Computer science and IT graduates are no longer the only people expected to have some knowledge of how to program. Humanities and social science majors can greatly increase their job prospects by understanding the fundamentals of writing computer code, not only through the ability itself, but also being better able to communicate with programming professionals and comprehending the software development and design process as a whole. The most centralized and simple platform for learning is the Web.
Upon completing this course, students should be able to:
Please refer to the box for policies that apply to this course.
HTML & CSS: Design and Build Websites (2011)
Programming assignments will evaluate your mastery of concepts as we cover them. Some may be completed in-class; however, most will be completed in the time between class meetings.
Please refer to the Sakai course site for assignment details.
There will be three exams: two during the term and a final. The exams will be open book, note, and Web; however, you may not consult classmates or any others besides your professor through any form of communication (included but not limited to: written, spoken, electronic, telepathic, osmotic, semaphore, hand signals, or Morse code) during the exam period. Each also will be comprehensive of all information presented up to that point. Consequently, the exams will be designed to test your ability to apply knowledge versus your capability to memorize.
By the end of the term, you will individually produce a small website. There will be various deliverables throughout the semester to keep you on track.
For additional details, please see the separate project deliverable assignments in Sakai.
Throughout the term, you will be required to post in a Sakai-based forum that I established for this course. You will also read and comment on at least 2 other posts each week to create an active discussion.
We will not be having regular in-class discussion of the topics; however, as time and topics warrant, we may spend part of some class meetings discussing a topic further. Always be prepared to talk about what you contributed to the forum as well as any posts you read from others. Participation is highly important for learning and understanding.
All original blog posts (30 points each week) MUST:
Comments (20 points total each week) MUST:
(nb. Dates of activities and due dates for assignments are always subject to shifting. Refer to Sakai for the most accurate information.)