Contact Information and Links
Instructor: Kris Townsend
Quarter: Fall 2014
Current syllabus: http://faculty.spokanefalls.edu/ktownsend/IS210
This class is designed for students planning to work in the IT field. Basic familiarity with opening, saving, and managing files on a computer is required.
Students may enroll in as many credits as their program requires or as fits their personal needs. Each credit is essentially two weeks in length. Students enrolled in 3 credits attend class the first 6 weeks and students enrolled in all 5 credits attend the entire quarter.
Credit 1: Structure valid HTML pages
- Manage HTML text files
- Basic HTML 5 structure, images, and hyperlinks
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
Credit 2: Format web pages with valid CSS
- System and web fonts
- Accessible formatting practices
- Class selectors
Credit 3: Format using the CSS box model
- Widths, margins, padding, and backgrounds
- ID, pseudo, and descendant selectors
- Divs, spans, and floats
Credit 4: Layout pages with CSS and HTML 5 elements
- Frozen, liquid, jello, and table display layouts
- CSS positioning (absolute, relative, fixed)
- Display-based CSS (pc monitor, tablet, phone, etc.)
- HTML 5 elements: header, nav, footer, video, etc.
- Build CSS-based menu systems
Credit 5: Create HTML Tables and Forms and add Scripts
- Structure and format HTML forms
- Structure and format HTML tables
- Use server-side scripting to query an online database
Text and Materials
Head First HTML and CSS
Elizabeth Robson and Eric Freeman, 2012
ISBN-10: 0596159900 | ISBN-13: 978-0596159900
Be sure to get the second edition.
SFCC Statement on Diversity
In order for learning to take place, students must feel safe; this safety is due all students, not only those who share your values and beliefs. For this reason, courtesy, thoughtfulness, and acceptance are essential in our discussions in and out of the classroom. Acceptance should not be confused with agreement; one need not agree with a person to listen, and one must listen well in order to disagree respectfully. Every student in this course has a voice and so deserves the courtesy of attentive listening and the freedom to express diverse ideas.
Disability Support Services
If you have a health condition or disability that may require you to have accommodations in order to effectively participate in this class, please contact the Disability Support Services in Building 17, Room 201 (Phone 533-4166). Information about conditions or disabilities will be regarded as confidential.
You are expected to follow the SFCC student code of conduct from the Washington Administrative Code (WAC's). Please be familiar with the following sections:
- 132Q-30-210 Academic Dishonesty
- 132A-30-212 Disruption or Obstruction
- 132Q-30-214 Abuse of Self or Others
- 132Q-30-220 Failure to Comply with College Officials
- 132Q-30-228 Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
- 132Q-30-230 Alcohol
- 132Q-30-234 Disorderly conduct
- 132Q-30-236 Unauthorized Use of Electronic or Other Devices
- 132Q-30-238 Abuse of Theft of CCS Information Technology
Misconduct is subject to a disciplinary process outlined in these two WAC's:
- 132Q-30-400 Disciplinary Sanctions
- 132Q-30-500 Classroom Misconduct and Authority to Suspend for Up to Three Days
Respect intellectual property. The course materials your instructor prepares are the legal intellectual property of the instructor and the school. You have a legal and ethical duty to refrain from making copies, distributing, or sharing class materials without your instructor's permission. These include, but are not limited to leaving files on school computers, publishing to shared folders on the Cloud, publishing to web sites, sending via e-mail attachments, and posting to forums and social media.
Follow the rules for testing. To maintain the integrity of the tests and IT degree, test-taking policies need to be followed. These are published at Moodle.
Addressing faculty: The default address for faculty within the IS/CS department is by first name without title (Mr., professor, etc)
Direct Instruction: Direct instruction occurs when the instructor lectures, models, or demonstrates skills, concepts, and techniques. You are expected to pay atttention, ask questions, and otherwise be engaged with the instruction during these times. Browsing during instruction tells me you are bored and wish to be somewhere else. Please leave if you feel that way instead of sharing your misery with all of us.
Leaving class: Coming late or leaving the room during class is distracting and disrespectul. You are expected to be on time and stay in class. Bathroom breaks are not an exception to this expectation.
Online Learning Management System
This department's online learning management system is called Moodle. The URL for our Moodle classroom is https://iscs.spokanefalls.edu.
Use Moodle to complete the following:
- Upload a recognizable picture.
- Maintain a current email address.
- Follow the class schedule with includes:
- Reading assignments
- Quiz dates
- Mid-term date
- Make-up date
- Portfolio due date
- Monitor your grades and feedback.
Attendance and Participation
Failure to attend class at least once during the first three days of the quarter will result in being dropped from the class.
In a college class, the expectation is students will average 2 hours outside of class for each hour spent in class. For this class, that means spending 9 hours per week studying.
If you are unable to participate in the ways described above, you should withdraw.
The average of your weighted scores will determine your final grade as placed on a class curve.
- All students have one makeup that can be taken on the day of the final-no questions asked.
- It is very difficult to administer a mid-term make-up. If you absolutely cannot make the mid-term, you will need a very good excuse and be willing to test at time that may not be convenient for you.
- The portfolio cannot be submitted late. The FTP server will be disabled on the due date and time. Students who wait to the last minute to submit it typically run into problems they don't have time to solve. Submit it at least a day early!
See the Weekly Outline in the Moodle online classroom.