Syllabus

Instructor: Tiziana d’Agostino
Email
: tiziana@platt.edu
Office Hours: By appointment
Prerequisite: Term 1 – Term 4
Units: 5.00 (100 hours)
Book: Responsive Web Design ebook by Ethan Marcotte;  Responsible Responsive Design ebook; Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 by Ben Frain

Description: This course serves as an introduction to adaptive web design, and the concepts of responsive web design and progressive enhancement. Jquery mobile and application design will also be discussed.

Instruction Methods: Lectures, demonstrations, exercises, analyses of modern design techniques, research, and student presentations.

Course Objectives: To equip students with a fundamental understanding of the modern principles of adaptive web design and site design that works on a variety of devices. At the completion of this course, students will be familiar with the concepts of responsive design, progressive enhancement and “mobile first” design. The students will be able to create sites that work great on multiple devices, using media queries, flexible layouts and responsive images. They will also be introduced to the jQuery mobile framework.

Accommodations: Students with disabilities who may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to notify the instructor early in the semester, so accommodations can be made as soon as possible. Platt is committed to do everything possible to make all reasonable accommodations.

Attendance: As a common and professional courtesy, please advise me in advance when you will miss a class. Please email me if you will be either late or missing class for any reason. You are allowed a maximum of three absences. After that, unless it is a proven emergency, you will be dropped from class. I will strictly adhere to this policy.

Class begins promptly at 8:00am and continues until 12:00pm. Anyone arriving after 8:00pm or leaving before 12:00pm will be considered tardy. Four unexcused tardies will be considered a missed class. Each absence and tardy will affect your attendance grade. Attendance will also be considered greatly in terms of class participation grading. Students are responsible for obtaining any and all missed materials in case of an absence. Absences may be made up based upon instructor’s discretion.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the act of presenting work–either written or spoken–that is not your own. This includes, but is not limited to, cheating on exams, not properly citing others’ work, or using someone else’s work. Platt College and I will not tolerate plagiarism of any sort and the penalty may be automatic failure of this course and potential dismissal from the college.

Using pre-built templates and frameworks, will also be considered plagiarism.

Class Expectations: All students will be treated fairly and with respect. Verbal or physical abuse will not be tolerated. If these expectations are violated, the violator will be appropriately disciplined, which may include: a verbal warning, class suspension, expulsion from the class, and expulsion from the college.

Concerns and Disagreements: Any concerns regarding policies or procedures of this course, as they occur in class, should be discussed directly with me either outside of class or by making an office appointment.

Class Protocol: Make sure all mobile devices are turned off during class time. No web surfing, text, or chatting during class time. Due to insurance policies, children are not allowed in the classroom at any time. Try not to leave the class during a topic conversation and please do not enter the class while a speech/discussion is in session.

Class Participation: Participation in this class is required in a variety of ways. Attendance to each class session is extremely important. Every student is expected to participate in a variety of ways including: class discussions, feedback after each student’s speech, listening and staying engaged during each class period, speaking at scheduled times, and physical presence.

Class Requirements: You will be required to work on your projects outside class. Every student is expected to do at least 15 hours of work per week outside of the classroom, including reading text books, following tutorials, blogging, commenting and working on projects. Computers will be available EVERY DAY on campus before and after class. Sunday lab is also available on most weekends. Any material from “out of class course work” may be applicable to questions on quizzes or tests, & any assigned homework
will be graded.

Platt Grading Scale:

Grade Percentage:
A  
   90%-100%
B      80%-89%
C      70%-79%
D      60%-69%
Fail
Below 60%

Attendance Breakdown:
Every tardy results in a 1 point, at least, deduction of final grade.
Every absence results in a 5 points deduction of final grade.
An email notifying me before time may lessen deductions of tardies and absences based upon my discretion.

Class Participation and attendance: 10%
Projects: 50%
Exams/Quizzes: 20%
Homework/In class work: 20%

Project grading will be based on meeting all requirements and displaying artistic control. All projects will be due at the time clearly stated when the project is announced. All late projects will be dropped a full grade for each day it is late. An “A” grade will only be given for outstanding work.

Extra credit opportunities may be introduced during the course.