BCS 235: JavaScript and jQuery

This course introduces students to JavaScript and jQuery. Students will learn how to write their own scripts in JavaScript, learn jQuery syntax, and utilize the jQuery library. Students will also learn how to employ the scripting techniques seen on many popular websites, such as effects, animation, tabbed panels, accordions, content sliders, form validation, interactive galleries, and sorting data. Credits: 3.00


BCS 130 with a grade of C or better

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will laern how to:

  1. Write a basic JavaScript program
  2. Apply JavaScript syntax such as keywords, functions, data types, variables, arrays, decision statements, and loops 
  3. Employ the jQuery Library in a JavaScript
  4. Work with the Document Object Model
  5. Use events to create user interactions
  6. Use jQuery widgets to create interactions such as draggable, droppable, dialog boxes, sliders, spinners, datepickers, tooltips, and modals
  7. Create jQuery effects such as animations, panels, accordions, and menus
  8. Create jQuery slide shows and carousels
  9. Use the jQuery UI Library to customize the user interface


  • JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual Paperback (3rd Edition) by David Sawyer McFarland ISBN-13:  978-1491947074 ISBN-10:  1491947071


Students cannot receive credit for both BCS 250 and BCS 235

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