Web E-Commerce
WEB 200 Course Syllabus

Instructor:                              Mr. Curt Minich

Office Phone Number:              (610) 374-0739, ext. 2202


Office Hours:                         before and after class and by appointment

Course Number & Title:          WEB 200, E-Commerce

Prerequisites:                        BUS 100 & WEB 115 or permission of the instructor

Credit Hours:                         3.0

Course Description:

This course provides students with an understanding of the environment of Internet based selling of products and services. Students are introduced to the world of E-commerce through consideration of concepts including the role of the Internet as a component of a comprehensive marketing program, the development of an effective commercial web site, and the use of the Internet as a payment mechanism.

Class Location:                   Penn Hall, Room 126

Meeting Time:                     Saturdays 8-12 noon; Spring 2007 Term

Required Text:  

"Electronic Commerce" by Gary Schneider, 7th edition
(though the 8th edition will be available in Aug 2008 ISBN 978-1-4239-0305-5)

Internet Access:

You should check your email frequently since the professor may make important class announcements via email.   You will also be expected to regularly visit the class Web site at www.minich.com/education/racc/web200 for announcements, lecture notes, and assignment information.


Pprojects and assignments must be completed outside of class. You will have to spend a significant amount of time in the computer lab completing the assignments. Although, if you have a computer at home, you may be able to complete much of the work there.

Most exercises and assignments will be taken from the text, supplied handouts, or Internet resources. Students are liable for any class work or class announcement such as exams, due dates, assignments, and lecture material. It is the student’s responsibility to inform the instructor in advance of any inability to take tests or to meet due dates. Late assignments may not be accepted and, if they are, will incur a severe penalty. Students should make every opportunity to have questions answered either during class lectures. There will be a comprehensive final exam.

Most assignments will be returned during class. Keep all assignments returned to you. The instructor will not change a grade without seeing your graded paper. Also, keep all assignment files on your working disk and your backup disk for the rest of the semester.


The make up of the final grade will be approximately as follows: 60% Exams, 10% Homework & Quizzes, and 30% Assignments. All projects assigned for completion outside of class are intended to aid the student’s understanding of the chapter content. Students guilty of cheating on a test, project, or homework assignment will receive a zero for that grade. There may be a fair number of quizzes administered at the beginning or end of a number of classes. Students who are not present for a quiz will receive a zero. The quizzes are meant to reinforce concepts illustrated in class. Often, students find that the quizzes help boost their grade as well. The grading scale is A, A-: 90 - 100%, B-, B, B+: 80 - 90%, C-, C, C+: 70 - 80%, D-, D, D+: 60 - 70%, and F below 60%. Note that you cannot pass the course if you don’t turn in any projects or if your exam average is below 50%.

Academic Integrity Statement:

All work submitted (projects, tests, quizzes, homework assignments) must be your own and not copied in whole or in part from another student or textbook. In addition, all material that is not your own (ideas or words) in papers must be properly cited. If you are not sure how to cite material in your own work, see your instructor. It is your responsibility to avoid plagiarism. Failure to comply with this rule could result in a failing grade and disciplinary procedures. You are also expected to follow the Academic Honesty Policy that is included in the RACC catalog.

Make-Up Opportunities:

Students are expected to make-up all work that they miss. Make-up exams and tests will be given only for emergency circumstances. The instructor reserves the right to make a decision in all such cases. If an emergency does arise, see the instructor as soon as possible before the test or exam in order to arrange for a make-up.

Class Attendance Policy:

Class attendance is mandatory and will be recorded by the instructor. Students will receive a zero for any unannounced quizzes missed for whatever reason. Quizzes missed due to absence or leaving a class early cannot be made up. Handouts will only be distributed once. Should an emergency arise, notification must be given to the instructor within 24 hours of the class period missed. The RACC Info Hotline for weather closings is 610-607-6293.

Tentative Assignment & Exam Schedule:     

See the course home page at www.minich.com/education/racc/web200

Performance Objectives & Competencies:

See the list of objectives & competencies at http://www.minich.com/education/racc/web/WEB_200_Ecommerce_individual.pdf

Student Responsibilities :

Read this document.

Syllabus in official RACC format