IT 180 Unraveling the Web

Catalog Description: 
Introduction to the World Wide Web, its design, and impact on society. Topics include history of the internet and Web, HTML and CSS languages, and contemporary issues. Provides an overview of creating web documents, separating structure from presentation.
Level II placement on the Basic Math Skills Inventory or MATH 099 or permission of the instructor
Both semesters
Required or Elective: 
Required for the Minor in Web Development. Also satisfies the Scientific Thought-Non-Lab category of the Core Curriculum.
Elizabeth Chang
Current Textbook: 
  • Learning Web Design, 4th Edition by Jennifer Niederst Robbins. O'Reilly Media, Inc., 2012
  • Blown to Bits: Your Life, Liberty, and Happiness After the Digital Explosion, byHal Abelson, Ken Ledeen, and Harry Lewis. Addison-Wesley, 2008
Topics covered: 
  • how documents are created and published on the World Wide Web;
  • the basic elements of HTML5;
  • basic elements of CSS;
  • standards-compliant web documents;
  • the use of use CSS to control page design;
  • some basic elements of JavaScript;
  • using a JavaScript library to add interactive effects to pages.
Student Learning Outcomes: 

On completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop standards-compliant Web documents using elements of HTML;
  2. Incorporate images, links, and forms into web pages;
  3. Control aspects of the presentation of a web document, including layout, using CSS;
  4. Add interactivity to Web pages using JavaScript;
  5. Publish Web documents to a server.
Relation of Course Outcomes to Program Outcomes: 

BSCS (Not directly related)

Role in Assessment: 
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