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ATLS 2200: Web

Course Description

Introduces techniques, technologies and concepts of web design and development through lectures, projects and critiques. Focuses technically on HTML, CSS and JavaScript as the primary web technologies. This course also contextualizes the technical and societal implications of the Internet through historical and critical perspectives.

Web provides students with the opportunity to gain a foundational overview of web technologies through lecture and project-based lab work. The course will explore the historical and cultural impact of the World Wide Web and provide a critical perspective of contemporary and future web topics. Students will have the opportunity to use the web as a medium to engage in online storytelling by designing and developing web-based projects. Students will learn primary front-end web languages HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript. Web is a project-based course that offers hands-on introduction to web design and development, web imagery, and multimedia storytelling. Through project work and active participation, students will be challenged to express creativity and demonstrate conceptual and critical thinking.

Course Objectives

Students who successfully complete this course will:

Critical Thinking & Theory / History:
  • Gain knowledge of the history of the web
  • Understand the cultural impact of the Internet
Design/Creative:
  • Develop web-based projects
  • Use the web as a medium for creative storytelling
Technical:
  • Gain an understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Learn responsive Web Design and Development
  • Explore capabilities and limitations of the browser
  • Have an introductory knowledge of Web standards

Credit Hours

  • 3 hours

Prerequisites

  • ATLS 2000 Meaning of Information Technology