Saddleback College - Business Science Division

Course Syllabus

CIM264C - Flash ActionScript Beginning

10/17/2011 - 12/18/2011

Instructor: Professor T. DeDonno   Semester Fall 2011
Office Hours E-Mail: Ticket # 16360
Class Site : Room # BGS-245
Central Web-Site Time & Day 7-9:50 Thursday

Course Description

Extend the exploration of animation and interactivity using Flash and ActionScript. Introduces the basics of ActionScript along with programming logic and debugging. A combination of CIM 264C and 264D may be taken a total of four times

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Build an efficient workflow.
  2. Explain and illustrate Objects Oriented Scripting.
  3. Apply action scripting to timelines and buttons.
  4. Create and target movie clips.
  5. Set variables and control properties.
  6. Target variables across movie clips.
  7. Use relative and absolute dot addressing notation

Required Textbook

James Shuman, Adobe Flash CS5 Revealed.

Not Recommended but if you already have the previous version you may stay with it.

James Shuman, Adboe Flash CS4 Revealed, SBN-10: 143548259X  ISBN-13: 9781435482593, 536 Pages © 2010 

Don't buy second book, additional information will be given in class: E-Book Game Development with ActionScript, by Lewis Moronta (Author), Paperback: 424 pages, Publisher: Course Technology PTR; 1 edition (November 6, 2003), ISBN-10: 1592001106, ISBN-13: 978-159200110 - Paperback Available

Course Grading:

Hands on project oriented class, class will have seven to ten homework assignments. We may have two or three hands on in-class tests, tests will be open book and you may ask others for help, but each student must to their own work. Class will also have blackboard quizzes - blackboard quizzes are repeatable last attempt is recorded. You should take blackboard quizzes as soon as possible, don't procrastinate on quizzes. Since this class meets only once 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 Actionscript or CIM264C in subject line. The course grade will be calculated from:

92-100 A   On-line Quizzes 30%
84-91.9 B Assignments 30%
65-83.9 C
55-64.9 D
0-54.9 F Projects Tests 40%


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. (10/25/2011)
  2. Students who have not completed at least 50% of the work  by two days before the drop with W grade. (11/15/2011)
  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 permanent

Students with disabilities are entitled to appropriate accommodations.  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.

Student Services - General student service information is available at the Saddleback College Website. General, academic and service information can be obtained by accessing the Counseling Division and Financial Web sites. Individual nd small group counseling information such as academic planning and review of transcripts is available by appointment. All other student services are available on campus during normal business hours.

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.

Tentative Class Schedule