Syllabus for Web Application Development

Dynamiska webbapplikationer

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:
  • Revised: 2019-10-07
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2020
  • Entry requirements: Programming, 7.5 credits
  • Responsible department: Department of Informatics and Media

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding the student is expected to be able to on completion of the course:

  • know about standards for HTML and style sheets (CSS),
  • describe guidelines for usability and availability,
  • explain basic concepts concerning web design and web publication.
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 HTML and CSS for responsive web design,
  • build dynamic web applications with support of JavaScript,
  • integrate web applications with 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 of usability and availability.

Content

The course covers construction and design of dynamic web pages. The emphasis lies on standardized HTML and CSS to create structure and appearance. Validation of HTML and CSS code is done to verify that syntax follows the selected standard. The course also covers JavaScript to create dynamic behavior on web sites. Various JavaScript libraries and their use as well as how to retrieve data from external systems via APIs are also included. In addition, the importance of ensuring that websites are accessible to all users regardless of the functional variations and the guidelines available to secure this is addressed. Also how to create responsive sites that work for different screen resolutions are included in the course.

Instruction

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

Assessment

The course is examined through written assignments.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • McGrath, Mike HTML, CSS & JavaScript in easy steps

    Special edition: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire: In Easy Steps, [2020]

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

Reading list revisions