SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 2:30:52 AMAPGR 15 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APGR 15Title:  HISTORY GRAPHIC DESIGN  
Full Title:  History of Graphic Design
Last Reviewed:3/12/2007

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
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  APGR 55

Catalog Description:
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Exploration of the development of graphic design. A broad survey of notable stages and accomplishments in the evolution of graphic design from prehistory to the present. Examines how, through the centuries, particular cultures, movements, works and individuals affect graphic design today.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Exploration of the development of graphic design. A broad survey of notable stages and accomplishments in the evolution of graphic design from prehistory to the present. Examines how, through the centuries, particular cultures, movements, works and individuals affect graphic design today.  
(Grade or P/NP)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Spring 2008
Inactive:Fall 2010
 Area:E
Humanities
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsSpring 2008Fall 2010
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsSpring 2008Fall 2010
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2008Inactive:Fall 2010
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2008Inactive:Fall 2010
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Evaluate and interpret the content of our present graphic and visual
communications environment through understanding the sources of modern
graphic design.
2. Analyze and describe past graphic design movements styles as they
reflect the culture of various periods from prehistory to modern times.
3. Examine how our lives are influenced by our relationship to the graphic
and visual communications environments around us.
4. Develop ideas for new design through exposure to alternative graphic
and visual design styles.
5. Locate and utilize resources from graphic design history.
6. Evaluate the multicultural and gender influences on Western design by
identifying global contributions.  

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction
    A. Essence of graphic design
       1. Bring order and clarity to information
       2. Give visual form to ideas and concepts
       3. Store knowledge in graphic form
       4. Give expression and feeling to artifacts that document human
          experience
    B. Origin of the term "graphic design"
    C. Importance of being literate in the history of the profession
II.   Graphic Design: The Visual Message from Prehistory through the
    Medieval Era
    A. The invention of writing
    B. Alphabets
    C. Middle Eastern contributions
    D. Asian contributions
    E. Illuminated manuscripts
III.  Origins of European Typography and Design for Printing
    A. Printing comes to Europe
    B. The German illustrated book
    C. Renaissance graphic design
    D. Eighteenth century typographic originality
IV. The Industrial Revolution: Impact of Industrial Technology upon
    Visual Arts
    A. Arts and Crafts movement and its heritage
    B. Art Nouveau
    C. Genesis of twentieth century design
V.  Modernist Era: Graphic Design in the First Half of the Twentieth
    Century
    A. Influence of modern art
    B. Pictorial modernism
    C. New language of form
    D. The Bauhaus and the new typography
    E. Modern movement in America
VI.  Age of Information: Graphic Design in the Global Village
    A. International typographic style
    B. The New York School
    C. Corporate identity and visual systems
    D. Conceptual image
    E. National visions within a global dialogue
       1. Japan
       2. Latin America and the Hispanic contribution
    F. Postmodern design
    G. Women in graphic design
    H. Digital revolution and beyond  

Assignments:
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Representative assignments:
1. Locate and compile examples of visual/graphic communication from each
  of the 5 major eras discussed.
2. Compile an annotated bibliography of research resources.
3. Field trip (will replace one day of class lecture).
4. Report on class field trip (3-5 pages).
5. Term paper (6-10 pages, illustrated).
6. Midterm; final exam.
7. Reading: 25 - 40 pages per week.
8. Weekly reading reports, 2-3 pages each.  

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
40 - 60%
Term papers, Annotated bibliography; reports.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Locate and compile examples
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, Completion, Short answer; essay.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Meggs' History of Graphic Design. Alston W. Purvis. John Wiley & Sons,
Inc., 2005.
Graphic Design: A History. Alain Weill. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2004.
Objects of Desire: Design and Society, 1750-1980. Adrian Forty. Thames &
Hudson Limited, 1986.
The Total Package: The Evolution and Secret Meanings of Boxes, Bottles,
Cans and Tubes. Thomas Hine. DIANE Publishing Company, 2001.
The Machine Age in America. Richard Guy Wilson. Harry N. Abrams, 1986.
Instructor prepared materials.  

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