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CSIS 125A: Web Development - Level 2

Text: HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript Comprehensive 6th Edition
ISBN #: 9781305503922
Author: Patrick Carey
Publisher: Course Technology
Cengage Unlimited:


Course Description

This is an extensive course on the client-side technologies used in software application development. Its main focus is on teaching how to manipulate client-side objects, behaviors, and events using JavaScript, JavaScript libraries and JavaScript frameworks like jQuery and jQueryUI. Students will learn about Dynamic HTML (DHTML), client-side scripting, the Document Object Model (DOM), Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (AJAX), and the Web-based resources available for developing professional Web pages including technologies used for: form validation, adding Web widgets, and much more.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Compare and Contrast HTML to DHTML
  2. Compare and Contrast static to dynamic Web pages.
  3. Examine client-side scripting options and capabilities.
  4. Evaluate Web-based tools available for enhancing user interaction and form validation in Web pages.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Code and implement a JavaScript if statement to handle a branching problem (as described in a problem/case scenario).
  2. Code and implement a JavaScript switch statement to handle a branching problem (as described in a problem/case scenario).
  3. Code and implement a While loop construct in JavaScript for a given problem.
  4. Code and implement a For loop construct in JavaScript for a given problem
  5. Prepare a technical report or presentation on some advanced aspect of Web development.
  6. Research and identify career paths related to the Web development program.

Tutorials, Assignments, and Assessments to complete

Week Class Tutorials Assignments Quizzes Due Dates
3/28 - 4/3

Read: All of the Getting Started on the Weekly Assignments page.

Edit: default.htm

default.htm to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

Mar. 28
@ Home

Complete: Tutorial 8 - Enhancing a Web Site with Advanced CSS

Read: Review Assignment instructions for Tutorial 8. Complete and Publish your RA8 assignment folder before class if you can.

Quiz 8
(several times)
4/4 - 4/10



Complete and Publish:
assignment folder to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

Apr. 4
@ Home

Complete: Tutorial 10: Programming with JavaScript

Read: Review Assignment instructions for Tutorial 10. Complete and Publish your RA10 assignment folder before class if you can.

Quiz 10
(several times)
4/11  4/17



Complete and Publish:
RA10 assignment folder to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

Apr. 11
@ Home

Complete: Tutorial 11: Working with Operators and Expressions

Read: Review Assignment instructions for Tutorial 11. Complete and Publish your RA11 assignment folder before class if you can.



Quiz 11
(several times)
4/18 - 4/24



Complete and Publish:
RA11 assignment folder to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

Apr. 18
@ Home

Complete: Tutorial 12: Working with Arrays, Loops, and Conditional Statements

Read: Review Assignment instructions for Tutorial 12. Complete and Publish your RA12 assignment folder before class if you can.

Quiz 12
(several times)
4/25 - 5/1



Complete and Publish:
RA12 assignment folder to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

Apr. 25
@ Home

Complete: Tutorial 13: Exploring the Document Object Model

Read: Review Assignment instructions for Tutorial 13. Complete and Publish your RA12 assignment folder before class if you can.

Quiz 13
(several times)
5/2 - 5/8

Complete and Publish:
RA13 assignment folder to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

May 2
@ Home

Complete: Tutorial 14: Working with Document Nodes and Styles

Read: Review Assignment instructions for Tutorial 14.

Quiz 14
(several times)
5/9 - 5/15

Complete and Publish: RA14 to the Student Web server.

Email: your assignment URL

May 9
@ Home Prepare for Final Exam.    
Final Exam - located under the "Assessments" link (covers Tutorials 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14).
May 16 (Online)

Instructor's Note to Students:

As you can see by the assignments listed above, you have a Tutorial, a Quiz and an HTML Review assignment that you must complete for each chapter. In addition there will be one additional assessment: a Final Exam (same format as quizzes) that you will need to complete at the end of the class.

Chapter (Tutorial) Quizzes & the Final are found by clicking on the "Quizzes/Exams" link in the course menu . The Chapter (Tutorial) Quizzes consist of 10 questions each, there is no time limit for submitting your answers, and you may take each quiz as many times as you'd like, the system will keep track of and record your highest score. These are the same questions that will be used on the Final, so it is to your advantage to take each quiz as many times as possible in an effort to view the entire pool of questions for each chapter (tutorial). Tip: print out each quiz you take, look up the answers, and have them available when you take the Final. The Final can only be taken once, it consists of 80 questions, and you are given 90 minutes to complete it. If you think you have found an error in a question, email me the question(s) including the answers listed, inform me what your answer was, and if you are correct I will adjust your score in the grade book. When noting a suspected errant question do not list the question number. Question numbers are different for each student and thereby useless in identifying the actual question you are trying to reference.

You can download the data files needed for your chapter Tutorials and Review assignments by clicking on the "Data Files" link in the course menu.

If you run into problems while working on an assignment, then publish your HTML file and/or any other needed files to the Student Web server and then email me the URL for the file you want me to review. I will give you hints or tips to lead you to a successful completion of the assignment. I will not however debug your code for you, if you have coding errors due to sloppy coding practices I will not locate and identify your errors I will simply inform you that you need to check it against the solution file. Also, don't wait until the last couple of days before the assignment is due to ask for help. I am usually able to respond to you within 48 hours, remember I only respond to student emails submitted Monday through Thursday by 5:00 P.M. Emails sent After 5:00 on Thursdays or on Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be responded to on the following Monday on a first submitted first served basis.

You can work ahead as far as you'd like. Submitting your assignments well in advance of their due dates is a good idea. That way you have time to correct errors I might find in your work and achieve a better score for the assignment. I expect all of my students to get 100 points on each assignment. If you ever see a score in your grade book that is less than 100 points, then I have detected an error in your code. To learn what your mistakes are you need to the read the comments I included in my email reply to your URL submission. After reading my comments, correct your errors and reply to my email with my comments and your assignment URL in it. Remember to follow the CIS Email Policy and type CSIS 125A + Assignment # in the subject field of your initial URL submission via email in order to expedite the scoring process.

All quizzes, and all assignments in their final form, must be submitted by their due date. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

Any student who has three or more unexcused absences, or three or more missed assignments in the case of online classes, may be dropped from the course by the instructor.

Course Grading

Day 1 + 6 Review Assignments...................100 pts. ea. 6 Tutorial Quizzes......................................60 pts. ea.
Final Exam...................................................400 pts.
Total Points Possible: 1160  
A > 89%, B > 79%, C > 69%, D > 59%, F < 60%, and be sure to add this to your email's Subject field: CSIS 125a + Section#. (view the CIS Email Policy for more details.)

Late Assignments

No Extensions

All assignments must be completed by 11:59 P.M. on the due date listed for the assignment under the Due Date column in the Course Schedule section of the Syllabus. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED without extenuating circumstances. “I had to work,” “I was sick,” or “I didn’t understand the instructions” are NOT extenuating circumstances. Hospitalization or death of an immediate family member are, but will require supporting evidence. This does not exempt you from completing any assignment which MUST be submitted by the last day of the class.

Note: Due Dates for all Assignments, Exams and/or Quizzes are listed in the Syllabus for this class.

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Student Drop Policy

Any student who fails to complete three or more assignments, exams or quizzes may be dropped from the course by the instructor.

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Instructor's Regular Effective Contact Policy

For quickest response to questions or problems regarding this course, students should always send me an email using the format specified in the CIS EMAIL POLICY to the email address listed in the instructor box at the top of the Syllabus.

When emailing me during my stated online office hours, which can be found by clicking on the “Hours” link within the Instructor's box of this course, I will usually respond within the same day - depending on my student case load for that particular day. Students are always responded to on a first come first served basis.

When emailing me outside of my posted office hours, when posting to a discussion thread, or when submitting an assignment, students can expect that they will receive an appropriate response, when required, within 48 hours of the post or submission (Monday thru Thursday at 5:00 P.M.). Emails received after Thursday at 5:00 P.M. will be responded to on the following Monday.

To schedule a face-to-face meeting during the posted face-to-face office hours or to request synchronous contact via: virtual office, by telephone, or IM (Instant Messaging); please email your request so that we can schedule a mutually convenient meeting time.

From time to time, as it is deemed necessary, contact will be initiated with you, individually or jointly, via: email, Canvas Announcements, or Discussion Board posts to help keep you informed and up-to-date regarding your progress or status in this course. Be sure that you read all Announcements I post on Canvas and check your MSJC email on a daily basis. Please click "Reply" when responding to an email I send you so that my email message is included in your email response. That way I can easily keep track of what our discussion thread pertains to.

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Plagiarism, Cheating, and Stealing Policies (Academic Integrity)

  • Any student who plagiarizes the work of any other person will be given a zero on any and all assignments where plagiarism has been utilized.
  • Any student caught cheating on a quiz or final exam will receive a zero for quiz or final exam.
  • Any student caught removing items from the classroom including but not limited to: lab materials and tools, without authorization, will be dropped from the course and given an automatic "F".

For more details on plagiarism and cheating, please review the MSJC Student Conduct Web Resources page.

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Learning Environment

All students are entitled to an environment that encourages learning. If a student behaves in a manner that negatively affects other class members, he or she is guilty of disruptive behavior. Such behavior will be addressed in a manner consistent with school policy. Cell phones and other personal electronic devices MUST be turned off in class. Also, no food or drinks are allowed in the classroom. Tape recording in class is prohibited unless specific permission is granted by instructor.

As a courtesy, please do not talk while the instructor is talking to the class or when a student is asking a question which pertains to the class. Please do not use classroom computers for personal use or other classwork—computers are to be used to follow in-class lectures, take tests, or as otherwise directed by your instructor. Refrain from “surfing” the Web, reading e-mail, or playing computer games during class. You are encouraged to work with other students to solve problems outside of class; however, you must complete your own work.

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Need Tutoring?

Check out the MSJC Learning Resource Centers! Academic Support is available for all students through the services provided in the Learning Resource Centers on each campus. Inquire at each center regarding hours of operations and specific subjects for which tutors are available. In addition, some subject area specialist tutors are available for courses through specific departments. Ask your instructor if specialized tutors are available for your individual course.

Tutoring for some Business & CIS classes including Microsoft Office applications tutoring will be available in the Business/CIS computer lab in Room 956. Lab/tutor schedules can be found at Tutors change each semester, please check with the Business/CIS computer lab to learn what subjects have available tutors for the current semester.

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Disability Statement

Mt. San Jacinto College abides by the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits federal and state agencies or programs from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. Students in this course who have a documented disability, that limits a major life activity which may have some impact on your work in this class and for which you may require accommodations should meet with a  Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) counselor as soon as possible.

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