ICS 186 :: Introduction to Wide Area Networks
Spring 2013 @Leeward CC

CRN: 56073
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor: Blanca Polo
blanca@hawaii.edu
455-0319 (Ph)
Course URL: http://laulima.hawaii.edu
Instructional Mode: Cable TV
Dates: 01/07/2013 - 05/01/2013
Broadcast Channels: EDUTV channel 354 (Oceanic TWC - Oahu, Hawaii, and Kauai counties)
MCTV channel 354 (Oceanic TWC - Maui county)
UHTV channel 355 (Oceanic TWC)
UHVod channel 358 (Oceanic TWC)
Broadcast Schedule: Oahu County: EDUTV channel 354, UHTV channel 355, UHVOD channel 358
Mon/Wed 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue/Thu 2:15 AM - 3:30 AM (rebroadcast)

Hawaii County: EDUTV channel 354, UHTV channel 355, UHVOD channel 358
Mon/Wed 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue/Thu 2:15 AM - 3:30 AM (rebroadcast)

Kauai County: EDUTV channel 354, UHTV channel 355, UHVOD channel 358
Mon/Wed 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue/Thu 2:15 AM - 3:30 AM (rebroadcast)

Maui County:
UHTV channel 355, UHVOD channel 358
Mon/Wed 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue/Thu 2:15 AM - 3:30 AM (rebroadcast)

MCTV channel 354
Tue/Thu 2:15 AM - 3:30 AM
(no rebroadcast)
Course Requirements: Students will be contacted by their instructor by UH email before the first day of instruction. Students must check their UH email for course correspondence before the first day of instruction.
Course Prerequisites: ICS 184
Course Description: The course is designed to provide the student with conceptual and working knowledge of how Local Area Networks communicate over a wide area. This course will introduce the student to telephony, and the technology of switched voice communications. This course further provides the students with and understanding of how communication channels of the public switched telephone networks are used for data communications, and how voice and data communications have become integrated.
Textbooks: Books may be purchased at the Leeward CC bookstore or ordered online at http://www.bookstore.hawaii.edu/lcc/home.aspx. If you do not have access to the Internet or unable to travel to the bookstore, you may also order by phone at 1-800-UHBOOKS

Technical Requirements: *Must be an Oceanic Time Warner Cable subscriber. UHTV programming is not available on satellite TV systems.

*Oceanic Time Warner Cable Digital TV subscribers may view UHTV programming on channel 355.

*Oceanic Time Warner Cable Digital TV subscribers may also view state-wide cable classes on the UH VOD channel 358. Must have a digital cable box to access VOD channel.

*Oceanic Time Warner Cable Standard or Basic TV subscribers
-that own an HD Television with a QAM tuner, may view UHTV programming on channel 46.55 (27.55 for Maui County).
-that do not have an HD Television, may contact the Oceanic Cable Customer Service Center at (808) 643-2100 to find out how to get a digital cable box free of charge for so long as you maintain your existing analog service subscription. Some restrictions apply.

Recommendations:
*Record class sessions if unable to view during actual broadcast. Students should be familiar with setting the timer on their VCR or DVR to record.
*Cable Troubleshooting Tip, http://www.hawaii.edu/dlus/UHTV/troubleshooting.html
*Tips for Cable Students, http://www.hawaii.edu/dlus/UHTV/tips.html


Online Component
Course may also include an online component. Familiarity with using a computer and basic Internet skills (browsing, sending e-mail, saving/sending files) is required. Students must have a computer with Internet access and a UH email account. Check with your instructor for more information.
Additional Notes: Alternate Technology Access Plan: In registering for a Distance Education course (Cable or Web) the student is responsible for finding immediate alternate access to a computer with Internet connectivity or cable television should that student experience technical difficulties. Technical difficulties can include but are not limited to problems with a student's computer hardware/software; inoperability of a student's VCR or DVR; or lack of service by a student's Internet Service Provider (ISP) or Cable Provider. Technical issues do not constitute the extension of an assignment, project, quiz or exam deadline unless agreed upon by the instructor.

An Alternate Technology Access Plan will be made by the student prior to the start of the semester and should be implemented immediately upon encountering technical difficulties. The student is required to continue course work as a result of having an alternate plan of access while independently resolving any technical issues with hardware/software, VCR/DVD, ISP, or Cable Provider.
Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012 12:52:28