ITE 501: Introduction to Communication and Networking
This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of how electronic communication systems and networks are built, their capabilities, modern systems and how systems evolve. Students will learn the basic elements of both communication systems and networks using the industry terminology and key metrics that describe them. Students will be able to describe systems using the commonly used ISO “layered” abstraction model from physical connections through application level information exchange. Building upon these core understandings the student will be able to describe the Internet and upcoming 5G Wireless networks using the terminology and tools they’ve learned. The course will also build upon the technical material to describe non-technical forces that have governed the history and evolution of systems such as Industrial competition, International and country-specific standards, backwards compatibility and Security.