IT 238 Interactive Web Scripting

Steve Jost

Office: CDM 744
Fall 2022-2023
Class number: 19138
Section number: 410
OLASY NCHOP Online Campus


Advanced scripting with javascript and the Document-Object Model (DOM) for creating web pages. Object-oriented principles applied to user interfaces and event handling. Use of libraries such as jQuery.


Marijn Haverbeke, Eloquent JavaScript: A Modern Introduction to Programming, Third Edition, No Starch Press, 2019.
This textbook is available at

Online Resources:


  • Grading Breakdown: Projects 35%,  D2L Midterm Exam: 15%; Proctored Final Exam: 25%; D2L Practice Quizzes: 10%; Attendance: 10%; Participation: 5%.
  • Grading Scale: 94-100:A, 89-93:A-, 85-88:B+, 80-84:B, 75-79:B-, 70-74:C+, 65-69: C, 60-64: C-, 55-59: D+, 50-54: D, 0-49:F. Late Penalties: Late Penalties: 10% per day; no projects will be accepted more than 10 days late.
  • To obtain credit for study logs, each student in the asynchronous section will submit weekly study logs, which describe the details of what the student studied that week, what questions or insignts he or she had, what was easy, what was hard, etc,
  • There will be three exams in this class: a D2L Multiple Choice Midterm Exam, a Takehome Exam, and a D2L Multiple Choice Final Exam.
  • Projects cannot be resubmitted, except under special circumstances.
  • Even under special circumstances, at most one project can be resubmitted.


IT 130

Additional Regulations

  • The final exam will be a proctored exam, taken in class for the synchronous section and in the Online Learning Proctoring Center for the asynchronous section.
  • The late penalty for class projects is 10% per day. No projects are accepted more than 10 days late. An exception to this penalty requires documentation submitted through the office of the Dean of Students. Such documentation must be submitted on or before the date the the project is due. Even if an exception to this policy is granted, the late penalty may be reduced, but it will not be not entirely eliminated.
  • Attendance counts for 10% of your grade.  Students in the asynchronous section will obtain credit for attendance by submitting weekly study logs.  See the Announcements Page for details about study logs.
  • No late assignments will be accepted after the Sunday following finals week, 11:59pm.
  • All projects must be submitted on D2L.
  • An incomplete is hard to get in CDM. It is usually only allowed for a major illness (typically requiring hospitalization) or a death in the family. In any case documentation is required, which must be submitted to the Dean of Students Office.
  • More than one half of the work must be completed for the course for a student's incomplete request to be considered.
  • If you have trouble submitting any project, email the completed project to the professor to prove that you completed it on time, then submit the assignment on the D2L system as soon as possible.
  • Submitting a wrong version is not a reason to waive a late penalty for a project.
  • Class registration is not allowed after the first week of class.
  • Students should keep backup copies of all submitted projects, in case a wrong version is submitted.
  • Extra credit assignments are not given.
  • This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be announced during the class and posted on the course announcements page.

For each week, readings in the Eloquent JavaScript textbook are shown if applicable.
Review of HTML5 and CSS3.

Review of JavaScript from IT 130: variables, primitive datatypes, if statements, loops, functions, event handlers. Ch. 1, 2, and 3. Arrays, objects maps, builtin functions and methods. Ch. 4. Classes, working with images, random number generation. Working with the BOM. Ch. 5 and 6. HTML controls, session and local storage, examples. Ch. 13 and 18. Working with the DOM, events, effects such as fade in/fade out, hide/display, timers. Other examples. Ch. 14, 15. Regular expressions for validation, dates, submission forms, front end vs. back end applications, PHP. Other examples. Ch. 9, 18. Javascript library: jQuery. Animation, review for final exam. Ch. 17. Other examples.

School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

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.

Online Course Evaluations

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.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

All students are expected to abide by the University's Academic Integrity Policy which prohibits cheating and other misconduct in student coursework. Publicly sharing or posting online any prior or current materials from this course (including exam questions or answers), is considered to be providing unauthorized assistance prohibited by the policy. Both students who share/post and students who access or use such materials are considered to be cheating under the Policy and will be subject to sanctions for violations of Academic Integrity.

Academic Policies

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

Students with Disabilities

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
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296