American Studies Lab

Wednesdays @ 5:00-6:15

9/06: Introduction to the web and HTML -- Bryan 203

During this Lab we'll explore the Web Browser, discuss fundamentals of HTML coding, create a basic homepage, and discuss the ways in which content can be generated and installed. We'll begin working on this HTML Tutorial in class.

We'll also review this material on copyright, fair use and web citation.

For future reference, you may want to bookmark these pages: a list of all the tags for HTML 4.0, The Columbia Guide to Online Style.

9/13: HTML2 and Doing Research on the Web -- Bryan 203

Before class, please familiarize yourself with The Yellow Pages a selective guide to electronic resources in American Studies.

In the lab we'll work quickly throughThe Internet Detective, a tutorial for evaluating internet resources.

Then , we'll go over basic coding for tables and frames.

After class, install home page links to subordinate pages for 1) American Studies resources and 2) technical resources for web design. These will be the places where you can build both your personal resource base and your toolkit for doing American Studies over the next two years.

For next week, sign up for a section of Cooper's The Pioneers on the tagging sheet on my office door (Bryan 427); follow the directions and post your section to your homepage by next Wednesday.

9/20: Scanning Text and Optical Character Recognition (OCR), and Photoshop -- Clemons Media Center

Before the lab, sign up for one of the photoshop exercizes and one of the scanning exercises.

Photoshop for the Web: Making Great GIFs

9/27: Web Design -- Bryan 203

Also useful:

10/04: Project Makeovers -- Bryan 203

Before the lab, redesign your homepage.

10/11: Using a Web Editor and other tools -- Bryan 203

10/18: No Lab

10/25: Dynamic Media: Audio and Video -- Clemons Media Center

Also: Video Digitization: A Guide

Before Class, sign up for one of the video exercises and one the audio exercises.

11/01: Workshop: Designing the Final Project -- Bryan 203

11/08: Open Lab

11/15: Open Lab

11/22: No Lab

11/29: Editorial Conference I: The Final Project

12/06: Editorial Conference II: The Final Project

Vacation reading: TBA

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