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Spring 2014   CSC 105 Introduction to Unix I   (1.5 units)

Section CSC-105-4240        Class Begins 01/21/2014 Ends 3/16/14

Course Description

This course will present a survey of Unix/Linux operating systems and related subject matter. Topics include Unix/ Linux architecture, commands, file system, processes, and shell programming. The textbook  and laboratory exercises provide a moderate understanding of Unix/Linux architecture and commands.

  • 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 (1/21) and begin working on the first week’s assignment and discussion.
  • Assignments & Tests: Each week students will read assigned portions of the textbook and perform lab exercises. This class has quizzes and a final exam.
  • 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) Example: Jose A. Garcia Student ID: 1021945 Username = joga21945

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

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