Introduction to the UNIX Operating System
I. Course Prefix/Number: CIS 118
Course Name: Introduction to the UNIX Operating System
Credits: 2 (2 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- Understand the basic UNIX operating system concepts and terminology.
- Establish a useful file management system.
- Use common simple UNIX commands.
- Understand and use the online manual for UNIX commands.
- Explore the editors and languages of UNIX.
- See how the software industry is supporting UNIX.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. History and development
2. Current versions and releases
a. Commands and Utilities
b. System Calls and Library Routines
c. System Administration Utilities
d. Documentation Preparation
e. Languages and Support Tools
B. File systems
1. File names
3. File and directory directed commands
4. Protection and privileges
1. Online manual
2. Command processors (Shells)
c. C shells
f. version specific
5. UNIX communication
D. Major Add-ons(Third Party Sources)
3. Popular packages
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Writing: All assignments must be documented to explain the procedures being used, how the command is to be entered, expected input and output.
C. Oral presentations: Optional.
D. Mathematics: High school algebra.
E. Computer use: All lab assignments must be done on any available computer accessing UNIX from OCCNet.
F. Lab practices: The students will be allowed to develop their assignments on whatever computer is available to them but will be required to demonstrate capability on the current equipment in the assigned lab.
G. Fieldwork: None.
H. Clinical: None.
I. Other: Extra credit can be earned by attending local conferences or meetings and presenting an acceptable report.
IX. Instructional Materials
TEXTBOOK: Linux in a Nutshell, Authored by Siever, Published by Oreilly Media, 2009
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
C. Lab assignments
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.