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CS 321 Web Programming I
Tonsmann, Guillermo

Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CS 321 Web Programming I


U1A 2007 BE


Tonsmann, Guillermo


Associate Professor of Computer Science


Ph.D. Computer Science, Lousiana State University (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
Honors B.S. Computer Science, University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa)
M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, Potchefstroom University (Potchefstroom, South Africa)

Office Hours

To be agreed with students in the first class session.


Semester Dates

Monday, June 04, 2007 - Sunday, July 29, 2007

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM


CS 219

Credit Hours



Weaving a Website: Programming in HTML, Java Script, Perl, and Java by Susan
Anderson-Freed, 02 edition, ISBN 0-13-028220-0, Prentice Hall, Inc.

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Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the various languages, tools, and programming techniques used to program on the World Wide Web. The fundamentals of client-server programming will be emphasized. These topics will be covered: XHTML, cascading style sheets, Dynamic HTML, JavaScript, applets. Due to the particularly dynamic nature of the Web environment, course content will change as appropriate. PREREQUISITE: CS 219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

This course emphasizes the understanding of basic ideas, concepts, and languages to program on the Web. Topics introduced in lectures and readings will be reinforced with pertinent hands-on exercises. Whenever appropriate, the Socratic method of teaching will be favored. In this method, the instructor leads students in the search for answers to questions regarding the topic at hand by the use of their previous knowledge and critical thinking.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic Internet concepts – Web browsers, Web servers, URL's, HTTP, applets, forms.
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Upload Web pages and applets to a Web server.
  4. Debug and test Web programs.
  5. Write Web pages and Web programs that use proper style.
  6. Write Web pages and Web programs that use: -XHTML -Cascading Style Sheets -dynamic HTML -JavaScript -forms with controls -applets

Core Assessment:
All Park University courses must include a core assessment tool that measures the degree to which students learn the course's learning outcomes. School policy dictates that a student's performance on the core assessment tool must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade. For this course, the tool consists of the final exam. Therefore, the final exam must count for at least 20% of the student's total course grade (preferably, it will count for more). School policy dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes. To ensure compliance, all CS 321 instructors are required to give the same final exam. See the attached final exam artifact and artifact solution. To prevent cheating, students are strictly forbidden from keeping the final exam, the solutions, or copies of either.

 There are four categories of questions in the final exam: 

Critical thinking:

(relevant learning outcomes – 2, 6)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Exam questions: 18-19

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Communication: (relevant learning outcome – 5)

Given a problem description, produce a solution in the form of a short program or a method(s).

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 15-19

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Key discipline concepts/terminology:

(relevant learning outcomes – 1, 5, 6)

Multiple-choice and true/false questions that ask the student about CS 321 concepts.

Exam questions: 1-14

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

Technical skills:

(relevant learning outcomes – 4, 6)

Short answer questions that ask the student to explain various concepts and trace and debug code fragments and/or programs.

Exam questions: 15-17

See the exam solution for details on how to score the questions.

The ICS Program Coordinator will analyze core assessment results for a sampling of all ICS courses offered. In analyzing the results, the ICS Program Coordinator will grade the exams using the (very specific) grading criteria shown on the exam solution. The final grade is in the form of a percentage where the percentages equate to the following levels of success: 

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

No exam graded.

The ICS Program Coordinator will use the core assessment scores to compare results across all instructional modalities.


Class Assessment:

A. Complete the following reading assignments prior to coming to class.
   1) Chapter(s) to be presented that night.
   2) Review questions at the end of each chapter.
B. Complete all homework/assignments when scheduled. There will be at least one homework per week. Relative weights on homework may be indicated in each instance.
C. Complete all examinations when scheduled.


Examination 1                          20%
Examination 2                          20% 
Final Exam (Comprehensive)    20%
Homework/Assignments           40%
Grade Scale
A = 100 – 90
B =  89 – 80
C =  79 – 70
D =  69 – 60
F = below 60

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Homework is due at the beginning of class on the stated due-date. 
Late homework may be accepted, if
 (1) such arrangement is previously established with the instructor and
 (2) evidence of progress is demonstrated on the due date.
Late assignments may carry penalties at the instructor discretion.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

LAST DAY TO DROP:  Monday June 11 2007
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW:  Sunday July 08, 2007
INCOMPLETE GRADE:  As a rule, incomplete grades will not be given.  Exceptions to the rule do exist, however, like a prolonged hospitalization and/or traumatic death in the family. In these cases, the student may be allowed to petition for an incomplete.  The instructor retains the right to veto any such petition, or grant an incomplete in other unforeseen circumstances.
WITHDRAW:  The enrollment status of the student in this course is solely the responsibility of the student. If a student wish to withdraw from this course, s/he must file the appropriate paperwork with the registrar before the
appropriate deadlines. Every student is considered enrolled unless s/he is officially withdrawn.


Class Activities

Required Reading before Session

Homework Given

Homework Due Date

Monday June 4,2007

Introduction: The Internet and the WWW.

Chapter 1 from textbook



Wednesday June 6,2007

Introduction to HTML.


Assignment 1: Basic HTML.


Monday June 11,2007

Fonts, Colors, Character Entities, Images, Lists.

Chapter 2 & 3 from textbook


Assignment 1: Basic HTML.

Wednesday June 13,2007

Links and Tables

Chapter 4 & 5 from textbook

Assignment 2:HTML Improvements, Links, Tables


Monday June 18,2007

Frames and Cascading Style Sheets

Chapter 6 & 7 from textbook

Assignment 3: Frames

Assignment 2:HTML Improvements, Links, Tables

Wednesday June 20,2007

Intro to JavaScript. Arithmetic Statements.

Chapter 8 & 9 from textbook



Monday June 25,2007

Selection Statements
Examination 1 (Chapters 1 - 7)

Chapter 10 from textbook

Assignment 4: One JavaScript Problem

Assignment 3: Frames

Wednesday June 27,2007

Iteration Statements. Functions and Objects.

Chapter 11 & 12 from textbook

Assignment 5: JavaScript Problems

Assignment 4: One JavaScript Problem

Monday July 2,2007

Arrays.Forms and Form Elements.

Chapter 13 & 14 from textbook

Assignment 6: JavaScript Problems

Assignment 5: JavaScript Problems

Wednesday July 4,2007

The String, REGEXP and Date Objects.
Introduction to Java.

Chapter 15 & 21 from textbook



Monday July 9,2007

Selection and Iteration Statements.
Examination 2 (Chapters 8 - 15)

Chapter 22 from textbook

Assignment 7: One Java Problem.

Assignment 6: JavaScript Problems

Wednesday July 11,2007

Layouts.Colors and Fonts.

Chapter 23 & 24 from textbook

Assignment 8: Java Problems

Assignment 7: One Java Problem.

Monday July 16,2007

AWT Form Elements. Mouse Events and Graphics.

Chapter 25 & 26 from textbook

Assignment 9: Java Problems

Assignment 8: Java Problems

Wednesday July 18,2007

Swing Basics.

Chapter 27 from textbook



Monday July 23,2007

Swing Form Elements.

Chapter 28 from textbook

Homework 10: One Java Problem as part of Examination 3

Assignment 9: Java Problems

Wednesday July 25,2007

Examination 3 (Chapters 21 - 28)



Homework 10: One Java Problem as part of Examination 3

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "W".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: .


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