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Introductory Topics in Computing - Web Design (Honors)

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Fall 2010
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
320 and 103 (lab)
Days & Times

Monday & Friday - 11:00 - 11:50 a.m. - Bolin 320
Wednesday - 11:00 - 12:50 a.m. - Bolin 103

Dr. Ranette Hudson Halverson PhD (view Profile)

Course Attachments


MS Office FrontPage for Windows 2003
by Nolan Hester (Peachpit Press)
User-Centered Website Development
by Daniel McCracken & Rosalee Wolfe
Course Objectives

 Course Objectives:

  • Students will understand the principles of functional web design
  • Students will learn to use MS FrontPage as a tool for web page design
  • Students will discuss ethical, social and legal issues in computing related to web design and use
Course Expectations

TENTATIVE:  All requirements listed below are subject to change based on the progress of the class and/or other extenuating circumstances.


  • 2 Major Exams and 1 Final Exam
  • Homework Questions on each chapter
  • 3 Essays
  • Other assignments & projects as the course progress warrants


  • 1 Major Exam
  • Several daily quizzes
  • Required daily lab work
  • Major Project - Development of a complete web site
Final Exam 12/06/2010 10:30 a.m.
Submission Format Policy

Details for assignment submission will be stated in each assignment document. 

Some assignments will be turned in hard copy, some will be emailed to the instructor, and others will be posted to a web site.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Late Paper Policy

Daily homework questions will not be accepted late.  Students who are absent may email their assignment to Dr. Halverson prior to class or turn in it early. 

Projects and papers will be accepted late for one week past the due date but will have 5 points per day deducted from the grade.

Make-up daily quizzes will not be given.

A make-up major exam will be given only for excused absences and if the arrangements for the make-up are made within 24 hours of the exam time.  Only one make-up exam is allowed per semester.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

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Attendance Requirements

Students are expected to attend the class on a regular basis.  Excessive absences may cause the student to be dropped from the course.  Students are responsible for all assignments and material covered in the course, even when absent.  It is recommended that the student contact the instructor by email or phone ASAP regarding any absence.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

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