CSCI 15 - Winter Study 2020

An Introduction to the Modern Internet

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Instructor: Sam McCauley
Phone: x2744
Office:TCL 209
Course Meetings: TBL 301, MWR: 1:00-2:50 pm
Office Hours:Tuesday 1:00-2:50 pm

Course Description

This course is about the basics of the modern Internet: how it works, and how it is used in our daily lives. We will focus on issues of security and privacy. We will try to answer two main questions in this course: How is information transmitted online? Who has access to this information, and how do they use it? Students will learn about and discuss these topics based on readings and lectures, and will do a small number of hands-on projects during class. The final assessment will be a 10-page paper on a related topic. No background in computer science or programming is required or expected.

Project Suggestions

A list of suggested topics can be found here.