Course Abstract Details

CGR-157, Introduction to Web Page Authoring

Credits: 3

Course Description

CGR-157, Introduction to Web Page Design, will introduce students to the creation of web sites for the internet. Concepts such as HTML, and WYSIWYG design will be covered. Emphasis is placed on navigational design, visual hierarchy, non-linear design, editorial style, and typography for the web. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091 and CGR-105. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

COURSE OBJECTIVES:  In general, this course will include projects, assignments, group work, critiques or other activities as deemed appropriate by the instructor. These will be focused upon the following course objectives and used to assess each student?s successful learning. A performance level of at least 70% is considered the minimum competency level for each of the required course activities. At the end of this course, students will be able to: 

1. Apply the basics of the HTML programming language to pages on the internet. (LG 1) 

2. Understand how web sites are created and maintained. (LG 1)  

3. Layout pages on the internet using WYSIWYG editing software for the web. (LG1) 

4. Research contemporary web page design. (LG 5) 

5. Develop functional interface layout. (LG 2)  

6. Incorporate into web page designs many fundamental and intermediate concepts such as formatting, bandwidth considerations, forms, framesets and style sheets. (LG2) 

7. Critique and asses web based artifacts created by others. (LG 4) 

8. Apply design theory to graphic productions for the internet. (LG 2) 

9. Create aesthetically appropriate artifacts for their design portfolio. (LG 3) 

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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