About the Course
Information Technology 403, Section 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:10 PM to 3:30 PM in Parsons NB22
Introductory course exploring the fundamentals of Internet communications with an emphasis on the World Wide Web. Students develop an understanding of the Internet’s underlying technologies and learn how to utilize them as contributing members of the Web community. Students become proficient with creating and publishing Web pages using HTML and CSS. No prior knowledge or experience is assumed. No credit if credit earned for CIS 405. (Note CIS 405 is offered at UNH Manchester, and is not related to CS 405 at UNH Durham.)
Course and Student Outcomes
Students successfully completing IT403 should be able to:
- Describe the technologies that form the basis of the Internet and, in
particular, the World Wide Web;
- Analyze the interactions among those Internet technologies;
- Apply those technologies to create, publish, and validate self-generated content on the World Wide Web using languages such as HTML and CSS;
- Describe and summarize the fundamentals of data network systems, including switches, routing, cabling, topologies, protocols, and architectures, and distinguish between LANs, WANs, intranets, and internets; and
- Explain how interactions between two parties on the web can be compromised and methods for ensuring message integrity, confidentiality, authentication, and non-repudiation including public-key encryption and SSL.
We may touch on the other topics mentioned in the course description
as we go along, but our focus will be on the outcomes outlined above.
In achieving these outcomes for the course, students will begin their education relative to the following student outcomes for the program:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the web and related delivery systems;
- Demonstrate an understanding of networking principles;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of security in all aspects of IT;
- Understand how to integrate a range of both hardware and software components in the solution of a problem;
- Understand the role of best practices in the profession.