Weekly Schedule

Day 1 - January 2 Day 2 - January 3 Day 3 - January 4 Day 4 - January 7
Day 5 - January 8 Day 6 - January 9 Day 7 - January 10 Day 8 - January 11
Day 9 - January 14 Day 10 - January 15 Day 11 - January 16 Day 12 - January 17
Extra Credit 1 Extra Credit 2 Final Project Final Exam

Day 1 - January 2
Introduction to TNMA 301/501, Syllabus

Topic: Definition of the Internet

     Chapter 1. Web Studies: A User’s Guide
                         Chapter 3. New Media, New Methodologies: Studying the Web
The Internet:    Chapter 1.  How Did We Get Here: The Development of a New Medium

Group presentation: Choose a group of two people to work on the browser project for next day.

URLs: Resume Template
The Webby Awards: http://www.webbyawards.com/main/webby_awards/winner_list.html
The Sexes and the Net: http://netculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa053100a.htm

Chapter 1. Web Studies: A User’s Guide
New Media Studies: www.newmediastudies.com The website for the study of new media, produced by David Gauntlett, with articles, reviews, Web design and marketing guides, Web art and culture, and other resources
Yahoo!: www.yahoo.com The most popular and comprehensive Web directory.
The World Wide Web Consortium: www.w3.org Lots of useful basic (and advanced) information about the World Wide Web, with Tim Berners-Lee’s interesting FZWs at www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html
Resource Centre for Cyberculture Studies: www.otal.umd.edu/~rccs Produced by David Silver, RCCS is ‘an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.’ Full of useful information
Spark: www.spark-online.com Lovingly designed online magazine, about culture, mass media and new media, made by nice creative folk on no money.
Wired News: www.wired.com/news Daily articles about Internet developments, regulations, and innovations, with an excellent searchable archive where you can find an article on anything Web-related.
A Brief History of the Internet and Related Networks: www.isoc.org/internet/history/certhtml Useful short history of the Internet by Vint Cerf.
Web Pages That Suck: www.webpagesthatsuck.com The excellent Web design guide.

Chapter 3. New Media, New Methodologies: Studying the Web
Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software Networking Project: http://www.valt.helsinki.fi/staff/mmattila/emethods.htm  This project aims to disseminate an understanding of the practical skills needed to use software which has been designed to assist qualitative data analysis (e.g. field research, ethnography, text analysis). The website has links to software sites where free demo downloads of the products can be acquired. Many of these software products now allow use of audio, text, and visual data. Useful bibliography.
Social Research Update: www.soc.surrey.ac.uk/sru SRU is a newsletter resource for social scientists interested in keeping up to date with the latest methodological concerns in social research.  Several issues are directly relevant to Web research: Issue 11 looked at ‘Visual Methods’ and Issue 21 dealt with ‘Using Email as a Research Tool.’
Cyber Geography Research: www.cybergeography.org This site provides a gateway into research which is concerned with the spatial mapping of the internet, including the web. It provides access to a directory of ‘Atlases of Cyberspaces,’ which includes links to many commercial and academic projects, and a regular research bulletin.
Media Metrix: www.mediametrix.com  Media Metrix advertises itself as a pioneer and leader in the field of internet and digital media measurement services.  See this site for a window on the commercial world of market research of the web, including rankings of companies, a client list, and indications of what Fortune 500 companies want to know about the web.

In Lab: Browsers
Browser Quick Start Guide:
Top Products:
With your group, compare and evaluate the following three browsers concentrating on price, average user rate, system requirements, and special features.  Write a short essay on your findings, and which browser you feel is the best, and post your findings in the Prometheus for this class.
Internet Explorer (latest version)
Netscape (latest version)
Opera Software (latest version)

Additional sites:
Opera browser: http://www.opera.com/download/
Netscape browser: http://home.netscape.com/download/index.html?cp=djuc1
Internet Explorer browser:
Enigma browser:   http://www.davecentral.com/projects/enigmabrowser/ or http://www.suttondesigns.com/EnigmaBrowser/     
More information on browsers: http://www.webreview.com/browsers/

E-mail Signature:
E-mail signature, 6-digit ID number for posting grades (e-mail harbach@uwsp.edu with new e-mail signature and 6-digit ID number).
Assignment:   Resume, post your resume in the TNMA Prometheus or in UWSP student Web pages or Yahoo! or Homestead and put URL address in Prometheus (be prepared to show your URL with resume next day).
Read the Chapters for Day 1 and Day 2 by class next day.

Day 2 - January 3
Topic: Cyberculture


web.studies:    Chapter 2  Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: Cyberculture Studies
The Internet:   Chapter 2: What is it? Characteristics of the Medium
                     Chapter 3:  Don’t Just Hit Reply! Effectively Using E-mail, Listservs, and Newsgroups

Group presentation: Show URL of posted resume, and be ready to discuss your findings about browsers.

Cyberculture Definition
Search Engines Check them out!

Chapter 2  Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards: Cyberculture Studies
Women’s Studies Database: www.inform.umd.edu/EdRes/Topic/WomensStudies
Center for Women and Information Technology: www.umbc.edu/cwit The Center for Women and Information Technology, established at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in 1998, seeks to address and rectify women’s under-representation in IT and to enhance our understanding of the relationship between gender and IT.
Geekgirl: www.geekgirl.com.au
AngstGrrl!: www.angstgrrl.com
iVillage.com: www.ivillage.com
Oxygen: www.oxygen.com
Women.com: www.women.com
Cybersociology: www.socio.demon.co.uk/magazine Cybersociology is a non-profit multi-disciplinary webzine dedicated to the critical discussion of the Internet, cyberspace, cyberculture, and life online.  Edited by Robin Hamman of the Hypermedia Research Centre at the University of Westminster, London, Cybersociology often substitutes academic analysis with anecdotal experiences, making for somewhat engaging, yet rather shallow, treatments.
The Psychology of Cyberspace: www.rider.edu/users/suler/psycyber/psycyber.html  Written and put together by John Suler, a professor of Psychology at Rider University, The Psychology of Cyberspace is an online book which explores the psychological dimensions of environments created by computers and online networks.
Resource Center for Cyber culture Studies: www.otal.umd.edu/~rccs The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, produced by David Silver, is an online, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to research, study, teach, support, and create diverse and dynamic elements of cyberculture.  Collaborative in nature, RCCS seeks to establish and support ongoing conversations  about the emerging field, to foster a community of students, scholars, teachers, explorers, and builders of cyberculture, and to showcase various models, works-in-progress, and on-line projects.

Day 3 - January 4

Topic: Copyright 

The Internet:
           Chapter 12:  What about My Rights? The Internet and U.S. Law 
                             Chapter 6: Where Do I Find It? Searching the Web

Group presentation: Copyright and Answers to searching questions from On-line Reading.


Copyright sites

Copyright Myths 
The UWSP copyright guide
US Copyright Office
Weblaw FAQ
Internet Legal Issues for Musicians
When works pass into the public domain
Minimizing Employer Liability for Employee Internet Use
Copyright Resource Center
Music Copyright Laws
Understanding Basic Copyright Laws
Library of Congress Copyright Laws 
All About Internet Laws 


or MyUWSP or AltaVista

In Lab: Create a Portal
Go to Yahoo or MyUWSP and sign up to personalize your portal. Customize the portal until you are satisfied with the appearance.
Post the address in the Prometheus.  Be prepared to show your URL next day.
On-line Reading: Go to http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/stories/story/0,10738,2354132,00.html Read through the article, Portals, and answer the following questions:
1.What does the term, Web portal, imply?
2. What do portal sites really want?
3. Who are the top two portals?
4. Who are the two lowest rated portals?
5. Why is AOL so popular?
6. What has AOL achieved?
7  Who are the runners-up for stickiness?
Assignment: Compare three Portals. Each group should post their comparison of three portals in the Prometheus.  They are due Day 4 in Prometheus.

List the following URLs of directories:
1. What directory will find the e-mail address of a person?
1. What directory will do a yellow page search?
3. What directory will do a white page search?

 Name and URLs:

Does the site offer...

Site #1

Site #2

Site #3

Name of Site




Search engine




Directory searching








Reference tools




On-line shopping








Chat rooms




Instant messaging




Topical information




Stock information




















Yellow and white pages




Local information




Personalized start page




Personalized Horoscope




On-line auction




Free web space




Look and Navigation




Does the site load quickly?




Is the page well organized, free from clutter?




Is the font size of text readable?




Is the site easy to maneuver through?




Group presentation:  Look through the Portals in Prometheus, and choose several of the best and tell why you think so. Also, be prepared to demonstrate how to site Internet sources. Give the class a quiz on APA citation.
Read the chapters for Day 4 by class next day.
Day  4 - January 7
Topic: Referencing the Internet
web.studies:   Chapter 13: Search Engines, Portals, and Global Capitalism       
The Internet:  Chapter 7:  What do I Do With It? Evaluating and Citing What You Find    

University of Virginia developed it to show their new students, to demonstrate the dangers of misusing the campus computer network. It's a parody of the Monster.com commercial.

Group presentation:    

December Communications - guide to using Internet resources
Internet Literacy Web Site - by Pat Sine, U. of Delaware, containing online resources for the Internet Literacy textbook by Fred T. Hofstetter
Web Monkey Guides  
Web Works - creating and using Web resources a quick reference guide

In Lab: Referencing on the Web.  Check out the information on 
APA Citation
MLA Citation
Citing Web sites
In Lab: Citations
Find five sites on the Web: a newspaper article, a magazine article, a Web site, a personal Home page, and a portal. Include the following: Author, Title, Date, URL, and date found on the Web. Be consistent for all the citations.
Assignment: On the Internet find a fan site, an independent film on the Internet, and an involved personal homepage. Describe each site briefly and discuss why you chose the sites, and be prepared to show them next day. 
Post your findings in Prometheus

Group presentation: Fan Communities, Film on the Internet, and Presentations of Self on Personal Homepages. Choose six sites and three of your own from Day 5. Use a variety of sites, and be prepared to discuss why the sites are worthy of our attention.
Read the chapters for Day 5 by class next day.

Day  5 - January 8
Topic: Web Life

web.studies: Chapter 4: A Home on the Web: Presentations of Self on Personal Homepages         
                     Chapter 5: I-love-Zena.com: Creating Online Fan Communities
                     Chapter 9: The Web goes to the Pictures
The Internet: Chapter 13: What about My Life: Society, Individuals, and the Internet

Group presentation:
Fan Communities, Film on the Internet, and Presentations of Self on Personal Homepages. 


Chapter 4: A Home on the Web: Presentations of Self on Personal Homepages - Charles Cheung
http://www.Yahoo.com has a list of personal homepages under 'Society and Culture/People/Personal Home pages.  Thousands to choose from.
About.com: http://www.about.com  
Personal Web Pages: http://personalweb.about.com A diverse range of articles about personal homepages: statistics, technical know-how, recommended books, and selected sites.
Webring.org: www.webring.org Webrings connect every type of homepage you could imagine - and some you would never dream of.  Homepages with similar personal concerns are linked together in a 'ring' so that browsers can navigate through similar kinds of homepage.
Xoom: http://www.zdnet.com/pcmag/features/webcommunities/392817.html   Free homepages
Surveys: Media Metrix www.mediametrix.com

Chapter 5: I-love-Zena.com: Creating Online Fan Communities – Kirsten Pullen
The Blair Witch Project: www.blairwitch.com The official website for the independent film, the first movie marketed and hyped almost exclusively on the web.
Countdown: The Ultimate Fan Site: www.countingdown.com Professional fan site that serves as a clearing house for release dates, production gossip, and celebrity appearances for many major motion pictures.
Dax’s museum of Xena Subtext: http://members.aol.com/xenastry/subtext/subtext.htm  Scene-by-scene analysis of homoerotic content in each Xena episode from the first three seasons of the program.
Storm and Spirit’s Domain: http://freespace.virgin.net/gabriella.p/webhost/LLD/   
This site combines Xena fandom with lesbian and gay rights activism, and includes several links to gay charities, political groups, and discussion boards.
Sword and Staff: www.sword-and-staff.com Online clearing house for charitable activites undertaken by Xena fans. Includes on-line auctions, event schedules and personal messages for the series’ stars and producers.
Xena Page: http://members.aol.com/chelley/html/default_lucy_lawless.html 
The Ultimate Xena Fan Fiction Directory: www.xenafanfiction.com Archived database with hundreds of Xena fan fiction stories, contributed by heterosexual male, female, and lesbian fans. Promises the most extensive collection of Xena fiction.
Whoosh! International Association of Xean Studies: http://whoosh.org On-line fan newsletter with articles about the meaning of the show, particularly interesting because it includes both scholarly and more traditional fan perspectives.
Xena: Warrior Lesbian Links: www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/4580/links.html List of links to dozens of lesbian fan sites.
Xena: Warrior Princess: www.mca.com/tv/xena The official Xena website.
The X-Files: The Official X-Files Web Site: www.thex-files.com Fox television’s official website for the series. Contains air dates, plot summaries, actor and crew biographies, a chronology and an explanation of the show’s mythology.
Andy’s X-Files Page: http://www.axfp.co.uk/ One of the most technologically intensive fan sites on the Web. In addition to standard fan site content, Andy also provides links to downloadable audio and video technology, original animation using stills from the program and a list of top ten X-Files sites, determined by on-line voting and updated weekly.
The X-Files Romantic Fan Fiction Archive: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Zone/8633/archives.htm 
Hundreds of stories, primarily exploring the relationship between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, although both lesbian and homosexual romantic fantasies are included as well.

Chapter 9: The Web goes to the Pictures - David Gauntlett
Roger Ebert Reviews: http://www.suntimes.com/index/ebert.html 
Drew's Script-O-Rama: http://www.script-o-rama.com/ Hundreds of movie scripts and transcripts. Drew links to them, rather than storing them on his own site, which is good as it is difficult to run a website from prison.
International Film: www.internationalfilm.org Articles and critical analysis of the world of international film.
Variety: www.variety.com The latest Hollywood news, reviews, and gossip.
Empire: www.empireonline.co.uk Articles, interviews, and reviews from the UK's top movie magazine.
Exposure: www.exposure.co.uk The Internet resource for young film-makers; excellent features on film structure, guerrilla movie-making, and more.
Film Education: www.filmeducation.org A host of resources for teachers and students studying film across academic disciplines.
In Lab: FrontPage demonstration.
In Lab: Begin to enhance your resume from Day 2 with additional fonts, backgrounds, themes, etc. If you have a resume on the Internet, begin a personal Homepage with text, pictures, sound, etc.
Assignment: Finish resume. Be prepared to show in class next week. 
Group presentation: Gender on the Net. Choose six URLs from Day 6 and three of your own, and show the the presence of women, gender, and minorities on the Internet.  Be prepared to tell why you thinks these sites are excellent or not.
Read the chapters for Day  6 by class next day.
Day  6 - January 9
Topic: Gender

web.studies:     Chapter 7: Webcam Women: Life on Your Screen
                        Chapter 8: Queer ‘n’ Asian on – and – off the Net
                      Chapter 17: World Wide Women and the Web
Group presentation: Gender on the Net, Individual Resumes
Chapter 7: Webcam Women: Life on Your Screen
Guide to Webcams: http://www.zdnet.com/anchordesk/story/story_3644.html Useful introduction
Sam's Webcam Cookbook: http://sdots.com/bike/  Well-linked guide to webcams, including other people's uses and how to set up your own.
WebCam World: http://webcamworld.com Everything you would ever need to know about webcam technicalities, plus a webcams webring.
CamCities: http://camcities.com Geographically arranged links to webcams around the world.  

Chapter 8: Queer ‘n’ Asian on – and – off the Net
Access Resources:
http://www.angelfire.com/pa3/dating/gr1.html  It boasts, 'allows you to find every kind of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual resource in the world.' Lots of information, daily news and interactive discussion.
PlanetOut: www.planetout.com "PlanetOut is the leading Internet media company offering a vibrant, welcoming and safe community for all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as well as their family and friends."
The Other Queer Page: http://im1ru12.org/toqp A well-established queer Web directory, with an emphasis on information resources. It boasts 'over 1400 sorted links: to the best of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender resources available on the Web, ranging from coming out to getting involved in the fight for equal rights.'
Queer Arts Resource: www.queer-arts.org
Queer Cultural Center: www.queerculturalcenter.org Attractive queer arts sites, with galleries and other features.
The Advocate: www.advocate.com Website of the US news magazine for the gay and lesbian community, with substantial archive of news, features, and reviews.
Theory.org.uk: www.theory.org.uk David Gauntlett's other site which is concerned with the relationship between the mass media and gender and identity, but has a particular emphasis on queer theory and related resources, including pages of material on Judith Butler and Michel Foucault (including the illustrated tourists' guide Foucault's Paris).

Chapter 17: World Wide Women and the Web
NUA Internet Surveys: www.nua.ie/surveys 
www.womenaction.org A truly international site with input from women's networks around the world. Features well-organized and interactive content on all aspects of NGO participation around the Beijing process.
Isis International: http://isiswomen.org (Loads slowly) Links up Asian and international women's organizations on a host of issues. Based in the Philippines.
Society for International Development: www.sidint.org International organization hosting the Society for International Development - Women in Development network, and the SID-UNESCO Women on the Net project. Based in Rome.
Women's Environment and Development Organization: www.wedo.org Gives updates on WEDO's many national and international campaigns concerning women. Based in New York.
Women's Net: http://www.igc.org/igc/gateway/index.html A vibrant and innovative networking support program designed to enable South African women to use the Internet to find the people, issues, resources, and tools needed for women's social action.
Statistics on the Web
WebSTAT: http://hits.webstat.com/ 
CyberAtlas: http://cyberatlas.internet.com/ 
Webtrends: http://www.webtrends.com/ 
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Statistics: http://www.stat.ufl.edu/vlib/statistics.html 

In Lab: Check out the clip art
About.com Web Clip Art

Page Works - Toonland
Media Builder - banners, buttons, text, background
MM Designs- free animated GIF files 
Microsoft Clip Gallery Live 2000 - search tool, photos, bullets, backgrounds, icons.etc. Image Collections on a single theme that you can download all at once.
Science Graphics - free for educational purposes
The Whole Internet Guide to Clip Art - also fonts, backgrounds, script archives, html resources
Swish in Free Software
In Lab: Create a Web page with gifs, jpegs, etc.  
Post the Web Page link in the Prometheus
Assignment: Assignment: Color Psychology.
Find three URLs related to color psychology.  Construct a table to answer these questions:
1. What is color psychology?
2. What is a color-safe palette?
3. What does the color cyan represent in finance? In the medical field?
4. What does the color brown represent? Black? Red? Yellow? White?
5. In Western cultures what does the color white represent? In China?
List the URLs used.
Post your results or link in Prometheus.
Group presentation: Attributes of a well-designed Webpage. 
Using URLs from Day 7, construct a list of the good features for a Web page. Have at least six examples of good Web pages to illustrate your features.
Read the chapters for Day 7 by class next day.
Day  7 - January 10
Topic: Web Design

webstudies:     Chapter 11: Bad Web Design: The Internet’s Real Addiction Problem
            The Internet:    Chapter 8: What a Tangled Web We Weave! The Basics of Hypertext Markup Language (HTML)

Group presentation: Attributes of a well-designed Webpage. 


Web Pages That Suck www.webpagesthatsuck.com
WDG Web Design Group http://www.htmlhelp.com/  Founded to promote the creation of non-browser specific, non-resolution specific, creative and informative sites that are accessible to all users worldwide. To this end, the WDG offers material on a wide range of HTML related topics. We hope that with this site as a reference, you will be able to create Web sites that can be used by every person on the Internet, regardless of browser, platform, or settings.
The Worst of the Web
www.worstoftheweb.com Celebrating horrible websites.
Funny but Useless Web Pages http://www.jokeplayer.com/Useless_Pages/ 
Sucky to Savvy
http://www.jeffglover.com/ss.php Learn about improvements you can make to your Web Site to make it more pleasant for your visitors.
Top Ten Ways To Tell If You Have A Sucky Home Page

Funny Stuff http://www.jeffglover.com/funny.php 
How to Make an Annoying Webpage www.users.nac.net/falken/annoying/main.html
'I Hate Frames Club' http://members.tripod.com/~daGecko/hatefrm.html 
Center for Communication and Culture's C3
Wired RGB Gallery
Use It: www.useit.com Enormously useful very regularly updated website on Web usability by Jakob Nielsen, which favors simple and clear design. www.useit.com/alterbox/990530.html for 'The Top Ten Mistakes in Web Design.'
Web Developers Journal: http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/  Lots of useful articles. 
With Charlie Morris' Amateur Web Sites - the Top Ten Signs at http://www.webdevelopersjournal.com/columns/abc_mistakes.html 
Good and Bad Web Design Features: www.ratz.com/features.html Straightforward lists of good and bad Web design features.

In Lab: 
Check out the following Web sites. Find three Web sites that are well designed and three Web sites that are not well designed and explain why you think so.  Consider color, graphics, fonts, content, navigational ease, and audience. Do not use the the following Web sites as examples.
  1. Design Tips
  2. Check out Web Pages That Suck for more information
  3. Really Big for free graphics
  4. Ten Fatal Flaws of Web Design

    Post your results, URLs, and opinions in Prometheus.  

In Lab and Assignment: Begin Cardinal Sentinel Webpage (using FrontPage or Dreamweaver)

Web design: Home page for a new newspaper for the 20-30 age group
Include the following information:
Title:  The Cardinal Sentinel
Where: Waupaca, Wisconsin
444 Robin Lane, Waupaca, Wisconsin 54444
E-mail: rlane@cardinal.com
Telephone: 715 333 3333
1. Use FrontPage and save OFTEN.
. Check out two newspapers on the Web for design ideas.
3. Use at least two different colors.
4. Use at least two different fonts.
5. Find one feature story of a current news event, describe it briefly, make a headline, and link to it.
6. Find one feature story about an athletic event, describe it briefly, make a headline, and link to it.
7. Find one feature story about a music event, describe it briefly, make a headline, and link to it.
8. Find one weather-related event, describe it briefly, make a headline, and link to it.
9. Include one photograph copied from the Web to highlight one of your links (this use is only for educational purposes).
10. Include at least two graphics  (animation and audio are OK if you know how) (this use is only for educational purposes).
11. Publish it as a Web page in your student Web pages or place link in Prometheus.
12. Be prepared to show your Web page in class next week.
13.The following text that must be included (you may also use more of your own text):
The Cardinal Sentinel -- a new concept for news!  Find the current, the bizarre, the unbelievable news.  Keep current with The Cardinal, your only media source for news, weather, sports, and entertainment. 
Be creative, distinctive, and unusual!

Post your link in Prometheus. Be prepared to show your link next class.
Group presentation: Current Internet issues. Choose five URLs from Day 8 and show five current issues related to the Internet. Be prepared to discuss the pros and cons of the issues.
Read the chapters for Day 8 by class next day.
Day  8 - January 11 

Topic: Web Design

web.studies:  Chapter 12: Pay per browse: The Web’s Commercial Futures
The Internet:  Chapter 9:  Eyesore or Eye Candy? Designing Webpages

Group presentation: Current Internet issues.
Class presentations:
Cardinal Sentinel Web Pages.

Free Software
Worst of the Web:
HotWired site www.hotwired.com
www.fsf.org free software
www.gnu.org free software
www.opensource.org free software
ICANN www.icann.org The new Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers and its watchdog ICANNWatch at www.icannwatch.org 
US university community's Internet2 initiative www.internet2.edu
US Government's Next Generation Internet or NGI Initiative www.ngi.gov 
Electronic Frontiers Foundation: http://eff.org Indispensable site of the best-known cyberspace civil liberties organization.
Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility: www.cpsr.org Website of public-interest alliance of computer scientists and others concerned about the impact of computer technology on society, with useful documents, links, journals, and archives.
ISWorld Net's Electronic Commerce Course: www.isworld.org/isworld/ecourse Very comprehensive collection of links on commerce on the Internet maintained by Professor Blake Ives of Louisiana State University.
The Benton Foundation's Communications Policy and Practice Program: www.benton.org Website of independent organization which promotes public interest values and non-commercial services for the Internet.
Consumer Technology Project: www.cptech.org/ Website of Ralph Nader's technology watchdog, giving information on consumer advocacy in electronic commerce, Internet governance, anti-trust and telecommunications.
In Lab: Short Midterm
Free Software
Continued Class presentations: Cardinal Sentinel Web Pages.
Assignment: Crank The Web is helpful in finding information about legal and illegal drugs.  Find three URLs that tell about crank.
What is crank?
Is it vernacular name for another drug?
Is it expensive?
Is it easily accessible?
Is it addictive?
What are the steps to take to stop using the drug?

Post the URLs and your results in Prometheus.
Group presentation:  Multimedia sites.  Choose three URLs from Day 9 and be prepared to discuss in-depth why these sites are outstanding or not-so-outstanding.  Consider content, color, graphics, ease of navigation, etc. Find three other sites to discuss, also.
Read the chapters for Day 9 by class next day.
Day  9 - January 14
Topic: Multimedia

The Internet: Chapter 10: Bring on the Multimedia! Graphics and Beyond. Graphics, Audio and Video

Group presentation:
Multimedia sites. 

John Philip Sousa Home Page: http://www.dws.org/sousa The complete sound files of many of Sousa's works are accessible through this Web site.  Included are over 60 sound clips, as well as video files of bands performing Sousa marches and graphics files of the composer.
Rockweb Interactive: http://rockweb.com This site contains video clips and sound files of popular rock bands.
Crayon: http://crayon.net CRAYON is a tool for managing news sources on the Internet and the WWW.  It uses a simple analogy that everyone can understand--a newspaper to organize periodical information.  The result is a customized news page with daily information tailored to your interests.
White House Web Page: http://www.whitehouse.gov The White House Web Page contains information about the White House and the federal government.  Sound files of important speeches made by the president and a White House section specifically designed for children are included.
Art on the Net: http://www.art.net This Web site is an on-line gallery featuring the work of international artists, from painters to poets and digital creators.  You can wander the rooms, download artist sound clips, and peruse an events calendar.
Playbill On-Line: http://www.playbill.com or http://wheat.symgrp.com/playbill This Web site provides information about Broadway shows. The multimedia center section offers pictures, sound, and video clips of currently playing shows. Pictures include playbill covers, billboards, and production photos.
Multimedia Links: http://www.dcmi.com/Lunch/multi-media.html This site provides links to authoring tools, digital video, graphics, animation, audio, business/legal, other multimedia indices, periodicals, and newsgroups.
Hollywood Online: http://www.hollywood.com This Web site helps you to locate films that are playing in theaters nationally and download photos, sound, video, and trailers.
National Museum of American Art: http://www.nmaa.si.edu This site represents the Smithsonian Institution branch that includes artwork from the permanent collection.  Quicktime movies and RealAudio presentations are offered.
National Basketball Association: http://www.nba.com This Web site provides highlights from the latest games, player interviews, and related features that you can see and hear.
The Balcony: http://netproductions.com/blacony You are able to download the latest information relating to movie production recorded in Quicktime files with this site.
Disney: http://www.disney.com  This site provides information about the Disney Company, including current news about movies, music, television, travel, and tours. In Sights & Sounds, photo, sound, and video files may be downloaded.
In Lab: Comparing maps and driving instructions.
Maps and driving instructions are a part of portal sites.  Find several portal sites and obtain driving instructions from your town to a distant city.  Use http://www.altavista.comhttp://www.mapquest.com  and one site of your choice.  Answer the following questions:
1. Are the directions different?
2. Is one more detailed than the other? If yes, which?
3. Which do you prefer? Why?
Post your answers in Prometheus.
In Lab: Picasso, Van Gogh, Matisse, and ?
Got to http://www.go.com and conduct a search that answers the following questions for Picasso, Van Gogh,  Matisse, and one artist of your choosing. Create a form or table for the information.
1. The birth and death date.
2. Nationality of the artist.
3. The titles of three famous paintings.
4. The artistic movement he/she painted (i.e. Impressionism).
Post your table or link in Prometheus.
Assignment: Video on the Internet
  1. Find five URLs demonstrating Video on the Internet.  Summarize your findings and opinions (are they good videos with good graphics, color, content, etc.) Be prepared to show a URL in class next week.
  2. Questions to consider:
    1. What are the limitations of video with audio on the Web?
    2. What programs can you use to create video?
Post your findings in Prometheus.
Group presentation: Safeguarding Children on the Internet
Keeping children safe as they roam about the Internet is a primary concern for parents.
   Look at the following sites:
    1. http://yahooligans.com  – Yahoo!
    2. http://kids.surfmonkey.com/company/ -- Surf Monkey
    3. http://kidsclick.org -- KidsClick
    4. http://netnanny.com -- NetNanny
    5. http://cybersitter.com -- CYBERsitter
  1. Explain the purpose of each site.   Consider these points:
    1. How can you find out where your children have been on the Internet? (Let’s assume you actually have children.)
    2.  How can you block your children from going to certain sites?
  2. Go to one hate site on the net (share the URL).  Discuss the pros and cons of allowing hate sites and porn sites to go unrestricted by the government. 
Read the chapters for Day 10 by class next day.
Day  10 - January 15
Topic: Fascination and Pornography on the Web

 web.studies:   Chapter 14: Pornography on the Web
                        Chapter 15: Fascination: The Modern Allure of the Internet
Group presentation: Safeguarding Children on the Internet

webstudies: Chapter 14: Pornography on the Web - JoAnn di Filippo
Morality in Media: www.moralityinmedia.org A national, not-for-profit, inter-faith organization established in 1962 to combat obscenity and uphold decency standards in the media.  Maintains the National Obscenity Law Center and conducts public information programs to educate and involve concerned citizens.
The National Obscenity Law Center: www.moralityinmedia.orga/nolc Privately funded organization that acts as a national clearing house in obscenity law.  A case band index is maintained and the Center has copies of all reported obscenity cases since 1800.  Assists prosecutors in enforcing obscenity laws and provides publications regarding current obscenity laws.
Anne and Cathy: The Women's Guide to Sex on the Web: www.anneandcathy.com  A site dedicated to get the word out that SEX is fun.  It's even more fun when you can learn about it easily, talk about it comfortably, think about it freely and actually have it without looking over your shoulder wondering: 'Am I normal?' A guide to the wide world of sex information and entertainment; dispenses advice, sex trivia and reviews of the best sex-related sites on the Web.
Adult Video News: www.avn.com Network featuring adult industry news, legal resources and employment opportunities.
Sex Laws: www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/2269 Collection of links to assorted state, federal and international penal codes related to sex crimes.
Web by Women for Women: www.io.com/~wwwomen Site compiled by a group of women outraged by the fact that topics such as breast cancer, abortion and contrception were temporarily declared 'indecent' after the CDA was passed. Site includes articles and essays regarding women's health and sexual well-being.
Sexual Assault Information Page: www.cs.utk.edu/~bartley/saInfoPage.html Links to information concerning rape, child sexual abuse and assault, incest, ritual abuse, sexual assault and sexual harassment provided on this non-profit site.
Sex Homepage: www.sexhomepage.com A resource for the study and understanding human sexuality.
Online Harassment Resources: www.io.com/~barton/harassment.html General safety tips and anti-harassment resources for women on-line.

Chapter 15: Fascination: The Modern Allure of the Internet - Christopher Smit.
The Side Show: www.nurple.com/sideshow The on-line equivalent to Barnum's sideshow and freak show attractions.
Voyeur sites: www.voyeurdorm.com www.dudedorm.com www.1hiddenvoyeurcamera.com Examples of the use of on-line voyeurism to fascinate the Internet browser.  Web directories list hundreds more voyeur sites
Marilyn Manson: www.marilynmanson.com Website of the gothic, gender-bending rock star feared by Middle America.
In Lab: Buy a car on the Internet.  Find a two dealers on the Web who specialize in the car of your choice and compare their prices. Find these features:
Location of Dealer:
Make of car:
Vin Number:
Most Important features:
What extras do you want:
Cost of Extras:
Base cost of car:

Post your answers in Prometheus.
Group Presentation: Safeguarding your Computer.  Using the URLs from Day 12 on Hackers, find three additional sites that talk about hackers or how to prevent hackers from infiltrating your computer.  Tell us how to secure and safeguard our computers. Find a firewall site, an anti-virus site, and be able to demonstrate how to get rid of your cache.
Discussion Board: Child pornography on the Web is becoming a growing problem.  Organizations called watchdog groups, are forming to combat and control this problem.  DAD, The Dallas Association for Decency is a watchdog group.  Find three other watchdog URLs to protect our children. Write a short essay on ways to protect children and post in Prometheus.
Read the chapter for Day 11 by class next day.
Day 11 - January 16
Topic: Safety, Cybercrime, Privacy, Viruses

Web.studies: Chapter 23: New Ways to Break the Law: Cybercrime and the Politics of Hacking
Group presentation: Safeguarding your Computer. Showing your 

Hackers:  http://Hackers.com   www.hackers.com Glossy site with lots of hacking news and resources.
2600: www.2600.com Website of the hacker's magazine, with news, resources, and an archive of hacked sites.
Hacker News Network: www.hackernews.com Smart site delivering 'the real news from the computer underground for the computer underground...without the biases of the mainstream media.'
The Linux Documentation Project:
www.linuxdoc.org Masses of information about Linux, the successful, freely distributed operating system loved, and indeed built, by hackers.

In Lab: Computer Viruses.
Go to http://kumite.com/myths  Choose three myths and discuss how each one garnered attention, what could be done to avoid the myth, and how you would be able to discover that it was a hoax.

Post your results in the Prometheus

In Lab: Web bugs nibbling at computer privacy. 
Read through the article and answer these questions:
1. What is a Web bug?
2. What are Web bugs known as in the trade?
3. What is the FTC going to do about Web bugs?
4. What happens if one cookie is set?
5. Why do Janssen Pharmaceutical Products deploy Web bugs?
6. How do Web bugs work with the help of a cookie?
7. What do Web bugs represent to consumer watchdogs?

Post your answers in the Prometheus.
Assignment:  Plan a Holiday Vacation!
1.  First, answer the following general questions.
Where are you going?   
When are you leaving?
When are you returning?             
Who is going?     
What is the purpose of your trip?       
How will you get there?    
What does your budget allow you to spend?             
2.   Second, utilize your searching and surfing skills to plan a complete holiday vacation.
A possible URL to use: Preview Vacations: http://vacations.com/Multimedia 
What is your destination?         
Are you traveling oversees?             
What is the exchange rate?      
Is your native language spoken?
Do you have/need a passport?             
Do you need to take special medications?        
What is the weather like? 
What type of clothing do you need?       
What is your mode of travel?     
Is it air travel?   
Are there limits to the number of bags? 
Are there weight limits?    
Will you need to rent a car?        
What type of lodging will you use?       
3. Third, write your holiday vacation plans so that you have answered the above questions. In doing so, include the following at a minimum:
·         The entire cost of the trip, including a break down of all expenses (don’t forget spending money).
·         Travel arrangements
·         Accommodation arrangements
·         Choose 3 places to eat
·         Choose 3 things to see or do
·         Include highlights of the region/city
Include Chamber of Commerce information (if available)
Check into travel packages and tours
Include maps and driving instructions either to the destination or around the area.
Post your answers in the Prometheus.
Discussion Board: Security and privacy are major issues on the Internet.   
  1. Check out tech reporter Donna Ladd's web site and some of her columns
    ACLU privacy rights campaign
  2. Other Privacy sites:
    1. Privacy on the Internet: http://coverage.cnet.com/Content/Features/Dlife/Privacy/
    2. http://www.privada.net/
    3. Protecting yourself online: http://www.learnlots.com/webskins/subcategory.cfm?Subcategory_ID=50&LL_Style=1

 Questions to consider:

1. Why is Web privacy important?
2. Does an employee of an organization have some expectations for privacy on the computer they use for work?  (Read this article for background)

With all of this information write a short essay on why you feel privacy and security is an issue or is not an issue on the Internet and post it in Prometheus.
Group presentation: Choose eight URLs from Day 12.  Be diverse and choose URLs from Chapter 20, 21, and 22. Be specific and tell why the class should be aware of these sites.
Read the chapters for Day 12 by class next day.
Day  12 - January 17
Topic: The Digital Divide

Readings: Web.studies:   Chapter 20: The Indian Diaspora in the USA and Around the Web
                                         Chapter 21: The Cherokee Indians and the Internet
                                         Chapter 22: The World Wide Web goes to War, Kosovo 1999

Group presentation: The Digital Divide

Web.studies: Chapter 20: The Indian Diaspora in the USA and Around the Web – Madhavi Mallapragada
Telegu cultural heritage
Forum page concerned with needs of Indians www.indolink.com for India, US, and Canada
Indian community in San Francisco Bay Area www.bayareaindian.com
Hindu www.hindu.org
Popular shrine www.vaishnodevi.com/darshan.htm
123India: India’s premier portal: www.123india.com One of the most extensive India-related information servers, the site contains links to news, business, entertainment, media, government, arts and culture, and more.
IndiaWorld: India’s largest Internet family: www.indiaworld.co.in An India-related network of websites, this contains links to leading newspapers across the Web, world cricket, investing, Indian history, Indian cuisine and the Internet in India as well as on-line shopping and gift houses.
Indolink: Linking Indians Worldwide!: www.indolink.com A US-centric site that contains sections on living, entertainment, business, news, sports, family, Indian communities in Sweden and Canada, immigration and embassy-related offices, and a very popular discussion forum.
Internet India: www.internetindia.com This site claims to be an ‘on-line expression and integration of India and Indians.’ Contains sections on business, culture, travel and health, as well as features on Indian art and music and an exchange board for discussing India-related business opportunities.
Rediff On the Net: www.rediff.com/rediffus.htm A US-centric site that contains sections on India-related news and entertainment, Indo-US-related news and cultural calendar, business, shopping, technology news and various chat forums.
Indians Abroad On-Line: Empowering The Community: www.iaol.com This site contains a directory that is arguably the largest Indian database on the Web; besides that it features sections on news divided into categories such as India regional and national, Indians abroad, India’s neighbors, such as India regional and national, Indians abroad, India’s neighbors, international news, chat forums and matrimonials, plus community links such as information on desi parties in the USA, Indian organizations, and sections for women and second-generation Indian immigrants.

Chapter 21: The Cherokee Indians and the Internet
Indian Circle webring
Demographics: www.newmediastudies.com/stats.htm
Cherokee (eastern Band): www.cherokee-nc.com The official site of the Cherokee Nation (Western Band): www.cherokee.org. The sites discussed in this chapter.
NativeWeb: www.nativeweb.org Resources for indigenous cultures around the world.
The Cherokee Messenger: http://www.powersource.com/cherokee Produced by the Cherokee Cultural Society of Houston.
First Nations site index: www.dickshovel.com Lists many Internet Native American resources.
Indian Country Today: www.indiancountry.com Website of America’s largest Indian newspaper, offering news, archives, editorial features and more.
Virtual Library – American Indians: www.hanksville.org/NAresources An index of Native American resources on the Internet.
NativeNet: http://cs.fdl.cc.mn.us/natnet/index.html Website dedicated to ‘protecting and defending Mother Earth and the rights of indigenous people worldwide.’

Chapter 22: The World Wide Web goes to War, Kosovo 1999
NATO: www.nato.int NATO’s official site, complete with archives and details on the ongoing situation with KFOR.
Serbian Information Ministry: www.serbia-info.com The official site of the Serbian Information Ministry – www.serbia-info.com The official site of the Serbian Information Ministry – in English, so you need to ask yourself why.
Institute for War and Peace Reporting: www.iwpr.net An invaluable site for monitoring media developments in the Balkans area as a whole.
BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/special_report/1998/kosovo The BBC On-line archive about the crisis.
In Lab: Searching for Universities and Academic programs.  Assume that you will be looking for a graduate program for the next school term.  Locate three university degree programs you would be interested in finding more information.  Go to the university sites and find the admittance requirements, fee scales, and on-line application forms.  Post your findings in Prometheus.
Discussion Board: Digital Divide http://www.benton.org/Library/Low-Income/ 
  1. Find five URLs about the Digital Divide.  Summarize your findings and opinions and post your essay with URLS in the Prometheus
  2. Questions to consider:
    1. Will minorities be affected by the lack of access to the Web?
    2. Is there a digital divide with people with disabilities.  Should the government do something to regulate the Internet? Consider this: http://www.access-board.gov/news/508-final.htm
Group presentation: Choose five URLs from Day 13 and present them to the class next week.  Please find three other URLs to show.  Tell why you focused on a URL.  Be diverse in your subject matter such as including politics, community, Drudge or Rheingold, ACLU, or film/music.

Read the chapters for Extra Credit 1 by class next day.
Extra Credit 1
Topic: Implications of the Internet
 web.studies: Chapter 18: The Internet and Democracy - Stephen Lax
                      Chapter  19: Community Development in the Cybersociety of the Future - Howard Rheingold
                      Chapter 24: The Future: Faster, Smaller, More, More, More - David Gauntlett
                      Chapter 10: The Teacher: Review Debate - Daniel Curzon-Brown
The Internet: Chapter 11: What about My MTV? Impacts on Traditional Media
Group presentation: 
web.studies: Chapter 18: The Internet and Democracy - Stephen Lax 
Internet demographics: www.newmediastudies.com/stats.htm 
Alliance for Progressive Communications: www.apc.org Umbrella organizations for promotion of electronic networking for environmental, human rights, development and peace groups.
Campaign for Freedom of Information: www.cfoi.org.uk Campaigns against unnecessary state and corporate secrecy and for a Freedom of Information Act.
Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom: www.cpbf.demon.co.uk Campaigns for media reform and to promote policies for a diverse, democratic and accountable media.  It works principally with media trades unions.
GreenNet: www.gn.apc.org UK-based founder member of Alliance for Progressive Communications which shares the same aims.  GreenNet has over 300 groups and individual members.
Labour Telematics Centre: www.labourtel.org.uk Supports and encourages trades unions and labour movement organizations in gaining access to ICTs.  It is also concerned with the impact of new ICTs on the labour process, conditions of employment and the nature of work itself.
UK Citizens Online Democracy: www.democracy.org.uk Hosts a number of e-mail discussions or forums on various UK political issues, e.g. the Constitution, and Freedom of Information.

web.studies: Chapter 19 - Community Development in the Cybersociety of the Future - Howard Rheingold
Matt Drudge: www.drudgereport.com 
Howard Rheingold: www.rheingold.com The books Tools for Thought and The Virtual Community are both available here in full-text, hyperlinked versions, alongside other articles and resources on virtual communities.
Habermas links: www.helsinki.fi/~amkauppi/hablinks.html  An annotated, up-to-date set of links, leading to useful articles about Habermas and the public sphere.
Democracies Online: www.e-democracy.org/do Promoting online civic participation and democracy efforts around the world through information exchange, experience sharing, outreach, and education.
Philosophy and Civil Society - Inventing Postmodern Civic Culture: www.civsoc.com Site by Tom Bridges devoted to the philosophical examination of civil society and civic culture, and 'the contemporary crisis of liberal democratic civic culture in the postmodern period.'
Pew Center for Civic Journalism: www.pewcenter.org The Pew Center is an incubator for civic journalism experiments that enable news organizations to create and refine better ways of reporting the new to re-engage people in public life.  See its Case Histories in Civic Journalism at www.pewcenter.org/doingcj/pubs/stop 

web.studies Chapter 24 -
The Future: Faster, Smaller, More, More, More - David Gauntlett
www.quoteland.com a free on-line database of quotes
www.quotation.com for a fee.  Also for a fee www.quotations.com 

web.studies: Chapter 10 The Teacher Review Debate - Ryan Lathouwers and Amy Happ
Teacher Review: www.teacherreview.com The original site, where San Francisco students review their teachers, and their classes, so that other students can make informed choices about which modules to select.
Teacher Reviews: www.teacherreviews.com The new, more ambitious spin-off site, which offers students of colleges around the world the opportunity to use the Teacher Review system.
The Student Press Law Center: www.splc.org A non-profit organization dedicated to providing legal help and information to the student media of US schools and colleges.
American Civil Liberties Union: www.aclu.org The ACLU is the foremost advocate of individual rights in the USA - litigating, legislating and educating the public on a broad array of issues affecting individual freedom.

The Internet: Chapter 11: What about My MTV, Impacts on Traditional Media
http:// www.salon.com  
http:// CDNow.com   
http://www. MP3.com 
http:// AtomFilms.com 
http:// Sightsound.com 

In Lab: Banned Books
The Banned Books On-Line Web site explains why some books are banned and lists various banned books.
Go to http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books Click on Banned Books On-Line.  Read about two titles that "Suppressed or Censored by Legal Authorities."
1.What two titles did you read about? 
2.Also, Read the discussion surrounding two titles that were "unfit for schools and minors."
3.What two titles did you read about? 
4.Create a complete citation for each Web document you used.

The "Blue Ribbon Campaign" for on-line speech is sponsored in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation or EFF. Write a short paragraph describing the Campaign.
1. Find five URLs about the Blue Ribbon Campaign.

Post your results from Banned Books and the Blue Ribbon Campaign in Prometheus.
Discussion Board: E-texts
Go to Project Gutenberg http://promo.net/pg/ 
Browse by Title or Author
Find a book that interests you and download.  If needed, consult FAQs.  Read the information that precedes your book text.
Post the author and title of the book that you downloaded through an FTP site, and briefly tell what you think about e-texts on-line.  Are they easy to access, are there a lot of books to choose from, and would you read a book in this format?
Group presentation for Day 14: Choose five URLs from Day 14 and present them to the class next week.  Please find three other URLs to show.  Tell why you focused on a particular artist or work, color, creativity, graphics, content, etc.  Be diverse in your subject matter such as including digital art, a virtual museum, an artist, a sculpture, cyberpunk, etc.
Read the chapters for Extra Credit 2 by class next day.
Extra Credit 2
Topic: Art on the Web
 web.studies: Chapter 6: Artists’ Websites” Declarations of Identity and Presentations - Eva Pariser

Group Presentation: See Day 13.
Through the Flower: www.judychicago.com A non-profit arts organization built upon the desire to create a cultural legacy based on the vision of artist Judy Chicago through education, exhibition and preservation.
        The Dinner Party
        Birth Project
        Holocaust Project
        Quilting Bee

World Wide Arts Resources: http://wwar.com Gateway to arts information and culture on the Internet including artists, museums, galleries, art history, arts education and more.
UIAH Art Navigator: www.uiah.fi/internetguide/navigator.html An extensive list of art and art-related sites on the Web.
Art on the Net: www.art.net A collective of international artists joining together to share their work on the Internet.
        Digital art: http://www.art.net/studios/digital.html 
Art Star - Everything Art: www.artstar.com Comprehensive art information including art news, search engine, directory and resource base, auctions, magazine, collector-to-collector sales, exhibitions consulting and more.
Cyberart: http://www.lastplace.com/
Cyberpunk art: http://project.cyberpunk.ru/about.html
Digital  art: http://rhizome.org/fresh/ 
Whitney Museum: http://www.whitney.org/index.shtml 
Museums and Multimedia: www.artmuseum.net 

In Lab:

This assignment concerns the Arts.

Read the The Role of the Arts in the Digital World
Taking the Reins
Training Leaders for the Digital Age
Read and Explore Related Links to the Above

a. Why should society support digital artworks and digital artists?
b. What does expression in this new medium tell us about ourselves?
c. How much government support should there be for digital arts? Why?

Write your opinion based on the readings and questions, and submit them to the Discussion Board. 

Discussion Board Assignment: Research Distance education provides an educational experience from an off-campus location which may be very far from you.  Distance learning or education is taking courses and perhaps earning a degree over the Internet.  What are the benefits, and the limitations?  Are there courses that you could take and receive college credit to graduate sooner than you are?  

General Information
1.        What is distance learning?
2.        What are the benefits of distance learning?
3.        What are the limitations of distance learning?
4.        What are your impressions of distance learning? 

Specific Information
1.        What course did you locate?
2.        How do you register for the course?
3.        Are distance learning courses available that would enable you to graduate earlier than planned?
4.        What is the cost of the course?  How is payment accepted (ie, on-line, credit card, check)?
5.        Where is the home base of the program?
6.        What equipment is needed to go on-line for the course?
7.        Record the URL’s that you used to answer the questions about distance learning.
8.        Can you take a distance learning class from your school on your campus (is, in your dorm room, from your home)?

Post your short essay in Prometheus.
Group presentation: URLs about Art.
Final Project
Topic: Final Presentations

Final Project for TNMA 301  

The final project can be a project of your own choice. Possibilities include a research paper; a web page design; a Christmas/Holiday greeting card with graphics, text, and music; or a project of your own design. 

A research paper could be on any of the issues that were introduced in class such as digital divide, safety and privacy on the Internet, gender, etc. A minimum of 5-7 pages of written work is required for a research paper.  Both URLs and library books must be cited. 

A web design could be a design for a business, arts group, movie theater, restaurant, etc.  A short paper would tell how and why you designed the particular project, and the URLs of the many sites that you visited to get ideas and style. 

A Christmas/Holiday card could include graphics, music, color, a message, but must be downloaded quickly. 

You might want to be part of a group that makes a short video, and your individual project would be to write a short screenplay as well as explaining your experience in making the film. 

All projects will be placed in Prometheus (or with a link to your web site), along with the your statement about why and how the work was created, and what its significance is in relation to the course, course readings, and discussions. Our goal is to make available each project in a published form. 

We will show the Final Projects in Lab on the last day of class as well as during the Final Exam period.

Final Exam 
Final Presentations