Client-Side Programming

Basic Information

  • Course Number:MIS 370
  • Sections:01
  • Term:Spring 2013
  • Location:Old Main Advanced Lab
  • Time:MWF 9:40-11:40
  • Name:Dr. Charles Redmond
  • Office:Old Main Computer Labs
  • Phone Extension:2355
  • Email Address:credmond@mercyhurst.edu

All of my office hours will be held in the computer labs. In order to better suit your schedule, I would like to be flexible with these. Please contact me if you would like to meet with me, and we can set up a time that fits both of our schedules. If, by the end of the week, I have not fulfilled my total quota of at least six office hours, I will make up the difference on Friday or the weekend. I will of course announce the times of these end-of-the-week office hours.

The text we will be using is JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland, Pogue Press (2011). We will not need to purchase any software.

Course Description

This is a course in JavaScript and jQuery. We will work on JavaScript alone for about three weeks or so and then move quickly into jQuery. Each week I will give you a short programming assignment focused on what we have just learned. I would like you to post these to your own accounts on our mathematics department server. These small assignments, taken together, will be worth 34% of your grade. We will also have a midterm and a final, each of which will be worth 33% of your final grade. Each will be live-coding, open note/book/resource exams. The final exam will be cumulative, but the most recent material will be stressed.

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Policies

It is very important that you make every effort to attend class. It is much more difficult to learn the material on your own. If you miss class regularly, the chances are that you will not do as well in the course as you would have done otherwise. I will take attendance every day so that I know who attends and who does not. A prerequisite for additional help outside the classroom is regular class attendance. You are responsible for what is announced or covered in class even if you are absent.

I WILL NOT RE-TEACH CLASS LESSONS, OVER AND OVER AGAIN, TO INDIVIDUALS WHO MISS CLASS! Get to know your classmates. If you miss class, get the notes, study the notes, and try the homework. See me then with your questions.

In keeping with college policy, any student with a disability who needs academic accommodations must call the Learning Differences Program secretary at 824-3017, to arrange a confidential appointment with the director of the Learning Differences Program during the first week of classes.

Your final course grade will be calculated from three components: the midterm, the final exam, and the weekly programming assignments. The midterm and the final will each be worth 33% of your final grade. The assignments will be worth 34%. Letter grades will be assigned according to the following scale:

  • 94% - 100% A
  • 90% - 93.99% B+
  • 84% - 89.99% B
  • 78% - 83.99% C+
  • 70% - 77.99% C
  • 65% - 69.99% D+
  • 60% - 64.99% D
  • 0% - 59.99% F

Working the sliders below will help you understand what combinations of scores will result in particular letter grades.

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