professional writing technologies

course_schedule



spring 2006
ryan moeller ph.d.

t & th 4:30-5:45

rwst 101


office

rwst 312e
797-8637

10 Jan.

Course introduction and syllabus

12 Jan.

Read Williams and Tollett chapters 1-2.
For discussion: 1st quiz, introduce WWW, client-server relationship.

17 Jan.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 3-4.
For discussion: web-pages, site architecture.

19 Jan.

Read Kimball chapter 1.
For discussion: web portfolios, proposals.

24 Jan.

Read Kimball chapter 2.
For discussion: planning your portfolio.

26 Jan.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 6.
For discussion: basic design principles.

31 Jan.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 5.
For discussion: print vs web, memo format.

2 Feb.

Web portfolio proposals due at the beginning of class.
For discussion: group projects.

7 Feb.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 7 and Kimball chapter 3.
For discussion: interface and navigation.

9 Feb.

class canceled for instructor conference.

14 Feb.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 8.
For discussion: how to recognize good and bad design.

16 Feb.

Proposals for group project due.
For discussion: proposals/presentations.

21 Feb.

class does not meet according to holiday schedule.

23 Feb.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 9-10.
For discussion: photoshop and graphics.

28 Feb.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 11 and Kimball chapter 4.
For discussion: photoshop and graphics.

2 Mar.

Read the WebMonkey tutorial on html available at <http://www.webmonkey.com/webmonkey/96/53/index0a.html?tw=authoring>. Read at least 10 of the tutorials under the "learn more" link at the bottom of the page, including: view source, paragraphs, headlines, links, font size, background image and color, and the three types of lists. Basically, just read all of them!
For discussion: html.

7 Mar.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 12.
For discussion: typography.

9 Mar.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 13.
For discussion: advanced tips and tricks.

13-17 Mar.

SPRING BREAK; no classes.

21 Mar.

workshop group project materials.

23 Mar.

workshop group project materials.

28 Mar.

finalize group project materials.

30 Mar.

group project due.

4 Apr.

Portfolio specific workshop (tba).

6 Apr.

Portfolio specific workshop (tba).

11 Apr.

Portfolio specific workshop (tba).

13 Apr.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 16 and handout tba.
For discussion: metadata and universal design.

18 Apr.

Read Kimball chapter 7.
For discussion: professionalization and resumes.

20 Apr.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 15 and Kimball chapter 6.
For discussion: publishing.

25 Apr.

Read Williams and Tollett chapter 14 and Kimball chapter 5.
For discussion: user-testing.

27 Apr.

User-testing/troubleshooting workshop.

2 May

Final portfolios due by 4:00pm.