MIC 151

Seattle Central Community College

Spring 2005

 

 Syllabus

Course Title and Item Number:  HTML and Web Page Development / MIC 151 / #1968

Number of credits:  5

Lecture Hour equivalent:  55

Instructors:      Yun Moh

Office:    Communications & Design Division Office, 2BE3176, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA.

E-mail:     YMoh@sccd.ctc.edu 

Course Description:  The course focuses on Web site design and development by utilizing Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible Hypertext Markup Language (XHTML) along with Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). JavaScript implementation is also discussed. Software applications such as Notepad, and ws_ftp, Photoshop, ImageReady, and MapEdit are utilized.

Course Objectives:

Course Outcome:  As a student completes the course, each one will be able to: 

Prerequisite:

MIC 101, MIC 150, or an equivalent is required.  It is expected that the student will have a basic knowledge of the use of a microcomputer and an Internet browser.  A basic understanding of the Windows interface is also expected.  In particular, the student should know how to navigate in the Internet using URL's, and use the Windows Explorer to manipulate (save, copy, delete, move, etc.) files.  No prior knowledge or experience in programming is required.

Text/Materials:

1.       Text:  ISBN 0-619-25503-X  "HTML, Comprehensive Concepts and Techniques, Third Edition" by Shelly, Cashman, Woods, & Dorin.   Published by Course Technology, Boston, MA 02210.

     You may purchase the textbook at the bookstore (206-587-4148) of Seattle Central Community College, the publisher's web site (www.course.com), or an online textbook merchant.  The best place to purchase the textbook would be the campus bookstore or the publisher's web site, where you may get it faster and at a lower cost.  

2.       Software:    Notepad, Internet Explore, Netscape Communicator, ws_ftp, WinZip, Photoshop CS and MapEdit.  All software should be either come with the computer or be downloadable with an exception of Photoshop. The college computer lab has Photoshop installed, and you may download a demo version.  If you use a Macintosh, you may use SimpleText instead of Notepad.

3.       Internet Connection and e-mail Account:  In order to take the course, you need to access the Internet.  You may use the college computer lab.  You need an e-mail account to submit assignments.  If you don’t have one, the instruction to create a free e-mail is available in Week 1.

Computer Platform: 

IBM PC:  Pentium 2 or later CPU and Windows 98 or later.

Macintosh:  comparable models to the PC's listed above.

Teaching Methods:

1.        Instruction: For each week, additional resources and learning materials are posted on the course site.  However, a lot of course material will be from the textbook.  The textbook is graphics-oriented for greater ease in following instructions. 

2.        Discussion Board / Forum:  Whenever you have questions, comments, or possible answers, you will be able to post a  message on our Internet bulletin board.  All students and the instructors will participate in the discussions.

3.        Assignments: Problems and readings will be periodically assigned to help support and supplement material found in the text. These assignments may require the application of various software packages.

4.        Quizzes: Occasional quizzes will be given to help ensure students stay up with assigned material.        

5.        Final Project:  At the end of the course, you will create and install a Web site as a final project.  The project will be a “hands on” project wherein you will be using skills you learned throughout the course and follow a set of guidelines to produce required results.   

6.        Internet: All material will be distributed on the Internet. Class notes, instructional material, and student assignments will be posted on 'the net' in a class Web site.

Grading:

Letter grades will be determined using a standard percentage point evaluation as outlined below. Grades MAY be curved after the total quarter points have been tabulated. However, do not count on a curve to obtain your desired grade.

A 4.0 95%+
B 3.0 85%+
C 2.0 75%+
D 1.0 60%+
F 0 Below 60%

The final grade will be computed on the following weights:

Participation 5%
Assignments

50%

Each Internet Assignment (10): 1.5% of the final grade.

Each Step-by-Step (6): 2.5% of the final grade.

Each Apply Your Knowledge (6): 0.833%.

Each set of In the Lab (1, 2, & 3) (6): 2.5%.

Quizzes and projects

20%

Each quiz counts at least 3.3% of the final grade.

Final Project 25%
Total 100%

 

Course Policies:

Missed Classes: The student is responsible for keeping up with the course schedule.  It is very easy to let days pass by without working on your course materials.  Although you can study any time of the week for the course, I suggest you set up certain times and days of a week to study for the course.  Missed or late quizzes cannot be made up under any circumstances, but, with good cause and adequate notice, an early quiz may be given. One quiz (lowest score) will be dropped at the end of the quarter. There are no make-up exams. Students missing exams due to a pre-arranged, excused absence may be allowed to count the final as the exam. Only official excuses will be accepted. Any uncoordinated, unexcused missed exam will result in a score of 0 for that exam. 

Assignments: All assignments are due by midnight of each Sunday.  Late submission of assignments will result in a penalty of 10% per day. No exceptions will be made.

Academic Dishonesty: Plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses and may be punished by failure on an exam, assignment, or project; failure in the course; and/or expulsion from the college. For more information, refer to the "Academic Dishonesty" policy in the college catalog or student handbook.

Need for Assistance: If you have any condition, such as a physical or learning disability, which will make it difficult for you to carry out the work as I have outlined it, or which will require academic accommodations, please notify me as soon as possible.

Posting of Grades: Final grades will not be posted. If you wish to have your final grade sent to you, please mail me a self-addressed, stamped envelope by the end of the quarter.

Course Outline

Week

Topic/Discussion

Chapter/

Project

Assignments

1

 

Introduction to Web browsers, File Management, Downloading applications, e-mail attachments, Internet search. 

Start Project 1 and 2

1

Internet Assignment 1.

See the weight of each assignment.

2

 

Project 2

ws_ftp, notepad, HTML, HEAD, TITLE, BODY, Assignments.

Using ws-ftp

2

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 2.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

3

 

Project 3

Formatting text, Hyperlink, Images, Thumbnails.

3

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 3.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

4

 

Tables, tables, and tables. Plan, design, and code of a table; borders; menu bar; cell spacing and spanning; caption. 

Hands-on practices, tips, and assignments.  

Introduction to Photoshop CS

4

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 4.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

5

Tables and Image maps

More on Photoshop

4&5

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 5.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

6

 

Frmaes 

6

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 6.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

7

 

Forms

7

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 7.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

8

Cascading Style Sheet (CSS)

8

Upload files to the server.

Internet Assignment 8.

Complete and upload Apply Your Knowledge (AYK) 1.

Complete and upload In the Lab (ITL) 1, 2, & 3.

See the weight of each assignment.

9

Continue on CSS.

8

Internet Assignment 9.

Group Project

10

 

Introduction to JavaScript

9

Internet Assignment 10.

11

Work on the final project.

all

Revise and upload the final project to the server.

Make a hyperlink on the index page to the final project site.

Final

Final Project is due on Tuesday, June 16 . No late submission will be accepted.

 

Completion of your web site by Tuesday, June 16, 2005.

Details of weekly assignments will be available when you open the web page for each week.  Mainly the assignments will consist of the material at the end of each Project in the textbook.  The assignments will be either e-mailed to the server or uploaded to the server.

In addition to weekly assignment, there will be a final project that is due by the final week.

The Final Project

You will be developing a web site consisting at least 7 to 10 web pages written in HTML tags.  You may not use any sort of a Web editor application for the project. 

The final project will include all HTML tags that the course discussed.  They will include, but are not limited to internal and external hyperlinks, images, image maps, frames, tables, and forms.  The structure and the content of the web site are up to the student.  

A proposal of the web site needs to be approved by the instructor by the end of the 8th week of the course.

The draft of the final project should be finished by the end of the 10th week and reviewed by the instructor.  Revise and complete the final project during the 11th and the finalís week.