GRDSN 112: Design Technology II
Course Syllabus

Instructor: June Roys

Phone:509-533-3425
Office: Applied Visual Arts- Bldg. 19, Rm. 218A
Mailing Address: MS 3190
3410 W Fort George Wright Dr
Spokane, WA 99224-5288
Email: june.roys@sfcc.spokane.edu

Prerequisites:

A COMPASS reading assessment score of 80 or above or an ASSET reading score of 40 or above and concurrent enrollment in GRDSN 101, 102 or permission of instructor.

Concurrent enrollment:

GRDSN 111 or permission of instructor.

Course Description:

This intermediate-level course focuses on the technology platform used in the design profession. Emphasis is on computer graphics software applications, type formatting and appropriate file construction. Students learn fundamental and intermediate software skills necessary to complete projects in GRDSN 111. In addition to page layout, drawing and software applications, students focus on fundamental photo manipulation and web technology.

Course Calendar

Course Outline

Books

  • Graphic Design Solutions - Robin Landa
  • Learning Web Design - Jennifer Robbins

Teaching / Learning Strategies:
Activities include but are not limited to:

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class.
The attendance policy is as follows:

3 Credit Course:  More than 6 absences = 0.0
4 Credit Course:  More than 8 absences = 0.0

Two late attendances = one absence.

Make-up Policy:

Students need to complete any work missed by the next class period, or by instructor arrangement.

Grading / Evaluation Policy:

Depending on the course, the instructor will supply a point based grading system or a scoring rubric to set “a standard of performance” to communicate the expectations of quality around specific exercises or projects.

Please refer to Student Sign Off Booklets for point based grading system and scoring rubric.

Please refer to Student Sign Off Booklets for point based grading system and scoring rubric. Student Sign Off Booklet project sign offs are done during class. Students are expected to bring their Student Sign Off Booklet to each class.

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects / exercises must be completed and received on the server by the end of the quarter. In order to receive a passing grade, at least one project has to meet the final design due date.

In order to receive a 4.0 for the class grade, ALL student work (projects and exercises) must be submitted to the server by the dropoff deadline dates (no late submissions).

Exercises have due dates; late exercises must be submitted by the beginning of the next class meeting date, or by arrangement with instructor. Late exercises not submitted by the next class meeting date will not be accepted, unless arranged with instructor. Each missing exercise will drop the student's final grade one step. Example, if a student has a final grade of 4.0, but is missing one exercise, the grade will drop to 3.5.

Some courses are in sequence. If you receive a failing grade in a course, you may have to come back the following year to complete the SFCC Graphic Design A.A.S. degree.

Note: This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.

 

Revised 1/05/2017

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