This program provides students of any discipline with the skills and theoretical foundation to become proficient in the basics of web design. Students will be exposed to XHTML and basic web technologies, as well as content-creation strategies in the visual and written disciplines. Building on a nine hour core that exposes students to design, systems, and media-usage theoretical perspectives, minors can choose from a menu of concentrations (computer science, media creation, art design) to develop an area of web expertise tailored to their needs.
A student completing the web communication and design minor will have gained: fluency in XHTML, CSS and web-design software to develop websites for personal and corporate use; an understanding of design and media-usage theory to develop functional yet appealing web designs; an ability to develop and post multimedia content including podcasts, photo galleries, and audio slideshows; and an understanding of web-hosted technologies for the creation and maintenance of social-media networks.
The web communication and design minor must complete 21 hours of coursework: 12 hours of required courses and nine hours of elective courses. All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrollment in the following courses:
Choose three courses from the following electives:
ARTZ 310: Graphic Design II
ARTZ 367: Digital Photography II
CISQ 278: Web Development II: Dynamic Website Development
CISQ 355: Database Design and Management
COMM 221: Multimedia Writing
COMM 226: Multimedia Production I
COMM 322: Media Law
COMM 375: Principles of Multimedia Production II
ENGL 253: Grammar and Style
ENGL 266: Creative Writing I - Fiction
ENGL 268: Creative Writing I - Nonfiction