26-208 Writing Hypertext (Dr. D. Whetter)
|Dr. Darryl Whetter||Office: |
253-3000 x 2294
1. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND GOALS
Writing Hypertext (ENGL 208) employs hands-on web authoring and new
media assignments to provide transferable and lasting abilities in
rhetoric and aesthetics. Students will acquire various HTML skills
through self-directed learning and in-class demonstrations. As
communication remains our primary goal, success in the course will
depend more on why an element appears on-screen than how.
Illustrative lectures will be complemented by lab demonstrations.
Committed attendance will improve your grade.
No books are currently required. A current HTML guidebook prove
invaluable when on-line resources are unavailable; students are
encouraged to acquire the HTML guidebook of their choice.
Required readings can be found in a prepared courseware™ booklet OR on
reserve at the Leddy Library.
All assignments must be completed to pass.
Assignment Date Due Weight
Mark a Poem 28 Sept. 5%
Place Text Here ("each") 5 Oct. 10%
Framed 19 Oct. 10%
Colour a Photo 2 Nov. 10%
Poem/Image 16 Nov. 10%
I Think I Con 30 Nov. 10%
Written Site Critiques (2) 12 Oct. 5%
9 Nov. 5%
In-Class Exam 12 Nov. 15%
Final Portfolio TBA 20%
The Final Portfolio will consist of advanced drafts/versions of the HTML
17 Sept. Bringhurst, Robert. 119-42
1 Oct. ———. 98-118
15 Oct. McLuhan, Marshall. "Roads and Paper Routes." 89-105
22 Oct. ———. "The Print." 157-63
29 Oct. Berger, John. "The Moment of Cubism." 133-62
5 Nov. McLuhan, Marshall. "The Printed Word." 170-78