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Course Description:

This course explores content management and the implementation of an enterprise web system. Students will address various design issues involving accessibility, usability and content design, management and presentation, while simultaneously learning fundamental web technologies like cascading style sheets, the Document Object Model, client-side and server-side scripting and creating database-driven dynamic pages. Assignments will include creating web pages using XHTML, JavaScript, PHP and SQL and will culminate in the development of a simple content management system with sub-systems for content entry, management and presentation. This course covers a wide spectrum of topics in moderate detail, rather than an in-depth focus on a specific area. It is particularly suited for current information systems professionals, managers with an information systems background and advanced students in a computer related program who wish to increase their understanding of web systems technologies.

Note: students should have regular access to a personal computer with access to the Web and will be required to install and use a text-based HTML editor, an FTP client and a variety of web browsers.

Prerequisites: the most critical prerequisite is a solid foundation in programming skills and practices, such as would be gained in Introduction to C++, Introduction to Object Oriented Programming: Java, etc. Students should also have a basic understanding of HTML and web publishing, such as is covered in Introduction to Web Publishing. A familiarity with database systems, especially SQL, would be helpful.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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