• Fall Semester 2017
  • St. John Fisher College, Department of Media and Communication
  • Classroom: Basil 101 (Gladys Brooks Media Arts Lab)
  • Class time: Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 11:15-12:10
  • Office Hours:
    • Monday: 2:00-3:00
    • Wednesday: 9:30-10:30
    • or by appointment.

    (and I’m often around other times.)


    • Loukas Brigham: lkb04318 at sjfc dot edu.
    • Joe Fiorica: jwf08440 at sjfc dot edu
    • Check the lab hours for their availability.  You may also e-mail them for (limited) personal tutoring.
  • Office: Fay 210
  • Fisher Phone: 385-7277
  • E-mail: jsarachan at sjfc dot edu (preferred method of communication)

Course Description

Students design and develop websites for a variety of devices. The course focuses on HTML, cascading style sheets, and digital imaging with Adobe Photoshop, as well as the use of jQuery plugins to create dynamic effects. User research, graphic design theory, information architecture, and search engine optimization methods are discussed throughout the semester.

The class is taught in the Gladys Brooks Media Arts Lab (Basil 101); the software also is available on the iMacs in Kearney, Lavery Library, the Cardinal Courier office (Basil 22) and the TV studio (Basil 202).

COMM 269 is required for the Digital Cultures and Technologies major and minor.  The course fulfills the visual presentation requirement for the B.A. in Media and Communication and the design requirement for the B.S. in Media Management.  Minors in Media and Communication may use the course as an elective; and if a student also takes COMM 362, a student may petition to use this course for the Journalism minor. It may also be used as an elective in the minor in Information Technology.



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