Scott Jordan
Department of Computer Science University of California, Irvine
  Econ 11 / ICS 11 Course Outline

The Internet and Public Policy (4). How the Internet works. Current public policy issues concerning the Internet. Introductory economics. Communications law. Interactions between information technology, economics, and law. Case studies about Internet and communications policy. (II or III)

Regarding lecture slides: Slides will be posted in batches, about once per week. The slides are missing crucial information that will be presented in lecture, including most of the answers to questions on the slides. I strongly encourage you to bring them to lecture to fill in the missing material and to take notes. Some figures on these slides are reproduced from textbooks, and are provided under Fair Use solely to  those enrolled in this course. The remainder of these slides are copyright Scott Jordan. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution (including posting on a website) of any portion of these slides is a violation of the UCI Student Code of Conduct and may constitute copyright infringement.

Regarding problem sets: Instructions for uploading problem sets



Reading (page numbers for Schiller refer to green reader page numbers)

Lecture Slides

Problem Set Due Dates

9/28 course intro
telephone networks
Tanenbaum 2.5
Leon-Garcia 1.1.2
introduction, telephone networks


10/3 Internet: terminology, topology, packet switching, delay Kurose 1.1, 1.3-1.4.1, 1.7
Leon-Garcia 1.1.3
telephone networks, Internet architecture  
10/5 Internet: delay, speed, packet loss, layers, applications Kurose 1.4.2-1.5, 2.1-2.2 Internet architecture, Internet applications  
10/10 Internet: applications, TCP Kurose 6th edition 2.4 or 7th edition 2.3
Kurose 6th edition 2.6 or 7th edition 2.5
Kurose 3.1, 3.3, 3.7
Internet applications, TCP

PS1 due 10/10

(slides from discussion section)



Internet: TCP, hostnames, DNS, IP addresses, MAC addresses

Kurose 6th edition 4.4.2 or 7th edition 4.3.3
Kurose 6th edition 2.5 or 7th edition 2.4
Kurose 6th edition 5.4.1 or 7th edition 6.4.1
10/17 economics: utility, demand, production, supply Schiller pages 40-44, 46-50, 62-69, 86-101 demand, supply

PS2 due 10/17

(slides from discussion section)


10/19 economics: supply, equilibrium Schiller pages 37-40, 44-46, 50-56 copyright case study, supply, equilibrium  
10/24 cancelled  

PS3 due 10/24


10/26 economics: public goods, externalities, market power
law: public policy, lobbying

Schiller pages 112-119
Benjamin pages 5-11, 16, 25-36

market failure, law  

economics/law: costs, monopoly, regulation, subsidies, anti-trust

Sterling 1.3
Schiller pages 133-155, 160-176
monopoly, regulation

PS4 due 10/31


11/2 copyright case study    
11/7 copyright case study    
11/9 Internet: routing, local area networks Kurose 4.1.1
Kurose 6th edition 4.6.2-4.6.3 or 7th edition 5.3-5.4
Kurose 6th edition 5.3.2 or 7th edition 6.3.2
IP, privacy case study, LANs  
11/14 Internet: local area networks
cable tv networks
Kurose 6th edition 5.3.2 or 7th edition 6.3.2
Kurose 6th edition 5.4.2 or 7th edition 6.4.2
Kurose 6th edition 5.3.4 or 7th edition 6.3.4
Tanenbaum 2.8
LANs, convergence  
11/16 privacy case study    
11/21 privacy case study  

PS5 due 11/21

(slides from discussion section [networking problems only])


11/28 cell phone networks
Internet: multimedia
Tanenbaum 2.7 (part1, part2)
Kurose 6th edition 6.4 or 7th edition 7.4
Kurose 6th edition 7.1 or 7th edition 9.1
Kurose 6th edition 7.5-7.6 or 7th edition 9.5-9.6
Leon-Garcia 1.3
11/30 law: telecommunications law Black 2.5.5 communications law  
12/5 net neutrality case study    
12/7 net neutrality case study    
Final (12/12 4:00-6:00pm)       (slides from the networking review session)


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