Art 251 Syllabus

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Rationale:
An Intermediate level Web page Design course for the Macintosh computer. Student’s technical, aesthetic, and conceptual skills are developed throughout the course.

Instructor : 
Mrs. Rebecca Hillquist

Office Hours:
Monday 10:00-12:00, Tuesday 10:00-12:00 and Thursday 4:45-5:45 in HS 113.

Building:
Health Science

E-mail / Telephone:
rebeccah@glendale.edu (always use the subject line, “GCC student”)
240-1000 ext. 3183

Final:
Thursday December 12, 4:30-7:00 PM

Students with Disabilities
All students with disabilities requiring accommodations are responsible for making arrangements in a timely manner through the Center for Students with Disabilities

Student Learning Outcomes
Design web pages and their components within the restrictions of the web environment.
Identify and use web color and design principles to create a unified site, communicate ideas, and establish style.
Test and evaluate web pages and their components in a browser.

Attendance / Absence / Tardiness policy:
Attendance will be taken. This information will be used in the determination of a grade. Because of the pace of the coursework attendance is critical to your success in this course.
You will be held responsible for any information and deadlines given (for instance: if a deadline for an assignment is changed in class, and the update does not make it onto the web site, the in class change stands) in class regardless of wether or not you are in class.
Lectures, Demos, handouts are not repeated for absences, lates, or early leaves. If absent, late or early leave, get lecture and demo notes from students in the class.
Do not ask the instructor for a recap of materials covered in class during your absence.
TWO absences, LATE arrival, or EARLY leaves lowers your final course grade by one grade. Students are responsible to contact the instructor if their grade is in jeopardy because of absences, late arrivals, or early leaves.
Open lab time and working at home are not credited toward attendance for you scheduled class or lab.

Critiques:
Critiques cannot be made up as they involve the class and not just the student and the instructor.
Critiques will occur every week, and are a graded component of Art 250.
Students who fail to participate in a final critique for any project will not receive a passing grade for that same assignment unless prior arrangements have been made.

Late Work:
Assignments may be handed in (with automatic grade deduction) late if they are delivered by the next class meeting. Late work cannot receive higher than a C grade.
No late work will be accepted for grading more than one week past the assigned due date.

Re-Dos:
If an assignment is turned in on time, but the student wishes to redo the assignment, the student has one week from the due date to resubmit their work without a grade penalty.
This option to redo assignments option is NOT AVAILABLE IF ASSIGNMENT IS LATE.
No re-dos will be accepted more than one week after the due date.

Academic Honesty Policy:
All assignments are required to be 100% your work (from concept to completion).
Cheating or plagiarizing results in an overall course grade of F.
I consider work to be cheating when any part of the work is not originally created by the student from start to finish for each assignment.
If in doubt discuss your ideas with me before completing work.

Student Conduct: You may be denied attendance to art and photo courses and the use of the Health Science/San Gabriel VAC Labs if you actions result in the destruction or alteration of GCC VAC lab equipment, facility, or other student’s property. Also a disregard for classroom and lab procedures, and any activity which endangers the safety of students and others is a serious matter and will be reported to the Dean of Students.

NO FOOD OR DRINK OF ANY FORM IN, ABOVE, BELLOW, OR ANYWHERE IN THE VACINITY OF ANY COMPUTER STATION WITHIN THE COMPUTER LAB. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO FOOD OR DRINK OF ANY FORM IN, ABOVE, BELLOW, OR ANYWHERE IN THE VACINITY OF ANY COMPUTER STATION WITHIN THE COMPUTER LAB. NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO FOOD OR DRINK OF ANY FORM IN, ABOVE, BELLOW, OR ANYWHERE IN THE VACINITY OF ANY COMPUTER STATION WITHIN THE COMPUTER LAB. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Do not check your e-mail in the class room before during or after class.

Do not Surf sites not directly related to class in the classroom.

No earbuds, headphones, ipods, mp3 players, music or sound playback devices of any type should be used in the classroom unless directed to do so by the instructor.

Lastly NO PORN OR HATE images or text should be displayed within any Computer Lab or Classroom at GCC.

These policies have been instituted to foster a productive learning environment and any violation of these policies is considered grounds for permanent dismissal from class. In addition, as I stated before, violation of these policies is a serious matter and will be reported to the Dean of Students.

Cell Phones: Unless you are a police officer, firefighter, doctor on call, or on an organ transplant list… leave your phones on silent mode and do not receive or place any calls while in the confines of the class room.

All phones should be on silent or vibrate and if a call comes in to your phone while it is in silent mode, and you have some pressing reason to take the call, please remove yourself quietly from the class room and walk to the outside of the building before you answer your call.

TO SUMMARIZE: TEXTING, EMAILING, PLACING AND RECEIVING PHONE CALLS DURING CLASS TIME, OR ANY FOOD OR DRINK IN ON OR AROUND THE COMPUTER STATIONS ARE A DIRECT VIOLATION OF CLASS POLICY AND IS GROUNDS FOR PERMANENT DISMISSAL FROM ART 251.

Visitors
(Those not currently enrolled during a scheduled GCC photo class)
NO VISITORS of any age or species in the VAC lab at any time.

Class Requirements and Instructor Expectations:
Most students should expect to spend time outside of class to complete assignments. Exactly how much time varies widely and is influenced by factors such as your level of expertise in vector imaging or general Flash knowledge.
You the student are responsible for finding lab hours at the school or on other outside computers that have the appropriate software.
Come each week prepared to work on the Mac OS.
Also be aware that you are required to do a large part of the class work in class so many of your files will be created on the Mac OS.

Course Materials
Materials List:
Should have a method to take notes. Some students type a text document and save it onto their USB drive. Other students opt for the more traditional note book or sketch book. Whatever way you choose to go for all or you notes and handouts BE PREPARED to take notes each week.
I highly recommend that you back up all of your work each and every day. USB or thumb drives while convenient have been known to fail and you should always have your files backed up in multiple locations.
Safe guarding your files is YOUR responsibility and YOUR responsibility alone. No one will mourn the loss of your files quite the way that you will.

Required Text:
Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Digital Classroon
By Jeremy Osborn & Aquent Creative Team

If you can ‘t find it in the GCC bookstore then go on line during the first week of class (you may even be able to get a better price online). The longer you go without this book-the further behind you will be in the class.

Grading:
Assignment percentages are as follows:
90%+=A
80%-89%=B
70%-79%=C
55%-69%=D
Less than 55%=F
Each assignment has it’s respective requirements and students who successfully meet those requirements will receive a B grade. A grades are reserved are reserved for truly extraordinary work. There is no check off list of requirements for an A grade.

Assignments:
Class Assignments are as follows:
Assignment #1 Table of Contents
Assignment #2 Images and html
Assignment #3 Linkin’ with Lincoln
Assignment #4 Table Flag
Assignment #5 F. V. & S.
Assignment #6: Guest Book Form for one of the California Missions.
Assignment #7 Final Project

Course Schedule
Week 1
Starting Up / Jumpstart
Lesson 1: What Is Dreamweaver CS6?
Lesson 2: Setting Up a New Site
Lesson 3: Adding Text and Images

Assignment #1 Table of Contents
Due Next Week @ beginning of class.

Reading Assignment: Introduction and Lesson 1, 1-33, Lesson 2, 33-55 and Lesson 3, 57-84. For next week read Lesson 4, 84-119.

Week 2
Review
Lesson 1: What Is Dreamweaver CS6?
Lesson 2: Setting Up a New Site
Lesson 3: Adding Text and Images

Lab time: In-Class Assignment #1 Table of Contents

Assignment #1 Due: In class crit @ 6:00 PM

Reading Assignment:
Lesson 4, 84-119.

Week 3
Lesson 4: Styling Your Pages with CS6

Assignment #2: The Web Travel Journal
Due Week 5 @ the beginning of class.

Lab Time: Begin working on Web Travel Journal Assignment.

Reading Assignment: Lesson 5

Week 4
Review
Lesson 4: Styling Your Pages with CSS

Discussion:
Lesson 5: Creating Page Layouts with CS6

Assignment #3: The Web Travel Journal 2.0
Due Week 5 @ the beginning of class.

Lab Time: Web Travel Journal 2.0 Assignment.

Review Reading Assignment: Lesson 5

Week 5 
TRAVEL JOURNAL 2.0 due at the begining of class. Review begins promptly at 6:00 all assignments not copied onto the VAC transfer server in the appropriate folder by 6:00pm are officially late and will not be reviewed in class. You can of course still hand them in but they will not get any of the crit points.

The WEEK of FTP!!!

Discussion:
Use of individual FTP accounts, Review of hierarchy, file naming, general organization (on and off the server, review of all of the concepts covered so far in lessons 1-5.

In Class Assignment: Every Student in Art 251 should have a working version of their assignments and table of contents on the web server before the end of class tonight. This is a graded assignment. No early leaves.

Lab Time: FTP your pages.

Reading Assignment: Lesson 6, 151-172

Week 6
Lesson 6: Advanced Page Layout

Assignment #3: Linkin’ with Lincoln
Due Week 7 @ 9:00 PM.

Lab Time: Begin working on Linkin’ with Lincoln

Week 7
Lesson 6: Advanced Page Layout

Assignment #4: Linkin’ with Lincoln
Due Week TONIGHT @ 9:00 PM.

Lab Time: Working on Linkin’ with Lincoln

Reading Assignment: Lesson 7 Working with Tables

Week 8 
Lesson 7: Working with Tables

Assignment #4: Table Flag
Due Week 9 @ the beginning of class.

Lab Time: Table Flag Assignment.

Reading Assignment: Lesson 8, 201-218 and Lesson 9, 219-232.

Week 9
Lesson 7: Working with Tables

Assignment #5: Table Flag
Due Tonight @ the beginning of class.

Lab Time: Table Flag Assignment.

Reading Assignment: Lesson 8, 201-218 and Lesson 9, 219-232.

Week 10
Table Flag Due.
Lesson 8: Fine-Tuning Your Workflow
Lesson 9: Adding Flash, Video, and Sound Content
Assignment #5: F. V. & S. (Flash, Video and Sound)
Due Week 10 @ the beginning of class.
Lab Time: Begin working on Assignment #5: F. V. & S. (Flash, Video and Sound)

Reading Assignment: Lesson 10, 233-252

Week 11
Assignment #5: F. V. & S. Due.

Lesson 10: Maximizing Site Design.

Lab Time: Review Class Demonstration. Make sure that all Assignments are posted to the class web account. Do not leave without showing a complete version of your workbook to the instructor (me). If you are up to date with your workbook and you can tell me what the reading assignment is for this week then you may leave early.

Reading Assignment: Lesson 11, 255-270 & Lesson 12, 271-304

Week 12
Lesson 11: Working with Code-editing Features
Lesson 12: Building Web Forms

Assignment #6: Guest Book Form for one of the California Missions. Due @ the beginning of class Week 12.

Lab Time: Start on Guest Book form.

Reading Assignment: Lesson 13, 307-333

Week 13
Assignment #6: Guest Book Form Due.

Lesson 13: Working with the Spry Framework.

Lab Time: Review Class Demonstration. Make sure that all Assignments are posted to the class web account. Do not leave without showing a complete version of your workbook to the instructor (me).

Week 14
Review of all concepts cover thus far in the class.
Lab Time: Work on Final Project.
Due on December 7 @ the final.
Be prepared to show and discuss your project by 9:00 PM TONIGHT. Participation is mandatory and will be graded.

Week 15
HTML, CS6, JavaScript (jQuery) and Dreamweaver Demo. You can use the information from this demonstration in your final project if you wish but it is not required or even expected that you will do so. This Demo is to show where you can go next with Dreamweaver.

Lab Time: Work on Final Project.
Due on December 7 @ the final.
Be prepared to show and discuss your project by 9:00 PM TONIGHT. Participation is mandatory and will be graded.

Week 16
Review of all concepts cover thus far in the class.
Lab Time: Work on Final Project.
Due on December 12 @ the final.
Be prepared to show and discuss your project by 9:00 PM TONIGHT. Participation is mandatory and will be graded.

Final:
Wednesday December 9 2:30-4:50

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