Computer Networks

CSC 364
Grinnell College
Spring 2009
MW 1:00 - 2:05 (lecture), F 1:15 - 2:05 (lab)
SCI 3819
Instructor: Janet Davis (contacting me)


About this course

Welcome to the spring 2009 session of CSC 364, Computer Networks.  In this class, I hope you learn not only how the Internet works, but why it is designed the way it is. Although the Internet has been a remarkable success, we'll also consider the limitations of its design.

My goals are for you to

I expect you to be comfortable programming in C and, ideally, to have some other experience with operating systems or architecture.

Intrigued? Go on to read about course mechanics and the schedule.


Our textbook is

Last I checked, the bookstore had four copies. At least one student will need to order the text online.

Janet Davis (

Created January 14, 2009
Last revised February 7, 2009