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CPSC 6899
Spring 2013
Course Syllabus
CPSC 6899 Independent Study
Java Web Development
Last updated: January 8, 2013
Instructor Christopher C. Whitehead, PhD
E-mail: [email protected]
Office: CCT 441
Office Hours: TR 11:00 am-3:30 pm, W 1:00-2:00 pm
Contacting Me: For issues related to this course, please feel free to stop by my office
during my posted office hours or email me within CougarView. If you need to discuss
something with me personally but cannot do so during my posted office hours, please
feel free to contact me to arrange a more appropriate time.
Cell Phone: (706) 315-5946
Office Phone: (706) 507-8181
Department Phone: (706) 507-8170
Department Fax: (706) 565-3529
Web Site:
Course This course focuses on completion of assignments and a course project involving Java
Description Web application development approved and supervised by an appropriate member of
the CS graduate faculty.
Course At the
completion of this course, students will be able to:
implement Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)
develop JavaServer pages
develop Java servlets
structure a Web application
work with sessions and cookies
create and work with JavaBeans
install and configure Apache, Tomcat, MySQL, and PHP
use Java and MySQL to work with a database
use JavaMail to send e-mail
implement Web site security
how to work with HTTP requests and responses, listeners, and filters
Title: Murach's Java Servlets and JSP (2nd Edition)
Author: Joel Murach and Andrea Steelman
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates Inc.
Year: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-890774-44-8
Title: Murach's Java Programming (4th Edition)
Author: Joel Murach
Publisher: Mike Murach & Associates, Inc.
Year: 2011
ISBN: 978-1-890774-65-3
You must purchase the "required" textbook for the course. Purchasing the
recommended textbook is optional, but is highly encouraged if you are not
familiar with the Java programming language.
Assessment Grades in this course will be based on the following assessments:
 Programming assignments - 50%
 Final Project Proposal - 5%
 Final Project Design - 15%
 Final Project Implementation and Documentation - 30%
Final grades will be assigned according to the following schedule:
Percentage Grade
90 – 100
80 – 89
70 – 79
60 – 69
How to Access This course is being offered through CougarView. You can access CougarView at:
the Course
Your CougarView username and password are the same as your CougarNet username
and password.
Once you've entered CougarView, you will see a list of courses you have access to
which contains some combination of the phrases "CPSC 6899" and "Spring 2013." If
you don't see this entry in the list, please e-mail me.
Once you have clicked on the course's name and accessed the particular course itself,
you will find a home page with links to other sections and tools. The first thing you
should do is read the "Welcome (read first)" information. This information will give you
a feel for what's available in the particular CougarView classroom environment and
explain in more detail how the course will work. Once you've read this information,
please feel free to explore the other areas of the course.
How This This course will consist of self exploration, assignments, and a course project. On a
Course Will weekly basis, you will need to:
1. research and review concepts relative to the course content (approx. four hours
per week);
check-in weekly to report your progress (approx. 30 minutes per week);
complete and submit assignments (approx. one hour per week);
document the development of a course project ((approx. one hour per week);
work on and complete a course project (approx. two hours per week).
Expected workload: 8 1/2 hours per week.
Student As a student in this course, you are responsible to:
 manage your time and maintain the discipline required to meet the course
 submit assignments no later than the assigned due dates,
 decide on and develop a final project, and
 read any e-mail sent by the instructor and respond accordingly.
“I didn’t know” is not an acceptable excuse for failing to meet the course
requirements. If you fail to meet your responsibilities, you do so at your own risk.
Instructor As your instructor in this course, I am responsible to:
 grade the assignments and post scores within one week of the end of the week
in which they are submitted; and
 read any e-mail sent by students and respond accordingly within 48 hours.
Attendance Please post a "progress report" once a week in the "Progress Report" discussion area
Policy within CougarView to indicate your progress on the course readings, assignments, and
final project. If you do not post a progress report two weeks in a row, you may receive
a WF. If an emergency prevents you from posting a progress report or an assignment,
please contact me to make alternative arrangements.
Tentative The following is the tentative schedule for the course. It is subject to change. A
Schedule current schedule will be maintained in the CougarView calendar.
1/7 - 1/13
Chapter 1: An introduction to web programming with Java
Chapter 2: How to install and use Tomcat
Chapter 3: How to use the NetBeans IDE
1/14 - 1/20
Chapter 4: A crash course in HTML
Chapter 5: How to develop JavaServer Pages
Martin Luther King Holiday
1/22 - 1/27
Chapter 6: How to develop servlets
1/28 - 2/3
Chapter 7: How to structure a web application with the
MVC pattern
Final Project Proposal Due
2/4 - 2/10
Chapter 8: How to work with sessions and cookies
Programming Assignment 1 Due
2/11 - 2/17
Chapter 9: How to use standard JSP tags with JavaBeans
Chapter 10: How to use the JSP Expression Language (EL)
2/18 - 2/24
Chapter 11: How to use the JSP Standard Tag Library
Chapter 12: How to use custom JSP tags
Programming Assignment 2 Due
2/25 - 3/3
Chapter 13: How to use MySQL as the database
management system
Final Project Analysis and Design Due
3/4 - 3/10
Spring Break - no assignments or discussions
3/11 - 3/17
Chapter 14: How to use JDBC to work with a database
Programming Assignment 3 Due
3/18 - 3/24
Chapter 16: How to use SSL to work with a secure
3/25 - 3/31
Chapter 17: How to restrict access to a web resource
Programming Assignment 4 Due
4/1 - 4/7
Chapter 19: How to work with listeners
4/8 - 4/14
An introduction to the Music Store web site
The Download application
The Cart application
The Admin application
Programming Assignment 5 Due
4/15 - 4/21
Chapter 15: How to use JavaMail to send email
4/22 - 4/28
Chapter 18: How to work with HTTP requests and
Chapter 20: How to work with filters
Final Project Implementation and Documentation Due
Assignment All assignments are due during the week in which they are assigned and no later than
Due Dates 11:59 PM (23:59) (Eastern Time). The due dates for the assignments will be posted in
the Assignments section and in the course's calendar. Assignments submitted or
modified after the assignment due date will assessed a late penalty as described
Late If circumstances prevent the timely posting of assignments, please notify me by e-mail
Assignments within CougarView. Unless you make prior arrangements with me, any assignment
submitted after its assigned due date will be considered late. Late assignments may be
submitted up to three days beyond their assigned due date and are subject to a 10%
reduction in points for each day they are submitted beyond the assigned due date.
Assignments not submitted by the assigned due date or within the three days following
the assigned due due will be assessed a grade of zero (0).
Because of course grade reporting requirements, the final deliverable for the course
project must be submitted by the assigned due date -- no exceptions! Any final
deliverable not submitted by the assigned due date will be assessed a grade of zero
Extra Credit There are no provisions for extra credit in this course.
Incompletes If unusual circumstances preclude you from completing the course and you have
satisfactorily completed all the other course requirements up until that point, I will
award you a grade of "Incomplete" provided you contact me regarding the unusual
circumstances and you agree to certain conditions for removal of the "Incomplete."
You must, however, contact me and arrange for the Incomplete as soon as you are
aware that you will be unable to complete the course and before the last day of class.
Technical You must have the ability to administer your own computer system(s), and to install
Support and configure your own software. Ordinarily, I can only provide limited support.
Academic Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, activities such as cheating and
Honesty/ plagiarism
Plagiarism (
Policy It is a basis for disciplinary action. Any work turned in for individual credit must be
entirely the work of the student submitting the work. All work must be your own. For
group projects, the work must be done only by members of the group. You may share
ideas but submitting identical assignments (for example) will be considered cheating.
You may discuss the material in the course and help one another with debugging;
however, any work you hand in for a grade must be your own. A simple way to avoid
inadvertent plagiarism is to talk about the assignments, but don't read each other's
work or write solutions together unless otherwise directed by me. For your own
protection, keep scratch paper and old versions of assignments to establish ownership
until after the assignment has been graded and returned to you. If you have any
questions about this, please contact me immediately. For assignments, access to
notes, the course textbooks, books and other publications is allowed. All work that is
not your own, MUST be properly cited. This includes any material found on the
Internet. Stealing or giving or receiving any code, diagrams, drawings, text or designs
from another person (CSU or non-CSU, including the Internet) is not allowed. Having
access to another person’s work on the computer system or giving access to your work
to another person is not allowed. It is your responsibility to prevent others from
having unauthorized access to your work.
No cheating in any form will be tolerated. Penalties for academic dishonesty may
include a zero grade on the assignment or exam/quiz, a failing grade for the course,
suspension from the Computer Science program, and dismissal from the program. All
instances of cheating will be documented in writing with a copy placed in the School’s
files. Students will be expected to discuss the academic misconduct with the faculty
member and the chairperson. For more details see the Student Handbook:
Confidentially CSU does not guarantee the confidentiality of information shared by students in the
of Information course environment. Therefore, you should not share any confidential information from
Shared by employers unless explicitly released for public use.
ADA If you have a documented disability, as described by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Accommodation (P.L. 933-112 Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and
Notice subsequent amendments and would like to request academic and/or physical
accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Services in the Schuster
Student Success Center (room 221), 706-507-8755, as soon as possible. Course
requirements will not be waived, but reasonable accommodations may be provided as
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