WRTG 444 - Writing for the Web
What are the contemporary practices for creating content available on the web and mobile devices? This course teaches students 1) an introduction to HTML, CSS, and related coding/simple programming 2) the evolving role of social media and user-generated media 3) best practices for managing and publishing web-based content.
Projects include exercises in HTML, CSS, and other coding/scripting tools for publishing content on the web and for mobile devices; an introduction to content management software (such as WordPress); research and ethnographic study of a variety of social media; an introduction to web-based usability testing; and authoring web-based content. Relevant theory includes a study of rhetoric (in terms of style, design, visual rhetoric, etc.), usability, social media, privacy/security, copyright.
Cross-Listed with WRTG 544
Credit 3 hrs Normal (A-F)
May not be repeated for additional credit
Prerequisites - WRTG 121 , (ACT English Exam sub-score > 29), or (SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing exam sub-score > 670)
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Additional Information: Students are recommended to have taken 1) any 100-400 level courses in the Department of English Language and Literature; or 2) any 200-400 in the School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts; or 3) any writing-intensive course in any major. If you do not have any of these, please email the instructor to determine whether this course will work for you.
Equivalent Courses: WRTG 544, ENGL 444
Updates: Change to prerequisites 4/2019, effective Fall 2019; Change to title 10/2018, effective Fall 2019; description 10/2017, effective Winter 2018; Graduate Credit rescinded and equivalent course added 7/2014, effective Winter 2015; Change to prefix 10/2013, effective Summer 2014; Graduate Credit added 7/2011
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