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ICT 442 JavaScript and the DOM

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Course Description

JavaScript has become one of the most important and in-demand programming languages in the web development industry. Whether one writes JavaScript code from scratch or uses JavaScript libraries such as JQuery, AngularJS etc, almost all modern websites employ JavaScript today. This course has been designed for anyone who needs to do front-end web development with JavaScript. This includes web designers who use HTML and CSS and would like to build rich Internet applications and server-side developers who use languages like PHP, ASP.NET or Ruby on Rails and would to add JavaScript programming to their skill sets


Course Details

Front-end web development consists of (X)HTML for the content, CSS for the presentation and JavaScript to provide the behaviour of websites. Today, web users expect the behaviour of a website to have dynamic user interfaces, fast response times and advanced features which is why JavaScript (and DOM scripting) has become such an important programming language for front-end web developers.

This course is designed to introduce web developers and designers to the JavaScript programming language. The course will build a strong foundation of basic concepts through the introduction theories and hands on programming practice. The focus of this course is to master the basic concepts of the language and learn how to write JavaScript code from scratch


Prerequisites

  • ICT 580 HTML5 and CSS3
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Code, test, and debug introductory and foundational JavaScript concepts
  • Identify and correct JavaScript errors
  • Manipulate DOM objects and handle form elements

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to web development and JavaScript
  • JavaScript syntax, statements and comments
  • Data types and Operators
  • Using built in methods and writing custom functions
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops and control statements
  • Arrays
  • Introduction to event handling in JavaScript
  • Using built in JavaScript objects
  • Manipulating DOM elements using JavaScript
  • Debugging and Handle exceptions
  • Form data validation
  • Introduction to manipulating CSS using JavaScript

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.

  • The software used in this course is Notepad++ or TextWrangler  (for the Mac) 
  • If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • ICT580 HTML5 and CSS3
  • Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Sections

  ICT 442 - 016 JavaScript and the DOM  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 Jan 2017 to 14 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY 

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES AND PROFICIENCIES

There are no prerequisites for this course, students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 


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