Spring 2022 - CMPT 218 D100

Special Topics in Computing Science (3)

Frontend Web Development

Class Number: 6080

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

    Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SRYE 1002, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2022
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    SRYE 4016, Surrey



Special topics in computing science which are of current interest or are not covered in the regular curriculum will be offered from time to time depending on availability of faculty and on student interest.


This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of client-side web programming. Students will gain experience working with markup languages such as HTML and CSS as well as define dynamic behaviour using client side languages. Students will be introduced to popular front-end frameworks. The web architecture will be discussed and demonstrated using web services and basic API calls to existing web-based API’s. Prerequisites: Cmpt120, Students with credit for Cmpt470 may not take Cmpt218 for further credit.


  • WWW protocols and Architectures
  • Markup Languages
  • JavaScript
  • Front-end (client-side) Frameworks
  • Application Programming Interfaces



To be discussed in the first lecture

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

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Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.