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Course Descriptions

The Computer Science curriculum prepares students for careers in all areas of the computer industry as well as for graduate studies in computer science and computer related fields. Students have also found a computer science major to be excellent preparation for careers in law, medicine, business administration, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, and other technical and non-technical fields.

CSSE 280 - Introduction to Web Programming

Introduction to the client-side and server-side mechanisms for creating dynamic web applications with persistent data storage. Browser-server interaction via HTTP. Static web page creation using current markup and styling languages. Client-side programming with modern scripting languages and the DOM. Server-side programming with emerging web programming languages and frameworks. Persistent data storage with a state-of-the-art database management system. Asynchronous client-server communication via HTTP requests. Development and consumption of REST APIs. Deployment of web applications to cloud platforms or platform as a service providers. Security considerations. This course provides breadth of knowledge of many tools/technologies rather than deep knowledge of any particular tool/technology. No previous experience with Web development is required.

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