Data Communications and Networking

CST* 231

This course provides an overview of modern business data, voice and video
communications with an emphasis on the communication of data and information.
The course begins with examples of how communications were developed and are
currently used. Communications is defined, and a communications system model
is described. Students discover various transmission media, line configurations,
and characteristics of communications channels. Communications equipment,
software, and protocols are explained. Students learn the basics of communications
networks and network configurations and are presented with an example of a
communications network. Formerly listed as CIS 123, not open to students who
have successfully completed CIS 123.