CIS233DA -- The Internet Web Publishing -- Class Syllabus
Section 7135 -- 3 Credits -- Fall 2001
Class Web site: http://www.jqjacobs.net/edu/cis233/
James Q. Jacobs, Instructor.
Home phone:  (8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)
Course Description:  Design and creation of presentations on the Internet's World Wide Web with the Web's hypertext markup language (HTML).  Hands-on experience authoring HTML and preparing web documents.  Covers emerging issues in Web publishing.  Prerequisites: BPC/CIS133BA or BPC/CIS133DA or permission of instructor.

Classes are held on Tuesdays, August 21 to Dec. 4, from 7:10 to 9:50 p.m. in Room BA1W and BA2W on the Dobson campus. My Multiuse Lab schedule is Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Course Competencies:
Define the World Wide Web and identify common uses of the World Wide Web.
Define the concepts of client/server, hypertext, and hypermedia.
Describe common approaches to planning hypermedia presentations.
Identify and use popular hypertext markup language (HTML) tags or other authoring languages.
Identify and use common methods of including multimedia in World Wide Web presentations.
Explain the use of popular HTML development tools.
Identify and use advanced hypertext markup language features.
Identify and use common gateway scripts and server side includes.
Describe how forms and image maps can be used in World Wide Web presentations.
Prepare multimedia data for use in World Wide Web presentations.
Explain the issues involved in digitizing multimedia.
Describe the duties of a webmaster.
Identify the options for creating navigation aids for a web site.
Identify common uses of data indexing and searching on a web site.
Explain the issues involved in Web security and access control.
Identify and explain current issues in Web publishing.

Course Outline:
Course content and schedule may vary to meet the needs of the class.
Class assignments
are separately described.
Topics. Linked Readings and References.
Aug. 21  

The World Wide Web history and description. Client/server concepts. Hypertext and hypermedia concepts. Browser client options. Introduction to Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). HTML 4.01 Specification. Development tools. FTP.

Aug. 28 Tutorial 1

Document creation. HTML elements and attributes. Special characters.

Sept. 4 Tutorial 2 Document formatting. Hypertext links. Uniform Resources Locators (URLs). Content accessability. Web Site Design.
Sept. 11 Tutorial 3 Design basics. Color and graphics. Graphic file formats. Creating graphics. Using Image tools. Other media.
Sept. 18 Tutorial 4

QUIZ. Planning Hypermedia Presentations. Storyboarding. Organizational strategies. Creating tables. Page layout with tables.

Sept. 25 Tutorial 5 Using Frames.
Oct. 2 Tutorial 6 Creating Forms. CGI scripts. JavaScripted forms.
Oct. 9 Tutorial 7 Styles. Cascading Style Sheets.
Oct. 16 Tutorial 8 QUIZ. JavaScript Basics.
Oct. 23 Tutorial 9 JavaScript Programming.
Oct. 30 Tutorial 10 Using Multimedia. Digitizing media. File format issues. Sound. Video. Virtual Reality. Java applets.
Nov. 6 Tutorial 1 Publishing Web sites. Web site management. Dynamic page layout.
Nov. 13 Tutorial 2 QUIZ. Advanced design. Dynamic content and styles.
Nov. 20 Tutorial 3 Web security. Access control. Special effects, image objects, menus. Document Object Model.
Nov. 27 Tutorial 4 Current Issues in Web Publishing. Site Promotion.
Dec. 4 Tutorial 5 Final presentations.
Readings will be linked from the topics of this page as the course progresses.
You are responsible for checking this page online for weekly changes.

ASSESSMENT: Grades will be based on completion of assignments, quality of projects, quizzes and an objective test. Evaluation: The letter grade you earn in the class will be based upon your completion of assignments and your performance on tests as follows: Quizzes 20%, Assignments 20%, Web Pages 40%, Final Test 20%. All assignments will be worth a specific number of points. Points will be deducted for missed due dates. Your total points at the completion of the course will determine your grade. The scale is as follows: 100 - 86% = A, 86 - 72% = B, 72 - 60% = C, 60 - 50% = D, 50 - 0% = F

MATERIALS: Electronic storage media (use of a remote storage drive may be useful).
TEXT: Creating Web Pages with HTML and Dynamic HTML by Patrick Carey, ISBN 0-619-01969-7

LAB: You will need an MCC student ID card to access the Multiuse Lab.

ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Each class builds on previous topics. Two unexcused absences will reduce your grade 10% and three may result in being dropped from the course. Any modification in attendance must be made with the instructor in advance, or it will be unexcused.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: Class will be a combination of lab, lecture and hands-on tutorials.  You should read the text before doing the exercises in class. Feel free to help one another except in testing situations. You are encouraged to ask questions and participate in the learning process. A creative and enjoyable environment is a better learning environment. If, for some reason, you are not enjoying this class bring it to my attention.
The policy of the Maricopa Community Colleges is to provide an educational, employment and business environment free of unwanted sexual harrassment. Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action.

DISABILITIES or SPECIAL NEEDS: If you have a disability, including a learning disability, please see me after class, during my scheduled lab time, or e-mail me to discuss any accomidations you may need.

ACADEMIC ETHICS: I encourage cooperative and collective learning. You are responsible for completing your own work. Any form of academic dishonesty or its facilitation may be subject to discilinary action. For institutional policy see the Student Handbook.

COMPUTER USE: You are responsible for knowing the standards and rules governing computer use on the campus. Violation of the Standards may result in your account termination and disciplinary action.

If any adjustments must be made to this syllabus, the changes will be provided in writing.

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