This class uses LiveNet. Read the accompanying document: Special Notes for Students
Students also need to read the document How Do I Survive this Online Class available from the WebCampus main menu. The rules shown in this document are added to those in this syllabus.
|When does the class begin?||This class begins on Jan. 21. Any students who has not contacted the instructor by e-mail message or phone call by Jan. 24 may be dropped from the class. The e-mail message need only say the student is ready to begin.|
|What are the assignments and when are due due?||Students will be expected to:
Images will not be accepted if:
Check the class calendar for due dates.
Assignments are always due on the day specified in the class calendar. Since in an online class, assignments can be turned in any hour of the day or night, it is necessary to have a time due. Messages placed inside WebCampus and containing assignments can have a time stamp of 11:59:59 pm. as long as the date is the due date. A message containing a time stamp of 00:00:01 and a date showing the next day will be considered late. The moral of this is finish up the assignment and send it during the day it is due.
|What if I am absent?||In an online class, since you can work
on assignments 24/7, due dates are firm. If you cannot complete an
assignment on time, contact the instructor.|
This class is intensive and requires attendance and work completed each week. Anyone not in communication with me for any two week period (without prior approval) will have an F grade recorded as the final class grade and their semester will be over early. The worst part of an online class is procrastination!!!
|Can I turn in late assignments?||Yes. Each week an assignment is late, its worth drops 5 points. Since most assignments are worth 20 points, this means after 3 weeks late, the assignment won't be worth enough to bother turning in. The late assignment is graded and the result reduced the 5, 10 or 15 points. Any last, late assignments must be turned in no later than May 8.|
|What are these comments on photos?||
Submitted photos will be shown on a web page, without the submitting student's name. Students will be expected to comment on other students' photos 6 times during the semester. If the class has 25 students, you can see this will require a substantial amount of work. Comments contents are expected to be thorough for all photos.
|What is this individual project?||This project replaces a final test and
counts for a significant portion of your grade. It is a set of four
separate photos with a common theme. They will show what you have learned
during the class. They are the only photos submitted, which will be graded
for their quality. More information on the requirements of the project
will be presented after the midterm.
A sample student project is available for viewing for the first couple weeks of the semester. From WebCampus's Course Tools, click on Web Links and then on Sample Projects.
|What type of photos do I turn in?||The image files turned in for
assignments must be:
|Can I do extra credit to improve my grade?||Yes, if your average is below a C and if you have turned in all assignments. It does no good to do extra credit if you are not turning in regular assignments.|
|When can I see my composite grade?||
Periodically, about three times a semester, I will figure average grades and show them to the class.
|What software is covered in this class?||To complete this class, the student
needs a specific photo editor. Photoshop Elements 5.0 can be
purchased through the Internet for $50-7-0. It is available from other
Internet sites and stores. On Nov. 21, 2007, Amazon.com had a new copy for
$49.99. You DO NOT need the premium version.
Note: If you have another photo editor with all the capabilities of Photoshop Elements, use it, but most students who have tried this in the past were disappointed later in the semester when they realized their photo editor actually did not have the same functions. If you use a different photo editor, it will be up to you to figure out the different commands for your editor. You will also be held responsible for any functions you can not do in the class. It is my advise that you purchase Photoshop Elements.
|What do I need to begin this class?|| Note: For this class, the student is required
to work with digital images but not necessarily work with a digital
Text book: PhotoShop Elements 5 for
ISBN: 978-0470098103, Published by Dummies.com
It is available at the GBC bookstore and Amazon.com.
Photography is a hobby most people delve into. In the future, most photography will be done digitally. This course is designed to do two things:
Become a better photographer by:
The above objectives will be measured using a combination of:
Revision date: Nov. 21, 2007
Instructor: Larry Hyslop
Office hours: M-F 10-11
Great Basin College
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: 775-753-2305 (office)
775-753-2160 (college fax)
Instructional Methods:The class will be taught by introducing a new skill or concept. The student practices on the computer by going through a tutorial in the book. Assignments are completed and turned in. Cumulative grades will be determined as follows:
Privacy:Your completed photos will be displayed for the benefit
of the entire class. If this bothers you, please notify me in writing during the
first week of class.
Perseverance: This is a full semester class requiring considerable time spent on the computer each and every of the 16 weeks. You must be prepared to make this commitment.
Special Needs: GBC supports providing equal access for students with disabilities. An advisor is available to discuss appropriate accommodations with students. Please contact the ADA Officer (Julie Byrnes at 775-753-2271 at your earliest convenience to request timely and appropriate accommodations.