Syllabus for Web Application Development

Dynamiska webbapplikationer

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 2IS220
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Software Engineering G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2016-09-14
  • Established by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 01, 2017
  • Entry requirements: Programming, 7.5 credits
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Decisions and guidelines

The course is included in the following degree programme:
• Bachelor's Programme in Information Systems, specialisation software engineering, 180 credits.
Be given also as a freestanding course.

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
• Explain standards for HTML and style sheets (CSS)
• Describe guidelines for usability and availability
• Explain the concepts DOM (Document Object Model) and Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and
XML)

Regarding competence and skills the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
• Apply basic coding in HTML and CSS
• Use CSS for responsive design
• Design simple dynamic web applications that use external systems

Regarding judgement and approach the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:
• Validate web pages according to W3C standard considering the need of clients and users
• Analyse and evaluate websites from the perspective on usability and availability

Content

The course covers construction and design of dynamic web pages. The emphasis lies on standardised HTML and CSS to create structure and appearance. The course also covers basic JavaScript to create a dynamic behaviour on web sites.
Other parts that are covered are availability, responsive design and validation of web pages.

Component 1: Structure with HTML, 1.5 credits
The component deals with standardised HTML and the importance of the elements for the structure of web pages. Further, validation of HTML code is covered to verify correct syntax regarding elements and attributes for the standard one follows.

Component 2: Design with CSS, 2.5 credits
The component deals with standardised CSS to create design and layout for web pages. The component also covers validation of CSS code to verify that syntax follows chosen standard.

Component 3: Dynamic behaviour with JavaScript, 2.5 credits
The component deals with basic syntax and semantics in the language JavaScript that is used to create a dynamic behaviour on web pages. The component also covers different JavaScript library and its use and how you through API:s can retrieve data from external systems.

Component 4: Availability and Responsiveness, 1 credit
The component deals with the importance of websites being available for all users irrespective of disabilities and the guidelines that are to secure this. The component also covers how one creates responsive sites that will work for different screen resolution.

Instruction

The course is given in the form of lectures, workshops and exercises.

Assessment

The course is examined through written assignments.

For the grade Pass in the whole course, it is required that all components are passed. To pass with distinction is required furthermore passed with distinction on at least three of the components.

Other directives

The course is given on Campus Gotland and as a distance course.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 52, 2017

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Niederst Robbins, Jennifer Learning web design : a beginner's guide to HTML, CSS, JavaScript and web graphics

    4th ed.: Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly, cop. 2012

    Find in the library