TITLE: Internet / Web Fundamentals
Lead Instructor: Gregg R. Wallace (see Wake Tech course schedules, class and section, for the actual instructor)
Office: PLM 360
Phone: (919) 662-3688

Office Hours:
Posted In Blackboard

     Title: New Perspectives - HTML and XHTML, Comprehensive
     Author: Patrick Carey
     ISBN: 0-619-26747-X
     Publisher: Thomson Course Technology

Special Instructions: The student will need to have installed on his or her computer Netscape Navigator 7.0 or above and Internet Explorer, version 6 or above. MS Notepad or other basic text editor is also required.(Other Software as available).

Credit Hours: Three (3) Semester Hours
Pre-requisites: RED 090
Co-requisites: none
Course Description:
This course introduces basic markup language, various navigational tools and services of the Internet. Topics include creating web pages, using internet protocols, search engines, file compression/decompression, FTP, email, listservers, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to deploy a website created with basic markup language, retrieve/decompress files, email, FTP, and utilize other internet tools.

Course Goals:
  1. To acquaint students to terminology used with the Internet and World Wide Web.
  2. To learn how to find and retrieve information on the Web usig Directories, Search Engines, Meta-Search Engines, Virtual Libraries, and Intelligent Agents.
  3. To learn an introduction to the writing of Web pages.
  4. To learn how to create a basic home page using HTML and XHTML.
  5. To learn how to create Web pages that include the use of Cascading Style Sheets.
  6. To gain an introductory understanding of JavaScript in the Web environment.
  7. To learn how to effectively use file compression application software.
Course Objectives:
Upon successful completion, students will be able to demonstrate (through completion of classwork and assignments):
  • An understanding of the terminology used with the Internet and World Wide Web.
  • Finding information on the Web by the use of directories and various search engines.
  • Writing Web Pages using HTML.
  • Writing Web Pages using XHTML.
  • Writing Web Pages using CSS.
  • Writing Web Pages using basic JavaScript.
  • The ability to use use file compression application software.
The Core Values of Wake Technical Community College
Respect Instructor and students will foster an environment that is respectful of all.
Responsibility Instructor and students will foster an environment that promotes taking responsibility for one's actions and obligations.
Critical Thinking Instructor and students will strive to improve the critical thinking skills of analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
Communication Instructor and students will strive to ensure that both written and oral communications are clearly understood.
Collaboration Instructor and students will strive to develop collaborative skills.

Grading Is As Follows:
Class Participation & Discussion 10% Attendance of at least 90% of all scheduled course hours is required unless unavoidable absences can be justified to the satisfaction of the instructor with documentation. Three tardies equal one absence. Over 10% absenteeism results in an automatic withdrawal if occurs before the 'withdrawal without penalty deadline', after the deadline it results in a WF, which is treated like an "F" and affects the GPA.
Assignments 30% All assignments MUST be completed. If you miss a lab, the assignments are due at the beginning of the next lab; otherwise a zero is given for lab work.
Project 20% One major project
Quizzes 10% Taken in Blackboard
Exams 30% Two major exams (15% each)

Classroom Policies:
  • Students are responsible for all of the information presented in the Wake Technical Community College Student Handbook.
  • Please note that computers are to be used at all times for official course purposes. Use of computers for general web surfing, email, chat rooms, etc. is not allowed. Violation of this rule will result in a grade deduction and possible loss of computer privileges.
  • The college forbids the use of audible electronic equipment (cell phones, pagers, etc.) during instructional time.
  • If you miss a lecture or arrive late, you are responsible for the material presented, handouts distributed, and any announcements made that day. The instructor will not provide notes for missed classes.
Tentative Schedule
Note: This schedule is subject to some changes/modifications per Instructor -- This offered as only a study guide. The pace of each class differs according to the instructional needs of the students in the class. Always consult with your instructor. Note** A Final Project may be assigned in lieu of a Final Exam.
Unit Coursework Textbook/Assignments

Blackboard Supplemental Unit #1 - Blogs
Introductory Assignment

Blackboard Supplemental Unit #1 - Assignment
Blackboard Supplemental Unit #2  -
  *File Compression
Blackboard Supplemental Unit #2 -
  *File Compression - Assignment
Tutorial 1 - Developing a Basic Web Page
Tutorial 1 - Assignments
Tutorial 2 - Developing a Basic Web Site
Tutorial 2 - Assignments
Tutorial 3 - Designing a Web Page
Tutorial 3 - Assignments
Tutorial 3 (cont.) - Using Image Maps
Tutorial 3 (cont.) - Assignments
Tutorial 4 - Designing a Web Page with
Tutorial 4 - Assignments
Tutorial 6 - Creating Web Page Forms
Tutorial 6 - Assignments
Exam 1
Theory Taken in Blackboard
Tutorial 7 - Working with Cascading
Style Sheets
Tutorial 7 - Assignments
Tutorial 8 - Using Multimedia on the
Tutorial 8 - Assignments
Tutorial 9 - Working with XHTML
Tutorial 9 - Assignments
Tutorial 10- Working with JavaScript
Tutorial 10 - Assignments
Exam 2
Theory Taken in Blackboard
Project 1
Project 1 Requirements
Project 1
Submit Project 1

Disability Support Services is available for students who require academic accommodations due to any physical, psychological, or learning disability. To determine eligibility, contact the office at 108-S Holding Hall or call
662-3405 (TDD 779-0668)

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