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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "CS 130-1"
COURSE NAME: "Web Design I"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Khaison Duong
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: MW 3:00-4:15 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The premise of this course is that a web site differs from a traditional media publication because its contents can be updated at any moment, many possibilities exist for making it interactive, and reader attention span is short. The course provides students with technical knowledge and skills required to build a web site, while covering design, communication, and computer-human interaction issues. Topics include web history, HTML, style sheets, and effective information searching. As a final project, students create a web site on a liberal arts topic, which will be judged by the instructor and a reader specialized in the chosen topic.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
The course will cover:
HTML
CSS
web standards
design and usability concepts
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

On completion of the course students should be able to

1.      Write web pages using HTML directly or in combination with a HTML or Web editor.

2.      Make web pages available on the web using file upload programs.

3.      Use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to make web content attractive and comfortable to update.

4.      Implement current coding standards, design and usability

5.      Demonstrate principles of good file and directory management, in the context of Web applications.

TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Head First HTML and CSS 2nd EditionElisabeth Robson & Eric FreemanO'Reilly978-0-596-15990-0  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Attendance and participationAttendance and participation are fundamental as students will be involved in practical work during lessons.10
AssignmentsDuring the course, students will be asked to complete 3 short assignments.30
Project proposalThis will act as the planning phase of the final project.10
Final projectThis will be the production of a complete webpage.50

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the task or problem raised and provides a coherent application of concepts displaying mastery of the skills learned. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and apply them with an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of work beyond that required for the course.
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the task or problem raised. There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluate theory and concepts and relate them to practice. Work produced reflects students’ own adaptation and not simply a repetition of standard lecture. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of work beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides work that is clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and resources.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material or skills. Important concepts are not applied adequately. In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the task or problem. Most of the work produced is unacceptable or irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Attendance is mandatory as all lessons will be held in the computer laboratory and will be a combination of theory and practice. Students spending most of the class time using smart-phones or the like will be marked absent. Students will lose 1% for every unexcused absence. Consistently being late will also be penalized.
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE


Week

Topic

Assignments

1

Introduction to the internet: the language of the web.

How the web works: web servers and web browsers

HTML; a simple html page;

 

2

Adding hyperlinks

Structure of a web page.

File organization

3

Inserting images into html documents: dimensions; captions; size; types; labelling

Using images as links: thumbnails; image editing

Assignment 1

4

Attributes, colours and fonts

5

CSS and style

6

CSS and HTML practice

 Assignment 2

7

Box model

 

8

Advanced Web construction- divs and spans

 

9

Project proposals
brainstorming and planning

Project Proposals

10

Tables

11

Practice of advanced construction

12

W3C standards and validators

 Assignment 3

13

Usability

14

Final projects

 Final Projects