CS322 Web Programming II

for S2T 2007

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CS 322 Web Programming II


S2T 2007 DL


Kalata, Kathleen M.


Coordinator of Course Development/Adjunct Faculty


MBA - University of Illinois
MS - University of Illinois
PhD. Candidate - Western Michigan University (ABD)

Office Location

Online Classroom

Office Hours


Daytime Phone

Posted in the Online Classroom

Other Phone

Posted in the Online Classroom



Class Days


Class Time




Credit Hours



This is the required textbook. It's filled with samples and exercises.

JSP Book CoverBai, Xue. (2002) JavaServer Pages

Publisher: Course Technology

ISBN-10: 061921774X
ISBN-13: 978-0-619-06343-6  (in 2007 this will be the new ISBN)

In addition to the textbook, additional lectures will be assigned each week which will have links to additional readings on the Web and in PowerPoints. These will be provided for you in the online course.

Textbook Data Files can be downloaded at:

You will be provided additional course materials on ASP.NET in the Online Classroom. If you are looking for an optional book, this is the one recommended by the CS department. If you have questions, you can contact the instructor.
Ruvalcaba, Build Your Own ASP.NET 2.0 Website Using C# & VB.NET, SitePoint, 2006, ISBN 0-9752402-8-5

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:

Please click on the Help and Resource page under the Course Home menu in the Online Classroom. Select Software and Multimedia, then the software, and view the directions for downloading and installing the software required. You will also be able to ask questions on the usage of the software in relation to your assignments in the weekly Q & A pages and in the Technical Q & A page in the Course Home.

To submit your homework, you will require a compression program such as WinZip.

To develop JSP pages you will need:

  • Java Development Kit (JDK) * The current edition is available for download, the previous version is available on the CD that comes with the textbook.
  • Tomcat web server * The current edition is available for download, the previous version is available on the CD that comes with the textbook.
  • Editor such as TextPad

To develop ASP.NET pages you will need: Visual Studio .NET Professional or Visual Web Developer Express - You may obtain these from the MSDNAA web site for students, or on the ASP.NET web site. Information is available in the Help and Resources page.

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FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.

Course Description:
This course continues the development of the Web programming skills introduced in CS 321. While CS 321 emphasizes client-side Web programming, CS 322 emphasizes server-side Web programming. Server-side concepts will be put into practice by using an HTML-embedded language such as JSP and/or ASP.NET. Students will be expected to implement applications that utilize database back-ends. Students may be introduced to Server-Side Includes, servlets, and/or XML. Due to the particularly dynamic nature of the Web environment, course content will change as appropriate. PREREQUISITE: CS 321. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

CS 322 provides an overview of the server-side technologies. This is a 300 level course and is a course on web programming. There are many readings and step by step presentations that lead you through the practice activities. It is important that students participate in all activities in order to gain the full benefit of the online learning experience.
Some review of XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript/DHTML will be provided during the first week. However, it is expected that you have successfully learned these technologies in CS321.
Many of you will come into the course with varying levels of knowledge and skills in programming. A group web project will be completed in this course, which will allow students to delve deeper into aspects of server side programming that may be of interest to advance students, and still allow other students to master the learning objectives of the course. It is imperative that students work together collaboratively and professionally. Please remember that every student in the course is important!

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain basic server-side Web programming concepts - servlets, JSP, ASP, database connectivity
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Upload Web programs 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: -concepts covered in CS 321 - XHTML, cascading style sheets, Dynamic HTML, Javascript, forms -JSP -ASP.NET -database connectivity -Server Side Includes (optional)

Core Assessment:

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: 25

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: 19-25

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: 1-18

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: 19-24

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:

This is a detailed table for ALL of the assignments and assessments that are graded.

  • You are required to post your introduction, and complete the proctor request form on time.
  • Failure to complete a proctored final exam will result in an automatic F in the course.
Assignment Assignment Possible Points Total Points Total %
Discussion Threads 8 discussions
(Weeks 1-8)
30 pts each week 240 24
Weekly Quizzes 6 quizzes
Weeks 1-6
30 pts each - one quiz per week 180 18
Homework 4 assignments
weeks 1-6
45 pts each 180 18
Group Project Due - Week 7 200 200 20
Final Exam  Week 8 200 200 20


1000 100

Submit your homework and projects to the Dropbox

  • You must upload the pages to the Dropbox.

  • You will need to Zip your homework folder before it is submitted in the Dropbox!

    • Because most of the homework assignments require multiple files, you must use a compression program such as WinZip to place them into one file.
    • You can "zip" the entire homework folder, and then you only have 1 file to upload in the dropbox!
    • Information on WinZip can be found in the Help and Resource page in the Software and Multimedia page
Class participation
Class participation is worth 30 points each week. You are expected to read and follow the requirements in the grading rubric in the Course Overview in the classroom.


Letter Grading Policy – how a letter grade is awarded
Letter Number of Points Percentage
A 900-1000 90-100
B 800-890 80-89.9
C 700-799 70-79.9
D 600-690 60-69.9
F 599 or below 59.9 or below

Rounding Policy – Your final grade will not be rounded. Refer to the table above.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

  • No late assignments will be accepted. 
  • No incompletes will be given.

* You may submit any assignments early.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Student Responsibilities:

  1. Read the Course Home page and Syllabus.
  2. Read the Instructor Office, Course Schedule, Course Overview, Course Participation and Course Documents. It is also recommended that you print out this information for your reference.
  3. Read the Course Announcements each time you log into the course.
  4. Read your Park email (PirateMail) regularly while you are taking this course.
  5. Post an introduction about yourself in the Introductions page.
  6. Read each Weekly Home page.
  7. Complete the assigned readings, learning activities, and assessments each week according to the class schedule.
  8. New students should complete the Course Tour in the Help and Resources page.
  9. Arrange for a proctor for the final exam according to Park policies.
  10. Complete a proctored final exam. Students who do not complete the proctored final exam during the last week of class receive an automatic F.
  11. Comply with all Park University policies and procedures.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Each week, there will be a lecture, web readings, and a discussion area for students to ask specific questions related to that weeks topic. Unless otherwise noted, the assessments (homework, quizzes, projects) are due on Sunday for the week listed below, at midnight CST.

Learning Activities
Learning Assessments
Week Topics
Chapter Readings
from Bai


1 Internet Technologies: Client and Server
Chapter 1-3
Discussion 1
Quiz 1
Homework 1 Due Week 1
(Creating Web Applications)  


2 Introduction to Active Server Page Technologies
ASP Editor
Create Web Forms
Discussion 2
Quiz 2
Homework 2 Due Week 3
(ASP Web Databases)  


3 Introduction to Web Databases with ASP.NET
Chapter 11 (relational database,
SQL p 382 - 389)
SQL Databases
Web Databases
Discussion 3
Quiz 3
4 Advanced Web Server Programming with ASP.NET
Master pages
Themes and Skins
Discussion 4
Quiz 4
Homework 3 Due Week 5
(Advanced ASP.NET Technologies)  


5 Introduction to Java Server Technologies
Chapter 3 (all)
Chapter 4 (all)
Chapter 5 (all)
Chapter 6
(p 170-182,
Installing Tomcat
Installing JDK & Data Files
Processing a Form with JSP
JSP Language & Syntax
JSP, Page Directive and SSI
Discussion 5

Quiz 5
6 Introduction to Web Databases with Java
Chapter 11 (all)
Chapter 12 (all)PowerPoint/Lectures
JSPWebDatabase Discussion 6
Quiz 6
Homework 4 Due Week6
(Java Web Technologies)  


7 Servlets
Chapter 11 Sebesta (optional)
Servlets Discussion 7
8 Advanced Web Applications
Web Services Discussion 8 Web Project
Due Wed Week 8  


Final Exam


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
Students must document all code or resources that they use that they have not created or written.

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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

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: http://www.park.edu/disability .


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Last Updated:3/16/2007 3:43:03 PM