CMSC389N (Spring 2019) - Single Page Web Application Development With Javascript


This course provides an introduction to the development of single page Web-based applications (SPA's) using Javascript for both the front end client and back-end api/service. We will be devloping applications using a micro-service architecture pattern and discussing throughout the evolution of web application architectures and current trends.


Prerequisite → C- or better in CMSC 216 and CMSC 250
Credits → 3

Course Coordinators
Name Office Number
Andrej Rasevic (Course Instructor) TBD
Dr. Michael Hicks (Course Supervisor) AVW 3417


Course Topics (Subject to Change)
50%Projects / Exercises
30%Midterms(3), (10% each)
20%Final Exam

Once we have graded any class material (e.g., exams, projects, etc.) we will post an announcement and a deadline by which you must submit any regrade request (if necessary). It is your responsibility to submit regrade requests by the specified deadline; no regrade requests will be processed afterwards.

Regarding Posting of Project Implementations
TA Room/Office Hours

Office hours get extremely busy the day before a project deadline. Therefore do not wait to start your projects. Regarding office hours and the TA Room:


We will be using (Piazza) for class communication. You will not be able to register to Piazza yourself. Your instructor will register you using the e-mail you have in the school system.

Excused Absence and Academic Accommodations

See the section titled "Attendance, Absences, or Missed Assignments" available at Course Related Policies.

Disability Support Accommodations

See the section titled "Accessibility" available at Course Related Policies.

Academic Integrity

Note that academic dishonesty includes not only cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism, but also includes helping other students commit acts of academic dishonesty by allowing them to obtain copies of your work. In short, all submitted work must be your own. Cases of academic dishonesty will be pursued to the fullest extent possible as stipulated by the Office of Student Conduct.

It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit

The CS Department takes academic integrity seriously. Information on how the CS Department views and handle academic integrity matters can be found at Academic Integrity.

The following are examples of academic integrity violations:

Additional information can be found in the sections titled "Academic Integrity" and "Code of Student Conduct" available at Course Related Policies.


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