CS321 Web Programming I

for S1A 2012

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CS 321 Web Programming I


S1A 2012 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 Location

Austin Campus - Room 109

Office Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, and at other times by appointment.

Daytime Phone

(512) 385-7275 ext 5709



Semester Dates

Monday, January 16, 2012 through Sunday, March 11, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

8:00 - 10:40 PM


CS 219

Credit Hours



§ Lagerstrom, Programming the Web Using XHTML and JavaScript, custom Primus edition, McGraw-Hill, 2003, ISBN 0077396251. Or, as an alternative, obtain a used version of the book using ISBN 0-07-256031-2.

§ Sun Java Applets Tutorial

§ Free online textbook: Eck, D., Introduction to Programming Using Java, 5th Edition , Chapter 6 (Introduction to GUI Programming)

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

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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. Prerequisite: CS219. 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. 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  my.park ICS faculty area, https://my.park.edu/ICS/Offices/Information_and_Computer_Science/.  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, teachers should refer to 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, teachers should refer to 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


≥ 85%

65% to 84%

< 65%

no exam graded

Problem solving

≥ 75%

50% to 74%

< 50%

no exam graded

Class Assessment:
A. Read relevant textbook chapters prior to coming to class.
B. Participate actively in the solution of problems presented during class-time.
C. Complete all quizzes when scheduled. There will be at least five quizzes during the semester.
D. Complete all homework/assignments when scheduled. There will be seven graded assignments. Relative weights on assignments may be indicated in each of these instances.
E. Complete the midterm and final examinations when scheduled.


Midterm Exam                         20%
Final Exam (Comprehensive)    20%
Quizzes (5)                              18%
Homework/Assignments (7)     42%


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.

Quizzes will be administered during the class session on the designated dates. They will cover the topics discussed in the previous class. There will be no “make-up” quizzes.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
LAST DAY TO DROP:  Monday January 23, 2012

LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW:  Sunday February 19, 2012

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.

Other Rules

1. Students should disconnect or set to silent any cellular phones or beeping devices during class sessions.
2. Students should refrain from disruptive behavior during class sessions.
3. Students must check their account on www.parkonline.org and their Park email regularly. Class announcements and class materials will be distributed using one or both services.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Class schedule and activities may change at the instructor's discretion to pace students' learning.



Class Activities

Homework Given

Homework Due Date

Monday Jan. 16, 2012

Introduction: The Internet and the WWW.

Wednesday Jan. 18, 2012

Introduction to HTML.

Assignment 1: Basic HTML.

Monday Jan. 23, 2012

Fonts, Colors, Character Entities, Images, Lists.
Quiz 1

Wednesday Jan. 25, 2012

Links and Tables

Assignment 2:HTML Improvements, Links, Tables

Assignment 1: Basic HTML. 

Monday Jan. 30, 2012

Frames and Cascading Style Sheets

Wednesday Feb. 1, 2012

Intro to JavaScript. Arithmetic Statements.
Quiz 2

Assignment 3: JavaScript Problems

Assignment 2:HTML Improvements, Links, Tables

Monday Feb. 6, 2012

Selection Statements
Examination 1 (Chapters 1 - 7)

Wednesday Feb. 8, 2012

Iteration Statements. Functions and Objects.
Quiz 3

Assignment 4: JavaScript Problems

Assignment 3: JavaScript Problems

Monday Feb. 13, 2012

Arrays.Forms and Form Elements.

Wednesday Feb. 15, 2012

Midterm Exam

Assignment 5: JavaScript Problems

Assignment 4: JavaScript Problems

Monday Feb. 20, 2012

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

Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012

Layouts.Colors and Fonts.
Quiz 4

Assignment 6: Java Problems.

Assignment 5: JavaScript Problems

Monday Feb. 27, 2012

AWT Form Elements. Mouse Events and Graphics.

Wednesday Feb. 29, 2012

Swing Basics.
Quiz 5

Assignment 7: Java Problems.

Assignment 6: Java Problems.

Monday Mar. 5, 2012

Swing Form Elements.

Wednesday Mar. 7, 2012

Final Exam (Comprehensive)

Assignment 7: Java Problems.

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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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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