Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of e-commerce computing and an analysis of the architectures, technologies, practices, and trends of e-commerce systems from both technical and managerial perspectives.

Multiple instructional methods will be used in this class. As the primary method, lectures will be given to cover major e-commerce subjects as listed in the weekly schedule below. To gain students a practical understanding of the subjects through a proof-of-concept approach, in-class, live demos of the development and use of real-world e-commerce systems will be an active component of class sessions whenever needed. Throughout the class, students will also be asked to collaboratively participate in presentations and discussions on research opportunities for various e-commerce subjects.

In this class, each student is required to create an on-line shopping cart, an API-based payment processing module, and an XML Web service application using