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Syllabus for SSE 698

Web Development (Professional Seminar)

Summer Semester 2011 (11U) Session 1

Changes are possible.


Instructor: Dr. Paul E. MacNeil

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Textbooks and Supplies:

Texts (including web sites):

(Read the Four Paths in the Assignments section before you buy!)


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Software (including web sites):

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Other Useful Resources (including web sites):

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Catalog Description (Course Purpose):

This course addresses the the development of web software, including both specific application frameworks (such as Enterprise Java [Java EE 5 or 6] or ASP.NET) and higher level web engineering.

This course will be conducted as a regular SSE course, the same as all other SSE courses, with three internet application projects due, except that students will be assigned additional responsibilities in exploring and defining the technologies to be used. This assignment will be at the beginning of the course.

This course follows an aggressive schedule, and should be taken only by people who are prepared for an aggressive schedule where they are expected to define their own plan of study very early.

This course begins on May 23, 2011.

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Course Objectives:

Breadth and Depth in Defining, Analyzing, and Solving Complex Problems:

Communicate Technical Aspects of the Solution for Complex Software Engineering Problems to a Technical Audience:

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SSE 550 or permission of the program director.

If you choose the Low-level design option in ASP.NET, you must already be proficient in .NET programming(for example, in C#).

If you choose the Low-level design option in Java EE 5 or 6, you must already be proficient in JAVA SE (Standard Edition) programming.

If you choose the High-level design option in either Java EE 5 or ASP.NET, you must already be proficient in Java EE 5 or ASP.NET programming, respectively.

If you choose the PHP/CMS option, you must already be proficient in Object-Oriented Programming at the SSE 550 level.


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Class Location:

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Percent of Term Grade
Project 1
Project 2
Project 3

Credit will be given only for original work.

More information about grading is contained in the General Project Rubric.

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Additional Information:

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  • What Do I Do?
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    Changes to this Syllabus:

    There will be changes to this syllabus, so check back frequently, and don't forget to hit "Reload" or "Refresh".


    Schedule of Events and Assignments:

    Start Date
    End Date
    May 23, 2011 June 24, 2011

    Course in Progress

    May 23, 2011 May 31, 2011

    Work on Project 1.

      May 31, 2011

    Project 1 due; post to our FTP server.

    June 01, 2011 June 13, 2011

    Work on Project 2.

      June 13, 2011

    Project 2 due.

    June 14, 2011 June 24, 2011

    Work on Project 3.

      June 24, 2011

    Project 3 due.

      June 24, 2011

    Course ends.




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    Contact Information

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    Important Additional Information:

    "Students requiring accommodations for a disability should inform the instructor at the close of the first class meeting or as soon as possible. The instructor will refer you to the Disability Support Services Coordinator to document your disability, determine eligibility for accommodations under the ADAAA/Section 504 and to request a Faculty Accommodation Form. Disability accommodations or status will not be indicated on academic transcripts. In order to receive accommodations in a class, students with sensory, learning, psychological, physical or medical disabilities must provide their instructor with a Faculty Accommodation Form to sign. Students must return the signed form to the Disability Services Coordinator. A new form must be requested each semester. Students with a history of a disability, perceived as having a disability or with a current disability who do not wish to use academic accommodations are also strongly encouraged to register with the Disability Services Coordinator and request a Faculty Accommodation Form each semester. For further information, please contact Carole Burrowbridge, Disability Services Coordinator, at 301-2778 or visit the Disability Support Services website at" * (10/09)

    Accreditation: Mercer University is accredited by SACS.