Module Details

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Title SCRIPTING LANGUAGES
Code COMP284
Coordinator Dr U Hustadt
Computer Science
U.Hustadt@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 5 FHEQ Second Semester 7.5

Aims

To provide students with an understanding of the nature and role of scripting languages.
To introduce students to some popular scripting languages and their applications.
To enable students to write simple scripts using these languages for a variety of applications.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Develop server-side web-based applications using an appropriate scripting language, with emphasis on concurrent use of such applications.

(LO2) Develop computer-based or client-side web-based applications using an appropriate scripting language.

(S1) Effective information retrieval skills (including use of the WWW and the evaluation of information retrieved from such sources).

(S2) The ability to use general IT facilities effectively.

(S3) The ability to manage their own learning and development, and time management and organisational skills.


Syllabus

 

Overview: The nature of scripting languages; scripting vs programming; scripting languages (1 lecture) 
PHP: Elements of the language, including regular expressions, integration with HTML, integration with databases (7 lectures)
JavaScript: Elements of the language, client-side web scripting, the Document Object Model (4 lectures)


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided

Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description:
Attendance Recorded: Not yet decided
Notes: During seven of the ten lab sessions, students will be guided by worksheets and supported by demonstrators. Three additional lab sessions will provide students with an opportunity to clarify aspects and solve problems related to the three assessment tasks of the module, again with support from demonstrators.

Self-Directed Learning Description: Private study: Completion of coursework, guided and wider reading

Due to Covid-19, in 2021/22, one or more of the following delivery methods will be implemented based on the current local conditions.

(a) Hybrid delivery
Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Mix of on-campus/on-line synchronous/asynchronous sessions
Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: Mix of on-campus/on-line synchronous/asynchronous sessions

(b) Fully online delivery and assessment
Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: On-line synchronous/asynchronous lectures
Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: On-line synchronous/asynchronous sessions

(c) Standard on-campus delivery
Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Mix of on-campus/on-line synchronous/asynchronous sessions
Teaching Method 2 - Laboratory Work
Description: On-campus synchronous sessions


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 12

    10

    22
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 53
TOTAL HOURS 75

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
(284) Assessment 1 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :2  15 hours expected    50       
(284.1) Assessment 2 There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. Assessment Schedule (When) :2  15 hours expected    50       

Recommended Texts

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