CISC131 Introduction to Unix

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: STEM Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
CISC131 Introduction to Unix Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
3000 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
CISC128 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will focus on a current Unix/Linux distribution as an alternative corporate desktop and server operating system. It will explore the salient functions and features of installing, configuring, and maintaining Unix/Linux as a client or server operating system.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will be able to

      1. determine directory content and perform routine file maintenance using basic system commands;
      2. compose scripts using a text editor;
      3. control and access the Operating System via different shells;
      4. describe how Unix and Linux provide services in a networking environment; and
      5. describe the function and role of system security and identify system security threats.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Using various editors
    2. File Management Concepts
    3. Managing Files and Directories
    4. Structured Programming Concepts
    5. Shells and Shell Scripts
    6. Networking
    7. Administration Overview
    8. Creating and Managing Users and Groups
    9. Backups and Archives, Security
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
    2. The assessment of Course Learning Goals is based on participation in class discussions, written tests, labs, and other assignments, as well as performance-based tasks as appropriate.

    3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Departmental selected textbook. Details provided by the instructor of each course section.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 9/98; Revised 6/09