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CIS 121 UNIX/Linux

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

Introduction to the UNIX/Linux operating system. Includes a brief introduction to operating systems and UNIX history. Covers UNIX file systems; common shell features including 1/0 redirection, piping, command substitution, and simple job control; shell-specific facilities including use of environmental and local variables; and common UNIX utilities. Also includes advanced topics such as shell scripting, communications, and system administration. Intended for students with previous programming experience.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU , UC