CSIS 49: UNIX/Linux Shell Programming   
CRN 40776, Online-only class

Spring (end of January) 2014


Welcome to the information page for CSIS 49. Please send your email address to me at dvantassel@gavilan.edu so I will be able to contact you as needed. 

You will be able to access the course BEFORE Janurary 26, 2014. If you e-mail me after enrolling for the class, I will set up an account for you and you can start on the course earlier. Click on the log on button below and follow the instructions. I will accept late adds to the course. You must log on and begin the course within 3 days of the start of the class, or you may be dropped to make space for students wishing to add. There are 3 simple assignments, you can do without needing the textbook. Please contact me by email if you have any questions.

Syllabus Log in Instructions Orientation to Online Learning Online Tour Pages

How to 
Log in:
You will be able to log into the class before the first week of classes.


Dennie Van Tassel, dvantassel@gavilan.edu
Office phone: (408) 782-0863
(e-mail works best)
Office: Morgan Hill site
Office hours: Sundays 4 - 7:30 PM

CSIS Department

Date, Time & Place: Online
This class meets online. But during the regular semester, I am at the Morgan Hill site in the computer lab on Sunday evenings. You are welcome to come in and get help during this lab.
Students will be required to complete assigned readings, writings, online discussion, quizzes or exams, and projects each week. There will be weekly due dates, but students may log on to complete work at any time during the week. 

A beginning course in UNIX/Linux shell programming using different commands including awk, sed, and Perl. The course will cover theory and concepts including interpretation of different quote characters, shell variables, decision-making commands, and looping mechanism. This course has the option of a letter grade or credit/no credit.

Objectives: Students will learn shell programming for Linux/UNIX systems. CSIS 49 transfers to both UC and CSU.
Web Orientations: The Gavilan Library will offer several orientations to online courses during the first two weeks of the semester. If you have never taken an online course, this orientation will provide critical information to help you be successful in this class. If you are unable to attend an orientation on campus, an online tutorial will be available. For more details see the schedule of orientations
Texts: The texts being used for the current semester is: Unix Shell Programming, 3rd Edition, by Stephen Kochan and Patrick Wood, ISBN 0-672-32490-3 .
The books are available in the Gavilan bookstore or online.
Syllabus: For more details, you can see the class syllabus for the current semester.

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Last updated: November 20, 2013
Please email dvantassel@gavilan.edu  for questions or comments