INFO 246-11
Information Technology Tools and Applications - Advanced
Topic: JavaScript/jQuery
Spring 2016 Greensheet

Steve Perry

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This class does not use Canvas! The class Web site is found at:

Course Description

This course is an introduction to using JavaScript/jQuery to build dynamic Web pages, that is, Web pages that automatically change according to a user's input. You will be reading from the required text, watching videos, and doing programming exercises. The assignments will be problems that you will solve by coding JavaScript/jQuery in HTML pages that exercise the concepts learned to date.

Course Requirements

Contacting the Instructor
I check my email account at least once per day, Monday-Friday, usually in the daytime. I generally do not check for emails on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays.

Emergency email:
(Use only if no reply received within 48 hours from my regular email)

Important Dates
Semester: Spring 2016 (2016/01/28 through 2016/05/16)

Spring Recess: March 28-April 1

The FINAL DATE of this class is 2015/05/16
No assignments or exams will be accepted after that date!

Course Format
The class is taken entirely online via the Class Web Site.

There are 8 assignments that will require you to solve programming problems using JavaScript.

Participation in the Discussion Area is worth 10 points.

The Final Exam is worth 10 points.

Each assignment has a target due date (details will be posted on the class Web site) and there is a 7-day grace period for each assignment.

NO assignments or exams will be accepted after the FINAL DATE of this class (listed at the top of this page) unless I've given you an explicit extension.

Introduction to JavaScript Assignment 1 Assignment supports CLO #1

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Descisions and Loops Assignment 2 Assignment supports CLO #5

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Objects, Functions, Events Assignment 3 Assignment supports CLO #5

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Arrays Assignment 4 Assignment supports CLO #5

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DOM Scripting Assignment 5 Assignment supports CLO #10

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Introduction to jQuery Assignment 6 Assignment supports CLO #7

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jQuery Validation Assignment7 Assignment supports CLO #6
jQuery UI Assignment 8 Assignment supports CLO #6

Grading Policy and Standards

80% Assignments
10% Parricipation
10% Final Examination

Course Workload Expectations

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.

Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.

Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.

Course Prerequisites

INFO 246 has no prequisite requirements.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the features of JavaScript.
  2. Incorporate JavaScript/Jscript into HTML using current versions of popular Internet browsers.
  3. Identify the types of data and operators in JavaScript.
  4. Incorporate variables in JavaScript.
  5. Declare functions and add objects along with their methods and properties in JavaScript.
  6. Manage JavaScript events by using event handlers.
  7. Create interactive HTML forms by applying the properties and methods of form objects and elements.
  8. Implement loops in JavaScript programs.
  9. Manipulate the images displayed on a Web page.
  10. Identify how information about a Web page is stored.
  11. Identify the functions of cookie attributes; create and manipulate cookies.
  12. Identify information provided by navigator object properties.
  13. Manipulate strings using the string object method.

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

INFO 246 supports the following core competencies:

  1. E Design, query, and evaluate information retrieval systems.
  2. G Demonstrate understanding of basic principles and standards involved in organizing information such as classification and controlled vocabulary systems, cataloging systems, metadata schemas or other systems for making information accessible to a particular clientele.
  3. H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.


Recommended Textbooks:

  • Ruvalcaba, Z., & Murach, M. (2012). Murach's JavaScript and jQuery. Mike Murach & Associates. Available through Amazon: 1890774707arrow gif indicating link outside sjsu domain

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F


In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation.  You must repeat the class the following semester. If -on the second attempt- you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student

As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.

Dropping and Adding

Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at The Late Drop Policy is available at Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.

Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at

Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material

University Policy S12-7,, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:

  • "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
    • It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
    • In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
  • "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."

Academic integrity

Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at

Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act

If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at to establish a record of their disability.

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