112 - Syllabus
Web Site Management
CSC 112 - 070 M 221 1PM - 2:50 PM F
Spring 2002 03/11/02
Instructor: Robert A. Higgins
Mail Box: CSC Office
Phone: (217) 337-0965
Web Site Management(1 credit hour)
Required Text - None
Designing Web Usability, Jakob Nielsen, New Riders® Copyright
© 2000, ISBN 1-56205-810-X
CSC 110 or Equivalent
Three Case Studies
We will work on your project in every class. If you don't complete
the exercises in class, you will be required to complete them
before the next class.
Late work will ONLY be accepted with PRIOR arrangement. You may
however work ahead.
If you are late for class two times it will count as an unexcused
absence. For every two unexcused absences, one letter grade will
be deducted from final grade.
The UNIX lab is (theoretically) accessible by telnet 24 hours
a day, seven days a week. There is no one to restart the lab it
something happens over the weekend, so plan accordingly. Make
sure to have a backup of your work somewhere besides the Parkland
system. Special licensing applies to some software including Macromedia
Dreamweaver and Flash used in this class, which means that this
software is only available in M221. If you do not purchase copies
of this software, you will need to use M221 to complete your assignments.
As usual, above 90% one gets an A, above 80% a B, above 70% a
C and above 60% a D. I reserve the right to lower this criterion,
but will never raise them.
The department as a whole is concerned that numerous students
are surfing the web when they should be paying attention to lectures.
Students have complained that surfers disrupt the class. I ask
that all web surfing done in class be related to the class. If
someone else's surfing bothers you, let me know privately and
I will remedy the situation. Please turn off the ringers on your
cell phones and beepers. All material handed in with your name
on it is to be your work. Cheating includes; turning in code found
on the web as yours, giving your code to someone else, turning
in code someone else wrote, and using a HTML editor on assignments
required to be done on a text editor (Notepad). If you are deemed
to be cheating, will get a zero for that assignment and your final
grade will be lowered by a grade. If you cheat on more than one
assignment you will fail the course and be faced with disciplinary
My grading policy takes into consideration that your schedules
are tight and that there is a lot of work to be done. As a rule
of thumb, when you are talking to or working with someone else,
you are not cheating. When you are writing something for someone
else, you are cheating. Example: You give a copy of your code
to someone, that someone turns it in as his or her assignment.
Both of people WILL fail the assignment!
If you have trouble hearing over the air conditioning, let me
know. If you have trouble reading a particular color marker,
let me know. If you have trouble reading my writing or understand
my accent, let me know. If you have trouble reading the computer
screen, let me know.
If you feel you have a disability for which you may need an
academic accommodation (including special testing, auxiliary
aids, non traditional instructional formats), please inform
the instructor as soon as possible and/or one of the following
Learning Disabilities - Evelyn Brown
Room X-148, Ext. 2587
Other Disabilities - Norm Lambert
Room A-250, Ext. 260