INT222 Course Outline

Course Code: INT222
Course Name: Internet I - Internet Fundamentals
Offered Date: Fall - 2015 | Other versions
The current-semester outline is shown here.
To view outlines from other semesters, click the 'Other Versions' link.
Course Homepage | Print Outline
Course Description:

This subject introduces students to Internet architecture and software development principles, using the World Wide Web as the system example. After successfully completing the subject, a student will be able to design and create web pages for web browsers, while applying knowledge of HTML5 technologies.

Students begin by learning JavaScript, the programming language of the Web. Then, the Document Object Model (DOM) is studied, and with it, documents that use the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) to define its structure and content. To affect and modify the appearance and formatting of a document, students learn and apply the foundations of the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) language. Throughout this progression of topics, JavaScript is continually used to access and modify the content and appearance of documents through the DOM interface.

Credit Status: 1 credit (3 units)
Required for CPA - Computer Programming and Analysis (Ontario College Advanced Diploma)
Required for CPD - Computer Programmer (Ontario College Diploma)
Prerequisite: IPC144
Mode of Instruction:

2 hours interactive lecture per week.

2 hours labs per week.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Explain the purpose and general functionality of the World Wide Web, and its foundation protocol, HTTP.
  • Develop professional-quality web client applications that conform to standards.
  • Demonstrate competence working with the Document Object Model in modern browsers.
  • Demonstrate competence in the JavaScript programming language, applied to web client applications.
  • Demonstrate competence with the HyperText Markup Language in composing documents for the web.
  • Demonstrate competence with Cascading Style Sheets to affect the appearance of web documents.
  • Solve a wide range of common web client programming problems.
Employability Skills:
Execute mathematical operations accurately.|Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.|Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.|Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.|Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.|Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.|Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.|
Topic Outline:

Internet architecture

  • Internet protocol basics
  • Internet application protocols and services
  • HTTP specifically, and an overview of how it works


  • JavaScript introduction
  • Types
  • Syntax, operators, statements, etc.
  • Objects (including object, array, date, etc.)
  • Functions (as objects)
  • Regular expressions
  • Scope
  • Closure
  • Prototypal inheritance

HTML, and the HTML DOM

  • HTML introduction
  • HTML DOM introduction
  • Document structure/overview
  • Important elements and using them
  • DOM tree
  • Node, and node types/kinds
  • Modifying the DOM (HTML structure and content) with JavaScript


  • CSS introduction
  • Rules overview
  • Selectors overview and specifics
  • Declarations
  • Box model
  • Block elements, inline elements
  • Rule categories… normalization, layout, type, color/media
  • Type, introduction
  • Colour, introduction
  • Modifying the DOM (CSS formatting and appearance) with JavaScript

Web client programming topics

  • More DOM modification, continued
  • Events
  • Hyperlinks
  • Images basics
  • Navigation and menus
  • Layout basics
  • HTML Forms
  • Image galleries
  • Ajax, and simulating a call to a web service
  • Media other than images – audio, video, canvas
  • Adaptive and responsive layout for print and mobile targets
Prescribed Text(s):
Reference Material:

Mozilla Developer Network start page
by the Mozilla Developer Network and individual contributors

Web Education Community Group Wiki 
by the W3C Web Education Community Group

Your Web, Documented 
by the W3C and the Web Platform stewards

Promotion Policy:
To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the final exam
  •     Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  •     Achieve a weighted average of 50% or better for the tests and final exam
  •     Achieve a grade of 50% or better on the overall course

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Assignments 20%
Quizzes 5%
Labs 10%
Tests (2) 35%
Final Exam 30%
Approved By:
Mary-Lynn Manton
Cheating and Plagiarism:
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.
Discrimination and Harassment:
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at
Accomodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.