Take Introduction to Web Development online at your own pace

Explore web development, including the history, roles and technologies essential to working in this field. Sophia’s student-friendly format allows you to earn college-level credits toward your degree at your own pace.

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Course description

This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic computer concepts essential to learn in order to become a web developer. The course breaks down how the internet works and explains the history of web development. Learners explore the roles of software engineering and web development to distinguish their responsibilities and know what a day in the life of a web developer is like. This course is for anyone who wants to learn the different technologies that make a website and practice coding in an easy and accessible environment. On completion, learners will be ready to pursue learning paths like the Devmountain Web Development bootcamp.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), and 3 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

<p>By the end of this course, you will be able to:</p> <ul><li>Recall the basic building blocks of web development.</li><li>Compare the history of web technologies with the more recent development in designing web applications.</li><li>Recognize the basic architecture of a web application including the front end and back end.</li><li>Apply a basic understanding of code to recognize examples of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.</li><li>Recognize the parts of HTML mark-up including elements, tags, and attributes.</li><li>Recognize the parts of CSS syntax including styles, rules, and properties.</li><li>Recognize how to combine CSS and HTML elements on a web page.<br>Recognize parts of JavaScript syntax including alerts, variables, and values.<br>Recognize characteristics of APIs, DOM, and event systems.<br></li><li>Recognize the basic concept of an algorithm and how it is used in technology.</li><li>Identify the concept of an interface such as Application Programming Interface, or API.</li><li>Recognize the purpose of APIs and the importance of how they are created.</li><li>Recognize the parts of a database including tables, records, fields, and relationships.</li><li>Practice introductory commands using correct coding syntax including HTML elements, tags, and attributes; CSS; and JavaScript.</li></ul>

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