- Course number and name
CSC417 – User Interfaces
- Credits and contact hours
3 Credit Hours
- Instructor’s or course coordinator’s name
Instructor: Dr. Robert Kline, Associate Professor of Computer Science
Text book, title, author, and year
- Java Swing, 2nd edition, Mark Loy et. al., O'Reilly, 2002
- Php in Action, Dagfinn Reiersol, et. al., Manning, 2007
Other Supplemental Materials
The Instructor's website: http://www.cs.wcupa.edu/rkline/csc217
Specific course information
brief description of the content of the course (catalog description)
This course deals with database-driven graphical user interface applications. The Model- View-Controller software paradigm is used as a guiding principle for the applications developed. The course features applications using Java-based components as well as web-based components with a modern server-side scripting language such as PHP. Most of the course work is based on developing a complex, large-scale web database system with the goal of implementing this system within a web application framework.
prerequisites or co-requisites
Prerequisite: CSC 241: Data Structures and Algorithms, or permission of instructor.
indicate whether a required, elective, or selected elective course in the program
Selected elective (student must take one of: CSC417, CSC416, CSC496).
specific outcomes of instruction
- Students will learn to apply the MVC (Model-View-Controller) paradigm to a variety of graphical user interfaces
- Students will create application which includes a graphical user interface front end and database back end.
- Students will learn to develop large scale web applications using a web development framework such as Zend/Php, in which key programming components are split into multiple parts according to the MVC design principle.
explicitly indicate which of the student outcomes listed in Criterion 3 or any other outcomes are addressed by the course.
Course addresses Student Outcomes (a), (i), (k) and (n).
- Brief list of topics to be covered
- Java JDBC database programming with MySQL.
- Basic Java Swing components, GUI applications, MVC design.
- Topics in Java Swing: JTrees, etc.
- Php language basics.
- Php form entry scripts and session management.
- Php database access with ORM (Object Relational Mapping).
- jQuery and AJAX.
- A Php-based Web framework.