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 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:

In class:

Thurs 11/29

Due today at beginning of class:

  • Come to class prepared to work

In class:

WEEK 15

Tues 12/4

Due:

In class:

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

Thurs 12/6

Due:

  • Blog 8: Final Reflection

In class:

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

FINALS WEEK: This course will not meet during finals week. If you wish to meet with your instructor during this time, please set up an appointment via email.


– – 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