In the course of the semester I expect you to read most of the book A Student's Guide to Unix, by Harley Hahn. This very engaging, fun book discusses Unix philosophy and many common tools and commands. It does not cover Unix internals and programmers' tools, so I expect you to learn about those through online documentation later in the semester. You can also learn a lot from the Net, and I may give out other reading assignments by email or in magazines.
You are responsible for everything in the reading assignments, whether or not I discuss it in a lecture.