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)

Prereq: CS342.

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.

Internship or Practicum

Content Developer Program

Content Developer

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:

Art Majors

- DSGN 360 and DSGN 361 

Communications Majors

- COMM 244 and 318, plus one other course determined by major advisor. 

English Majors

- English 302 and 402, plus one other course determined by major advisor. 

Journalism Majors

- JOUR 305, 309 and 330. 

Marketing Majors

- MKTG 476 and 483. 

Other Majors

- 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.

E-Commerce Developer Program

This certificate is designed to teach students how to build and manage data-driven web sites. These courses are offered by the Management Information Systems group in the College of Business and Economics. After completing the ISC Core Courses e-commerce Developer students take the following three courses:

MIS 324 - Intermediate Web Development and Management (4 credits)

Prereq: MIS 314 or permission of instructor.
Principles and technologies required to create, maintain and manage Internet content. Topics include ASP.NET, database design and access, web services, testing, security and use of high-level development tools (currently Visual Studio).
MIS 324 web site

MIS 424 - E-Commerce Systems Management (4 credits)

Prereq: MIS 324 or permission of instructor.
Covers topics that are needed to build effective e-commerce and e-business web sites. Such sites are content rich, secure, scalable, reliable and usable. Course topics include how to provide and consume web services, interact with legacy systems via screen-scraping, analyze site performance, security, application configuration, web server configuration, electronic-payment, e-commerce business models and designing for search engines. 
MIS 424 web site

E-commerce developer students will then get hands-on experience with an internship or practicum.

Internship or Practicum