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CS 321 Web Programming I
Clement, Brian F.


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.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

CS 321 Web Programming I

Semester

S1B 2010 BL

Faculty

Clement, Brian F.

Title

Senior Instructor

Office Location

Park University Bldg 614 Rm 1

Office Hours

By Appointment

Daytime Phone

915-227.1218

E-Mail

brian.clement@park.edu

brian.clement2@gmail.com

Semester Dates

Spring I 2010

Class Days

-----F-

Class Time

5:00 - 10:00 PM

Prerequisites

CS219

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Sebesta, Robert W.  PROGRAMMING THE WORLD WIDE WEB. Current Edition. Pearson Education, Inc. 

Additional Resources:
Internet Access

McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.
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Course Description:
CS321 Web Programming: 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. Prerequisites: CS219. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Students are responsible for reading all assignments from the text. All projects and assignments are due on the date assigned and late assignments will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor beforehand. Students are responsible for obtaining information regarding assignments made during any absence.

Course arrangements will consist of lectures, class discussions, laboratory examples and exercises, and homework assignments. Group and Individual projects and examinations may also be required. While laboratory facilities are available, students may complete required projects using computers outside the college campus providing the software requirements of the course are used.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and analyze basic Internet concepts – web browsers, web servers, URL's, HTTP, applets, forms.
  2. Demonstrate creativity and problem-solving skills.
  3. Use a publishing tool to upload web pages and applets to a web server.
  4. Analyze web programs in order to test, debug, and improve them.
  5. Appraise web pages and web programs to ensure that they use proper coding conventions and documentation.
  6. Formulate 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. School policy also dictates that the core assessment tool must cover at least 75% of a course's learning outcomes.

For this course, the core assessment tool is a final exam. Teachers must create their own final exam and pattern it after the CS321 example exam found in the password-protected ICS PirateNet faculty area, https://piratenet.park.edu/ics/Offices/ICS/Faculty.jnz. To avoid collaboration between students in different sections, teachers should not use the example exam's questions verbatim. But teachers are required to cover its same content, and they are strongly encouraged to follow its format closely.

In the final exam, there are two broad categories of questions that we evaluate separately – concepts and problem solving:

Concepts (terminology and concepts that should be memorized): relevant learning outcomes – 1

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

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

For example questions, see the CS321 example exam, questions 1-20.

Problem solving (technical skills, critical thinking, and communication):

relevant learning outcomes – 2, 4, 5, 6

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

For example questions, see the CS321 example exam, questions 21-23.

Recommended guideline for evaluating the core assessment final exam:

Exceeds expectations

Meets expectations

Does not meet expectations

No evidence

Concepts

≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

no exam graded

Problem solving

≥ 75%

50% to 74%

< 50%

no exam graded

Class Assessment:

Student Grades will be accumulated on a point basis where three  hundred points is the maximum allowed. Points shall be awarded as follows:

            100 Points = Mid Term Examination                 100 Points = Projects / Quizes

100 Points = Final Examination                        

                                    Total Points = 300 points

Grading:

The letter grade awarded shall correspond to the points accumulated in the following manner:

           

            360 to 400 Points (90% - 100%) = ‘A’

            320 to 359 Points (80% -   89%) = ‘B’

            280 to 319 Points (70% -   79%) = ‘C’

            240 to 279 Points (60% -   69%) = ‘D’

            Below 240 Points (<60%)           = ‘F’

            Students are advised that “Incomplete” will be given only in the severest of circumstances. It is the responsibility of the student to withdraw from the class prior to the closing date for “Withdrawal” grades.

 

Late Submission of Course Materials:
All projects and assignments are due on the date assigned and late assignments will not be accepted unless coordinated with the instructor beforehand. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are cautioned regarding ParkCollege policies regarding class attendance and academic honesty. This policies will be strictly adhered to. Additionally, policies regarding smoking and eating established by the SergeantsMajorAcademy will be observed. Late projects and / or assignments will not be accepted. All make-up examinations will be administered through the college testing facilities and will be available the last two (2) days of the semester.

            Students are further advised that pursuant to N.C.A.C.A.S., V.A., and T.E.A. policies, classes will be in session the entire prescribed length of time. In the event lectures and / or classroom activities are curtailed, all students will use remaining time in the laboratory facilities.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Week               Activity

01                    Introduction and Web Overview

02                    Conceptual Overview Programming for the W.W.W.

03                    HTML

04                    HTML Mid Term Exam

05                    Applets

06                    Applications Development using JavaScript

07                    Project Presentations

08                                        Course Summary and Final Examination

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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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