Department of Computer Science

COSC 4377 - Introduction to Computer Networks
Section 07662
Fall 2001


COSC 4330 - Fundamentals of Operating Systems

Class Schedule:

2:30 - 4:00 PM, Monday and Wednesday in 110 AH (room changed).


Position Name E-mail
Office Hours
Dr. Jaspal Subhlok
jaspal at cs . uh . edu
4 - 5 PM
573 PGH
4 - 6 PM
Tsung-i "Mark" Huang tihuang at cs . uh . edu
4 - 6 PM
591 PGH
4 - 5 PM
Assistant Xiaoyin Sun xsun at cs . uh . edu
1 - 2 PM
531 PGH
3 - 4:30 PM
*   Additional office hours can be arranged by E-mail.

Primary Textbook:

Computer Networking: A Top-Down Approach Featuring the Internet,
James F. Kurose and Keith W. Ross,
Addison Wesley, 2001.
ISBN: 0-201-47711-4
List price: $85

Supplemental texts:

You don't have to buy the following books in order to pass this class. Library has at one copy for each of the following books.

TCP/IP Protocol Suite
by Behrouz A. Forouzan
McGraw Hill, 1999. ISBN: 025624166X. 864 pages
List Price: 99.80.

More in-depth discussion on TCP/IP. We will use some content from this book as a supplement.

Computer Networks: A Systems Approach, 2nd Edition
by Larry L. Peterson and Bruce S. Davie
Morgan Kaufmann, 1999. ISBN: 1558605142. 600 pages.
List Price: 79.99.

A well-written book on Computer Networks. Explanations of some concepts and protocols are better written than our textbook. We will use some content from this book as a supplement.

Computer Networks, 3rd Edition
by Andrew S Tanenbaum
Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN: 0133499456. 848 pages.
List Price: 89.00.

A legendary textbook. Full of materials. Some parts might not be easy to read.
Unix Network Programming
by W. Richard Stevens
Prentice Hall, 1990. ISBN: 0139498761. 772 pages.
List Price: 79.00.

This book was published long time ago and is still a great reference book on UNIX network programming. This book is out of print. You can find still find used ones. Or you can get the next one (new version of this book).
UNIX Network Programming: Networking APIs: Sockets and XTI, 2nd Edition
by W. Richard Stevens
Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN: 013490012X. 1240 pages.
List Price: 68.00.

This book also has a Vol. II.

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The tentative plan for grading is as follows:

Final exam
Written and programming assignments and quizzes

There will be one midterm and one final exam plus quizzes. No make-up exam is allowed unless there is a verifiable medical excuse, and no make-up quiz.
The projected date for midterm is March 7th. The final exam is at 2-5 PM, on Friday, May 4th.
And there will be at least 2 programming assignments and some written assignments.


If you miss a class, you are still responsible for knowing everything that took place. Your absence does not change the due date of an assignment.

Academic honesty:

Any student found guilty of academic dishonesty will receive severe punishment.

Last modified: February 12, 2001.