Syllabus

Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus

CIMW 260 WEB DEVELOPMENT:  JAVASCRIPT, FRAMEWORKS JQUERY, AJAX

(2/18/2014 - 5/22/2014)

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Spring 14
Office Hours E-Mail: tdedonno@juno.com Ticket # 21550
Class Site : http://www.saddleback.edu/faculty/tdedonno/cimw260 Room # Help BGS28
Central Web-Site http://cim.saddleback.edu Time & Day Wed Noon
Course Description
Client-side web development using JavaScript, JavaScript Frameworks including jQuery, Adobe Edge, Dreamweaver Spry, and introduction to AJAX. Includes an overview of basic JavaScript programming, data types, operators, functions, events, control structure, browser object model, HTML forms, object-oriented JavaScript , as well as intermediate JavaScript concepts, debugging, cookies, and security. Also introduces analysis of DOM and Introduction to Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) web development technique. (Formerly CIM 269 B).
Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe the differences between XML, DHTML, XHTML, DOM, and HTML
  2. Use fundamental debugging techniques to locate and fix programming errors
  3. se browser specific debugging tools.
  4. Identify and desribe different JavaScript objects.
  5. Use client-side scripting to handle events and to create bookmarklets, layers rollovers, and other visual effects.
  6. Validate web document and form input.
  7. Manipulate windows, frames, and other web browser objects.
  8. Describe and implement JavaScript Frameworks.
  9. Describe and implement JQuery and JQuery UI.
  10. Identify and implement Adobe Edge Web-site
Required Textbook, 5th edition is recommended but you may go with the fourth edition.

JavaScript, Fifth Edition by Don Gosselin; Course Technology Incorporated, 2011, ISBN 0-538-74887-7, 180 Day E-Book

JavaScript, Fourth Edition by Don Gosselin; Course Technology Incorporated, 2008 ISBN 1-4239-0150-9

Current Recommended jQuery Book: Developing Web Pages with jQuery, Gosselin Copyright 2013 ISBN13: 978-1-4354-6079-9

Course Grading
Course grade consists of assignments, quizzes and tests. Since this class meets only twice a week, you will be required to forward your saddleback e-mail address to your main e-mail. When sending e-mails, make sure you include ca4b or Java in subject line. Academic Integrity is critical to passing this course. Failure to abide by academic integrity can result in a failing grade. For further information on academic integrity consult UCSD Professor Elkan's Written Description. and the cim site policy. The course grade will be calculated from:
92-100 A   Blackboard Quizzes 40%
84-91.9 B Assignments 60%
70-83.9 C Special Grading Options:
  • A Grade Complete at assignments up to and inlcuding H12 Assignment - Quiz Grades 92%
  • B Grade Complete all assignments up to and including H9 - quiz Grades 80%
  • C Grade Complete all assignments including H6 - quiz Grades 70%

Note you may stubstitute jQuery assignments for some of the first 10 assignments. In general C grade 6 assignments, B grade 9, A grade 12.
Note some of the harder proejct are worth more than one homework point. If you think your project idea should be worth more than one assignment and/or if you want to present a project in class let me know.

60-69.9 D
0-59.9 F
Dropping Class
It is the student's responsibility to officially withdraw (drop) from the class. However, Instructor may drop students under the following conditions:
  1. Students who have not completed at least 1 assignments two days before the drop without W grade (3/3/2014).
  2. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade (4/20/2014).
  3. Students who miss 2 or more class session
Regrading Policy
Sometimes you get a grade that you don't like, usually for one of the following reasons:
  1. There was a clerical error  (i.e., the points were added up wrong).
  2. You think you did something right, and I think you did it wrong.

If you discover a clerical error, tell me immediately. The following Statute of Limitations will apply: You have one week from the day any graded assignment or test is returned to you to appeal the grade you received. After one week, I will assume that you believe the grade you got is the correct one. After one week, grades are unchangeable, fixed, and permanen

Special Needs
Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  This course meets the requirements set forth in the accessibility checklist and universal design grid provided by Special Services. The Web pages, video presentations, textbooks and class materials used in this course are accessible to students with disabilities. If you have specific disabilities requiring accommodations, let your instructor know the first 10 days of the semester so that your learning needs may be met and for referral to the Special Services office where documentation of your disability will be provided to receive services and accommodations.  The Special Services Office is in Student Services Center, Room 113.

Any exceptions to the above statements will be considered individually & only if you approach me about the proposed exception at least a week in advance.

Distance Education Requirements

This is an on online - distance educational course.

The first blackboard announcement will consisely summarize the three key steps in completing the class. The assignment page provides a detailed course guide. At the start of the course the three step summary will be sent to your Saddleback e-mail address. Complete all assignments in the order they are listed.

Regular effective contact between the Professor and student is required for success. This class we will have weekly webcasts, blackboard threaded discussion boards, and frequent emails (several per week). Since this is also a hybrid class, we will also have weekly in-class session. When required actual phone calls will be made. Note instructor does have office hours and blackboard provides 24/7 access to illuminate webcasting software.

For specific additional help: blackboard, login and/or general. - Tentative Schedule

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