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Spring 2013    Introduction to Unix II  (1.5  units)

Section CSC-106-4242        Class Begins 03/18/2013

Course Description

This course will present a continued survey of Unix/Linux operating systems and related subject matter. Topics include Unix/Linux system administration and advanced shell scripting.
Prerequisite: CSC 105 with a grade of C or better.
Recommended Prep: add if needed

  • Instructor:  Abby Groo
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use ETUDES Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information: A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming (2nd Edition), Mark G. Sobell, ISBN 0131367366, approximate cost: $50
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 9 hours per week reading, working on assignments, taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions. 
  • Special Requirements: Log into ETUDES by the first day of class (3/18) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021045
Username = joga21045

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411