WEB222 - Web Programming Principles

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Subject Title
Web Programming Principles

Subject Description
This is an introductory course in web programming for standard browsers. Students begin by learning JavaScript, the programming language of the Web, and the focus of this course. Then, the Document Object Model (DOM) is studied, and with it, documents that use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to define their structure and content. To affect and modify the appearance and formatting of a document, students learn and apply the foundations of the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language. Throughout this progression of topics, JavaScript is continually used to access and modify the content and appearance of documents through the DOM interface.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose and general functionality of the World Wide Web, and its foundation protocol, HTTP.
  2. Develop professional-quality web client applications that conform to standards.
  3. Demonstrate competence working with the Document Object Model in modern browsers.
  4. Demonstrate competence in the JavaScript programming language, applied to web client applications.
  5. Demonstrate competence with the HyperText Markup Language in composing documents for the web.
  6. Demonstrate competence with Cascading Style Sheets to affect the appearance of web documents.
  7. Solve a wide range of common web client programming problems.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
1. Introduction

  • Course Overview
  • Learning Environment Overview
  • Expectations and Deliverables
  • Assignment Breakdowns
  • Marks and Grading
  • Student Account information
  • Login and password
  • Changing your password
  • Directory/File name conventions
  • Rules governing your account
  • Securing your account
  • Seneca College Acceptable Account Use Policy
  • Unix/Linux basic commands
  • Web Terminology
  • Website Overview
  • Browsers and URLs
  • Client and Server
2. HTML5 Overview
  • What is HTML5?
  • HTML Basic Structure
  • Syntax and Rules
  • HTML Elements and Attributes
  • Comments
3. HTML Basic Elements||
4. HTML Metadata Elements| | |

Mode of Instruction
Modes: In-class lecture, in-class exercises, and hands-on activity
Hours per week: 4
Room configuration: Classroom, and computer lab
Typical scheduling pattern: Fall, Winter, and Summer terms

Prescribed Texts
No textbook required, we will use authoritative online resources

Reference Material
Mozilla Developer Network start page
by the Mozilla Developer Network and individual contributors

Web Education Community Group Wiki
by the W3C Web Education Community Group

Your Web, Documented
by the W3C and the Web Platform stewards

Required Supplies
Low-cost, moderate capacity, high-performance USB flash drive

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:

  • Acheive a grade of 50% or better on the final exam
  • Complete all assignments in a satisfactory manner
  • Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam
  • Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment one: 15%

Mid Term               :15%

Assignment Two  :15%

Assignment Three : 20%

Final exam               :35%

Approved by: Robin Richardson