CMST 385: Internet and Web Design Class Syllabus
Faculty Contact Information
- Instructor: Ian Carnaghan - Email: email@example.com
- TA: Jodie Nauman - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This course has certain technological requirements, including:
- Internet access
- Netscape Navigator
- Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Graphic program
Prerequisite: CMIS 102, CMIS 102A, CMST 103, or IFSM 201. A study of HTML and Web page design including Internet security measures as well as social, ethical, and legal issues related to the growth of the Internet. Assignments include designing and publishing a Web page. Additional topics include basic principles and protocols of the Internet; configuration and use of graphical Web browsers; application programs such as e-mail, searching and retrieving information on the World Wide Web; and the use of portals. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: CAPP 385 or CMST 385.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- discuss security issues and threats and understand some of the security protection technologies and techniques available to mitigate or combat them
- find, transfer, and communicate information using a variety of electronic methodologies, and know how to critically evaluate those Internet resources
- design, develop, and publish a Web site using HTML/XHTML and introductory-level Cascading Style Sheets
- demonstrate a working knowledge of Internet tools and concepts including terminology, protocols, and various Web browser capabilities
- document the relationships between the Internet and the Web, and discuss the tools used in these areas and how they have changed since their inception
- evaluate Internet Service Providers and Web hosting companies, and compare Internet connectivity methodologies
- evaluate the social effects of the Internet and Web, including how the Internet, the Web, and e-mail have impacted communications and e-commerce
In CMST 385, you will learn about the components of the Internet (along with the associated terminology) so that you can understand not only what you can do on the Internet, but how and why. We will cover Internet concepts such as ISPs, URLs, domain names, newsgroups, chats, files transfer, search tools, Web site creation, Internet communication, Internet security and privacy, and the software and hardware needed to implement Internet applications. You will learn how to use the World Wide Web in business, at school, or at home to correspond around the world, access news, research information, shop online, invest, bank, and more.
Emphasis is on hands-on practice to learn the features of the Internet. Because of its prominence in the Internet environment, we will teach Web site creation fundamentals throughout the course, allowing you to produce a functional, worldwide-accessible Web site by the end of the course.
This course includes content and activities appropriate for students' achievement of the following cross-curricular initiatives: Competence in Information Technology and Information Literacy.
The modules for CMST 385 include the following:
- Module 1: The Internet
- Module 2: Communicating over the Internet
- Module 3: Internet Browsers, Search Engines, and the Web
- Module 4: Creating Web Pages
- Module 5: Unix, Telnet, and FTP (with two additional modules for European and Asian division students)
- Module 6: Internet Security, Privacy, and Legal Issues
Grades will be assessed as follows:
- Online Participation - 15%
- Assignments - 25%
- Web Project - 30%
- Quizzes - 10%
- Final Examination - 20%
- Total - 100%
Grades are assigned according to the following scale:
- A 90–100 Outstanding Scholarship
- B 80–89 Good Scholarship
- C 70–79 Satisfactory Scholarship
- D 60–69 Marginal Performance
- F 0–59 Academic Failure
- FN Failure due to Nonattendance
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Students are expected to take all exams when scheduled. In the event of illness or extraordinary circumstances, the student must contact the faculty member and provide documentation to request an exception and approval to take a makeup exam. If the request is not approved, the exam grade will be recorded as a zero. Failure to register for a proctored exam is not an approved reason to request a makeup exam.