CIS 401 Webmasters and Servers (3)

Catalog Description:

This course examines that part of information systems that deals with the world of hyperlinks and the World Wide Web. In addition to learning and understanding the technologies used by web servers, creators, and maintainers this course examines the human side of providing long distance“people-less” interfaces for users. Students will learn how to help website owners determine costs, define requirements, develop alternatives, choose solutions, build, deploy, maintain, and evaluate sustainable websites. Ethics in dealing with data security and personal privacy on intranets, extranets, and the Internet as well as long-term societal implications of the technology will also be
discussed. Extensive hands-on work developing, building, and maintaining websites and installing, setting up, and using web servers will be performed throughout the course. (Offered spring semester, even years.)


Prerequisites:


CIS 191 Web Development I: Client Side

Required Course Materials:

 

  1. Felke-Morris, Web Development and Design Foundations with XHTML, Boston, MA Addison-Wesley, 2011 (ISBN: 978-0-13-212270-2)
  2. Shelly & Frydenberg, Web 2.0 Concepts and Applications, Boston, Ma. Course Technology, 2011 (ISBN: 978-1-4390-4802-3)
  3. Watrall & Siarto, Head First Web Design, O'Reilly Media Inc., Sebastopol, CA, 2009 (ISBN: 978-0-596-52030-4)
  4. Niederst Robbins, Learning Web Design A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, Style Sheets, and Web Graphics,3rd edition, Sebastopol, CA O'Reilly Media Inc.  2007 (ISBN: 978-0-596-52752-5)
  5. Goto & Cotler, Web ReDesign 2.0 Workflow That Works, Peachpit Press, 2005 (ISBN: 978-0-7357-1433-5)

 

Course Coordinator:


Robert A. Kilmer, Associate Professor of Business Information Systems and Management

Course Audience:


Computer and Information Science majors concentrating in Web Management. Other students who want to work in web development or web design.

Course Objectives:

 

  1. For students to learn and understand fundamental webmaster strategies and techniques that are used in the business world.
  2. For students to be aware of the strategies and tools which enable webmasters to carry out their missions efficiently and effectively.
  3. For students to develop critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills associated with developing and maintaining web solutions to business problems.

 

Topics:

 

Ethics in dealing with data security and personal privacy on intranets, extranets, and the Internet as well as long-term societal implications of the technology will also be discussed. Extensive hands-on work developing, building, and maintaining websites and installing, setting up, and using web servers will be performed throughout the course.

 

 

Revised: February 2013 (course renumbering); September 2010

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