CIT 151

Beginning Web Development (using Dreamweaver 8)
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Textbook: Macromedia Dreamweaver 8: Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques by Shelley, Cashman
ISBN 10: 1-4188-5993-1

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Course Description:
     As a programming course, this course will cover building web pages using the HTML language. Interactive web pages will be constructed using DHTML concepts. Dreamweaver will be used to generate the web pages. General aspects of web pages will be discussed and other programming sources will be explored. Student web pages will be published to a local server. Much of the grading will be completed by viewing the pages on this server.

Catalog Description:
Create and maintain pages using HTML and some of the many scripts currently in use on the web. Organize and operate a web site using linear, non-linear, and interactive capabilities to clearly present and stimulate interest in web site content. Prerequisite: IS 201 (COT 203) or instructor's approval. (3+0) 

Course Objectives:  
 At the end of the course, each student should be able to:

The above objectives will be measured using a combination of:

  1. Create web pages and display them on the Internet as part of weekly assignments.
  2. Create web pages and display them on the Internet as part of a small group.
  3. Create web pages and display them on the Internet as part of an individual project.
Group Project:
 Twice during the semester, small groups of students will create web pages as a project. The web pages will be created for local non-profit groups. All students in each group will get the same grade. Team members will rate their fellow members. It is possible that this might result in a lowered grade for individual members.

Individual Project:
The main class project is due on December 11. This project replaces a final test and counts for a significant portion of your grade. It is a comprehensive set of web pages showing what you have learned during the course. Hopefully, the pages will be composed of material useful to you in real life. More information on the requirements of the project will be presented after the midterm. It will be demonstrated to the class.

 Class and Instructor Information:
 

Fall 2007

Revision date: May 6, 2007

Credits: 3

Instructor: Larry Hyslop

Office: High Tech Center- 132

Office hours: M-W,F 10-11 pm

Great Basin College

1500 College Pkwy.

Elko, NV 89801

Phone: 775-753-2305 (office) 

753-8095 (home, before 8pm) 

738-8771 (college fax)

Email: larryh (at) gwmail.gbcnv.edu

Note: I check my email M-F only.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perseverance:
This is a full semester class requiring considerable time spent on the computer each and every of the 15 weeks. If you are not prepared to work this schedule, do not continue with this class.
 
Instructional Methods:
The class will be taught using explanations and demonstrations of new commands and concepts. Following this, assignments will be given using these new commands and concepts. Most of the class time will be spent on the computer.
 
Attendance:
This class requires regular attendance. Classes can be missed, however, as long as the assignments are completed by the first class period the student returns. Any missed tests are expected to be made up before the next class period.
 
Assignments:
The assignments will consist of exercises from the instructor, from the Internet and the textbook. Each assignment will be graded on a points system. The assignments can be completed on your own time, and will require substantial time spent in the computer lab to complete.
 
All assignments are due at the beginning of the next class period, unless stated otherwise. Any assignment not handed in will be recorded as zero points. Each week an assignment is late results in 7 points taken away from the graded score. Students should keep all returned assignments until they have seen cumulative grades.
 
Other than the project, no assignments will be accepted after Dec. 8.
 
Each student must complete his/her assignments, individually. If two or more students turn in the same hard copy assignment or collaborate on a test, punitive measures as described in the Rules and Disciplinary Procedures for Members of the University Community will be enforced. See the General Catalog, P. 115, Section 6.3.

Midterm and Final:
The traditional class tests are replaced with projects. The midterm is replaced with a team project and the final is replaced with an individual project.

Cumulative grades will be determined as follows:
 100-98 A+
  97-93 A
  92-90 A-    Worth:
  89-88 B+    Assignments: 65%
  87-83 B         Team Project: 15%
  82-80 B-        Individual Project: 20%
  79-78 C+
  77-73 C
  72-70 C-
  69-68 D+
  67-63 D
  62-60 D-
  <60   F

A. Cumulative grades will use + and -.
B. Some times, and for very good reasons, a student is not able
   to finish a class, and needs to withdraw from the class.
  1. Through week 12:
     a. A grade of W (withdrawn) will be recorded for anyone who
        formally withdraws by meeting with the instructor and
        filling out a withdraw form.
     b. A grade of F will be recorded for anyone who simply does
        not come to class any more.
     c. It is important to realize that for any one withdrawing
        from the class, the difference between earning an F and a
        W on the official class recording is the process of
        meeting with the instructor.
  2. After week 12:
a.       a. Anyone withdrawing will receive a grade based on all
        semester assignments, including those missed.
C. Extra credit may be earned if your grade is currently a D or
   below.
D. Before doing anything regarding this class, please consult with me. It is my job to assist you in making class decisions.
 
Privacy:
During the class, your completed work may be displayed for the benefit of the entire class. If this bothers you, please notify me in writing during the first week of class.
 
Special Needs:
GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes at 775-753-2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.

Study Tips:
Be prepared to spend the time needed on the computer. Do not allow yourself to get behind. If something is not understood, find time to meet with your instructor. Use the text book as a resource.