Maricopa Community Colleges  CIS133DA   19944-19982 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 04/26/94
CIS133DA 19944-19982 L+L 3 Credit(s) 4 Period(s)
The Internet
Overview of the Internet and its resources. Hands-on experience with various Internet communication, resource discovery, and information retrieval tools. Prerequisites: None.
Cross-References: BPC133DA
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
CIS133DA   19944-19982 The Internet
1. Define the Internet. (I)
2. Identify common uses of the Internet. (I)
3. Explain the concepts of culture, ethics, and privacy as they relate to the Internet. (I)
4. Describe the generally accepted methods used to regulate the Internet.(I)
5. Describe procedures and requirements for connecting to the Internet. (II)
6. Describe key technologies used by the Internet. (III)
7. Identify and use popular communication services available on the Internet. (IV, V)
8. Analyze and evaluate various resource discovery systems available on the Internet. (VI)
9. Use popular resource discovery systems available on the Internet. (VII)
10. Perform Internet file transfers. (VIII)
11. List and explain popular Internet processes for mounting disk drives remotely. (IX)
12. Describe computational resources available on the Internet. (X)
13. Perform information search and retrieval operations using Internet services. (XI)
14. Complete an individual educational plan for focused exploration of the Internet approved by the instructor. (XII)
15. Report results of the focused exploration of the Internet. (XII)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
CIS133DA   19944-19982 The Internet
    I. Internet Philosophy, Culture, and Norms
        A. Definition of the Internet
        B. Uses of the Internet
        C. Ethics and codes of conduct
        D. Privacy issues
        E. Governance
        F. Documentation such as for-your-information (FYI) and request-for- comment (RFC)
      II. Connecting to the Internet
          A. Public dial-up sources
          B. Strategies for creating medium and high traffic connections
        III. Key Technologies Used by the Internet
            A. Client/server
            B. Client/client/server
            C. VT100
            D. X Windows
            E. tcp/ip
          IV. Asynchronous Internet Communication Services
              A. Electronic mail programs
              B. Electronic mail addressing conventions
              C. "White page" databases
              D. Mailing list maintenance and archiving programs
                1. Listserv
                2. Listproc
                3. Mailserv
              E. Bulletin board systems
            V. Synchronous Internet Communication Services
                A. On-line person-to-person chat systems
                B. On-line multi-party chat systems
                C. Shared virtual reality environments
              VI. Resource Discovery System Concepts
                  A. Data and meta-data
                  B. Granularity
                  C. Distribution
                  D. Interconnection topology
                  E. Data integration scheme
                VII. Internet Resource Discovery Systems
                    A. Menu systems
                    B. Hypertext systems
                    C. Agent programs
                    D. Library OPACs
                    E. Other systems
                  VIII. Internet File Transfer
                      A. File indexing systems
                      B. File transfer protocols
                      C. Compression and archiving programs
                    IX. Internet Remote Disk Mounting/Sharing Systems
                      X. Access to Internet Computational Resources
                        XI. Access to Internet Data Archives
                          XII. Independent Exploration of the Internet
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