CSIS 304 Web-Based Programming


Course Description

An introduction to computer programming using HTML and JavaScript. The course is designed for students who want to learn more about the World Wide Web's design and applications. The emphasis of the course is placed on fundamental concepts of computer programming through the creation of interactive web pages. Along the way, students will be exposed to a variety of topics including basic networking and web-related software installation and configuration.


Instructor

Brian R. Snider
Office hours: Wood-Mar 222 (see schedule)


Texts

required


Resources


Objectives

Students will put their programming skills to use by constructing useful static and dynamic web pages and applications using HTML, JavaScript and associated software frameworks such as AJAX.

Students will be introduced to a number of topics that are covered in more detail in other courses including:


Course Organization

In addition to regular lectures and written assignments, this course will include numerous programming assignments. Programming assignments may be carried out in one or more prescribed high-level languages. Instruction in the use of these languages will be provided.

The course will include regular homework and/or programming assignments. There will be no credit given for late assignments (without an excused absence)—turn in as much as you can. Unless otherwise specified, no handwritten work will be accepted.

Reading should be completed before the lecture covering the material per the provided schedule. Not all reading material will be covered in the lectures, but you will be responsible for the material on homework and exams. Quizzes over the assigned reading may be given at any time.


Collaboration and Academic Integrity

See the GFU CS/IS/Cyber policies for collaboration and discussion of collaboration and academic integrity. Most students would be surprised at how easy it is to detect collaboration or other academic integrity violations such as plagiarism in programming—please do not test us! Remember: you always have willing and legal collaborators in the faculty. We encourage you visit office hours, ask questions in class, and use the class mailing list for assistance.

Unless otherwise specified (e.g., for a group assignment or project), you are expected to do your own work. This also applies to the use of online resources (e.g., StackOverflow). Put simply: if you are representing someone else's work as your own, you are being dishonest. Any suspected incidents of academic integrity violations will be investigated and reported to the Academic Affairs Office as they arise.

Almost all of life is filled with collaboration (i.e., people working together). Yet in our academic system, we artificially limit collaboration. These limits are designed to force you to learn fundamental principles and build specific skills. It is very artificial, and you'll find that collaboration is a valuable skill in the working world. While some of you may be tempted to collaborate too much, others will collaborate too little. When appropriate, it's a good idea to make use of others—the purpose here is to learn. Be sure to make the most of this opportunity but do it earnestly and with integrity.


University Resources

If you have specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disabilities and require accommodations, please contact Disability & Accessibility Services as early as possible so that your learning needs can be appropriately met. For more information, go to georgefox.edu/das or contact das@georgefox.edu).

My desire as a professor is for this course to be welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by everyone, including students who are English-language learners, have a variety of learning preferences, have disabilities, or are new to online learning systems. Be sure to let me know immediately if you encounter a required element or resource in the course that is not accessible to you. Also, let me know of changes I can make to the course so that it is more welcoming to, accessible to, or usable by students who take this course in the future.

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) on the Newberg campus provides all students with free writing consultation, academic coaching, and learning strategy review (e.g., techniques to improve reading, note-taking, study, time management). During the 2022 fall semester, the ARC is offering in-person appointments as well as virtual appointments over Zoom as needed. The ARC, located on the first floor of the Murdock Library, is open from 1:00–10:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 12:00–4:00 p.m. on Friday. To schedule an appointment, go to the online schedule at arcschedule.georgefox.edu, call 503-554-2327, email the_arc@georgefox.edu, or stop by the ARC. Visit arc.georgefox.edu for information about ARC Consultants' areas of study, instructions for scheduling an appointment, learning tips, and a list of other tutoring options on campus.


Health and Safety Considerations

Please review the entirety of the university's official COVID-19 web page for the most up-to-date community guidance.


Grading

Grading Scale

The final course grade will be based on:


Tentative Schedule

Week 1

Introduction

Week 2

HTML

Reading: Ch. 1–2 (through Sec. 2.8)

1/16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — no class

Week 3

XHTML

Reading: Ch. 2 (Sec. 2.9–2.14)

Week 4

CSS

Reading: Ch. 3

Week 5

JavaScript

Reading: Ch. 4

Week 6

JavaScript and HTML

Reading: Ch. 5

Week 7

Dynamic Pages

Reading: Ch. 6

Week 8

XML and AJAX

Reading: Ch. 7, 10

Week 9–10

Server-Side (PHP)

Reading: Ch. 9

Week 11

Database Access

Reading: Sec. 13.1–13.5

Week 12

Spring break — no class

Week 13

Web Services

Reading: Sec. 7.11

Week 14–15

Projects

4/14

Good Friday — no class

TBD

Final exam


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