201 Schedule

The class schedule is subject to change and will be updated every Friday. Check this page regularly to see what is expected for the upcoming week.

Remember: You can work outside class during open hours in the Avery Computer Lab in the evening and on weekends (Mon-Fri, 5:30-9:00pm; Sat-Sun, 12:00-5:00pm).

Click here to see schedule for previous weeks

WEEK 15

Tues 12/4

Due: 

  • Come to class prepared to work

In class:

Thurs 12/6

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

  • Student presentations of Project 3: Oral History (attendance and participation affects your grade for this project)

FINALS WEEK

This course will not meet during finals week, but your final blog post is due. It may be completed remotely if you have already left campus. If you wish to meet with your instructor during this time, please set up an appointment via email.

Due no later than WED, 12/12 at midnight:


– – PREVIOUS WEEKS – –

WEEK 1

Tues 8/21

In class:

  • Course Introduction

Thurs 8/23

Due today:

In class:

  • Students share personal technological artifacts

WEEK 2

Tues 8/28

Due today:

  • JPG files/digital images related to your personal technological artifact
  • Sign up for Dropbox

In class:

  • WordPress, Blogs, Web Design: Introduction to Communal Class Blog
  • Basic Digital Imaging
  • Accept WordPress invitations / sign up for WordPress

Thurs 8/30

Due today:

In class:

  • Presentations / discussion of Blog 1: Technological Artifacts

WEEK 3

Tues 9/4

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 9/6

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

WEEK 4

Tues 9/11

Due today:

In class:

  • Lecture: Digital Imaging, Copyright, Photoshop

Thurs 9/13

Due today:

  • Images you want to use for this project in your dropbox folder (Make a folder inside the dropbox folder called “yourlastname-yourfirstname-image-sources” and put all your image sources there. Name your image files logically.)

In class:

  • Lecture: Photoshop Continued

WEEK 5

Tues 9/18

Due today:

  • All assigned Project One tutorials should be complete
  • Come prepared to work on Digital Collage project

In class:

  • Lab Day for Project 1: Digital Collage

Thurs 9/20

Due today:

  • Come prepared to work on Digital Collage project

In class:

  • Lab Day for Project 1: Digital Collage

WEEK 6

Tues 9/25

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

  • Project 1: Digital Collage Peer Critique: Print the critique sheet (provided here) and begin on your own. Instructor will not be in class due to son’s medical appt.

Thurs 9/27

Due today:

In class:

  • Final questions and technical help for Project 1: Digital Collage
  • Review saving as a JPG (high res and web res), and posting your image for Blog 3
  • Share student work as time allows

WEEK 7 

Tues 10/2

Due today:

  • Blog 3: Digital Collage
  • Make sure to bring your copy of “Understanding Comics.” Other reading material will also be provided.

In class:

  • Students meetings
  • Read “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud and web comics by Eroyn Franklin (scroll to bottom of page to see web comics links)

Thurs 10/4

Due today:

  • Make sure to bring your copy of “Understanding Comics.” Other reading material will also be provided.
  • Come to class prepared to read / meet with professor

In class:

  • Students meetings
  • Read “Understanding Comics” by Scott McCloud and web comics by Eroyn Franklin (scroll to bottom of page to see web comics links)

WEEK 8

Midterm grades due this week

Tues 10/9

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 10/11

Due today:

In class:

  • Lecture: Illustrator

WEEK 9

Tues 10/16

Due today:

In class:

  • Lecture: Additional Illustrator Topics

Thurs 10/18

Due today:

  • Watch remainder of Illustrator tutorials by this day
  • Come prepared to work on Comics project

In class:

  • Lecture: Additional Illustrator Topics

WEEK 10

Tues 10/23

Due today:

  • Come prepared to work on Comics project

In class:

 

Thurs 10/25

Due today:

  • Come prepared to work on Comics project

In class:

WEEK 11

Tues 10/30

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

  • Project 2: Comics Peer Critique (attendance and participation affects your grade for this project)
  • Review: Printing, Saving as PDF and JPG, Type > Create Outlines, Including reference images in final AI file

Thurs 11/1

Due today at beginning of class:

In class:

WEEK 12

Tues 11/6

Due today:

In class:

  • Introduction to Project 3: Oral History

Thurs 11/8: Meet in Avery 451

Due today:

  • Read one chapter of your choosing from “Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything” and complete Blog #6: Past, Present, and Future Technology: Interview Ideas (ebook is available through WSU library and two copies of the book are on shelf in AML 105 above the black and white printer)

In class:

  • Lecture: Introduction to Recording and Editing
  • Visit Creativity Suite

WEEK 13

–Mon 11/12: Veteran’s Day Holiday–

Tues 11/13

Due today:

In class:

Thurs 11/15

No official class / work day: Instructor will be in either the Creativity Suite or my office (Avery 479) at these times: 10:35-11:50am and 3:00-4:00pm

 

–Thanksgiving Holiday–

WEEK 14

Tues 11/27

Due today at beginning of class:

  • If you want to do Extra Credit Blog #1, it is due today: Extra Credit Blog: Comics Continued
  • Unedited interview for peer critique (bring on laptop or external harddrive, DO NOT put in dropbox folder yet)
  • Bring headphones!

In class:

Thurs 11/29

Due today at beginning of class:

  • Come to class prepared to work

In class: