CS321 Web Programming I

for U1B 2012

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CS 321 Web Programming I


U1B 2012 BL


Vargas, Jorge


Adjunct Faculty


M.S. Computer Science
M.S. Mathematics

Office Hours

30 minutes after class or by appointment



Semester Dates

June 04, 2012 - July 29, 2012

Class Days


Class Time

7:40 - 10:10 PM



Credit Hours



Lagerstrom, L. (2003)
Programming the Web Using XHTML and JavaScript, First edition

Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN-10: 0-07-739625-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-07-739625-1

Robbins, J. N. (2006) Web Design in a Nutshell, Third Edition: A Desktop Quick Reference 
Publisher: O'Reilly, 2006
ISBN 10: 0-596-00987-9 
ISBN 13: 978-0-596-00987-8

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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:

My approach to teaching involves the integration of lectures, readings, and hands on experience. Students are encouraged to discuss readings and class materials to explore different points of views.

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

  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of client - side and server - side programming concepts.
  2. Be able to debug javascript erros.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of HTML support in different web browsers.
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:

There will be weekly quizzes starting the second week.  The quizzes will be worth 10% of your final grade and will cover material reviewed up to that point.  There will be 6 quizzes, but only 5 will count towards your final grade.  I will use your top 5 grades.  Quizzes cannot be made-up for any reason.  There will also be weekly programming assignments.  These assignments will count for 30% of your final grade.  In addition to correctness, programming style and documentation will constitute part of the grade. Two exams will be given, a midterm and a comprehensive final exam. The midterm will count for 20% of your final grade and the final 30% of your final grade. Your participation in class, which also includes attendance and classroom behavior, will count for the remaining 10% of your final grade.


The final grade for the course will be assigned using the following grading scale.

Class Participation 








Final Exam


The letter grade awarded corresponds to the following percent averages.

> 90%


80% - 89%


70% - 79%


60% - 69%


< 60%



Late Submission of Course Materials:

Programming assignments should be turned in by midnight the day they are due. After the due date, 10% will be deducted for every day the assignment is late, including weekends. Assignments more than 5 days late will not be accepted.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner. Cell phones should be turned off before entering the classroom. If you must make a call, take it outside the classroom. Using cell phone or any other electronic device in class is considered an academic misconduct.

    Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

    Week 1 - June 5- 7:  The Internet, WWW, XHTML and CSS  (Chapters 1 - 3).
    Week 2 - 
    June 12- 14: Quiz 1. The Internet and WWW, XHTML, CSS (continued) (Chapters 4 - 6).
    Week 3 - June 19 - June 21: Quiz 2. 
    Java Applets.
    Week 4 - 
    June 26 - June 28: Quiz 3. Midterm. Java Applets (continued).
    Week 5 - 
    July 3 - July 5: Quiz 4. Introduction to JavaScript (Chapter 7 - 9).
    Week 6 -
     July 10 - July 12: Quiz 5. Forms, JavaScript and DHTML (Chapter 10 - 12).
    Week 7 - 
    July 17 - July 19: Quiz 6. Advanced JavaScript (Chapters 13 - 17).
    Week 8 - July 24 - July 26: Review and 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 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
      NOTE: You can discuss assignments with others. But any work you submit must be wholly your own. Cheating is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Any assignment containing source code copied from an external source will automatically receive a zero.

      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
      Course Attendance requirements will require all students to log into the course at least once during each week.
      If you log into the course, you are assumed to be a student in the course. This includes even for a single minute!

      If you want to withdraw, please do so right away. Other students may be able to enroll. Furthermore, there are deadlines set by Park regarding the procedures for withdrawal and tuition and fees. Please contact Park registration right away if you plan to withdraw.

      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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