TO THE INTERNET
|Call No.: 10557
Room No.: MP200E
Time/Day(s): 5:30 - 9:20 p.m., T R
Dates: 1/4 - 1/20
|Professor: John W. Nichols, M.A.
Office No.: MP 216
Office Phone: 595-7134
|Business Services Div.
Janice E. Woods
Tuesday 12:30 - 5:00
Wednesday 4:00 - 5:00
Thursday 12:30 - 5:00
Home Page: http://www.tulsa.oklahoma.net/~jnichols/home.html
TEXTBOOK AND OTHER MATERIAL
Recommended: The Big Basics Book of The Internet, by
Recommended Reference Material : Will be discussed in class.
This course will serve as a basic introduction to the Internet, the systems used at TCC, and the Internet tools supported by those systems. Internet tools to be covered at this time include: email, ftp, archie, telnet, gopher, veronica, the World Wide Web, and search engines.
Because this is a skills-development course, attendance is crucial. Some moderately light reading is required.
The purpose of this course is to help students to gain an understanding of the Internet, and to develop the basic skills for navigating the 'net.
This class will be taught using a workshop approach. This meansthat guided exercises will be conducted in class, with assistance from the professor. Some class time will also be available for independent exploration by the student. Because of the size of the class and the nature of the guided exercises, however, it is important that the student avoid independent exploration during class unless instructed to do so.
Grades for this course will be determined by attendance, as measured by completion of exercises.
Your final grade will be determined using the following criteria:
Satisfactory = 75 - 100% attendance.
Unsatisfactory = less than 75% attendance.
School policy requires your attendance in class and use of common-sense should suggest that it is to your advantage to attend class. I will not, however, penalize you for missing a single class. You are responsible for any information missed due to an absence. It is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to get any assignments for the next class.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS AND MAKE-UP TEST POLICY
There are no exams, but there are several required assignmentsthat I use to check attendance. Late assignments will notnormally be accepted.
CLASSROOM ETHICS AND BEHAVIOR
Students are required to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy, theComputing Resource Guidelines, any other regulations set by TCC,and the conventions for Internet use.
No specific assignments, but scan the text for material relevantto your own needs.
You must be able to access your email from the classroom and elsewhere. A free email account is available for use in this class. You can access your account anytime at: http://IntroInet.zzn.com
If, or when, you have a web page of your own, you can offer free email service to friends and family through ZZN.