Course Design• A follow-up to MDST 3703 – Helpful but not required – This course is less of a survey – Focused on learning to use code to build things• Part seminar, part studio• Flexible and fault tolerant!
Course Design• All class content will be posted on the course “blog” – A WordPress site – Web site will be more of a manual than a syllabus – Linked from Collab• Tests and private information delivered through Collab – Also anonymous messages• All assigned readings will be found online
Course Plan• Learn some PHP – A simple programming language designed for the web• Learn some SQL and MySQL – A simple data language and database system• Reverse engineer primary and secondary sources• Build interactive pages and visualizations• Create an exhibit based on your work
Requirements• Weekly readings and responses to readings• Weekly blog posts – Reflections on concepts learned in the week – Posting of completed studio exercises• Occasional homework• Monthly quizzes – Delivered through Collab – IDs, short answers, and essays• Final Project – Web site• Final Exam – Reflective Essay
Policies• Attendance is required – Two unexcused absences allowed, but you still need to make up any work! – Notify me ahead of time otherwise• No web surfing or messaging in class unless part of an activity• Timely completion of assignments is crucial
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