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CIS 206: Introduction to Web Development
This course offers a practical hands-on approach to designing, creating and uploading sites for the Web. Using applications such as Expression Web, Dreamweaver and Adobe Fireworks, students in this course construct a multi-page Web site complete with links to other sites, photographs they have scanned and enhanced, and graphics and animations they have created. Students learn how images, audio and video are represented digitally and transmitted on the Web, and how to optimize information to provide visitors with quick response as well as an engaging experience. Offered in an interactive hands-on computer classroom. (3 credits) Fall, Spring
This course is a prerequisite for:
It can be used to fulfill a requirement of The eBusiness Minor, The Web Development Minor, The Web Development Major and The Graphic Design Communication Major
By the end of this course you should feel comfortable creating content for the World Wide Web. You should understand how text, images and sound are stored, transmitted over the Internet, and displayed... and you should be able to apply that knowledge to optimize the performance of your Web site. You should be able to construct a multi-page CSS based Web site complete with links to other sites, photographs you have taken or scanned and enhanced, and graphics and animations you have created. You should be able to upload your site to a web server for the world to see.
Murach's HTML5 and CSS3
by Zak Ruvalcaba and Anne Boehm
Paperback: 656 pages
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates ((December 23, 2011)
Available from Amazon.com
You are required to attend all classes. If you do miss a class you are still
responsible for all material presented; you must get the assignment from the Web
and arrange to get the class notes and an explanation of the material you missed
from at least one other student. If you still have questions after you have
obtained the assignment, notes, and an explanation I will, of course, be happy
to help you.
Missing a class is NEVER an excuse for not having your homework!
Much of the material presented in class is not in the reading or video lessons so you will need to take careful notes. You must have a notebook for this class. You must bring your notebook along with a writing implement to every class.
Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018
|Starting (approximately)||Topics (partial list)|
|First Two Weeks||
Last Day for Final Project Help... except for help on new material.
|December 19 5-7:00 pm||
Final Project Due; Final Presentations - see Final Exam Schedule
Note: Topics may be... and frequently are... added, deleted or reordered as the semester progresses. If there's a topic you'd like to learn about, let me know.
Final grades will be assigned according to the following criteria. Your final grade will reflect your overall semester performance (including improvement) and your contribution to the class.
|A||To earn an A in this class you must consistently go beyond assigned work, exploring topics that expand on those covered in class (✓++) . The quality of your work must be consistently outstanding, indicative of special effort and good scholarship. You must consistently have outstanding class participation.|
|B||To earn a B in this class you must completely master all topics covered in this course. You must complete all assignments on time and with good effort(�œ“+). You must contribute to class discussions on a regular basis.|
|C||Assignments generally completed on time and with good effort (�œ“). Your graded work may contain minor flaws.|
|D||Below average work. Assignments sometimes completed on time. Cerus flawrs in graded wurk (�œ“-).|
|F||Final project unsatisfactory/missing or too much cell phone use in class. .|
|Homework & Quizzes:||30%|
Over the course of the semester you will create, post, and enhance your own Web site. As we learn each new concept, skill or technique you should incorporate it into your Web site. In addition to illustrating that you have mastered the course material your site should be interesting, visually pleasing, and hold the visitors attention. You must credit the source of any material on your Web site that was not created by you.
Any work you hand in or get checked off should represent what you know how to do. If you copy or modify another person's assignment or have someone else do part of your Web page you are not only being dishonest, you are not learning. However, if someone helps you with your assignment you will both learn. You are encouraged to help another student figure out why some aspect of his/her homework, web page or graphic does not work. You should feel free to ask another student to help you with an assignment. But... you should never let another student copy all or part of your assignment nor should you copy or modify all or part of another person's assignment and then call it your own.
You must be able to demonstrate your understanding by explaining and reproducing any feature included on a homework assignment or your Web project.
If you don't understand how it works, don't claim it as your own.
Posting and answering questions on the Bridges Discussion Forum is an integral part of this course. Students who post insightful questions or answers on the discussion forum will receive extra credit.
I have a zero tolerance policy on the use of Instant Messenger, chat, eMail, texting, cell phones, inappropriate browsing or other distracting activities (including staring at your hands in your lap) during class. Cell phones must be turned off or set to non-audible (silent) alert during class. Your cell phone must remain in your pocket, purse, knapsack, etc. during class. Each infraction will cost you 5 points off your final grade.
Pagers are OK
Keep up with the material. Do not get behind. Each topic presented in this course builds on previous topics. If you do not understand what is going on this week you will probably not be able to understand what is going on next week. This is not the type of course where you can "cram" for an exam.
Tutorial Support Services (TSS), located on the second floor of the University Library within the Center for Academic Development, provides peer and faculty tutoring at no charge for all RWU students. The Math, Writing, and Science Centers offer assistance Monday �€“ Thursday 9 am �€“ 8 pm; Friday 9 am �€“ 3 pm; Sunday 2 pm �€“ 8 pm. For additional information about the Center, including tutor schedules, please see our website at http://www.rwu.edu/go/tss.
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should first contact the Student Accessibility Services office to coordinate reasonable accommodations. The SAS office will provide documented/registered students with the specific information needed to begin the accommodation process. SAS is located on the second floor of the Main University Library in the Center for Academic Development and is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. The contact number is 401-254-3841. Please then see me directly during my office hours so that we can have a private conversation about your specific needs. Please note Student Accessibility Services was previously known as Disability Support Services. Website: http://www.rwu.edu/academics/academic-services/sas/current-students