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Fordham College at Lincoln Center

Department of Computer & Information Sciences


 Semester:  Spring, 2010
 Course Number:  CISC 2350
 Course Title:  Information & Web Programming
 Instructor:  Dr. Robert K. Moniot
    Office LL 817-E, Phone (212) 636-6334
    Office hours: T 11:30-12:00, W 4:30-5:30, F 10:30-12:00
 Class Hours:  TF 1:00-2:15 PM, Room LL-518
 Required Text:  Internet & World Wide Web: how to program, 4th ed., by Deitel and Deitel (Prentice-Hall 2008, ISBN 0-13-175242-1)

Course Outline: An introductory course in web programming. Students will learn how to create dynamic, colorful and interactive web sites using XHTML, style sheets, and JavaScript.

Note: No previous programming experience is required or expected.

Protocol: Projects will be assigned regularly as homework. These projects will be hands-on and practical. Each student will create and maintain a personal web page accessible to anyone on the World-Wide Web.

Grade will be based on homework projects (50%), a midterm (20%), and a final exam (30%).

Test Dates: Midterm exam: Tuesday, March 2. Final Exam: Friday, May 14.

Schedule of Topics, Readings and Assignments:

Jan. 19:
Chaps. 1, 2, 3 -- Intro to computers and WWW.
Jan. 22-26:
Chap. 4 -- Intro to XHTML.
Jan. 29-Feb. 2:
Chap. 5 -- Cascading style sheets.
Feb. 5-9:
Chap. 6 -- Intro to JavaScript.
Feb. 12-19:
Chaps. 7, 8 -- JavaScript control statements.
Feb. 23-26:
Chap. 9 -- JavaScript functions.
Mar. 2:
Midterm exam.
Mar. 5-9:
Chap. 10 -- JavaScript arrays.
Mar. 12-23:
Chap. 11 -- JavaScript objects.
Mar. 26-30:
Chap. 12 -- Document Object Model.
Apr. 6-9:
Chap. 13 -- Asynchronous JavaScript, events.
Apr. 13-16:
Chap. 14 -- XML, Document Type Definitions, RSS
Apr. 20-23:
Chap. 15 -- AJAX.
Apr. 27-30:
Chap. 23 -- PHP.
May 4-7:
Optional topics, wrap-up, Q&A.
May 14:
Final Exam, 1:30-3:30.
(Note that this schedule may need to be adjusted slightly as the course progresses. Any changes will be announced in class and posted on the Blackboard web site.)

If you believe that you have a disabling condition that may interfere with your ability to participate in the activities, coursework, or assessment of the object of this course, you may be entitled to accommodations. If so, please schedule an appointment to speak with me immediately or you may go to the Office of Disability Services (Room LL 207, x6282).

Robert Moniot 2010-01-19