Web I Syllabus

CSCI 3350 Fall 2015

Instructor Information

Name : Terry Sergeant   Office Hours
E-Mail : tsergeant@hsutx.edu   MW 9:00-11:00; 1:30-3:00
Office : JB 322   TTh 1:30-2:30; 4:00-4:30
Phone : 325-670-1292      
Web Site : http://josephus.hsutx.edu      


Description : Students will become proficient in creating content for the web using a variety of client-side technologies including xHTML, CSS, Javascript, and Java applets. Emphasis is placed on achieving dynamic behavior using widely adopted languages and standards.
Textbook : Textbook is optional. Sebesta, Programming the World Wide Web, 7th edition, Addison-Wesley, 2012.

Course Objectives

Students who satisfactorily complete this course will (hopefully) be able to:


Your grade in the course will be earned / calculated as follows:
2 exams   44%
homework/quizzes   34%
final exam   22%
A $\rightarrow$ 90 - 100
B $\rightarrow$ 80 - 89
C $\rightarrow$ 70 - 79
D $\rightarrow$ 60 - 69
F $\rightarrow$ 0 - 59


There are two exams during the regular semester and a final exam. All three exams have equal weight and are comprehensive. Exams are to be done without help from others and using only study aids that are expressly allowed by the instructor for that particular exam. Receiving improper help is a violation of the academic integrity policy.

Homework and Quizzes

Homework assignments will be assigned on a regular basis. Most assignments are intended to be completed independently unless the instructions of the assignment explicitly indicate otherwise. Therefore, each student should make a habit of completing every homework assignment without assistance. There are times, however, when you may become stuck and require assistance. For this reason, the standard regarding independent homework is quite loose:
When working a homework assignment you must not make any sort of electronic copy of work that is not your own. Also, you must type assignments yourself. Failure to abide by these rules is a violation of the academic integrity standards for this course.

Unless directed otherwise, all assignments will be submitted by e-mail to the following address: cscihomework@hsutx.edu.

There may be quizzes given in class. Some may be announced while others may not. Quiz grades count toward the homework section of the course. There are no makeup quizzes.

Late Penalties

An assignment is considered late if it is not submitted at the beginning of the class period on the day it is due. Late assignments receive a grade of zero. Exceptions will, indeed, be only for exceptional circumstances.

Students with Disabilities

Any student with a professionally diagnosed learning disability and/or other professionally diagnosed disability that may affect course performance may choose to seek accommodation. Eligible students seeking accommodation should contact the Office of the Director of Undergraduate Advising and Disabilities of such as soon as possible in the academic term (preferably during the first two weeks of a long semester) for which they are seeking accommodations. The director will prepare letters to appropriate faculty members concerning specific, reasonable academic adjustments for the student. The student is responsible for delivering accommodation letters and conferring with faculty members. Please refer to the most recent version of the Undergraduate Catalog for the complete policy. (Lindsay Boynton, Director of Undergraduate Advising and Disabilities, Office: SM-209, Phone: 670-5842)

Academic Integrity

Violations of academic integrity have been described to some degree in other sections of this syllabus.

Cases of suspected academic dishonesty will be handled in accordance with university policies outlined in Undergraduate Catalog and in the Student Handbook. The current catalog prescribes that ``no student who has violated the Academic Integrity Policy will be allowed to graduate from Hardin-Simmons University with honors.'' Penalties will be assigned at the discretion of the instructor and typically range from failure on the assignment to failure of the course. A general rule-of-thumb is that a first offense (if not too major) will result in a zero on the assignment and a second offense will result in an F for the course. The current catalog states that an F earned in this way cannot be replaced by retaking the course.

Computer Account Use

The instructor may occasionally use email to communicate with the class as a whole or with individuals. When contacting you for this course the instructor will use your HSU email account. You are expected to check your HSU email account at least once per day and you will be held responsible for any content distributed in this way.


Regarding class attendance, the Undergraduate Catalog states:
Accordingly, absence from more than 25 percent of class meetings and/or laboratory sessions scheduled for a course (including absences because of athletic participation) is regarded as excessive, and a grade of F may be assigned as deemed appropriate by the professor.

Course Calendar and Class Structure

We may vary from this outline somewhat but the exam dates are fairly firm. Note that the day of the week on which an exam is scheduled is specified in parenthesis.

Week Date Topic / Schedules
Week 1 24 Aug Overview / xHTML
Week 2 31 Aug xHTML
Week 3 07 Sep CSS
Week 4 14 Sep CSS
Week 5 21 Sep CSS; Exam #1 (Thu)
Week 6 28 Sep Javascript basics
Week 7 05 Oct Javascript and DOM
Week 8 12 Oct Javascript
Week 9 19 Oct JQuery
Week 10 26 Oct JQuery
Week 11 02 Nov Design; Exam #2 (Thu)
Week 12 09 Nov Design
Week 13 16 Nov Hosting; CMS
Week 14 23 Nov Plugins; Mobile web; Wed-Fri: Thanksgiving Break!
Week 15 30 Nov Mobile; SEO
---- 10 Dec Final Exam: Thu 10 Dec 1:00pm

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