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Cypress College

Introduction to Internet CIS 108

Course Syllabus

Spring Semester 1998

 

Instructor: Carl J. Morrison Office Hours: Sat 8:30 a.m. - Noon B-107

Office: Extended Day

Phone: 826-2220 Ext. 211 E-mail: Cptrtchr@hotmail.com

 


TEXTs:

First Nine Weeks:

Caswell, Sharon (1996). New Perspectives on The Internet Using Netscape Navigator Software. Cambridge, MA.

Second Nine Weeks:

Don, Chai-Ling Baker. (1997). PUBISHING ON THE WEB. Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Reading, (1997). HTML, ILLUSTRATED BRIEF EDITION. Cabbridge, MA.


DESCRIPTION:

 

This course will prepare students to use the Internet, a world wide computer network. Emphasis is on introducing the features of the Internet, including electronic mail, Telnet, FTP, Usenet, and Gopher. Students will explore the vast resources of the Internet, learn how to use common Internet browsers, and build a Web Page.

 

GOALS:

 

At the completion of the course, students will have the ability to:

 

Connect to the Internet and compose, send, receive, store, and forward e-mail using a web-based e-mail package.

Use Telnet to access a variety of host computers

Describe the hardware and software requirements to connect to the Internet

Transfer a file from a remote site to a local computer

Use Gopher services to access information worldwide

Use a World Wide Web browser to perform a keyword search for a topic

Perform real-time conversations on the Internet

Build a Web page for the Internet

 

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY:

 

Each student in this class is expected to do his or her own work. You may work together to solve the assigned problems, but each of you must complete your own work. Any attempt to cheat on the class assignments and/or the class tests will result in zero points for everyone involved, and possibly a failing grade in the class. For more information, please study the Academic Honesty Policy for Cypress College which appears in your college catalog.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

No previous computer experience is necessary or assumed.

 

Touch Typing knowledge is the most efficient way to use a computer in class or on the job. Typing (Keyboarding Classes may still be open to enrollment this semester.)

 

All students must attend class conducted in the CIS/Bus. Department Room 107 or 108. Absences must not exceed two classes. Additional computer time may be available in the Bus/CIS Lab (Room 111) Check there for their hours.

 

All students must take tests on assigned dates, no makeup of tests is possible. If you cannot attend a class in which a test is taken, you may take it prior to the rest of the class, but not after.

 

Students who drop the class must drop in the Admissions Office. Failure to complete Drop paperwork will result in an "F" grade at the end of the semester.

 

All students are responsible for turning in all of the required exercises.

 

COURSE MEETING TIME AND LENGTH:

 

9:00A - 1:00 P Sat., January 24 - March 21, 8 classes. A second course will follows this one and you should enroll the first week of the Internet Class to insure a seat.

 

EVALUATION:

 

A maximum of 1 unit of credit may be earned in EACH of the two 9-week classes.

 

Grades will be based on your performance on Lab Exercises (40%) and Tests (60%) of your final grade for One Unit of Credit.

 

For the second unit of credit, grades will be based on your performance on Lab Exercises (60%) and Projects (40%) in the Publishing... and HTML books.

 

GRADING SCALE:

A=100%-90%

B=89%-80%

C=79%-70%

D=69%-60%

F=below 60%

 

Go To "Internet Schedule"

 

To contact the instructor, Carl J. Morrison, e-mail: CptrTchr@hotmail.com

 

Internet, Cypress College S 98

Cypress College

Introduction to Internet CIS 108

4:00P - 6:00 P Tues. and Thurs. -- Morrison, Carl -- B-107

March 23/28 - May 23 --1 Unit

(Followed by Web Page Design using HTML - March 28 - May 23 See below)

This course will prepare students to use the Internet. Emphasis is on introducing the features of internet, electronic mail, Telnet, FTP, Usenet, Gopher, and other Internet Services.

 

Text: The Internet Using Netscape Navigator Software - Introductory

New Perspectives Series, ISBN 0-7600-4078-8

Student files: See inside book cover for web site.

Introduction to Internet

The Internet Using Netscape Navigator

Class #1 & 2

"Read this before you begin" Net 3

Tutorial 1: Introduction to the Internet

Project : 2

Lab Assignment: World Wide Web

Class #3 & 4

Tutorial 2: Getting connected to the Internet

Project: 1

April 11 Holiday - Spring Break

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Class #5 & 6

Tutorial 3:

Using Netscape Navigator to Explore the Internet

Tutorial Assignments: One

Case Problems: 1, 2, 3, 4

Class #7 & 8

Tutorial 4:

Using E-mail and Mailing Lists to Communicate

Tutorial Assignments: One

Case Problems: 1, 2, 3, 4

Lab Assignment

Class # 9 & 10

Tutorial 5: Newsgroups and IRC

Tutorial Assignments (2)

Case Problems:

Class #11 & 12

Tutorial 6: Telnet, Gopher, and FTP Services

Tutorial Assignment (1)

Case Problems: 1, 2, 3

Class #13 & 14

Tutorial 7: Read only:

Accessing Internet Services with Unix

Case problems: 1, 2, 3

Class #15 & 16

Final Exam and Selected "Internet Activities"

Web Page Design using HTML

Publishing on the Web

March 28

Unit 1: Creating Web Pages

April 4

Unit 2: Formatting Web Pages

April 11 Holiday - Spring Break

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April 18

Unit 3: Enhancing Web Pages

April 25

Unit 1: Creating an HTML Document

HTML

May 2

Unit 2: Controlling HTML Text

May 9

Unit 3: Adding Graphics and Multimedia

May 16

Unit 4: Using Forms to Control Input

May 23

Appendix: Using HTML Resources


Web Page Design using HTML CIS 75

9:00A - 1:00 P Sat. -- Morrison, Carl -- B-107

March 28 - May 23 --1 Unit