In addition to the institutional and general education level learning objectives, Associate of Science in Web Publishing Program also seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:
- Assess the architecture, protocols, tools, and techniques on the Internet and the World Wide Web (WWW).
- Utilize analytical, logical, and critical thinking abilities to analyze user requirements and to design, develop, and deploy effective Web Publishing solutions.
- Examine the foundational principles and concepts of object-oriented programming (OOP).
- Evaluate the principles of design and analyze the process for building web sites.
American Public University is part of American Public University System, a regionally accredited university offering more than 100 degree and certificate programs at the associate, bachelor's, and master's levels. All courses are online, so students have the flexibility of taking classes any time or any place that fits their schedule. Our degree programs are designed to be challenging and relevant to working adults in both the public and private sectors and can help enhance their current career or prepare them for a career change.
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Web Page & Web Site Design
This course introduces students to the concepts of Web site design, including Web project management, the Web site development process, and ethical and legal issues in Web development. The course provides hands-on experience with Web page layout, navigation, typography, Web graphics, color, color theory, web safe colors, HTML, XML, XHTML, structural elements (tables and framesets), cascading style sheets, and metadata. It also explores readability, interactivity, navigation, usability and accessibility, browsers and design considerations, audio, motion, multimedia, and the impact of these design elements on the performance of the web site. Students will need access to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or higher) and Firefox 2.0 (or higher). This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. This course covers lessons 1-16 of the Design Methodology and Technology curriculum of the CIW Site Designer certification.
Pre Reqs: Web Development Fundamentals(WEBD121)
Web Development Fundamentals
Web Development Using XHTML
This course focuses on the theory and principles of various programming languages that are used on the web, with particular focus on HTML, XHTML, and DHTML. Students will explore the principles of Object Oriented Programming (OOP) and examine inheritance, encapsulation, and polymorphism. They will also examine the components of OOP languages; the scope, protocols and parameters for various methods, such as: dynamic text ranges (move, moveStart, moveEnd, moveToPoint, moveToElement, getElementById, getBookmark, compareEndPoints, setEndPoints, Expand, Collapse, FindText), transition ranges (blendTrans, revealTrans), event propagation (stopPropogation, addEventListener, removeEventListener), dynamic content (createAttribute, createElement, createTextNode, cloneNode), and dynamic styles (CSS) and dynamic positioning (CSS-P) (coordinate systems, absolute positioning, relative positioning, and dynamic data binding). Students will explore the principles governing the animation of text (pulsating text, expanding text, flying text, drag and drop). This course focuses on improving the user-application interactivity via dynamic content, animation, media (audio and video), forms, web-safe colors, styles, and Cascading Style Sheet (CSS).
Pre Reqs: Web Development Fundamentals(WEBD121)
Web Site Development Using DreamWeaver
This course is a study of the design and development of web sites using Dreamweaver. Students will use professionally designed templates to develop coordinated and sophisticated layouts for a multi-page website. They will work with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), graphics (enhance, optimize, embed, and edit image properties), tables, templates, frames, forms, and snippets. They will also perform site management and use the extensibility feature of Dreamweaver. Microsoft Expression Web will also be introduced. Students must have access to Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 (or higher), Firefox 2.0 (or higher), Microsoft Expression Web, Adobe and Dreamweaver CS3 (or higher), and Opensource software. This course covers lessons 17-23 of the Design Methodology and Technology curriculum of the CIW Site Designer certification. Students must obtain their own software for the course.
Foundations of Online Learning
This course is designed to provide a solid foundation for undergraduate study in the online environment. Students will be introduced to learning theory, the tools available in the online classroom and campus, and online research. Identification of personal learning style allows students to improve their study/learning techniques and prepares them to succeed in college level courses. Students will be introduced to formatting and citation styles. APUS policy and procedure is addressed. There is an emphasis on written communication to assist students in the transition to the online environment.
Electives are typically courses available at your degree level that are not currently required as a part of your degree program/academic plan. Please visit the catalog to view a complete listing of courses.