|Course Code:||GRA 2144C|
|Course Name:||Web Publishing I|
|Prerequisites:||GRA 2577: Electronic Imaging I|
This course includes the design, preparation of Web sites, including the Web home page. Focus is from a graphics point of view and emphasis is on the importance of Web page design and layout. The course is taught using various software programs. Basics of HTML for the Web will be introduced.
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Classroom in a Book
Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 (or later)
|Participation/Forum Posts………….. 10%
Website Reviews……………………… 10%
Website Projects……………………… 25%
Final Project…………………………… 20%
|Grade Break DownA = 90+
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = < 60
Instructor lectures and demonstrates techniques. Students perform hands-on classroom assignments and technique experimentation. Students will also have to complete assignments outside classroom. The student will go through classroom & individual critiques of projects. The library and other resource references may be used as needed.
Course Exit Objectives
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Use the basic tag structure of XHTML
- Use basic CSS features and functionality
- Be able to identify what causes a site to look professional
- Be able to create site definitions within Dreamweaver
- Properly create and use templates within Dreamweaver
- Know how to build an interface for the web using an image editing software
- Be able to link webpages to each other, with both relative and absolute links
- Design basic site interfaces with Dreamweaver
- Know how to design a website’s linking structure
- Know how to properly use images on the web
- Create XHTML tables
Attendance is taken at every week. Attendance is based upon signing into Sakai and participating in the class.
Students who are able to participate in class on a regular basis will perform better than those who miss, so it is in your best interest to attend classes to be able to take full advantage of classroom discussion, peer reviews/critiques, and other learning opportunities.
Students who will be unable to participate for a valid reason should notify the instructor in advance. If a class project is due during that period of absence, the student should clear the absence with the instructor in advance and make the necessary arrangements to submit work missed, if allowed by the make up policy.
Due Dates and Make Up Policy:
Assignments are due at the beginning of class. Some assignments can be turned in late but may be subjected to a late penalty of 10% per week late. Assignments more than three (3) weeks late, cannot be made up.
All assignments must be in by the last day of the class, unless a special circumstance is granted to the student before the final class.
Some assignments, like in-class assignments and forum posts, will not be able to be made up. If you will not be able to attend a class when an assignment is due, you may turn it in early to my box on the 3rd floor, or email it to myself before the start of class.
Follows the forms of: Cheating (using unauthorized notes, study aids, or information for an examination; altering a graded work after it has been returned, then submitting the work for regrading; allowing another person to do one’s work and submitting that work under one’s own name; submitting identical or similar papers for credit in more than one course without prior permission from the course instructors), Plagiarism (submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely one’s own work without attributing those same portions to their correct source), Fabrication (falsifying or inventing any information, data or citation; ), Obtaining an Unfair Advantage, or Aiding and Abetting Academic Dishonesty. (Obtained from Northwestern University – http://www.northwestern.edu/uacc/defines.html)
Any action, or inaction, which would allow for any of the previous to occur, will result in the student(s) failing the assignment. Additional, school administration will be notified about the incident, and the school’s rules in regards to academic dishonesty may be enacted.
Please be mindful of your fellow students and instructor. Routinely being late, not participating in class, etc. is rude to both the instructor and your fellow students. Failure to exercise common professional courtesy may result in you not receiving some, or all, of an assignment grade.
Peer reviews of a project and forum posts should include constructive criticism of your peer’s work. Remarks deemed to be hurtful, or inconsiderate, may result in a penalty toward the one who makes them.