IT350 – Web & Internet Computing – Fall 2008



Asst. Prof. Adina Crăiniceanu, Phone x3-6822,

Asst. Prof. Luke McDowell, Phone x3-6811,   (Coordinator)

Learning Objectives:

1.        To be familiar with and understand the importance of web standards.

2.        To be able to successfully complete team-based projects.                                                                                         

3.        To be able to evaluate ethical issues involving web privacy.   

4.        To be able to design and develop interactive, client-side web applications.                                                                                                                                              

5.        To be able to design and develop server-side web applications.

6.        To be able to explain how the client-server model of Internet programming works.                                                                                                                                             

7.        To be able to compare the advantages and disadvantages of the core Internet protocols.    

8.        To be able to describe the relationship between the cognitive principles and their applications to interfaces and products.

9.        To be able to explain the conceptual terms for analyzing human interaction with products such as affordance, conceptual model, and feedback.

10.     To be able to describe several affordances of a Web environment that can enhance the usability of a Web-based application.

11.     To be able to describe sources of accessibility guidelines and standards, and the impact of these guidelines on designing computer-based applications.                                                                                                                                       

ABET Program Outcomes:

(e) An understanding of social issues and responsibilities; (Supported by learning objective 3)

(g) An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on society; (Supported by learning obj. 3)

(IT-c) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment; (Supported by learning objectives 4 and 5)

(IT-d)  An understanding of best practices and standards and their application; (Supported by learning objective 1)

Required Texts: (bring your own copy to every class – no sharing)

Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, Fourth Edition, P. J. Deitel and H. M. Deitel; Prentice Hall, 2008.


Students are responsible for obtaining any material missed due to an absence. Additionally, students must ensure that their work is submitted by the deadline regardless of other commitments, i.e. duty, sick call, movement orders. Should bona fide emergencies arise, it is the responsibility of the student to coordinate with the instructor IN ADVANCE (emergency leave, hospitalization, SIR, etc.).


You may collaborate on laboratory assignments to the following extent:  collaborative conversations with regard to syntax, strategies and methods for accomplishing the goal of the labs are encouraged, however design and implementation must be the work of the individual student handing in the final product. Sharing or copying of code is never permitted.  In addition, you must identify all those that you collaborate with on your assignment cover sheet.  Consult your instructor if you need further clarification.


Exams will be open notes / closed book.  Expect frequent quizzes on assigned reading. Quizzes may be open or closed book/notes, as announced. No makeup quizzes will be given. All work on exams/quizzes must be your own in accordance with USNAINST 1610.3F, USNAINST 1531.53, and COMPSCIDEPTINST1531C.  These references can be found at

Class Conduct

Students shall uphold all professional standards while in class. Proper uniforms shall be worn, and proper language shall be used. Sleeping in class is prohibited. If you are experiencing difficulty staying awake at your desk, stand in the back of the room. No food in the classroom/labs. Beverages in closed containers only.

Extra Instruction:

Extra Instruction (EI) is available and encouraged when your own attempts to understand the subject matter are unsuccessful. However, you must come prepared with specific questions or areas to be discussed (i.e. have read the assigned readings). If you have missed class, get the notes from a classmate. Do not ask or expect to receive EI on material that you have slept through.


EI is normally available during weekdays by appointment; see the course web page (URL above) for hours of non-availability.  Students may also show up at the instructor’s office without appointment, however no expectation of instructor availability should be assumed.   Email questions are also encouraged, though in some cases the reply will request in-person EI as the most effective solution.

Course Grading:


6-Week Grade 


Final Grade 

6-Week Exam 




12-Week Exam 












Course Project




Final Exam 




For the course project, teams of students will create a web site.  The project grade will be based upon the instructor’s estimation of the group’s collective results , adjusted for each team member based upon the other group members’ estimation of the individual’s teamwork and contribution.


The 6 and 12-week exams will primarily focus on the recent material. The final exam will be comprehensive. If for some reason a make-up exam will be required, inform the instructor at least 1 week in advance.


Expect the exams to challenge your understanding of the underlying principles involved – being able to “eventually” get some web program to “work” via trial and error is not sufficient understanding for your current education and for your ability to learn new developments in the future.

Late Assignments

Unless otherwise specified, assignments are due promptly at 2359 on the due date (electronically).  Assignments will normally be given on Thursday and due the following Wednesday.


Assignments will also have a paper copy to turn in.  The paper copy is due during class on the following work day.  If there is no class, then paper copy is due at 0800 the following day.  If paper copy is later than this, then the whole assignment will be treated as if submitted when the paper copy arrives.


Paper and electronic copies must exactly match! In particular, be careful not to modify your submitted files after the deadline, when you start working on the next assignment. Also, be sure to try to validate your files before the electronic deadline occurs.

Electronic submission time


By 2359 on due date


Before 2359 of first work day after due date


Before 2359 of  second work day after due date


After 2359 of second work day after due date

Not accepted

So this means that an assignment due on Wednesday would be -25% if submitted electronically after 2359 Thursday, and would not be accepted after 2359 Friday.

Take-home reading quizzes will not be accepted late.



Asst. Prof. Luke McDowell, Ph.D.


CAPT Thomas Logue, USN 

Course Coordinator

Department Chair