CSCI551: Computer Communications--Fall 2013, Tuesday-Thursday Section
Lecture time and location: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6:20pm, Kaprielian Hall (KAP), room 163
Instructor: Ethan Katz-Bassett (SAL 236, office hour Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm or by appointment)
- The primary web site for this class will be my CSci551 moodle
(moodle is an open source course management system).
The CSci551 Moodle will require student accounts.
Instructions to get the accounts will appear here in summer 2013.
To get a Moodle account, first fill out the
the 551 web information form,
then it will give you an "enrollment key"
and let you create a moodle account.
(Sorry for the multiple steps.)
All CSci551 students in my section are
to fill out
the 551 web information form
before the second class.
A draft syllabus [PDF] is currently available.
- I will not likely have project details until a week or two into class.
However, you can assume, as in prior years,
there will be a three-part project.
The first part will be short.
Projects are for individuals (not groups).
Projects are cumulative.
An implementation of second project will be provided as an option
for students who do the third project.
- The midterm will probably be in class on Thursday, October 19 5-6:20pm,
and the final will be in the university mandated time
of Thursday, December 12 4:30-6:30pm.
Exam dates and times are mandatory.
I do not do make-up exams.
If you have travel plans, please schedule accordingly.
We will begin lecture on first day class,
including discussing the papers for that week (listed below).
Students are encouraged to download the papers
for the first day and read them before coming to class.
(For classes after the first day, reading the papers before-hand is required.)
The first three papers are publicly available on the web (and are all short!):
[Jamin03a] (pdf), and
The remainder of the papers will be available only through the moodle.
Statement for Students with Disabilities
Any student requesting academic accommodations based on a disability is required to register with Disability Services and Programs (DSP) each semester. A letter of verification for approved accommodations can be obtained from DSP. Please be sure the letter is delivered to me as early in the semester as possible. DSP is located in STU 301 and is open 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The phone number for DSP is (213) 740-0776.
Statement on Academic Integrity
USC seeks to maintain an optimal learning environment. General principles of academic honesty include the concept of respect for the intellectual property of others, the expectation that individual work will be submitted unless otherwise allowed by an instructor, and the obligations both to protect one's own academic work from misuse by others as well as to avoid using another's work as one's own. All students are expected to understand and abide by these principles. Scampus, the Student Guidebook, contains the Student Conduct Code in Section 11.00, while the recommended sanctions are located in Appendix A: http://www.usc.edu/dept/publications/SCAMPUS/gov/
Students will be referred to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards for further review, should there be any suspicion of academic dishonesty. The Review process can be found at:
Emergency Preparedness/Course Continuity in a Crisis
In case of a declared emergency if travel to campus is not feasible, USC executive leadership will announce an electronic way for instructors to teach students in their residence halls or homes using a combination of Blackboard, teleconferencing, and other technologies.
[Courtesy: Webpage design copied from Mike Freedman in Princeton University and Minlan Yu at USC.]