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Fall 2016 Semester
Oct 23, 2020
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Syllabus Information
IS 1500 - Introduction to Web Development
Associated Term: Fall 2016 Semester
Learning Objectives: Describe how data may be acquired, stored, transmitted, and processed.Analyze at least one important type of data and summarize the results of an analysis in ways that provide insight.Use mathematical methods and/or computational tools to perform analysis.Evaluate and critique choices made in selection, analysis, and presentation of data.The following extract from the IS 1500 web site explains why and how data is a central focus of student activity.
Introduces non-majors to web development and networks by a survey of all important concepts and by the use of business tools that simplify the programming work. Discusses HTML5, CSS, and client-side scripting with JavaScript and jQuery under the themes of content structure, visual presentation, and interactive behavior. Explains embedding of media: images, video, and sound. Discusses the use of back-end data (either from databases or XML) to create dynamic web sites. Considers the construction of web forms and the underlying protocols for information exchange: HTTP and HTTPS. Emphasizes the need for testing both correctness and usability. Explains web hosting, operating systems, and network infrastructure. Discusses the automation of web site construction using content management systems. Provides a brief introduction to server-side scripting. Surveys the security problems faced by dynamic web sites. Hands-on laboratory work is built into the course.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
• develop a simple but effective website using rapid development tools
• integrate external content
• understand the role of key technologies in the construction of websites, including HTML, CSS, forms, and dynamic data queries
• secure websites through HTTPS and Captcha
• create custom HTML5 forms
• develop simple client-side scripts using JavaScript
• integrate simple data-driven forms using PHP
• appreciate the role of testing, information architecture, use cases, and software project methodologies when designing websites
• leverage content management system

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