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WEBD321 - Web eCommerce Development

Course Details

Course Code: WEBD321 Course ID: 4393 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of Web e-commerce development and how businesses and organizations may to use the Web to the buy and sell products and services online. The course begins with some basic introductory concepts and progresses into more advanced topics regarding the subject. The course will cover both conceptual and scenario based exercises, thus enabling students to experience the maximum amount of comprehension and retention of material covered in the course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  1. Define E-commerce and discuss current and future trends.
  2. Explain how internet law affects E-commerce,
  3. Outline current e-commerce marketing goals.
  4. Explain website usability and its contributing factors.
  5. Explain Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and how affects E-commerce.
  6. Describe how e-business affects current business.
  7. Examine the different E-commerce software options and weigh their advantages and disadvantages.
  8. Examine the customization an e-commerce site with a product catalog using software applications.
  9. Apply the concept of payment gateway for transaction processing.
  10. Summarize major components of E-commerce security

Describe how you will evaluate your students for each graded activity.

Reading Assignments: NA

Supplemental Readings: NA

Forum Assignments:

There will be a Discussion Questions each week. Students must post a reply to the weekly discussion question by Wednesday of each week and at least one e reply to at least two other students. In total, the student must post on a minimum of two different days during the particular week. The discussion forums are for student interaction and collaboration and submitting input after the week ends serves no learning objectives. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the discussions forums and avoid copying and pasting from web sites.

Homework Assignments:

There will be several writing assignment during the course.

Ensure that all assignments are submitted by the end of the week. All Written Assignments will graded according the rubrics below:





Clearly & effectively responds to assignment.

Response to assignment generally adequate & thorough.

Minimally responds to the assignment.

Does not respond well to assignment.

Demonstrates specific attention to relationship between audience & purpose.

Demonstrates understanding of audience & purpose.

Demonstrates some understanding of audience & purpose.

Demonstrates poor understanding of audience & essay purpose.

Main idea (thesis) very clearly stated & topic is effectively limited.

Main idea clear & topic is limited.

Main idea clear or implicit & topic is partially limited.

Main idea unclear & topic only partially limited.

Thesis supported in body of paper by a variety of relevant facts, examples, & illustrations from experience, references to related readings, etc.

Thesis well-supported in body of paper by facts, examples, illustrations though support may not be as vivid as the “A” essay.

Thesis generally supported in body of paper by facts, examples, details. No more than one paragraph with inadequate support.

Thesis supported in body of paper by few facts, examples, details. More than one paragraph with inadequate support.

Organization & structure very evident: major points divided into paragraphs and signaled by use of transitions. Each paragraph has a topic sentence; sentences within each paragraph relate to each other & are subordinate to the topic. Introduction & conclusion effectively related to the whole.

Organization & structure clear. Most major points are separated into paragraphs and signaled by transitions. Paragraphs are built on related sentences that logically develop the main points. No major digressions. Introduction & conclusion effectively related to the whole.

Organization & structure mostly clear. Many major points are separated into paragraphs and signaled by transitions. Most points are logically developed. There may be a few minor digressions but no major ones. Introduction & conclusion are somewhat effective.

The organization & structure must be inferred by the reader. Only some major points are set off by paragraphs and are signaled by transitions. There are some logically connected points. There may be some major digressions. Introduction and conclusion may be lacking or ineffective.


All weekly quizzes will graded upon submission.

Mid-term Project

The mid-term project must be completed by the end of week four and the exam must be submitted by the end of week eight and prior to the class end date.

Final Project Assignment

Each student must submit their proposed topic for instructor approval during Week 1. The topic will be “E-Commerce Business Models”. Instructor’s approval required before proceeding with the research. The research paper should 10-12 pages not including cover page and reference page(s). The research paper should be typewritten in double-spaced format using Arial 12-point font or Times New Roman styles.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forum 15.00 %
Week 1 Forum 1.88 %
Week 2 Forum 1.88 %
Week 3 Forum 1.88 %
Week 4 Forum 1.88 %
Week 5 Forum 1.88 %
Week 6 Forum 1.88 %
Week 7 Forum 1.88 %
Week 8 Forum 1.88 %
Weekly Assignments 15.00 %
Assignment 8: Internet Security 1.88 %
Assignment-7:Transaction Processing 1.88 %
Assignment-6:Online Catalog 1.88 %
Assignment-5:EDI 1.88 %
Assignment-4:Website Components 1.88 %
Assignment-3-Online Marketing 1.88 %
Assignment-2:Laws of the Internet 1.88 %
Assignment-1:Introduction to E-Commerce 1.88 %
Weekly Quiz 15.00 %
Week 7 Quiz 2.50 %
Week 6 Quiz 2.50 %
Week 5 Quiz 2.50 %
Week 3 Quiz 2.50 %
Week 2 Quiz 2.50 %
Week 1 Quiz 2.50 %
Midterm Project 25.00 %
Assignment 4: Midterm Project 25.00 %
Final Project 30.00 %
Assignment-8: Final Project 30.00 %

Book Title: E-Commerce Specialist v1.0: Academic Student Guide-E-book links provided inside the classroom
Author: CIW
Publication Info: CIW
ISBN: 9780742327566

Book Title:E-Commerce Specialist v1.0: Academic Student Guide-E-book links provided inside the classroom
Publication Info:CLASS-CIW
Unit Cost:$103.31
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.