Program Tracks for Internet Studies
Web Programmer Certification
This certificate is designed with the Computer Science major in mind. It is focused less on content and more on code. After completing the ISC Core Courses Web Programmer students take the following three courses:
CS 342 Web Scripting (4 credits)
Prereq: CSCI 330.
For CS majors and non-majors seeking Web programmer certification from the Internet Studies Center. Development of programs and scripts for Web server applications and implementation of dynamic web pages in both Unix and Windows environments. The course includes a study of various scripting languages, and database access through database management systems. Implementations PERL, PhP, Python, Ruby and JSP, their DBM interfaces and the MySQL database management system.
CS 442 Advanced Web Programming in Java (4 credits)
For CS majors and non-majors seeking Web programming certification from the Internet Studies Center. Advanced network, applet, and server applications in Java. GUIs, Web spiders and Web search algorithms, security, remote method invocation and Java Beans.
These courses are offered to CS majors and any non-majors who have completed the prerequisite programming courses. Web programmers should be familiar with all aspects of scripting (both client- and server-side), database specification and interface. Ideally they will get experiences in both Unix and NT server environments.
Web Programming students will then get hands-on experience with an internship or practicum.
Content Developer Program
The Web Content Developer Track is designed with the Liberal Arts Major in mind. This Track focuses on creating, developing, maintaining content of web sites while using technical Web skills to achieve these objectives. After completing the ISC Core Courses Content Developer students take designated courses within their major.
Majors currently identified for this option are:
- DSGN 360 and DSGN 361
- COMM 244 and 318, plus one other course determined by major advisor.
- English 302 and 402, plus one other course determined by major advisor.
- JOUR 305, 309 and 330.
- MKTG 476 and 483.
- Consult with the ISC Director, Computer Science Department, Communications Facilities Building (CF479)
For all other majors there is another option to receive a certificate as a Content Developer. This option is essentially the same as the current minor. A student in any other major can take two courses in either English or Journalism (writing and editing in electronic medium) and a Communications course (emphasizing group interactions). These courses are open to non-majors.
Web Content students will then get hands-on experience with an internship or practicum.