This is the first of two capstone courses in the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor. The assignments in the course ask you to engage in activities that will help you refine your writing style, compose in multiple media, design documents effectively, and use a variety of software programs.
The syllabus, schedule, projects, and resources for the course can be found here on the Web at http://sorapure.net/155a. The website will be updated regularly.
The assignments for the course constitute your final grade, roughly as follows:
- Brand Style Guide Genre Analysis: 20%
- Brand Style Guide: 60%
- Discussions: 20%
- My email is email@example.com.
- My office hours (for now) are Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:00-12:00 via Zoom (the same link that we use for class). But I’m available at lots of other times, so feel free to send me an email to set up a time to meet.
- Class meets on TR from 3:30-4:45 in SSMS 1005 (eventually). Because much of the work of the course will be done during class time, your attendance and participation are very important.
- While we’re holding classes online, I would really appreciate it if you would turn on your camera. Classes are way more effective and engaging if you can actually see the people you’re interacting with.
- You are allowed two absences; after that, your final grade will be lowered by one grade for each absence (e.g., if you are absent 3 times, an A becomes an A-; if you are absent 4 times, an A becomes a B+).
- If you arrive late to class, I count that as half an absence.
- Remember that even if you are absent you are responsible for any work that is done during class and for any assignments that are given or are due during class. Send me an email or meet me during my office hours to find out what you missed.
- Shoreline – Resource directories, co-curricular events, more (also an app, ‘UCSB Shoreline’ iOS/Android)
- Student Affairs Directory – Guide to thirty student service departments
- Basic Needs – Food, finances, housing, tech and more
- Student Wellbeing – Counseling and physical health, wellness, social connection, safety
- Student Mental Health Coordination Services/Distressed Students Protocol
- Academic Resources – Links to College, Student Affairs, and others
- Keep Learning UCSB – Resources for Remote Learning
- Academic Advising – Connect with major/department and college academic advisors
Also, I am always available to help via email, during my office hours, or by appointment. I’ve been teaching at UCSB since the beginning of time, so I can probably point you in the right direction if you have a question or a problem.
If you need special course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, please get in touch after the first or second class session and we’ll set that up.
And finally, if there’s a resource you need for the course but can’t afford, get in touch and I’ll figure out a way to help.