WWW110 - Database Driven Websites

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Last revision date Jan 19, 2021 3:56:43 PM
Last review date Jan 19, 2021 3:56:43 PM


Subject Title
Database Driven Websites

Subject Description
As websites grow more and more complicated, Content Management Systems (CMS) become a needed reality of modern web development. This module sets the groundwork for basic PHP development, and then advances to look at several popular PHP based systems, investigating the strengths and weaknesses of using one as an approach to web development.

Credit Status
1 Credit toward Webmaster Certificate.

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

1. Understand the history, use and functionality of PHP.
2. Understand the role of PHP within internet technologies.
3. Utilize PHP to implement additional functionality on the web.
4. Understand the role of Content Management Systems in modern web development.
5. Understand basic and advanced applications of WordPress.
6. Search, evaluate and install themes and plugins.
7. Build database driven web applications.
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Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.

Prerequisite(s)
WWW105

Topic Outline
 

 
Introduction to PHP and server-side scripting
 
Setup a local server environment with Apache, mySQL and PHP
 
Naming, creating, and using variables and constants
 
Creating and using control structures and functions
 
Handling form input with the $_GET and $_POST superglobals
 
Introduction to WordPress CMS 
 
Requirements and steps for installing WordPress
 
Creating WordPress pages and posts
 
Choosing, evaluating and activating WordPress themes and plugins

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer, reinforced by assigned readings and assignments between classes.


Prescribed Texts




Required Supplies
None

Student Progression and Promotion Policy

http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/student-progression-and-promotion-policy.html

Grading Policyhttp://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/grading-policy.html

A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academics-and-student-services.html) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices..



Modes of Evaluation

Since this is a professional credit subject, marking standards reinforce professional practice by demanding consistent and coherent work that is submitted on time.  Late assignments are penalized.  Begin your assignments early in anticipation of unforeseen problems and a heavy workload in your other courses. 

Assignments should be documented to the instructor's standards.  Where relevant, written work should be well organized and grammatically correct, with proper spelling and punctuation.   

While attendance is not formally a part of this evaluation schedule, you should be aware that absenteeism will almost guarantee your inability to achieve satisfactory grades. There is no formal provision for make-up assignments. 

To attain a passing grade for this subject, students must obtain a mark of 50% or higher. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignment 1    50

Assignment 2    50% 

Total                 100% 




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