Prerequisite: CSCI 4482. This course builds the foundation for a comprehensive, design-oriented network architecture course, in which the students integrate all their prior knowledge and skills to build an end-to-end data network architecture. The course will show how different parts of the network are interconnected and how they work in relation to one another. It will also cover client interaction, proposal writing, and top-down design approaches over a wide range of design topics in an enterprise server and network environment and a service provider's backbone network environment. 3 credit hours.