COSC 2670 Telecommunications


Course Description: In this course students examine the various technologies and applications of telecommunications. The course provides an analysis of the current and future trends in telecommunication technologies and services and includes an overview of the industry and the associated management and strategy issues.



Revised Course Plan


Additional Material

Course Materials:

Research Topic Suggestions  These are some helpful suggestions for your research paper or research project.  You can also choose a project that isn't on this list.


Homework Assignments:

Week 1 Assignment

Week 2 Assignment [Holiday]

Week 3 Assignment

Week 4 Assignment

Week 5 Assignment

Week 6 Assignment - Chapter 8 Chapter 9

Week 7 Assignment


Helpful Links:


Webster University Writing CenterWebster University Writing Center The Webster University Writing Center offers free and friendly writing advice to all students, staff, and faculty at Webster University. Their trained coaches will help with every stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to documenting sources. They work with all levels of writers and projects, including reports; résumés and cover letters; admission essays and personal statements; summaries, critical analyses, and literature reviews; research and term papers; theses and dissertations; and more.

OWL OWL (On-line Writing Lab at Purdue University) provides a solid reference to using the American Psychological Association (APA) format in writing academic research papers. This is a very useful source for information in citing and annotating reference sources.

SecurityFocus SecurityFocus is a good all-around source for security information.  This site has security related articles and information ranging from basic to expert level.  Additionally, there are several useful mail-lists covering topics of interest like: Basics, UNIX, Windows, LINUX, viruses, ana vulnerabilities.

Netstumbler is the home of the award-winning wireless networking tool and the best source for your daily Wi-Fi, WiMAX, 3G and VoIP news.

Grisoft Grisoft provides an excellent anti-virus program called AVG.  This quality product will protect your PC scanning your files, your system, and your e-mail.  The personal home version of AVG is FREE.

Lavasoft Lavasoft provides an excellent spy-ware removal tool called Ad-aware.  This product has a free version for home use.

Spybot PepiMK Software provides another excellent spy-ware removal tool called Spy-bot Search & Destroy.  This product has a free version for home use.