Course Descriptions

Design

DSN 6000
Web Design and Architecture
3 credits

Website design and architecture has evolved from a minimalistic presentation of text to vibrant, interactive experiences characterized by strategically placed information, optimally designed pages, and easy navigation. This course explores current design principles and the tools used for effective website design and development. The course enables students to (a) perform website planning; and (b) recognize and critically evaluate the quality of a website using color theory and standards from organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C).

DSN 6030
Advanced Multimedia and Animation
3 credits

Multimedia, with the emphasis on web production, is one of the fastest growing areas of the technology field. This course focuses on the use of advanced graphic display techniques in Multimedia-enhanced web design, including animation. Emphasis is placed on the use of software tools and their relationship to compelling web designs. This is a "hands on" course, involving extended amounts of computer lab time. The students will be expected to learn the syntax of this specialized scripting language. As part of this course, the student will work with variables, datatypes, operators, statements, conditions, functions, objects, events, arrays, movie clips and other applicable elements. After working with these elements, the student will then use these elements to create his/her own interactive multimedia project for a CD or the web.

DSN 6040
Web Design with JavaScript
3 credits

Webpage and website design must incorporate appearance, content presentation, and usability into a format that captures the user’s attention.  This course focuses on using the JavaScript programming language to control web content behavior.  Students will learn proper JavaScript and Java coding syntax and techniques through practical application involving writing structured code to solve problems and/or control web content behavior.  In addition, this hands-on, practical approach ensures students grasp the concepts and logic associated with high-quality web designs and programs.

DSN 6050
Markup Languages Advanced Authoring
3 credits

The World Wide Web has become the focus of much of our working (and playing) lives. In a very short time span, the web has revolutionized the way we access information for education, business, and entertainment. It has created industries where there were none before. Being able to develop and display information for the web has become a necessary job skill and a business necessity. Unlike any other previous medium, the ability to "write" HTML for the Internet permits the workaday individual/entrepreneur to potentially connect with millions of other people as potential customers or members of an affinity group. Correspondingly, this course will focus on the Intermediate level of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and will include an overview of XML.

DSN 6060
Database/Web Design Integration
3 credits

This course focuses on the design and development of database-driven websites, which are the basic foundations of all E-commerce sites. The software development tools used throughout the course will concentrate on those most commonly in use throughout the industry, viz.

DSN 6070
Web Design with Visual Basic
3 credits

Webpage and website design must incorporate appearance, content presentation, and usability into a format that captures the user’s attention. This course focuses on using an Object Oriented/Based Programming (OOP) language (e.g., Visual Basic) to control web content behavior. Students will learn proper Visual Basic coding techniques through practical application involving writing structured code to solve problems and/or control web content behavior. In addition, this hands-on, practical approach ensures students grasp the concepts and logic associated with high-quality web designs and programs.

DSN 6080
Internet Development/Design for Competitive Advantage
3 credits

Philosophies and practices are explored to recognize opportunities to interject aesthetics and design principles into E-business systems. Adaptable application architectures, e-architectures, and net-centric approaches to business are discussed from a design perspective. E-business systems have some unique characteristics which influence the design and delivery of solutions, including: the complexity of E-business architectures; interface and integration problems, component maturity and quality; and the vagaries of customer acceptance and loyalty. The ability to leverage Internet technology to enhance customer, supplier and partner relationships is no longer optional - indeed, E-business is now simply "business".

DSN 6090
Topics in Web Design and Programming
3 credits

This course is an intensive study of selected contemporary topics in Web Design and Programming. Emphasis is placed on research in areas pertinent to Design and Programming involving the current "public internet infrastructure" environment. Given the rapidly changing landscape of present day information systems and technology, it is entirely appropriate to focus on recent and novel developments in the field. The focus for each section will vary, and in a "Directed Study" format, will be tailored specifically to the career and vocational interests of the student. When scheduled in lecture/seminar form, the topical subject matter will change at each offering; students should refer to the course listing bulletin for current topic. Prerequisite: At least two of the DSN 6000-series courses.

DSN 8100
Web Design Integration/Capstone Course
3 credits

This course combines the three integration efforts toward a) integrating the enterprise, b) integrating the IS function, and c) integrating IS technologies.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): IST 7000, IST 7020, IST 7040, IST 7060, IST 7100, DSN 6000 and at least two (2) courses in the Web Design concentration.