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

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This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 9 Challenges (formative assessments) and 3 Milestones (summative assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

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<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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