IT 202 Coding for Audio and Video
This is an introductory programming course with emphasis on audio and video applications. Students write simple code-based scripts for presenting and manipulating audio and video.
IT 202 is intended for students with no prior programming experience. Students with intermediate or advanced programming experience (i.e. successful completion of more than one programming course) do not need to take this course. They are encouraged to ask their adviser to substititue an elective course in place of IT 202 (consult the instructor for more details).
By the end of the quarter, students will be able to:
- Write code that controls and manipulates audio and video
- Use HTML and CSS to display diverse content
- Write simple programs
- Use technical documentation for applying new methods
- Explain common approaches to using code-based applications in professional workflows
There are no required texts. All materials are presented online.
||5% (10 points)
|Six assignments (10 points each)
||30% (60 points)
|Two quizzes (20 points each)
||20% (40 points)
||20% (40 points)
||25% (50 points)
Students receiving more than 90% of possible points are guaranteed at least an A-, more than 80% at least a B-, more than 70% at least a C-, and more than 60% at least a D.
Students are expected to attend every class by connecting online. Attendance will be informally kept even though it is not a part of the course grade. An effort will be made to call on every student at least once for each class session.
The two quizzes will be offered through D2L outside of class time. The midterm will be offered during the scheduled class time. All quizzes and exams must be completed individually without any collaboration.
Tests and quizzes can be made up with a serious documented excuse (e.g. illness, death in the family) and must be arranged as soon as possible. Arrangements involving other excuses require prior permission from the instructor.
The goal of assignments is to practice the concepts taught in class. You are expected to do your own assignments. However, some collaboration with other students is allowed and even encouraged. The following types of collaboration are allowed:
- Discussing strategies for solving a problem
- Explaining why a Web page does not work
- Reviewing and testing someone else's Web pages
The following types of collaboration are not allowed:
- Literally telling someone what code to write
Engaging in these last two types of collaboration will be considered a violation of the university's policy on academic integrity. Violators will receive a 0 for the corresponding assignment and will be reported as required by the policy.
Late assignments will be accepted up to three days late with a one point penalty. Assignments submitted more than 3 days after the due date will not be accepted without an excused absence cleared by the dean of students office.
Additional assignments for extra credit will not be offered.
All grade challenges must be submitted in writing and include an explanation why the given score or grade should be reconsidered.
||Quiz or Exam
|Jan 5 & 7
||Course Overview and HTML Basics
|Jan 12 & 14
||HTML, images, and posting Web pages
||Web Servers, HTML Tutorial
|Jan 19 & 21
|Jan 26 & 28
|Feb 2 & 6
||A/V properties and events; JS functions
|Feb 9 & 11
||Midterm Exam (Thursday)
|Feb 16 & 18
||Conditionals, Counts, Registering events
||References on comparisons, conditionals and Event Listeners
|Feb 23 & 25
||Basic Controls Reference
|Mar 2 & 4
|Mar 9 & 11
This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.
Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course
content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The
evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely
separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation.
Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.
This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you
have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.
All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.
Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that
you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002