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JavaScript-jQuery - Overview

Course Outline:

Course Description:

JavaScript is the high-level, interpreted programming language used to make webpages interactive. Alongside HTML and CSS, JavaScript is one of the three core technologies of the World Wide Web. JavaScript enables interactive web pages and thus is an essential part of web applications. All websites use it, and all major web browsers have a dedicated JavaScript engine to execute it. As a multi-paradigm language, you will learn how JavaScript supports event-driven, functional, and imperative (including object-oriented and prototype-based) programming styles. It has an API for working with text, arrays, dates, regular expressions, and basic manipulation of the Document Object Model (DOM).

jQuery, is the industry standard JavaScript library used to add interesting, interactive features to your web site. Topics will include jQuery set-up, installation, and use; using jQuery action/reaction events; and show/hide. Learn to quickly add animations and effects, image slide shows, photo galleries, and rollovers. Add a jQuery navigation bar. Enhance and validate forms and learn other jQuery web features. libraries.


HTML5 & CSS3 or equivalent experience.

Required Textbook & Materials

  • Title:   Murach's JavaScript & JQuery
  • Author:   Ruvalcaba
  • Edition/Copyright:   3rd
  • Year:   2017
  • ISBN 13:   9781943872053
  • Publisher:   Mike Murach & Associates, Incorporated


Please bring a Flash Drive/Memory Stick 512MB or larger to class which will enable you to save your class work.

Meeting Information:

  • Days:   Monday & Wednesday
  • Dates:   10/5 - 10/28
  • Number of Sessions:   8
  • Time:   6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Location:   Online

Lesson Plan:

Session I

  • Course Overview
  • Chapter 2 - Getting Started with JavaScript
  • Chapter 3 - Essential JavaScript

Session II

  • Chapter 4 - JavaScript Events, Objects, & Functions
  • Chapter 5 - Testing and Debugging JavaScript
  • Chapter 6 - JavaScript and the DOM

Session III

  • Chapter 7 - JavaScript Links, Images, and Timers
  • Chapter 13 - How to Work with Number, Strings and Dates
  • Chapter 14 - How to Work with Control Stuctures, Exceptions, and Regular Expressions

Session IV

  • Chapter 15 - How to Work with Browser Objects, Cookies and Web Storage
  • Chapter 16 - How to Work with Arrays

Session V

  • Chapter 8 – Fast Start with jQuery

Session VI

  • Chapter 9 – Effects and Animations

Session VII

  • Chapter 10 – Forms and Data Validation

Session VIII

  • Chapter 11 – jQuery Plugins and UI Widgets

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