|ZAP No.: 03945||Professor: John W. Nichols, M.A.|
|Room No.: MC304||Office No.: MP 216|
|Time: 5:30 - 8:20 p.m. R||Office Phone: 595-7134|
| Business Services Div.
Chair: Jann Woods
| Office Hours:
Monday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
TEXTBOOK AND OTHER MATERIAL
FrontPage97 Unleashed, Que Publishing, $49.99.
Recommended Reference Material:
Will be discussed in class.
Because this is a skills-development course and because of the approach used in teaching the course, attendance is crucial. Some moderately light reading is required.
This course will serve as an introduction to Microsoft FrontPage97 for creating and maintaining web pages and web sites. This course will provide the student with the resources and expertise to create and publish a sophisticated series of web pages that employ a wide variety of advanced features.
This class will be taught using a workshop approach. This means that guided exercises will be conducted in class, with assistance from the professor.
Students should expect that, in addition to the classroom work, it will probably be necessary to spend several hours per week to refine techniques, hone skills, and to complete assignments. Students who do not have home computers, or who do not have Internet access at home, can use the resources of the Computer Lab (MP200). Students using the lab should realize that lab personnel may not have the expertise or experience with FrontPage97, to offer more than very basic assistance.
Grades for this course will be determined by scores earned on tests and assignments. Attendance will also be a factor (see Attendance Police, below).
A series of ten to twenty specific assignments, with point values of five to twenty points each, are planned. The total point value of these assignments is expected to be 150 to 200 points.
A published web is required. Functionality, writing quality, and web publishing technique will contribute to the grade. The total point value of the web project will be 200 points.
Much of the learning in this course will be demonstrated by the student by doing the assigned tasks. There will, however, be some exams or quizzes that will measure the student’s mastery of terminology, factual material, or procedural matters. The total point value of the exams or quizzes will be 100 points.
Your final grade will be determined using the traditional 90/80/70/60% formula:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
0 - 59% = F
School policy requires your attendance in class, and use of “common sense” should suggest that it is to your advantage to attend class. Because of the hands-on nature of this course, absences will result in a loss of credit. The first two absences will each incur a 5 point penalty. Any additional absences will incur a 10 point penalty. In addition, veterans who miss six hours of class will be reported as excessively absent, as required by law.
Late arrival or early departure is preferred to absence, but only if you are as unobtrusive as is humanly possible when arriving late or departing early.
You are responsible for any information you miss because of absence. If you have reason to believe that you have missed something (and you should), contact a reliable fellow student for that information.
Since the exams will begin at the beginning of the period it should be obvious that you must be on time for class on exam days. Students who arrive late on exam days must complete the exam by the time the last person who arrived on time is finished.
LATE ASSIGNMENTS AND MAKE-UP TEST POLICY
To discourage late assignments, a substantial penalty will be imposed on assignments that are not completed on time in addition to any points lost due to absences. Make-up tests must be completed before returning to class. Students requiring make-up tests must coordinate with the instructor. Make-up exams may involve a different format, and will incur a penalty.
The last day to withdraw (or to convert to Audit status) is November 7. If you should decide to discontinue work in the course for any reason (i.e. low grades, lack of time to devote to studying, etc.), it is imperative that you officially withdraw (or convert to Audit status) through the Counseling Office (MC118) to avoid receiving a failing grade in the course. You must sign a withdrawal (or Audit) form.
Any student who drops any class on or before November 7 will automatically receive a grade of “W,” regardless of the level of performance at the time the class is dropped. After that date, no student may drop any course.
Students who quit coming to class and do not take all the exams and/or complete all the assignments, but do not officially drop this course, will receive a grade based upon the number of points they earned. This usually results in an “F.”
Although students generally feel uncomfortable talking to their instructors about dropping a course, it is very much to your advantage to do so. I have found that students often drop a course thinking that they are doing very poorly when in fact, they are doing much better than they think. This is especially true of students who are trying to “protect” a good G.P.A.
CLASSROOM ETHICS AND BEHAVIOR
Regardless of their actual age, I consider college students to be adults and try to treat them as such. In return, I expect my students to behave as reasonable, thinking, intelligent adults.
1. The academic freedom of all in the classroom will be honored at all times by all persons.
2. I consider cheating on exams or other activities grounds for removal from class.
3. Late arrivals and early departures should be minimized because of the inconvenience and distraction they produce — both for me and the other students.
4. Private “discussions” between students during class time are never appropriate. Any questions should be addressed to me.
5. It is never appropriate to leave the classroom while a test is in progress.
6. Students are required to abide by the Acceptable Use Policy, the Computing Resource Guidelines, any other regulations set by TCC, and the conventions for Internet use.
7. Plagiarism is one of the “unforgivable sins” in the academic world, and will not be tolerated. The same is true of copyright violations.
WHERE TO GO FROM HERE?
There is presently no logical next course on web page construction. However, TCC currently offers many CSC courses that could be of value to web page developers. Check the TCC catalog and class schedules for courses on graphics, Java, and computer languages that are currently offered or that may be added in the future.
STATEMENT OF UNDERSTANDING
I expect you to be thoroughly familiar with the contents of this syllabus. This syllabus constitutes the procedures and rules of the course. By remaining in the course, you are tacitly agreeing to accept these procedures and rules. If any of these procedures and rules are not acceptable to you, it is your responsibility to withdraw from the course.