Class Overview

New York University
Intro to Web Design & Computer Principles
CSCI-UA.0004-​004 (6171)

Fall 2017
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:15PM
CI Warren Weaver Hall ROOM 202

Course Description

This lecture-based course will provide you with hands-on experience using a variety of digital communications technologies. Topics covered include Web design, image editing, animation, and a variety of multimedia tools. Principles of design, media theory, and history will also be addressed in class discussion.

In addition to coding with HTML and CSS, we’ll be using software applications such as Photoshop for in-class demonstrations and assignments. Introduction to Web Design and Computer Principles moves through a lot of material over the course of one semester. Any time you have a question or concern about the class or its content, let me know and I’ll be happy to work with you.

Grading and Exams

Your greatest reward is the knowledge and experience that you receive by taking the course. You will also receive a grade based on the following rubric.

Assignments: 40%
Midterm Exam: 25%
Final Exam: 35%

Our exam schedule for the semester is as follows:


Final Exam:
Dec. 19, 2017
10:00AM-11:50AM CIWW 202

Professor Info

Name: Jason Aston
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:15PM – 1:15PM in Room 328 (but please schedule an appointment so I know to expect you).