CIS-089A-64Z Course Syllabus

Spring 2013

CIS 089A Web Page Development
3 units
Instructor: Anita Whitehill
Email address:
Office hours: online 24/7 via Catalyst and email
This fully-online course meets twelve weeks (April 8-June 25). Holidays - Memorial Day weekend--Sat, May 25, 26 & Monday, May 27. Final exam: 6/25/13.

Course Description:
Fundamentals of Web page design and creation: designing, encoding, and maintaining pages on the World Wide Web using HTML/XHTML.

Advisory: English Writing 211 and Reading 211 (or Language Arts 211), or English as a Second Language 272 and 273; Computer Information Systems 18A.

Required ebook OR Hardcopy Book (whichever you choose) with CourseMate:

Please make sure CourseMate comes with the ebook OR hardcopy book (whichever you choose) that you are purchasing. Pick only ONE option below.

Option 1: CourseMate with eBook (online version or digital copy of the book)

CourseMate Instant Access for Carey's New Perspectives on HTML and CSS: Comprehensive, 1st Edition
ISBN10: 1-285-09078-0
ISBN13: 978-1-285-09078-8

May be purchased at either:



2. DeAnza College Bookstore:

CourseMate Printed Access Card for Carey's New Perspectives on HTML and CSS: Comprehensive, 1st Edition
ISBN 9781285090771


Option 2: CourseMate with Hardcopy of the Book and eBook
(may be purchased at DeAnza College Bookstore only)

Carey's New Perspectives on HTML and CSS: Comprehensive, 1st Edition PLUS CourseMate access code
ISBN 9781285713663

Course Requirements/Activities:
1. Weely Chapter Reading Assignments
2. Weekly Chapter Quizzes
3. Weekly Case Problems
4. Final Project

All weekly chapter quizzes, weekly case problems, and final project must be submitted on or before the due dates. Please NO make-up or late work allowed! NO EXCEPTIONS!! Also, there are absolutely no resubmission and/or make-up work permitted.

Please refer to the "Weekly Course Topic, Assignment and Hands-on Project Guide" (see below) for weekly chapter quizzes, case problems and final project due dates.

Your course grade will be determined by your performance on the following:
Weekly Quizzes (270 points)
Case Problems (100 points)
Final Project (60 points)

The course grade will be determined on a percentage basis based on the table below:
Percentage Grade
100 - 95 A
94 - 90 A-
89 - 87 B+
86 - 84 B
83 - 80 B-
79 - 75 C+
74 - 70 C
69 - 67 D+
66 - 64 D
63 - 60 D-
59 or below F

Note: It is the student's responsibility (not the instructor's) to drop or withdraw from the class if deemed necessary. But the instructor reserves the right to drop or withdraw any student from the class if the student continually fails to turn in work. At the end of the quarter (week 11), it is the student's responsibility to go over his/her scores in gradebook to make sure all the scores are properly recorded. Otherwise, the final grade appearing on the student's permanent record will not be altered.

Required: Please go to: (Student Handbook) (Academic Integrity)

If there are any students with a learning disability or physical challenge, you are entitled to any assistance you need to achieve your academic goals. If you or anyone you know would benefit from such a service, please go to:

Course Completion:
Students assume responsibility for completing the course. Should you decide to drop the course during the quarter, please contact the Admissions and Records Office and request to be dropped. Students who do not follow the requirements for this course and failed to drop the course themselves may receive an “F” as a grade at the end of the quarter. For more information, please go to: and scroll down to the appropriate content.

You must submit weekly chapter quizzes and case study to count toward your attendance in this course. You may be dropped from the class if you are "absent" (not submitting work) when they are due and these are not excused absences.

If you do not participate as indicated above, you may be dropped. But you are responsible for your enrollment and official status. If you need to drop from this class, you are responsible to drop the class officially at Admission and Records. I may not drop you if you stop participating. If I failed to drop you and you continue to not submit lab work, you will receive a failing grade.

You can access all the dates for the quarter at

Drop Date:
You are responsible for initiating the drop process and for notifying both the instructor and Admissions & Records Office.

Last Day for Refund: April 21, 2013, 11:59 PM
Last Day for Drops w/o W: April 21, 2013, 11:59 PM
Last Day for Drops: May 31, 2013, 11:59 PM

Regular attendance is an integral part of the learning process. As a De Anza student, you are expected to attend all scheduled classes in which you are enrolled. An instructor has the authority to drop a student who violates written attendance policies. Instructors are not obligated to hold seats for students who are enrolled but do not attend the first class meeting.

For Online Students: Students assume responsibility for completing the course. Should you decide to drop the course during the quarter, you must contact the Admissions and Records Office and request to be dropped. Students who do not follow the attendance requirements for this course may be dropped by the instructor. The attendance requirement for this course is: submit course work each week.

Technical Assistance:
A s a student enrolled in an online course, please go to:

Weekly Course Topic, Assignment and Hands-on Project Guide

Week 1: April 8
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 1: Getting Started with HTML5.

Week 2: April 15
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 2: Developing a Web Site.

Week 3: April 22
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 3: Designing a Web Page with CSS.

Week 4: April 29
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 4: Creating Page Layouts with CSS.

Week 5: May 6
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 5: Working with Tables and Columns.

Week 6: May 13
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 6: Creating a Web Form.

Week 7: May 20
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 7: Designing a Multimedia Web Site.

Week 8: May 27
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 8: Enhancing a Web Site with Advanced CSS.

Week 9: June 3
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 9: Working with XHTML.

Week 10: June 10
Assignment: Read Chapter Tutorial 10: Programming with JavaScript.

Week 11: June 17
Assignment: Work on your Final Project

Week 12: June 24
Final Project: due on 6/25/13 at 11:30 pm


Weekly chapter quizzes and weekly case problem are due the Saturday the chapter is assigned. For example: Chapter 2 is assigned on 4/15/13; chapter 2 weekly quizzes and weekly case problem are due on 4/20/13 at 11:30 pm. Absolutely NO late work accepted after due date.

At your leisure, please read:
Appendix A: Color Names with Color Values, and HTML Character Entities.
Appendix B: Making the Web More Accessible.
Appendix C: HTML Elements and Attributes.
Appendix D: Cascading Styles and Selectors.
Appendix E: Frames and Framesets.

Copyright 2013 by Anita Whitehill. All rights reserved. No part of the course correspondence, course syllabus, weekly lesson instructions, exam questions and answers, homework assignment problems and answers, lecture notes or any materials presented in this course may be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form. In other words, no part of any of the course materials may be reproduced, copied or transmitted in any form...all rights reserved.

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