Web development is needed virtually for every profession: educators, writers, businessmen, musicians, scientists, etc. Many employers require such skills explicitly. The minor is organized in the framework of Web 2.0 technology allowing the users to interact and collaborate with each other. Examples of Web 2.0 include social networking sites, blogs, wikis, video sharing sites, web applications, and others.
The courses offered as a part of the Web Application Development minor will provide students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to design and develop professional Web sites. The content of the program emphasizes the technical development of the site, including the use of HTML programming, additional markup and scripting languages, and other tools to manipulate data on a Web site.