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Exploring the Internet: 91.113
Syllabus and Schedule


INSTRUCTOR:

Name: Jose Annunziato
Office: EB 404
Phone: 934-3637
Email address: jannunzi@cs.uml.edu
Office hours: 12:00-1:00 after class

REQUIRED TEXTS:


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Students enrolled in 91.113, Exploring the Internet, are required to:


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ASSIGNMENTS & GRADING:

The class grade is based on:

Incompletes will be granted only when warranted by extraordinary circumstances handicapping the student's ability to complete the course. Any students who wishes to receive an incomplete must fill out the appropriate form PRIOR to the final exam.

Labs/Assigments

Assignments are in the form of lab work that will normally be done in the second half of the class. While it is hoped that they can be finished withing the remaining class period they will normally be due the following day at the beginning of class.

Assignment Due Dates:

The late work policy for this course is as follows:

Grading and Academic Dishonesty:

Unless otherwise stated, all work assigned should be done on your own. Refer to your student manual with regards to academic dishonesty.


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GETTING HELP:

If you are having any problems with your account, try to consult a Lab Assistant during working hours. Their office is in the first floor of Olsen 114. Go to them particularly when there are hardware problems in the lab.

On matters pertaining to the course, I will try to make myself available to your inquiries. My office is in room EB 404, on the 4th floor Engineering.


SCHEDULES: (click here for a page with just the schedule)

Meeting time: Monday through Saturday - 9:00am - 12:00 
Jan 2
Thu
Lab 1
Introduction to
the Internet
and your account
  • An introduction to the internet
  • What is it?
  • What can it do?
  • Lab 1: Basic Unix
    • loging in, rlogin
    • simple e-mail - also for
      submiting assignments
    • telnet to libvax
Jan 3
Fri
Lab 2
The Unix OS,
your account
& the Weather
  • Useful Unix commands
    • cp - copying documents
    • more - reading documents
    • mkdir - organizing your documents
    • mv - moving docs around or renaming them
    • cd - moving around between folders
    • ls - listing your docs
    • pwd - finding your way around
  • telnet sessions
    • to a weather service server
    • to a library specialized in law
Jan 4
Sat
Lab 3
File Handling
Pine & Pico
  • The directory structure and more
    details of Unix commands
  • Pico - a nicer text editor
  • Pine - a nicer mail system
Jan 6
Mon
Lab 4
Mail
& List Servers
  • List Servers
    • Language
    • Subscribing
    • Posting messages
    • Unsubscribing
  • More on finger and e-mail
    • .plan
    • .signature
    • .project
    • chmod
Jan 7
Tue
Lab 5
News Groups (1/2)
  • Newsgroups with Netscape
  • Subscribing to a new group
  • Catching Up
Jan 8
Wed
Lab 6
News Groups (2/2)
  • uml.test - newsgroup
  • trn
  • Following-up
  • Autoresponders
  • Pnews
Jan 9
Thu
Lab 7
Unix FTP
  • FTP
    - File Transfer Protocol for Unix
  • nslookup
  • Examples
Jan 10
Fri
Lab 8
Archie
  • Archie
  • Example
  • Look up stuff that interests you
Jan 11
Sat
Lab 9
Gopher &
Veronica
  • Gopher - to access remote systems
  • Veronica - for looking up stuff in
    gopher-space
Jan 13
Mon
Lab 10
Browsers &
Search Engines
  • Web browsers
    • Viewing Source HTML
    • Following Links, Going Back and Forth
    • Saving Bookmarks
  • Copying some elses page
  • Searching the Web
    • Altavista
    • Yahoo
    • Robots, Worms and Crawlers
  • Gather info for your home page
Jan 14
Tue
Lab 11
HTML
  • Overview for basic html document:
    Hypertext Markup Language
  • Creating an html document (Due by Final)
  • Begin creating a topic page
Jan 15
Wed
Lab 12
Creating your
Home Page
  • Your picture
  • About your self
  • Link to your CV
Jan 16
Thu
Lab 12
Creating your
Home Page
  • Link to your friend's Home Pages
  • Favorite Links
  • Return Address
Jan 17
Fri
The "Future" of Web,
Home Page Grading,
Final
  • QuickTime VR, Movies, Sound
  • The Future ?
    • VRML
    • Collaboration
    • Agent Technology
  • Grade Home pages
  • Final (1 hr)

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