SRJC Course Outlines

12/10/2023 10:24:13 AMCIS 75.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 75.1Title:  INTRO TO MULTIMEDIA  
Full Title:  Introduction to Multimedia
Last Reviewed:9/11/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introduction to multimedia that provides an essential foundation for the student interested in learning interactive media and web design programs. Students will evaluate multimedia presentations and use popular photographic editing, web design, animation and presentation software to create presentations that incorporate text, graphics, sound, and video.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to multimedia that provides an essential foundation for the student interested in learning interactive media and web design programs. Students will evaluate multimedia presentations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2007Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1.  Discuss and compare the evolution of computer-based multimedia and
   careers associated with this field
2.  Identify the opportunities in multimedia production
3.  Evaluate multimedia presentations for consistency, clarity and ease
   of use
4.  Apply the rudimentary concepts and skills related to multimedia
   applications including:
   a. Use of text, graphics, animation, video, and sound in multimedia
   b. Identify different types of digital file formats
   c. Describe various aspects of digital resolution
   d. Transfer various file types between applications
5.   Develop a set of best practices developed for multimedia including
    issues surrounding integrating, navigation and interactivity,
    packaging, and distribution
6.  Create a computer-based multimedia presentation using different types
   of applications including:
   a. painting and drawing programs
   b. image-editing programs
   c. animation and video programs
   d. presentation programs

Topics and Scope
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I.  The evolution of computer-based multimedia
II. Professional opportunities in multimedia production
III.Evaluate multimedia
 A. User interface
 B. Story line
 C. Content
IV. Multimedia applications, concepts, and skills
 A. Choosing a multimedia computer system
    1. RAM
    2. Monitors
    3. Printers
    4. Disk storage
 B. Understanding digital file formats
    1. Native file formats
    2. Portable file formats
 C. Transferring media files
    1. Transferring between Mac and PC
    2. Exporting and importing file types between applications
    3. Creating cross-platform portable electronic presentations
 D. Capturing graphics and video
    1. Using a scanner
    2. Using a digital camera
    3. Using a digital video camera
 E. Enhancing images
    1. Working with layers
    2. Adjusting the display of an image
    3. Filters and plug-ins
 F. Color graphics
    1. Red, green, blue (RGB) vs cyan, magenta, yellow, black (CMYK)
       color models
    2. Color printing
 G. Multimedia and the World Wide Web
    1. Creating images for the web sites
    2. Creating presentations for web-based delivery
 H. Other topics
    1. Copyright issues
    2. Web design issues
V. Best practices for multimedia design
 A. User-interface
 B. Integration
 C. Navigation
 D. Interactivity packaging
 E. Distribution
VI. Create presentations using various multimedia applications
 A. Drawing programs
 B. Image-editing programs
 C. Screen capture programs
 D. Animation and multimedia programs
 E. Presentation programs

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1. Read approximately 25 pages from text per week.
2. View and critique professional multimedia presentations.
3. Create multimedia presentations of increasing complexity which will
include text, audio, animation, and video.  Sample activities include:
  a.  Scanning and modifying digital images
  b.  Creating a slide show with photos consistent with current copyright
  c.  Creating a short video production
  d.  Creating an interactive multimedia presentation
4. View and critique other student presentations.
5. Complete 2-3 quizzes.
6. Submit and critique final presentations.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written critiques
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Multimedia presentations
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams, Multimedia presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Introduction to Multimedia", by Solomon, Glencoe Publishers,

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