BTI220 - Internet Architecture and Development

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Subject Title
Internet Architecture and Development

Subject Description

This course introduces students to Internet architecture and software development principles, using the World Wide Web as the system example. After successfully completing the course, a student will be able to design and create web pages for web browsers, while applying knowledge of HTML5 technologies.

Students begin by learning JavaScript, the programming language of the Web. Then, the Document Object Model (DOM) is studied, and with it, documents that use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to define its structure and content. To affect and modify the appearance and formatting of a document, students learn and apply the foundations of the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language. Throughout this progression of topics, JavaScript is continually used to access and modify the content and appearance of documents through the DOM interface.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and general functionality of the World Wide Web, and its foundation protocol, HTTP.
  • Develop professional-quality web client applications that conform to standards.
  • Demonstrate competence working with the Document Object Model in modern browsers.
  • Demonstrate competence in the JavaScript programming language, applied to web client applications.
  • Demonstrate competence with the HyperText Markup Language in composing documents for the web.
  • Demonstrate competence with Cascading Style Sheets to affect the appearance of web documents.
  • Solve a wide range of common web client programming problems.

Essential Employability Skills
Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.