Course Description

This is the second of two capstone courses in the Multimedia Communication track of the Professional Writing Minor. At the end of this course, you’ll have a professional website with your writing and multimedia projects in a variety of genres representing the range of work that you’ve done as a writing minor, as a student in other courses, and as an intern, employee, and member of organizations during your college career.

The assignments in the course ask you to engage in activities that will help you improve as a writer in print and multimedia; specifically, you’ll be asked to

  • learn HTML and CSS in order to design and code standards-compliant websites;
  • compose and design a professional website to showcase your work;
  • create one or more multimedia projects;
  • apply and articulate design principles for the web;
  • and continue developing facility with a variety of software programs.

The syllabus, schedule, assignments, readings, and resources for the course can be found here at http://sorapure.net/155b. We’ll be using this website and Google drive for course materials and Zoom for individual and small group meetings. This website will be updated regularly.

Also check out the Multimedia Communication website–the website for this track of the Professional Writing Minor–which will be updated this quarter with information about the class of 2024!


The assignments for the course constitute your final grade, roughly as follows:

  • Professional Website: 50%
  • Multimedia Project: 40%
  • Attendance/Participation: 10%

Important Information

  • Class will meet in Phelps 1530 on TR 11:00-12:15.
  • Because much of the work of the course will be done during class time, your attendance and participation are very important.
  • 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.
  • My office hours will be in person or via Zoom on TR from 12:30-2:00 as well as by appointment.
  • Also, I am always available to help via email (sorapure@writing.ucsb.edu), during office hours, or by appointment.
  • Google folder for the class