CIS 18A - Introduction to Unix / Linux

Course Description

This class introduces the features of the Unix / Linux operating system:

  • text editing and text file manipulation
  • electronic mail and communication utilities
  • directory structures and links
  • process control
  • input/output handling and shell features
  • basic regular expression
Prerequisites (Advisory)

It is recommended that you take these courses or their equivalence before CIS 18A

  • Computer Information Systems 10
  • English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273
Textbook (optional) 
  • A Practical Guide to Linux Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming by Sobell
    ISBN: 978-0-13-136736-4

This is a hybrid course so there is an on-campus component and an on-line component

  • 2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab per week on campus
  • lecture notes, forum discussions, and quizzes are on line

Letter grades are assigned based on:

  • 10 lab assignments
  • 8 quizzes
  • 1 midterm exam
  • 1 comprehensive final exam
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