Web Scripting

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CIS 232

       Course Name: Web Scripting

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


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. Recommended: CIS 101, and CSC 155 (C++) or CSC 156 (Java) or CSC 157 (Python) and CIS 171 or comparable programming knowledge or consent of the instructor or program coordinator.

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 and Student Conduct

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.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Introduction to scripting technologies
    1. Combining HTML and scripts
    2. Adding comments within scripts
    3. Internet resources
    4. Scripting standards
  2. Document object model
    1. Introduction to Objects
    2. Built-in Objects
      1. The Window Object
      2. The Navigator Object
      3. The Location Object
      4. The History Object
      5. The Document Object
      6. The Form Object
      7. Form Elements
      8. Images
    3. Manipulating Objects
      1. Properties
      2. Event handlers
      3. Methods
  3. Troubleshooting Scripts
    1. Internet Resources
    2. Handling browser compatibility issues
    3. Error messages
  4. Forms
    1. Creating dynamic forms
      1. Get method
      2. 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, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  1. Attend seminars as scheduled
  2. Read course materials - textbook and current resources
  3. Complete required assignments, projects, quizzes, and tests
  4. 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

Tests and Quizzes
Class Assignments
Lab Assignments
Attendance and Participation

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.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.