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WEB 2811 Syllabus

Course Syllabus

WEB 2811 - Advanced Web Graphics

3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

This course is designed to enhance the computer skills of those using graphics programs to prepare images for web or print delivery. Students will learn to enhance and create digital images using Photoshop, including how to optimize images for the web, make basic photo corrections, work with selections, layers, masks and channels, place and manipulate type in an image, use vector drawing techniques, work with filters, 3D images, edit video and advanced compositing techniques.

Course Outcomes:

Students will learn to enhance and create digital images using Photoshop. They will:

  1. Calibrate computer systems for use with Photoshop
  2. Adjust images
  3. Correct color
  4. Transform images
  5. Work with layers and masks
  6. Use selection techniques
  7. Blur and sharpen images
  8. Use layer styles
  9. Create patterns and textures
  10. Create special effects
  11. Import and export files
  12. Use filters for special effects
  13. Retouch images 
Prerequisites & Co-requisites:

 COM 1020, MDT 2100, WEB 2200. Students MUST have access to Photoshop Creative Cloud. Students should be proficient in either Windows or Mac operating systems, have a working knowledge of the Internet and web page development using HTML and/or an HTML editor. Students should also be able to create and manipulate digital graphics by using a graphics program and be familiar with graphic file types.

Course Topics:

Students will:

  1. Practice elements of the work ethic such as professionalism, preparedness, punctuality, honesty, cooperation, dependability, contribution, effectiveness, and good manners. Transitional Strategy, Active Learning Strategy 
  2. Participate in a project development team. Communication Outcome, Transitional Strategy, Active Learning Strategy 
  3. Use professionally accepted methods and materials in completion of projects. Technological Literacy Outcome, Transitional Strategy, Active Learning Strategy
  4. Use a variety of methods to present findings from research. Communication Outcome, Transitional Strategy, Active Learning Strategy, Technological Literacy Outcome *Strategies and outcomes listed after instructional processes reference TBR's goals for strengthening general education knowledge and skills, connecting coursework to experiences beyond the classroom, and encouraging students to take active and responsible roles in the educational process.
Specific Course Requirements:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. Use Photoshop skillfully.
  2. Understand the Photoshop structure and interface.
  3. Manipulate images using a variety of tools and techniques.
  4. Work with Photoshop preferences.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course. Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:
Hardware and Software Requirements:

Minimum hardware requirements can be found here.

Minimum software requirements can be found here.

Common applications you might need:

Web Resources:

Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab (for APA, MLA, or Chicago style)

The Writing Center Online Writer's Handbook

Student Resources:
  • Technical support information can be found on the TN eCampus Help Desk page.
  • Smarthinking virtual tutoring is available FREE of charge. to access Smarthinking, visit the course homepage and select Smarthinking under Course Resources. You also view sample sessions to see what Smarthinking offers and how it works.
  • Information on other student issues or concerns can be located on the TN eCampus Student Resources page.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information. You can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments, & Grading

Testing Procedures:

Quizzes (2 total):

Midterm @ 20 points

Final @ 20 points

Grading Procedures:

Assignments (8 total):

Module 2 @ 5 points

Module 3 @ 35 points

Module 4 @ 20 points

Module 5 @ 20 points

Module 6 @ 25 points

Module 7 @ 10 points

Module 8 @ 10 points

Module 9 @ 20 points

Quizzes (2 total):

Midterm @ 20 points

Final @ 20 points

Participation:

Cumulative @ 15 points

Total possible points: 200

Grading Scale:

Grading Scale:

A 90-100 (180-200 points)

B 80-89 (160-179 points)

C 70-79 (140-159 points)

D 65-69 (130-139 points)

F 64 and below (129 points or less)

Assignments and Projects:
Class Participation:

Attendance Policy:

The Tennessee Board of Regents expects students to attend all scheduled instructional activities. As a minimum, students in all courses (excluding videotape and Web courses) must be present for at least 75 percent of their scheduled class and laboratory meetings in order to receive credit for the course.

Late Policy:

Course Ground Rules

The following two statements (1., 2.) were derived from the TBR System-wide Student Rules document, released January 2012:

RULES OF THE TENNESSEE BOARD OF REGENTS STATE UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM OF TENNESSEE SYSTEMWIDE STUDENT RULES CHAPTER 0240-02-03 STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINARY SANCTIONS

Read the document in its entirety here.

1. Standards of Conduct:

  • Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

2. Review the TN eCampus Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty Policy:

  • In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • an attempt by one or more students to use unauthorized information in the taking of an exam
  • to submit as one's own work, themes, reports, drawings, laboratory notes, computer programs, or other products prepared by another person,
  • or to knowingly assist another student in obtaining or using unauthorized materials.

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  Refer to the student handbook provided by your home institution to review the student conduct policy.

In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

  • Participate in all aspects of the course
  • Communicate with other students
  • Learn how to navigate in Brightspace
  • Keep abreast of course announcements
  • Use the assigned course management (Brightspace) email address rather than a personal email address
  • Address technical problems immediately:
  • Observe course netiquette at all times.

Guidelines for Communications

Email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Remember without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your emails. Use of emoticons might be helpful in some cases.
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Special formatting such as centering, audio messages, tables, html, etc. should be avoided unless necessary to complete an assignment or other communication.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members

Discussions:

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion. Be a lurker then a discussant.
  • Try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the discussion group. Be respectful of other’s ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be cooperative with group leaders in completing assigned tasks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.

Library

The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in TN eCampus programs and courses. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading will be included within the course modules. To access the Virtual Library, go to the course homepage and select the Virtual Library link under Course Resources.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution. It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Disclaimer

The information contained in this syllabus is for general information purposes only. While we endeavor to keep this information up-to-date and accurate, there may be some discrepancies between this syllabus and the one found in your online course. The syllabus of record is the one found in your online course. Please make sure you read the syllabus in your course at the beginning of the semester. Questions regarding course content should be directed to your instructor.


Last Revised on April 28, 2017