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860-0018-00L  Internet Architecture & Policy (with Case Study)

SemesterSpring Semester 2016
LecturersS. Bechtold, T. Roscoe
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



Catalogue data

AbstractThis course examines and critiques the design of the Internet, with a focus on the connection between the engineering features and principles of the network and the legal, economic, and political concerns which have followed its evolution.
ObjectiveThis course examines and critiques the design of the Internet (broadly defined), with a focus on the connection between the engineering features and principles of the network (packet switching, global addressing, the end-to-end argument, etc.) and the legal, economic, and political concerns which have followed its evolution (security properties, censorship and censorship resistance, "net neutrality", etc.). No prior knowledge of networking technologies is required; conversely the course will focus only on those features of the Internet design which have strong political and legal implications (and vice versa). The course consists of two parts: lectures and seminars in one part provide an introduction and discussion of the technical, legal, and political aspects of the Internet design. The other part consists of a specific case study of some aspect of the Internet by individual students.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersS. Bechtold, T. Roscoe
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.

Learning materials

 
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Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
851-0740-00 SInternet Architecture & Policy2 hrs
Wed13-15UNO B 11 »
S. Bechtold, T. Roscoe
860-0018-00 SInternet Architecture & Policy (Case Study)2 hrs
Wed13-15UNO B 11 »
S. Bechtold, T. Roscoe

Groups

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Restrictions

PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupScience, Technology and Policy MSc (860000)

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Science, Technology, and Policy MasterCase StudiesWInformation