WEB302 - Python and Django

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Subject Title
Python and Django

Subject Description
This course is designed to provide students with a solid foundation of the Python scripting language and will allow them to create database driven applications using the Django framework. Topics include, usage of Command Line Interfaces, setting up a local development environment, installing and configuring Python and using the Django framework.

Credit Status
This course is one credit towards the Web Programming & Development R.O.A. program.

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

  1. Create basic scripts and programs using Python
  2. Understand the basics of MVC frameworks and how to use them
  3. Develop using CLI (Command Line Interfaces) with Gitbash
  4. Install and manage databases using CLI with Gitbash
  5. Develop database driven web applications using the Django framework

Essential Employability Skills
Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

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.

WDC100 or previous HTML/CSS experience.

Topic Outline
Introduction to the Python language and the basics of scripting languages
Learn how to troubleshoot errors and use error reporting
Basic of CLI (Command Line Interface) using Gitbash
Installing and using NodeJS and npm
Basics of MVC frameworks
Installing the Django web framework
Connecting the Django framework with a standard SQL database
Creating database tables using Django migrations
Creating Models and Controllers using Django
Creating and designing Views using the Django templating engine

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer, reinforced by assigned research and assignments between classes.

Prescribed Texts

Required Supplies

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

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
This is a project oriented class. Grading will be based on two assigned, in-class projects.

Project 1 50%
Project 2 50%
Total 100%

Approved by: Sharon Estok