After describing how humans communicate orally and visually, this course goes on to describe the technology and network architectures that provide audio and video telecommunications using conventional circuit-switched telephony, newer packet-switched "internet telephony" (VOIP), and streaming video over the internet. Basic knowledge of the physical layer is helpful, but students must be familiar with TCP/IP.

Academic Career: Graduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Grad Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PROG: School of Information Science or Sch Computing and Information; PLAN: Excluded Plans = Library & Information Science (MLIS, PHD, CERT-Advanced)
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3