004

Conference/Sponsorship/Institution

American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Proceedings

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Department

Electrical Engineering

Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of computer networks courses offered by universities and colleges in the departments of computer science, electrical engineering, or information science. The results are based on the information collected from course web sites from twenty-seven universities and colleges in computer science, electrical engineering and information science departments, primarily within the United States. The data analyzed include the course titles, course structure, textbooks used, major topics and how they are covered, projects, and laboratory exercises, if any. We found that the courses can be divided into three categories: those that cover the general topics of computer networks using some practical examples, those that specifically discuss Internet protocols, and those that work through a set of programming projects after students have had a previous network course.

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