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Web Scripting

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CIS 232

       Course Name: Web Scripting

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

Recommended: CSC 155 or CSC 156, and CIS 171, each with minimum grade of C, or consent of instructor, coordinator or department chair.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course combines hands-on activities and lectures to increase familiarity with developing web applications with JavaScript, PHP, XML, or another contemporary web language. Content includes enhancing web pages using interactive features; manipulating built-in objects; and validating and processing forms. Course can be repeated on different topics up to three times for up to 12 twelve credits.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
•    Integrate scripts into a web page
•    Locate Internet resources about scripting technologies
•    Explain the document object model
•    Identify the properties, methods, and event handlers associated with objects
•    Create scripts that manipulate web page objects
•    Create scripts that validate form field data
•    Create scripts that process and display form field data

V.    Academic Integrity

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.

VI.   Sequence of Topics

A.    Introduction to scripting technologies
    1.    Combining HTML and scripts
    2.    Adding comments within scripts
    3.    Internet resources
    4.    Scripting standards
B.    Document object model
    1.    Introduction to Objects
    2.    Built-in Objects
        a.    The Window Object
        b.    The Navigator Object
        c.    The Location Object
        d.    The History Object
        e.    The Document Object
        f.    The Form Object
        g.    Form Elements
        h.    Images
    3.    Manipulating Objects
        a.    Properties
        b.    Event handlers
        c.    Methods
C.    Troubleshooting Scripts
    1.    Internet Resources
    2.    Handling browser compatibility issues
    3.    Error messages
D.    Forms
    1.    Creating dynamic forms
        a.    Get method
        b.    Post method
    2.    Validating form data
    3.    Processing form data
    4.    Displaying form field data

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Program demonstrations, hands-on usage, textbook reading, applicable web sites, lecture, class discussions, group work, and guest speakers may be used.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

A.    Attend seminars as scheduled
B.    Read course materials - textbook and current resources
C.    Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
D.    Attend and participate in lab as required

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

A. Quizzes to be determined by instructor
B. Exams (essay, multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank) to be determined by instructor
C. Evaluation of lab exercises
D. Evaluation of other homework assignments (e.g. student presentations, research papers)

XI.   Other Course Information



If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.