CPS 470/570 Data Communications

This course will teach the fundamentals of data communications. This is a senior/graduate level course that is part of a two part series in computer communications. This first course introduces the problems and solution techniques of the communications field. It focuses primarily on the ``lower-layer'' protocols: physical, data-link, and network. The second course, CPS 472/572 Computer Networking, focuses on the ``upper-layer'' protocols.


Dr. Russell J Clark ( rjc@cps.udayton.edu)

Available Documents

Fall 1996

Fall 1995


CPS 350 Data Structures and Algorithms. Also, a fair amount of programming will be required for homework projects.


Fred Halsall, Data Communications, Computer Networks and Open Systems 4th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 1996.

Course Objectives

My primary objectives for the students in this class are:


Grades will be computed on a 90-80-70-60 scale. The weights assigned to various items are:

Topics Covered

last updated December 10, 1996