PR: CGS 1060C or equivalent. Principles and techniques of page layout and formatting for documents and newsletters, presentation techniques, construction of web pages and design of integrated websites.
This course consists of two parts:
Lecture - Tuesday 10:30 AM - 11:45 PM Room HEC 302
Computer Lab - 10:30 AM- 11:45 AM Room: HEC 308
Required Texts and Supplies
Web Design Basics, Stubbs and Barksdale. ISBN: 0-619-05964-8
Desktop Publishing Basics, Weixel, ISBN: 0-619-05536-7
64 MB (or greater) USB Drive OR 2 or 3 3.5" floppies or more as needed.
All supplies and course material are available at UCF bookstore.
All deadlines are posted in advance and no late work is accepted (tests and projects). This course is a 3 hour class divided into 2 hours in a lecture and 1 hour lecture in a computer lab. Failure to attend all 3 hours of class will jeopardize successful completion of the course.
Missing a test will result in a grade of zero for that test!! Should you need to reschedule a test due a University Approved function, you must notify the instructor of record two weeks prior to the test date via email and documentation. You will need written documentation of the University sponsored event and you will need to take the test earlier, not later. If, in the beginning of the semester, you provide your instructor with a list of dates you will be absent, it will still be necessary for you to notify him/her again two weeks prior to your absence, so a makeup exam may be scheduled.
Should you miss a test due to a tragedy or serious illness, you must inform the instructor of record for your section ASAP. The instructor will not reschedule the test should you fail to inform her/ him immediately. You will need to present official documentation as proof (doctor’s note, obituary, etc.).
There are absolutely no extensions to the assignment and project deadlines due to any kind of tragedy, illness, computer problems, account problems, etc…. You are strongly advised to start the projects early. In addition, your lab instructor is not permitted to make changes to due dates. You are to always follow the due dates on the course calendar, regardless of whether your lab instructor extends the date. Any due date changes are made by the lecture instructors only, and these changes will be posted to the course web site.
It is student’s responsibility to make sure that his/her Pegasus account works in a reasonable timeframe before your web project due date.
Lab instructors do not have the authority to change any class policies, deadlines, or requirements stated on the course website or syllabus. The course website & the syllabus override all. Students, who have issues or comments regarding these matters, must contact the lecture instructor (instructor of record) directly.
Extra credit may be given throughout the semester in your lecture section, at the discretion of your lecture instructor. No individual extra credit will be given, under any circumstances.
Cheating will not be tolerated in this course since the students are expected to do their own work.
This course requires students to schedule access to computer technology outside of class time. Students must keep back-ups of all projects until the UCF registrar posts their grade. Students must agree to the academic dishonesty statement (linked below).
If a student feels that his/her grade on a test, project or assignment is inaccurate, it is the student's responsibility to email the lecture instructor (regarding lecture test grades) or the lab grader (regarding assignment or project grades, lab attendance) within one week of the posting of the grade. Late requests or claims for a grade change will not be honored.
** Students missing 3 or more labs will automatically lose 10% of their final course grade. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes on a regular basis. If you come to class late or leave early, you may be marked absent.
Your lecture instructor may offer opportunities to earn extra credit throughout the semester by giving pop quizzes or assigning other lecture activities. These extra credit points will curve your test grades; and, when combined with attendance, will raise your final grade a fraction of a point.
Online Instructor Availablity : The lecture instructor will be available for questions via e-mail on a daily basis and you can expect a responce to your e-mail within 48 hours.
The best way to reach the lecture instructor is by sending a "brief" email message since all office hours are by appointment only. If you have any questions or concerns about your test grades in lecture, please contact your lecture instructor.
If you have specific questions about your lab assignments, lab attendance or project grades, please direct these questions to your lab instructor. Any test grade, scheduling or grade disputes in this course (both lab & lecture) are decided upon and handled only by the lecture instructor. It is the student's responsibility to contact the "right" person prior to deadlines.
Your emails should:
Be brief and to the point
- Contain the full email thread, otherwise the instructor will not / can not respond
Be specific questions which are not answered through the course web site
- Contain your name, course, lecture section, and lab section
Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities who have special testing needs are required to contact the Student Disability Services at the beginning of the semester in order to make special testing arrangements. They are located in SRC 132 and can be reached at (407) 823-2371.
4 @ 100 points each
Desktop Publishing Project:
1 @ 100 points each
|Website Design Project:
||1 @ 100 points each
End of Chapter Projects:
10 @ 10 points each
There will be no rounding up to a higher letter grade for any student.
The instructor reserves the right to modify this syllabus at any time.